Can Scientology REALLY Be This Weird?
An article in the Daily Mail about Andrew Morton's new book (remember him? he wrote the Princess Di biography a while back) reveals some either wildly crazy claims about Tom Cruise and his religion Scientology, or some scary truths.
You know what they say, truth is often stranger than fiction.
Some highlights from the book and the article state:
On Suri, Tom and Katie's daughter:
Morton claims some "fanatical" Scientologists believed Suri Cruise was actually the result of a sperm donation by Scientology's dead founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
In her more reflective moments, Katie might have felt as if she were in the middle of a real-life version of the horror movie Rosemary's Baby, in which an unsuspecting young woman is impregnated with the Devil's child."
How the Church controls wayward deciples:
He quotes Hubbard's son, Ronald De Wolf, who fell out with his father, giving a Playboy interview: "You have complete control of someone if you have every detail of his sex life and fantasy life on record. In Scientology the focus is on sex. Sex, sex, sex.
"The first thing we wanted to know about someone we were auditing was his sexual deviations. All you've got to do is find a person's kinks, whatever they might be.
"Their dreams and their fantasies. Then you can fit a ring through their noses and take them anywhere. You promise to fulfil their fantasies or you threaten to expose them."
On why Tom ultimately left second wife, Nicole Kidman:
Morton claims Scientologists were worried that Kidman might be a problem because her father was a psychologist - "which automatically made her a Potential Trouble Source" - and she had given an interview emphasising her roots as a Catholic.
On why Tom and fellow actress Penelope Cruz's relationship failed:
Cruise's attempts at new relationships, with actresses Penelope Cruz and Sofia Vergara, did not work out.
Morton claims Cruz's father Eduardo "was concerned that his famous daughter could be drawn into what he considered a cult - and, like so many others, be lost to him and his family for ever.Continued on the next page