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Celebrity Scientologists Share Their Thoughts On The Religion

The controversial Church of Scientology has been making headlines daily due to the pending divorce of the group’s most high profile member, Tom Cruise. Rumors continue to swirl about the possible role Scientology may have played in TOMKAT’s break-up and how much the couple’s daughter, Suri will be exposed to the religion. While Tom Cruise may be the most notable member of the Church of Scientology, he is but one of a host of celebrities who are listed as members on the church website.

Whether or not Scientology had an impact on Katie Holme’s stealthy efforts to divorce Tom Cruise is something only the couple themselves will ever know. Scientology, whether you consider it a valid religion, positive lifestyle mindset or a destructive cult – has attracted dozens of successful actors, musicians and artists.

What Does Scientology Mean?

The word Scientology, conceived by L. Ron Hubbard, comes from the Latin scio which means “knowing, in the fullest meaning of the word” and the Greek word logos which means “study of.” It means knowing how to know. Scientology is further defined as “the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life,” according to the Church of Scientology website.

Church of Scientology Principles

As noted on the Church of Scientology website: “Scientology comprises a body of knowledge which extends from certain fundamental truths. Prime among these are: Man is an immortal spiritual being – His experience extends well beyond a single lifetime – His capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized. Scientology further holds Man to be basically good, and that his spiritual salvation depends upon himself,his fellows and his attainment of brotherhood with the universe. Scientology is not a dogmatic religion in which one is asked to accept anything on faithalone. On the contrary, one discovers for oneself that theprinciplesofScientology aretrueby applying its principles and observing or experiencing the results. The ultimate goal of Scientology is true spiritual enlightenment and freedom.”

Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Members

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