Tom Cruise's Jaw-Dropping Admission Is Scientology's Worst Nightmare

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tom cruiseRemember back in the day when those Dianetics commercials first started airing (with the volcano??) and Scientology was all crazy mysterious (as opposed to just crazy)? Or maybe you don't remember those commercials, because you're not as ancient as me. That's okay, because chances are you can still remember a time when Scientology was THE hot celeb cult religion lifestyle trend pyramid scheme whatever you want to call it, right?

Well. Ever since Tom Cruise started acting a little ... odd, the church of Xenu has been slowly losing its prestige, with secrets leaking out all over the place in the form of tell-all books and celebrity escapes and snubbed potential spouses, and the latest nail in Scientology's coffin might be the most significant yet -- especially because it was hammered in there by none other than L. Ron Hubbard's chosen one. 

So, you know how we've all always, always known that Katie Holmes most likely divorced Tom Cruise to get Suri away from Scientology before she got old enough for that creepy, creepy, creepy version of 20 questions that asks people if they blew up planets and sh*t? But nobody ever confirmed it, exactly?? Well, Cruise let the truth slip while giving a (long-ass) deposition as part of his defamation suit against In Touch magazine.

Apparently lawyers asked him if Holmes divorced Cruise to “in part to protect Suri from Scientology," and that's when the Top Gun star flipped, saying, “Listen, I find that question offensive. I find it, those statements offensive. Like with any relationship, there are many different levels to it. You know, I, I find it very offensive. There is no need to protect my daughter from my religion.”

And THEN the lawyers asked, “And Ms. Holmes has never indicated in any way that was one of the reasons she left you? …To protect Suri from Scientology?”

And finally Cruise was like: “Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes.”

Whoa!! Let's break that down: Did she say that? So right there, we know that Tom is PISSED Katie sang like a cult-traumatized canary. (Uh-oh.) And then we have: That was one of the assertions, yes. Which is code, obviously, for: That was one of the blasphemous allegations made by my former wife who will suffer the wrath of Xenu forevermore. 
WOW! I must say I'm surprised Cruise didn't deny that one with all the passion of a lovestruck couch jumper. I mean, shoot -- Scientology's PR team is gonna have to start working overtime to reverse all the recent damage!! (Either their PR team or their hit men.)
Are you surprised Tom Cruise finally admitted the truth about his divorce?


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youth... youthfulsoul

This doesn't seem like much of a revalation. 

schlis schlis

I thought that was common knowledge

Evelyn Hendrickson


Michael Weldon

Its no more of a cult than Islam, Mormonism, Othodox Judism, or any other religion when taken to an extreme. 

nonmember avatar sandy

As someone who has continually studied (out of profound curiousity , and also formally as a master's student) world religions and esoteric spiritual disciplines, I find Scientology to be a dubious philosophy of life and living. Anytime someone who does not adhere to a prescribed set of beliefs is unwelcome or shunned by believers, that belief system inherently supports exclusivity and prejudice. Tom seems to function well within diverse groups, and has married outside of Scientology, but his mindset seems to remain intertwined with the clandestine approach of Scientologists: Because he genuinely seems to appreciate truth and honesty, I imagine that he experiences cognitive dissonance (i.e., uneasiness and confusion) when trying to avoid questions or mask truth. His interview may have been a slip, but to me it is hopeful: Honesty and truth are not the exclusive right of one group; rather, they are eternal and inclusive. Tom may be struggling with the need to stay clamped down: good sign.

FireM... FireMoonGypsy

Religion is the opiate of the masses. 

Tom Cruise should walk away from this, for the sake of his kids and whatever shred of sanity he has left. 

adamat34 adamat34

This guy has fallen off the creepy wagon.....Id believe any crazy from him at this point.

nonmember avatar lilah

Easy there Evelyn he's never going to be interested in you, you bag of wrinkles.

Kellie Murray

Scientology is not a religion or a church.  It is a made up scheme to get truckloads of money for L Ron Hubbard's family.  The fact that they still say it is a religion is laughable at best.  I feel sorry for the people who follow it unknowingly.  Turn to God and get out with your wallet.

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