What is Scientology?
By William Ballard
There was a recent story reported about the “devastating” divorce between Tom Cruz and Katie Holmes and many speculations and rumors that pinpointed the reason for the divorce on Tom Cruz’s religious beliefs. In this article we are going to learn briefly what Scientology (Tom Cruz’s religious association) is and just what about this religion turned Katie Holmes away from Tom Cruz for good.
What is Scientology?
I am sure that there are some readers out there, like me, who never knew about “Scientology” and what it is all about. The story mentioned above is what drove me to find the answer that I had no idea of. I wanted to know what this religious sect was about and why it scared Katie Holmes away from her marriage with Tom Cruz.
Now, I must say that in all honesty I am not interested in the issues or concerns regarding the relationship between Tom Cruz and Katie Holmes, but rather I am interested in the religiosity of theological ideas that are floating around out there.
Scientology is a controversial belief system developed by L. Ron Hubbard, based on a person being an immortal spiritual being whose survival depends on him/herself and his/her attainment of brotherhood with others and the universe –Dictionary.com
It literally comes from the origin of “knowing how to know” something. Or in other words it is the science behind the ability of “how to know” something.
The Church of Scientology is a nondenominational movement founded in the US in the 1950s, which emphasizes self-knowledge as a means of realizing full spiritual potential. Its founder is L. Ron Hubbard.
Now, I don’t know your religious beliefs and/or backgrounds, but to me this sounds more along the lines of Self-righteousness and goes against all “Notions” of Humility and Tranquility (which is the doctrine of most religions out there).
Scientology is one of the most recent belief systems to be developed and yet there are some whom have never heard of it, like me and I must say I am glad I never was introduced to it until now. I know that we all have our own opinions of religiosity and are followers (believers) of many different faiths, but Scientology is not faith, but rather a cult and self-center belief system.
I don’t know about you, but I am sure you can guess why Katie Holmes left Tom Cruz. I won’t go any further with my “negative” viewpoint of this “religion”, but instead I will leave you to believe whatever you want to believe.
I do however encourage to leave your thoughts and comments below.