The Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes divorce picture has become clearer, and it isn’t pretty. At the center of it all, it seems that Katie is terrified of their daughter, Suri, being groomed for a life in Scientology with no real say in the matter. Katie Holmes has allegedly complained of being followed and spied on by the organization since filing for divorce, but officials from the Church of Scientology have stated that her claims are baseless. Though I’m sure they’re not. In all fairness to Scientologists, I know for a fact that they deal with the same thing when trying to open the doors of a new center.
Living over the hill from the Hollywood Scientology center, there’s an interesting meld of traffic that rolls through the ‘hood. I’m trying to be respectful, because I have friends who are Scientologists, friends who were Scientologists and friends who are curious about Scientology–all that’s to say, I really don’t know whether to call it a religion, movement or system of beliefs and life strategy.
It’s a tough code to crack, Scientology. If you want to know more, you must know someone who was once upon a time a Scientologist, or you have to pursue an interest or investigation in it yourself–and that’ll cost ya. I’ve gotten a lot of answers from folks, but I’ve probably got the same questions as you do.
Ultimately, the system of beliefs was developed by L. Ron Hubbard, a charismatic from Nebraska who settled in California after founding the Church of Scientology on the east coast.
I don’t know much about Scientology, but I do know that is supposed to “work” 100 percent of the time for its members. Especially so, for members like Tom Cruise. I’m curious how this fits into that scope.