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Tom Cruise, Scientology celebrity


Current lifetime: Born July 3, 1962 in Syracuse
Most famous for: Being Tom Cruise
Joined Scientology: In 1986, as he began dating Scientologist actress Mimi Rogers. They were married in 1987 on Dianetics Day, May 9.
Fun Scientology completion: OT 7, certificate awarded by Debbie Cook

Tom shattering suppression: “Matt… Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt, you’re glib, you don’t even know what Ritalin is.”

At first, our Celebrity Centre source gave us a whole list of things that he believed should be motivating Tom Cruise to reassess his commitment to Scientology, not the least of which is his non-existent relationship with his own daughter, Suri. But motivations are one thing, real progress is another. Pressed for an answer, our source admitted that despite having so many reasons to turn his back on Scientology leader David Miscavige, Tom Cruise just doesn’t seem capable of doing it. Part of it, he says, is that things are just too good for Tom as Scientology’s top celebrity.

“They give him whatever he wants, including people. They get him all his staffing,” he says. Cruise also seems fully bought in to Scientology’s more esoteric teleological beliefs: Tom Cruise and David Miscavige really do consider themselves the two most important human beings on Earth, and the rest of us, at least those of us not working to “Keeping Scientology Working,” are deluded, degraded beings living on a prison planet. Even after the revelations that his best pal David Miscavige is spying on him, manipulating his relationships, and even laughs at his sexual problems behind his back, Cruise seems utterly dedicated to the cause. “I think it’s going to take something pretty catastrophic in his career or his life for things to change, something that he just can’t ignore.”


Jan 13, 2018: Ten years ago, all hell broke loose for Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology

Feb 10, 2018: Come on, people. Even Star mag’s own article doesn’t claim Tom Cruise has left Scientology.

Oct 27, 2016: Surprised Tom Cruise called Scientology a ‘beautiful religion’? You shouldn’t be.



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