Katie saving Suri from spiritual testing

2012-07-04 22:31
Los Angeles - Katie Holmes filed for divorce in order to save her daughter from undergoing Scientology auditing.

The 33-year-old actress ended her marriage to Tom Cruise - who is a high-profile member of the religious cult - at the end of June and sources close to the star have revealed she was worried their six-year-old daughter would be subjected to a process known as "sec checking", according to TMZ.com.

During these tests the subject holds electrode handles on a device called an electropsychometer and is then asked a series of personal questions that help the church locate "areas of spiritual distress", but according to ex-members, it is designed to help kids spy on their parents.

While the person is being asked the questions, a church auditor collects E-meter readings from the device, which has been compared to a polygraph machine.

Help members remember past lives

According to former Scientology member and Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, the tests often help members to remember past lives.

He previously explained: "If you're having a fight with your girlfriend, the auditor will ask, 'Can you remember an earlier time when something like this happened?' And if you do, then he'll ask, 'What about a time before that? And a time before that?'"

It has also been claimed Katie ended the marriage because she was concerned Tom wanted to send Suri to the Sea Organisation - a floating Scientology school.

Those on board the ship are required to commit themselves to the religious sect for a billion years and allegedly asked to disconnect from any non-believers.

Comments

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-07-04 22:52

    Looks like Katie has some spirit after all!

      kolobe.mzansi.9 - 2012-07-05 05:23

      any religion can be considered a cult

      walter.o.latham - 2012-07-05 06:24

      This is (one of) a very dangerous cult in which so many get wrapped up into; especially when their lives are troubled and/or seeking redemption. It should be banned worldwide, but governments and laws have become too permissive.

      johan.dutoit.9406 - 2012-07-05 08:24

      Walter, how can you ban one religion and not the others? If you want to ban Scientology, then you also have to ban Islam, Christianity and 1000s of other religions. Because they ALL have at some time or another caused great harm. No, you cannot ban them. The best you can do is to educate people so that they do not fall prey to religion.

  • Pixie86 - 2012-07-04 22:56

    this is trully a cult! Pledging yourself for a billion years? Seas school? What the hell?

      gungets.tuft - 2012-07-05 07:34

      Sounds like becoming a nun or a priest and living in a convent, or the vatican.

      johan.dutoit.9406 - 2012-07-05 08:27

      Exacly, Scientology is no more or less harmfull than Christianity, Islam, or any other cult for that matter.

      wendy.n.schmidt - 2012-07-05 08:38

      when free choice is taken away, it is a cult ..

      johan.dutoit.9406 - 2012-07-05 08:53

      Is that your definition Wendy? Scientology, like all other religions, claim that you have free choice. But then the brainwashing starts - read your Bible, pray every day...

      shona.williams.739 - 2012-07-05 10:17

      @Johan...I don't know any other religion that does stuff like they do in Scientology. Yes, other religions are told to read their Bibles and pray etc but no1 gets attached to polygraphs and electrodes and actually brainwashed like that. It's extremely hard to get out of Scientology once u've joined...not like it is when u a Christian. Suri is a little child and has no control over what they want to do to her. My parents sent me to Bible School when I was little while they were at church but when I got a bit older I could choose if I wanted to stay there or not...which u can't exactly do in Scientology or other cults! Nuns and Priests are able to talk to non-believers and even have them as friends if they want...putting u out on a ship from a small child disconnecting u from non-believers is absurd! That is proper brainwashing cos the child will grow up not knowing any different.

      johan.dutoit.9406 - 2012-07-05 11:28

      Shona, escaping from Christianity is not as easy as you think. Sending children to Sunday "school" is really just a form of child brainwashing. It really is a disgrace to expose small children to all that, before they have learned to think for themselves. Then as an adult it becomes extremely difficult to break free. There is huge social pressure and anyone that dares to question things are rejected by family and friends. Trust me, I know.

      shona.williams.739 - 2012-07-05 16:43

      Well like I said, I went there while my parents were in church. They couldn't exactly leave me home alone. I wasn't brainwashed. I then stopped going when I started playing baseball on a sunday morning...easy! Not sure what church you went to...people judging and rejecting doesn't sound very Christian like to me! I go out partying and clubbing and still welcomed to Church on a sunday morning if I decide to go. I will always be a Christian...just not a Bible basher like you seem to think all Christians are.

  • Pixie86 - 2012-07-04 23:00

    this is trully a cult! Pledging yourself for a billion years? Seas school? What the hell?

  • Emile Myburgh - 2012-07-04 23:24

    The sea school sounds like it could be fun, without the scientology bit of course.

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-07-05 00:30

    She knew what she was getting herself into marrying a nutjob

  • SunblushStarfish - 2012-07-05 01:43

    You can only pretend the crazy is normal for so long. A mother's love goes beyond the bat****crazy of your 'hot but madder than a bag of frogs' husband. Tom Cruise is seriously wacked - off with the flippen fairies. At least this woman has finally got her head out her butt and realised that she's now tap dancing with nonsense and her daughter's life depends on her making some healthy choices. Unfortunately divorcing the nut job TC is the only solution because he is sold out to Scientology.

  • Duke Dukem - 2012-07-05 04:36

    how can people believe crap like scientology omw freeking vegetables!!!!!!

      johan.dutoit.9406 - 2012-07-05 08:31

      How can people believe in crap like Islam? How can people believe in crap like Christianity? Same thing, just different fairytales.

  • Andre - 2012-07-05 08:08

    This cult thrives on the wealthy and famous. It is a money making racket and won't do you any good in the after life. There is only one Saviour, and He is Jesus Christ!

      kasiboy55 - 2012-07-05 11:18

      Bull****! All religion is bull!

  • madelaine.l.owens - 2012-07-05 09:52

    Good for Katie...get your child away from that nonsense!!

  • stephen.scott.376043 - 2012-07-05 09:55

    And when she has rescued her from scientology, where will she be taking her? To a church for bible study? A mosque for Muslim mumbo jumbo? 3 different shades of the same s#$t. Take her for science and reason lectures, try and produce 1 less liability in the world.

  • fredster.mania.5 - 2012-07-05 10:10

    Good for you

  • rabin.harduth - 2012-07-05 11:14

    an Article written by BANGSHOWBIZ - is going to be sensationalist.. there is no billion year pledge! the words 'according to TMZ' might as well read 'according to someone that told someone that something was happening' Go after the Christians and the Jews and The Muslims that KILL and MURDER everyday in the name of their religion!

  • alexi.ioannou.3 - 2012-07-05 11:40

    It is a tax relief in the USA .....

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