I didn't present anything as fact that I was not sure of. I'm not sure if I was just venting, or if I wanted to know if anyone else had heard similar rumors, etc. It probably makes a big difference if they are right down the street from you, or you have never knowingly interacted with a Scientologist.
I agree Tom Cruise gets a little more attention right now, because he is very busy and made a movie about World War II Germany. He also made a point of giving an interview to Matt Lauer detailing Scientology's rejection of psychiatric drugs. He presented his beliefs as coming from Scientology. John Travolta keeps it more upbeat.
I was doing a little research online and encountered reviews of the John Travolta produced movie based on L. Ron Humbbard's novel. It was a total loss with both the critics and audiences.
The Church of Scientology as sued by a man who took (and paid for) all the tests all the way to find out the find "secrets" at the top levels. He was so disappointed he sued. He settled, but some of the secrets were included in the court documents and are now available online.
As I understand it, Xenu (or Xemu in some accounts), the leader of the Galactic Foundation solved an overpopulation problem by freezing excess population in alcohol and glycol and transporting them to Planet Earth. There they were chained to a volcano and exploded by hydrogen bombs. Their souls -- called "body thetans" -- are the root of most human misery.
These spirits attach themselves by "clusters" to individuals in the contemporary world, causing spiritual harm and negatively influencing the lives of their hosts.http://www.lermanet.com/cos/wpost.htmlhttp://www.lermanet.com/scientologyn...cientology.htmhttp://www.lermanet.com/reference/BatEarthfaq.htm