See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I feel sorry for Tommy



Tom and Katie are divorcing.  Evidently Tom did not see this one coming: Katie filed in NY where the records are sealed, so we will probably never know the details.  I feel sorry for Tom.*  I think he is sort of a control freak, out to prove something - like his manhood.  Why else would he endanger his life doing all his own stunts?  It seems to me he pretty much obtained the marriage he contracted with Katie - he wanted it - he wanted her.  Secular-civil marriage is a form of acquisition and possession - on one level it is a means to contract, or claim ownership of one or the other, or in today's terms, one another... it becomes a legal claim of possession.

In the old days especially it was like that - consider how the woman lost her identity and became known as Mrs. John Doe - not Mrs. Jane Roe-Doe, but Mrs. John Doe, or Mrs. Doe.  What happened to Jane?  See what I mean?

So Tom Cruise is actually an old fashioned kind of guy - he goes looking for brides, buys them, and then they leave him.  He might just be too possessive... although he's obviously a good provider. Ka-ching. 

Anyway - in our day, marriage has lost its meaning, don't you agree?

*I feel especially for him because despite all his fame and fortune he strikes me as terribly unhappy and shallow.

7 comments:

  1. And I hope Katie returns to the Church.

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  2. he strikes me as terribly unhappy and shallow - and also a tad bit crazy.

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  3. I hope they both return to the Church. It would be wonderful for them both to rediscover their faith, but also it would be a very positive step in the struggle for Truth against absurd sects and cults such as Scientology.

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    1. That is exactly my hope as well.

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  4. My understanding is that Tom Cruise was in a high school Catholic seminary back in the day- I vaguely remember reading a profile about him in Rolling Stone magazine back in the late 80's/early 90's concerning this and other things. I wonder what happened to him there- just a thought on why he was turned off to the Catholic faith. Katie Holmes was apparantly rasised in a devout Catholic family in Ohio- so hopefully she will return to her roots. We can only pray as the world is sadly so enticing.

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  5. +JMJ+

    I was on Twitter when the news broke.

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