Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has sent a less than traditional Christmas card to his new mates David and Victoria Beckham, promoting a controversial religious cult.
According to the Daily Mirror (http://www.mirror.co.uk/), Cruise, 42, who is a follower of the Church of Scientology, included in the card its “Code of Honour”.
Tom also told the England captain and his wife he had made a donation to the church on their behalf.
The card and its contents have fuelled rumours that Cruise is trying to “win them over” to Scientology.
The Church of Scientology was founded by the late science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard and is based on the belief that human beings originated from alien spirits.
Cruise has recently become good friends with the Beckhams and joined the pair at a Real Madrid match last month. He has also been invited to Brooklyn and Romeo’s christening, which takes place in Hertfordshire today (Dec 23).
Along with his Christmas messages Cruise’s card read: “A donation has been made on your behalf to the International Association of Scientologists. The IAS is committed to achieving the aims of Scientology.”
It continued: “Please accept the enclosed Code of Honour as my gift to you and may you may experience comfort and encouragement from it in your own life.”
Advice given by the Code includes: “Never need praise, approval or sympathy” and “Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you can make your tomorrow”.
Cruise is becoming more outspoken in his support for the religion, which he believes cured his dyslexia.
He has donated ?10million to the cult and three months ago he opened a new Church of Scientology in Madrid.
The star’s press office confirmed he had sent out Scientology cards.
But a spokeswoman for the Beckhams said: “I have no idea if he has sent them a Christmas card.”
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