In light of Tom Cruise and his prominent standing in the church of Scientology, is it morally right to infringe on Katie's right to leave a relationship that has given her pain? Do you believe Scientology has a controlling character?
Backporch, I don't know what you mean by infringing on Katie's right. Certainly she has the right to leave a relationship that is destructive. What does Tom Cruise's prominent standing have to do with your question? It seems non sequitur.
Does Scientology have a controlling character? Not at all. I speak from nearly 25 years experience. What does have a controlling character is the politics of the church and of certain individuals who have gained control of it. Pity. I had some of my greatest spiritual gains from Scientology counseling. I feel it helped to make me a far better Christian, for instance.
In Scientology, I found indeed that I was a spiritual child of God and not this temporary Homo sapiens vessel I'm wearing. It was the kind of experience that takes your breath away -- like being given sight after a lifetime of blindness.
I hate to see any couple break up, no matter what their religion or beliefs. I wish them all well and speedy healing.
Well..... Let's just say that the founder of the cult was considered by many to have been a Fruit-Loop, although in fairness, no evidence was actually allowed to have been 'exposed' that he had been annually anally probed by aliens!
As far as Katie and co are concerned... domestic violence and alien abductions should perhaps be given more publicity, under the circumstances!
It's hard to make a judgement. The media loves to build everything up out of proportion and the entertainment media doesn't appear to know truth from lie.
Sorry to see a marriage fail. I'm sure Tom and Katie will always be the only two who know the truth of the reasons why and what part Scientology might have played in it.
If Christianity can control character of people, why not scientology?
I remember reading Ron Hubbards book on Dianetics when I was younger. I was surprised it was one of the ideas he formed the Scientology religion around. I doubt though that it is the religion causing the pain or even where Tom Cruise is positioned in it. It is more likely to be the pain of separation and all that it involves..... A usual side effect of separation.
Scientology is as much of a fraud 'religion' as Mormonism. Both founders were con men.
Sci-Fi writer Hubbard made a bet that he could start a cult to make $$$$ - and he did.
France convicted the Church of Scientology of organized fraud. A real religion doesn't charge you money to tell you the 'good news'. Focuses on rich people who mentally masterbate themselves to the point that they enjoy smelling their own farts. Same with Mormonism.
Just as well have a Gordon Gekko 'Greed is Good' ideology.
Here ya go from
http://www.insolitology.com/topten/koos … -278ia.htm
[Auditor:] How would 'being a tyrant' make you right?
"As a tyrant I would not REALLY be right.
"Being [really] right meaning:
who cares to make survival decisions
so that the majority of people
will get along well with each other,
and will enjoy life,
and will prosper,
being right meaning:
being successful in
keeping suppressive people with
evil intentions AWAY
from those people
who want to live
caring for each other.
"[But] as a tyrant
I would NOT care how others get along with each other.
"I would want them only to be tools of my whim,
who I can use and discard as I want,
their lives and dreams and goals.
Maybe that's why Katie had to escape from the idiocracy of her false-faced husband's religion.
It is interesting to see the different views. By posing this question, It seems to hit some nerves. Is it fear of the unknown or that which we do not understand or is it because those other view our so different than what is posed as typical? Then again, what is typical?
When a "religion" has a lot of mystery and secrecy, people will be suspicious of it.
They are not exactly open for inspection...
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