Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Becareful who you talk to...

I guess even the big stars get it wrong sometimes- In an interview with “Entertainment Weekly” Tom Cruise answers questions about his religion (Scientology) and blatantly re-lays an urban legend.
“The movie star continued, "Look at the experimentation the Nazis did with electric shock and drugging. Look at the drug methadone. That was originally called Adolophine. It was named after Adolf Hitler." The magazine also questions Cruise on this point, explaining, "According to the Dictionary Of Drugs And Medications... this is an urban legend."
While Snopes.com did not have any information on stories behind Adolophine or methadone, I did find the history of the drug at this website- http://www.atforum.com/SiteRoot/pages/faqs/faqs2myhe.html . I think that this quote from Mr. Cruise is a representation of how religions, and stories that are incorporated into these religions can directly affect one’s beliefs. And how one should be careful when discussing religion with journalists.
To read the interview with Tom Cruise go to http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn/2005-06-14/

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