Re: Why do stars love such strange groups?
Date: June 15, 2012 11:24PM
Most so-called "stars" are very insecure and even with all the money and fame, they still don't have any "meaning" in their lives which is why they take all the free time they have and seek out groups and cults, etc with whom they can join in order to put some kind of purpose in their lives - at the very least, it shows to the public-at-large that they aren't just the shallow hams that they are (especially John Travolta, Tom Cruise, et al); but when it involves really idiotic, totally discredited bunk like Scientology, the thing they are trying to do actually backfires on them.
I really can't stand John Travolta - as a person he seems like the most shallow, one-sided person. He and Tom Cruise, most notably, are the public face of Scientology and that is really saying something about the cult - that it seeks out pea-brained, gullible follower-types who want to be involved in something, anything and won't ask any critical questions about the group and instead just shut up and keep on paying tons of money for what seems to be nothing but a tax-dodging organization (they put the word "Church of..." into the name of their organization for the express purpose of getting a tax-free status anywhere they can - so far, the scheme has only been successful in the US, as other countries, most notably Germany and France, refuse to recognize them as a real "church" and they won't give them any tax-free status, which is the right thing to do.
There's really no "dogma", per se, in Scientology: it's all about "clearing out your head" of all the negative, old junk and re-programming it with new, Scientology-filled positivism. And to get through that - the so-called "auditings" and the myriad books and gadgets they push on you, you have to pay, pay, pay. Now, of course, most, if not all, religions, are money-hungry, especially the Catholic Church, who just loves it when people give a big chunk of their money to the Church - for no reason except that they say to. But, Scientology is actually blatantly selling its members worthless junk that the brainwashed of the cult pay through the nose for and in the end, all they get is poorer.