Normally I don't do the celeb crap, but this one has my attention because of the Scientology connection.
I know we can never know what actually goes on behind closed doors, but watching some of the clips they were showing of Tom and Katie together, you can see this discomfort on Katie's face. She did not look as happy as they claimed she was.
From what I gather, she filed for divorce for fear of losing Suri. Something about the way Scientology (based on former member's comments) treats (brainwashes?) children.
What are your thoughts? Should Scientology or any religion be taken into consideration when deciding custody of children?
**this is in religion because of the scientology aspect and that is what I want to discuss, not the entertainment part*
Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:10 PM on Jul. 3, 2012Credits: 84976 Level 36 Religious Debate Degree
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I don't know enough about the Scientology religion to form much of an opinion about the pros & cons of it. But if Katie felt strongly enough that it was in her dau's best interest to distance her from that, then I feel she has the right to do that. To be honest, this is getting played out in the media way too much, every time new details leak out. But I still wouldn't mind hearing the specifics about what exactly Kate is protecting her dau from.
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Of course, I'm on Kate's side here. I don't think religion should be imposed on children, and I think cases like this highlight the problems with it. Scientology is considered to be a cult by many, but it's just at the more extreme end of a spectrum. While I do think that parents should be allowed to raise their children as they see fit, when it comes to divorce and child custody battles, I hesitate to say that either parent should be granted sole custody because of the other parent's religious views. Many atheist parents have lost custody of their children because a judge was more sympathetic to the other parent's religious views. It's a tricky situation because of its relativism. Who gets to decide that Scientology is dangerous to the child? What are the criteria? Would that criteria be applied across the board?
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