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Tom Cruise's Daughter, Bella, To Quit Scientology

There are 5 comments on the Examiner.com story from Aug 9, 2010, titled Tom Cruise's Daughter, Bella, To Quit Scientology. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

It appears that Tom Cruise's daughter, Bella, might be making a run for it from Scientology that is, according to Showbiz Spy.

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XenuCakes

United States

#1 Aug 10, 2010
Scientology Brainwashing 101:"entheta"The perfect thought-stopping phrase. It means,“go no further, this is something dangerous, something you cannot read, listen to or discuss.” Anything critical of the Church is, of course,“entheta.” Anything critical of David Miscavige is, of course,“entheta.” Any complaint or negative comment is “entheta.” Scientologists know not to go there. They have, as Orwell put it,“the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought.”“Did you see the St. Petersberg Times articles about beatings at Int?”“That’s entheta.” End of story
James

Albemarle, NC

#2 Nov 29, 2010
Good for her!!!!!!!!

Since: Nov 10

Bryanston, South Africa

#3 Nov 29, 2010
theta doesn't really mean anything so therefore entheta also doesn't mean anything.
only if u believe theta means someting then u believe entheta means something.
belief can be powerful to those who believe in whatever but can mean nothing to who don't believe in the same thing.
100 cent

Alhambra, CA

#4 Dec 2, 2010
That's ridiculous...

...At first, I was going to say that this concept of trying to shield members of the organization from information which weakens the church by giving it a harsh (in their eyes) warning label is obviously dogmatic and blatantly meant to stifle the flow of information, but then I remembered about "The Bridge".

What it really comes down to, unfortunately (and by "it" I mean the entire Church of Scientology), is "The Bridge to Total Freedom" (consider this post "entheta" from this point on).

I was doing some research a while back, when I came across a picture of "The Bridge to Total Freedom". It's a flowchart kind of. You can't see the whole thing, since it's so big, which makes it hard to read (all the better to mask the truth, no?). The point is, that using the teachings of the Church of Scientology, you are supposed to be able to achieve anything you want in the world, but you have to pass through it...AND be "tested" by pre-approved members of the Church. Ultimately, what it comes down to is being one of them, as determined BY them, and that's all there is to it.

If you're "one of them", you can make it all the way through, and become part of the "elite" which already has a place in the world, and uses its resources to uphold this place. If not, you have no chance.

It's a club, basically. A network. And in order to be accepted, one submits to their testing process, and if you're "one of them", you're allowed through it.

Everybody else is suspect.

[Incidentally, I hear that it's a one-time fee that gets you in. Anything after that is up to you. Good to know.]

About "The Bridge": it's open-ended. There is no defined end to it. Maybe it's supposed to "adapt with the times", but I feel like this says more about the real lack of TRUTH behind the philosophy - that they're waiting to see what the future holds, in terms of those that oppose their purposes, and put the architecture of the church in place around that.

Maybe there is some truth to what they do, and some of their technology, but this is SECONDARY to the real matter, which is, again: if you're one of us, we'll try to help you have a good life in this world we've arranged for ourselves. If not, well,*smile*.

“Slick | Just Bill”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#5 Dec 3, 2010
Excellent comment, but I'd like to correct a couple of things.
100 cent wrote:
The point is, that using the teachings of the Church of Scientology, you are supposed to be able to achieve anything you want in the world, but you have to pass through it...AND be "tested" by pre-approved members of the Church. Ultimately, what it comes down to is being one of them, as determined BY them, and that's all there is to it.
Almost right. There is, however, NO testing. No one ensures that a Scientologist has actually gained the amazing abilities promised on that chart. They don't verify it because NO ONE EVER GAINS ANY OF THOSE PROMISED ABILITIES.
100 cent wrote:
If you're "one of them", you can make it all the way through, and become part of the "elite" which already has a place in the world, and uses its resources to uphold this place. If not, you have no chance.
It's a club, basically. A network. And in order to be accepted, one submits to their testing process, and if you're "one of them", you're allowed through it.
Everybody else is suspect.
Yes, if you PAY ENOUGH MONEY, you can become one of the "elite", one of the "OTs", but there is NO benefit to achieving that position. The Church of Scientology puts more pressure for more and more money on these "OTs" than on anyone else. These "OTs" have no privileges, no abilities, no benefits, no powers. The only person who benefits AT ALL is the Scientology leader, David Miscavige, who lives the life of a billionaire.
100 cent wrote:
[Incidentally, I hear that it's a one-time fee that gets you in. Anything after that is up to you. Good to know.]
Nope. In Scientology, you pay and pay and pay and pay. The pressure is intense and there is no limit -- no matter how much you pay, it is NEVER enough. In fact, the more you pay, the more pressure there is to PAY MORE.
100 cent wrote:
About "The Bridge": it's open-ended. There is no defined end to it. Maybe it's supposed to "adapt with the times", but I feel like this says more about the real lack of TRUTH behind the philosophy - that they're waiting to see what the future holds, in terms of those that oppose their purposes, and put the architecture of the church in place around that.
Maybe there is some truth to what they do, and some of their technology, but this is SECONDARY to the real matter, which is, again: if you're one of us, we'll try to help you have a good life in this world we've arranged for ourselves. If not, well,*smile*.
The Church of Scientology will NEVER "help you have a good life". They NEVER do ANYTHING to help Scientologists. All the church wants is MONEY but they give nothing in exchange for that money. They help NO ONE, even Scientologists.

If a Scientologist who has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions, gets into trouble, the Church of Scientology will throw them out, because, if they don't have money, they are of no use to the church. There is no assistance.

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