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Katie Holmes May Have Dumped Tom Cruise Because of Freaky Scientology Ritual - Do you think there's any truth to this rumor?

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Katie Holmes May Have Dumped Tom Cruise Because of Freaky Scientology Ritual

Posted by Linda Sharps on July 4, 2012 

Katie Holmes Tom CruiseThe big news in celebrity-land these days is that Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, and while most of us are rooting for Katie because we suspect Tom is a giant freakshow, we'll never know the real reason their marriage broke up. I mean, maybe he left the toilet seat up one too many times. Maybe she was sick of towering over him in heels. Maybe he likes to perform that Risky Business underwear dance on a nightly basis and she just couldn't take it any more.

One thing's certain, though: we're going to hear lots and lots and LOTS of rumored explanations for what caused their split. The latest, courtesy of TMZ, is that Katie was desperate to protect Suri from a specific Scientology ritual --  a form of interrogation practiced by the church that's so creepy, she didn't want her kid to have anything to do with it.

Apparently Holmes is worried that Suri will have to endure the Scientology ritual known as sec checking. Sec checking -- security checking -- reportedly involves an "ethics officer" asking an individual member a large number of questions while they hold the electrode handles on a device called an e-meter. The personal questions are supposedly intended to help the church locate "areas of spiritual distress."

As the story goes, in 2005 Holmes saw Cruise's older children, Isabella Jane Cruise and Connor Cruise, being subjected to a sec check, and she's now freaked that Suri will have to go through the same thing.

Now, I have no idea if this rumor is true, but it sounds plausible. There's a specific Scientology sec check for children aged 6-12, and Suri did just turn 6 in April, so maybe she was being prepped for the practice and Holmes was like, 1-800-LAW-YRUP. Yeah, she probably should have thought this whole Scientology wife thing through a little better, but I'm guessing that the longer she was exposed to it, the weirder it all got.

As for the specifics of the sec check practice,  the "Whole Track" sec check is reportedly hundreds of questions long, and includes jaw-droppers like these:

- Did you come to Earth for evil purposes?
- Have you ever smothered a baby?
- Have you ever enslaved a population?
- Have you ever destroyed a culture?
- Have you ever torn out someone's tongue?
- Have you ever made a planet, or nation, radioactive?

Wow. Just ... wow.

But don't worry, the kid's version is just 99 questions! For example:

- What has somebody told you not to tell?
- Have you ever decided you did not like some member of your family?
- Have you ever done something you were very much ashamed of?
- Have you ever taken something belonging to somebody else and never given it back?
- Have you ever refused to obey an order from someone you should obey?
- Have you ever gotten yourself dirty on purpose?

Boy, I don't know what Katie Holmes was so worried about! This all sounds perfectly normal and healthy and OH MY GOD RUN KATIE RUN LIKE THE WIND.

What's your take on this latest rumor about Katie and Tom? Do you think there's any truth to the idea that Katie initiated the divorce because she was worried about Scientology practices?

by on Jul. 4, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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by on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:02 PM
Eh. They're still extremely secretive. Lots of people get into things without knowing the full extent of it even when you're not talking about a secretive cult.

Quoting Josie.Grossie:

There was more than rumors. Several times in the news were the group anonymous that would discuss how they were cut from church members lives. I would think anyone with common sense would have investigated it a little at least before making a commitment to marry and have a child.

Quoting alwayskk:

IDK if I agree that she knew what she was getting into. Scientology is very secretive, there are a lot of rumors. She's a celebrity, I would think she would cast off rumors.
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by Ruby Member on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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I wish Katie and Suri lots of luck in their future. I hope they can get away and lead normal lives (as normal as Hollywood normally is).  I've seen documentaries on Scientology with interviews of former, often banned members and there is some scary stuff going on there.  Bizarre to start a "religion" in the first place all from some science fiction novel!

by Platinum Member on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:02 PM

he has history of marrying younger women, so they are mostly star struck and not aware of what they are actually signing up for scientology wise. Once they are in and see the reality of if they take to the hills! 

by Anonymous 6 on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I think this is also a case of someone marrying primarily because they were already pregnant? I seem to recall the proposal, wedding and birth all happened very close together.

by Anonymous 7 on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM
Related but she knew he was into that shit when she dated him.

She should have thought about this beforehand.
by Anonymous 7 on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM
..and I'm.pretty sure Nicole left for similar reasons.
by Anonymous 7 on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM
Just a exactly is a divorce gonna help Suri? I doubt Tom is just gonna be a absentee dad to his only biological kid. The odds of Katie getting sole custody are pretty slim especially if he wants joint or God forbid a judge actually siding with Tom and giving him primary custody.

Never been divorced but are the religions of children determined in court? I just don't get how this is gonna protect suri at all.
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by Anonymous 7 on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM
Tmz reported that Katie is being followed by Scientology members

Quoting pampire:

True story.  Scientology is a dangerous cult.  I don't have an issue with all cults, just the ones that act out violently.  Especially when they do so sneakily.

Quoting Sunivondea:

I heard she left so suri wouldn't have to go on that indictment cruise. Scary shit. There was a guy who said he was from the sci church Abd that the church carefully hand picked Katie to be toms third wife. After the show that man spoke on aired, he was found dead in a California hotel room.

by Anonymous 7 on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM
Why does it seem that this is a celebrity thing? The list of these wackadoos that are celebrities are crazy long yet I don't even know a scientologist much less know where a local church is.
by Emerald Member on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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That Scientology shit seems to be getting prevalent amongst celebs. I think it's a cult. A really bad one, too.
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