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Will Smith on marriage

2008-12-17 14:49:20.174754+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

I knew there was something I liked about the guy: Will Smith on marriage:

"In our marriage vows, we didn't say 'forsaking all others'. We said 'you will never hear I did something afterwards'. Because if that happens the relationship is destroyed."

Via Rebecca, who points out that this is not necessarily a declaration that they're having sex with other people.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Marriage ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-17 16:44:44.8258+00 by: other_todd

Wonder how he reconciles that with the Scientology then?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-17 17:22:50.904158+00 by: Dan Lyke

I thought he was loudly proclaiming he wasn't a scientologist, for instance:

"You don't have to be Jewish to be a friend of Steven Spielberg. You don't have to be a Muslim to be a friend of Muhammad Ali. And you don't have to be a Scientologist to be a friend of Tom Cruise," Smith tells us. "I am a Christian. I am a student of all religions. And I respect all people and all paths."

and, and.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-17 17:51:45.910577+00 by: other_todd

"After Jada made the film Collateral with Cruise in 2004, the couple donated USD$20,000 to Scientology's literacy campaign, called HELP, The Hollywood Education and Literacy Program, which is the basis for Scientology's home-schooling system. After finishing work on the film Hancock, Smith gave crew members gift cards for a Scientology personality test at any Church of Scientology center as a wrap present; this despite the fact that initial personality tests given by the organization are usually free."

Walks like a duck. Quacks like a duck. If you support the projects of the fraudulent cult then I don't care whether you are nominally a member of that fraudulent cult, I have a brush here full of tar for you.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-17 17:54:55.17889+00 by: other_todd

Also, this kind of appalls me: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...iths-hubbard-teach_n_109877.html

So, sure, he may not be a Scientologist but he is far too much in bed with their insane methods for my comfort. Still, I withdraw the initial comment/bald assertion; you're right there.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-17 18:45:44.103807+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hmmm... One of my problems is that I understand some of the methods and mechanisms of scientology, and I don't particularly have a problem with applied effective psychology, just with the ways in which scientology applies it. But, yeah, though he may not be in Cruise or Travolta territory, there's some suggestion of leaning there...

This line caught my eye: "In addition to reading and math, the school offers classes on yoga, robotics and etiquette."

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-18 00:01:12.622385+00 by: ebradway [edit history]

"yoga, robotics and etiquette":

I am etiquette droid, Shri Threepeeoh, capable of over 6 million forms of asana.

Sorry for the digression ;)