Originally Posted by Midnight Mom
Yes, many big name stars are scientologists.
Kelly Preston - his wife
...and I know there are more I can't think of.
I heard a news report once, immediately before their break-up, that Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman quietly announced their intention to break all ties with the Church of Scientology. I have not heard that story since.
You can add to that list Lisa Marie Presley, and Giovanni Ribisi, and Karen Black.
When I was in my last year in college, out of curiosity, I wandered into a Scientology center In Burbank on the Golden Mall. It was next door to the Health Food Store I frequented. I took their personality test and I was given the results. I was told by this "auditor" that I was near death and that I needed Scientology to live, i.e., using their "tone scale".
This made me laugh.
I have nothing against the basic beliefs of Scientology, but this is a hard sell, and a nasty, rude way to recruit vulnerable people. I have since read Dianetics
, and it is a good book; I appreciate the fact that they teach self-reliance and healthy eating habits. The concepts are logical but the proselyzing technique leaves much to be desired.
I received letters and phone calls for years at my parents' home after that, even though I graduated from college and got married a few months after this little encounter. That was thirty years ago. I am not dead yet.
I have had many friends who are Scientologists and I simply make it very CLEAR
(this is a big buzz word in Scientology) to them that I am not interested in joining their church.
I use the same attitiude with LDS and JW's.