John Travolta Reveals How Scientology ‘Got’ Him

john travoltaHow does Scientology manage to reel in attract so many stars? In a surprisingly candid interview, John Travolta revealed his true feelings about Scientology -- he's just sharing with us how wonderful Scientology is and how they've always been there for him and his family. But it all sounds super creepy! Poor Travolta -- he just wants what we all want: Support and a sense of community. Here's how he described his relationship with Scientology to the UK's Telegraph

It was Travolta's co-star Joan Prather in the film The Devil's Rain who introduced him to Scientology. Travolta wasn't feeling well, and Prather gave him an "assist," a procedure in which your spirit is alleviated from its pain, which enables your spirit to rapidly help your body to heal. "I got well very quickly after that, but I mean 30 minutes later." Travolta was impressed.

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He says L. Ron Hubbard seemed to have "done the heavy lifting for us and worked to hone down what works into a technology that helps you attain the things that you are looking for in a religion." More recently, Scientology came to the Travolta family's aid when their 16-year-old son died from an injury sustained during a seizure.

Oh my God, I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't had the support of Scientology. I don't think I could have got through it. They were with me every day after Jett died. They even travelled with me when I needed to get away. And for a solid two years it was like that. It was only in the second year that I started to take a break of a day or two just to see how I was doing on my own.

Okay, so on one hand, can you blame the guy? This is a group of people who are there when he needs them most. I've seen church congregations, extended families, and communities step in and help individuals in moments of crisis. And I know how much that means to people.

But does this not kind of give you the willies? I mean, it sounds like the Scientologists swooped in just when Travolta was at his most vulnerable. And they didn't let go for two years! He never got more than a second to feel his feelings in solitude, which is actually what any therapist would tell you is very important to the healing process. No wonder Scientologists have a reputation for hating psychology and therapists.

But clearly Travolta is so deep into Scientology that he's lost any self-consciousness about how controlling he makes them sound. Eh ... whatever works for him? Yeech!

Do you think the way Travolta describes Scientology makes it sound like a cult?


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Coles... Coles_mom

That is creepy. I have a church family and they've been there for me in crisis, but not for more than a few meals here or there and a few phone calls. Traveling with you and not allowing you to be alone for 2 years? Holy crap.

nonmember avatar Correct Data

Scientology trots out John Travolta and Kelly Preston every few months with this same story whenever there's some negative news about Scientology. Just go back over the past few years since Jett's death, it'
s a pattern

nonmember avatar Bernie Blaster

There aren't that may celebs left. Travolta left once and criticized Scientology in Rolling Stone Magazine. Now he's back and compliant as a puppy. I wonder why.

Ze Moo

Admiral Ackbar says it's a cult and it's a trap.

CAP1015 CAP1015

Do any actual research on L. Ron Hubbard and you will find a guy that is a character from an Ed Wood movie.  Many years from now he will be acknowledged as having been one of the greatest con men in the history.  Know how the Ponzi scheme got it's name?  Well many years from now there will be the "Hubbard plan".  

nonmember avatar Veronica

Pray for him, those of you who know christ as your Savior. PRAY. In Jesus Name. Get thee Behind Me satan! In Jesus Name.

Asada... Asadancer3

I think as Veronica has shown that all religions are cults. To each their own..

katziyz katziyz

Lol, I agree Asadancer3!!

Elect... Electronica_Mom

Sounds like every other cult mean religion. Did you know that Mormons wear undergarments to protect them from evil? Oh yea that's totally normal though! Smh. Don't even get me started on Christians...

nonmember avatar BostonBob

Get thee behind me Satan!

Don't cut in line! You'll need to wait your turn.

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