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Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes

Divorce NOT

Over Scientology

7/5/2012 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katie Holmes
may say her decision to divorce Tom Cruise is over Scientology, but it's NOT ... so say sources directly connected to Tom.

Our sources tell us ... they believe Katie and her team are leaking false stories to the media by maintaining she was trying to save Suri from the grips of Scientology, and that's why she left Tom.

As one well-connected Tom source put it, "She [Katie] was totally committed to Scientology. She had enthusiasm for it and would voluntarily and gladly participate in it when Tom was off shooting movies."

The source adds, "This is not a fight over religion. It's being used as a way to hurt Tom."

And on the subject of hurting Tom, as we first reported, sources connected with the actor tell us Katie's people have made it difficult for him to speak with Suri by phone, but he's talked to her every day. He has no immediate plans to see his daughter because he's leaving today or tomorrow to shoot his new movie in the Rockies.

Tom's lawyers have not filed any docs in court -- yet -- to establish his custodial rights. If that happens, we're told they will file in New York, although it's pretty clear they will ask to have the case sent to California.

And, as for what Tom's people say the divorce is really about ... they won't say yet, but tell us it's coming.

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286.

tamarind    

I went straight to the comments. I knew the article would p*ss me off.
I'll get to reading it, eventually...such a waste of time, though. I could be clipping my toenails, or reading the small print on a box of tampons, or something.

809 days ago
287.

tamarind    

Helpful Hints for Recognizing Scientologists Posting Here - Look For Posters Who Are:
~Calling Katie "Kate"
~Asking the same question over & over even after links, etc. have been posted in response

Common Lines/Phrases:
*"I'm not a scientologist, but..."
*"I'm no fan of scientology, but..."
*"How is this any worse than [insert religion]? This isn't any crazier."
"Put her in the Sea Org at 6, riiiight. When the official papers even say that 16 is the earliest age! LMFAO you guys are all idiots"
*"She was always scheming to get his money."
*"She knew he was a Scientologist when they got married."
*"Maybe she's got something to hide and that's why she's running???"
*"You guys are singling out one religion and picking on it. You're all bigots."
*"Oh puhleeze. You guys are all so paranoid. lmfao!"
*"She's just trying to hurt Tom"
and so forth.
;)

809 days ago
288.

Larry    

If anyone is shocked this didnt last then I have some swamp land to sell ya.

809 days ago
289.

wanda b    

Getting my child out of sicentology would of been my 1st reason on the list. Maybe she just has a long long list.

808 days ago
290.

Lekili    

Scientology might have something to do with it but my guess is he's a major control freak and she simply got tired of it. She's concerned for her daughter as well, look what happened to his children with Nicole, he has 100% control over them, so much so that you never see photos of her with her children.
He was a puppet master and she dared to cut the strings, good for her. Perhaps he'll learn a very valuable lesson here.

808 days ago
291.

JDMaraccini    

Katie knew Tom was in Scientology from the get-go. She knew what she was getting involved in. Now like many selfish people she finds reasons to justify an escape. I think its pretty ****ty of her to want to leave a marriage after having a child, but even more ****ty that she is going to take the hard road and play dirty. Her wedding was a Scientology wedding for goodness sake. Its like if a girl gets married to a soldier in the military then gets tired that their spouse has to go out for long periods of time. I say shame on you Katie. And yeah the media and the forums can easily take shots at Tom because of Scientology, but this is about a selfishness not a cult.

808 days ago
292.

kat    

O please, here goes the leaked info where the CULT tries to make Tom look like a saint and Katie look like a nut... please

808 days ago
293.

cari    

here he goes again.....first tactic is to smear the soon to be ex, like he did Nicole. He'll say katie was cheating or something...and try to blackmail her like he did Nicole. THIS TIME HE's SCREWED. Katie is stronger than that, judging by how she did this. She is smarter and stronger than he gave her credit for, because he is an *******. SO instead, I hope she tells us all in open court how he was caught in bed with men repeatedly, tried to blackmail, brainwash and intimidate her with that cult. Maybe his adopted daughter with Nicole can testify since he recently 'shunned' her for splitting the cult? I hope Katie goes back to the career she deserves and Tom is revealed for the pychopathic laughing stock most of us see him as.

808 days ago
294.

Phil Nix    

Scientology is just another con...

Science-fiction author Harlan Ellison, who told me he was at the birth of Scientology. At a meeting in New York City of a sci-fi writers’ group called the Hydra Club, Hubbard was complaining to L. Sprague de Camp and the others about writing for a penny a word. “Lester del Rey then said half-jokingly, ‘What you really ought to do is create a religion because it will be tax-free,’ and at that point everyone in the room started chiming in with ideas for this new religion. So the idea was a Gestalt that Ron caught on to and assimilated the details. He then wrote it up as ‘Dianetics: A New Science of the Mind’ and sold it to John W. Campbell, Jr., who published it in Astounding Science Fiction in 1950.”

Low self-esteem and celebrity egos are easy targets for Scientology.

808 days ago
295.

Cynic    

obviously she didnt want to be married to that old control freak any longer than necesary.

808 days ago
296.

Sapphiegirl    

Don't kid yourself Tom!!! Scientology is a part of the reason, but your controlling ways are truely what ran her off (as well as the others before her!)

808 days ago
297.

Phil Nix    

This thing about Katie saying "I always supported" or "does support" scientology, is a tactical set up by scientology. Just read the "intended effect".

Here's how that works:

"THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them." - L. Ron Hubbard, "Off the Time Track," lecture of June 1952, excerpted in JOURNAL OF SCIENTOLOGY issue 18-G, reprinted in TECHNICAL VOLUMES OF DIANETICS & SCIENTOLOGY, vol. 1, p. 418

"If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them" L. Ron Hubbard.

If scientology is really science, then let's have them explain the Higgs boson. Scientology is such a joke. If cruise was smart, he would put an end to scientology by exposing the truth about it, FOR HIS DAUGHTER. Will he seek selfish control and lose again or see that being selfless FOR HIS DAUGHTER is the right thing to do?

What do you think?

808 days ago
298.

Danny Haszard    

The *Cult* word gets overused,but in some cases it is appropriate.
The definition of a destructive religious cult is like alcoholism-if booze controls you instead of the other way around you are an alcoholic.
I was in the Watchtower society Jehovah's Witnesses,they are not benevolent and won't let you leave their organization in peace.The Jehovahs are not without scandals-child abuse, sadistic mind control tactics, sex scandals, money scams, general bad behavior -- you know, religion.
Is it a cult?
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck....
*tell the truth don't be afraid*- Danny Haszard

808 days ago
299.

MEFIAREFORM    

hmm.. How much did $cientology pay TMZ to write this post?

Katie is DEFINETELY leaving Tom because of C0$.

& yea yea yea.. Katie knew what she was getting into. Want to know why? I guess dumbdumb Katie wasn't thinking at the time when Tim Cruise and David Miscavidge RECRUITED her to marry Tom.. so that David, John Travolta, and Tom cruise could have their crazy, violent gay sex sessions without fear of criticism, or without fear of anyone calling them out on the fact that L. RON HUBBARD HIMSELF WROTE THAT GAYS AND HOMOSEXUALS SHOULD BE OBLITERATED. LOL!!

(PS- TOM, DAVID, and JOHN... I KNOW UR READING THIS.. ITS OK TO BE GAY!! IF YOU GUYS COME OUT, YOU WILL INSPIRE MANY OF TODAYS YOUTH TO BE PROUD OF WHO THEY ARE)

SCIENTOLOGY IS DEFINETELY THE REASON KATIE WANTS A DIVORCE. READ BELOW AND YOU WILL HEAR WHY. ALL TEXT BELOW IS GIVEN TO YOU BY ME, I HAVE RESEARCHED/PROTESTED/SEEN TONS AND TONS OF VIDEOS THAT PROVE SCIENTOLOGY IS A SCAM, IT DISCONNECTS FAMILIES, AND EVERY SINGLE EX-MEMBER HAS SPOKEN OUT AGAINST THE "CHURCH".. WHAT MORE PROOF DOES ONE NEED??

The "church" of Scientology is one of the biggest money making pyramid schemes.. the reason Tom is so rich? he's at the top of that pyramid with scam leader David Miscavidge.I guarantee that the Church is communicating with TMZ behind the scenes. They are either paying TMZ to begin posting things that boost Tom up, or threatening to SUE if they post anything else that puts him in a bad light, or post the truth about Tom's homosexuality.. and the truth about how much money Tom gets from the "church"Stalking is Scientology's big weapon. It is well known, and well do***ented that they use church recruit's $ to hire private investigators, computer techs, and even their own members to stalk, and dig and dig and dig. Once they find the littlest compromising thing about a detractor of the church, or anyone that has anything negative to say, they will BLOW it out of proportion. They have been known to file frivolous lawsuits to defame and suck every single penny out of people. They also like to publish nasty attacks in their "religious" publication, Freedom Magazine.Example; The XENU story, made popular by South Park, was brought to the public's attention by a long gone ex-member. They sued the sh!!t out of him!! because they made public "copyrighted material". They didn't want people to know the Xenu story.. not only because it was a batsh!!t insane fairytale written by a drugged-up science fiction writer.. but because it is a core belief of the"church" (SERIOUSLY!!) that Xenu infested humans with space aliens millions of years ago. "church" recruits pay upwards of $500,000 dollars, just to find out the B.S Xenu story.. and just to find out that there are "space aliens in your body" That's Scientology in a nutshell. The courses you pay tons of $ for, the auditing, is to "help control those aliens" They didn't want that belief out there because people would obviously think it's phony. But most importantly... because unsuspecting recruits pay the "church" TONS AND TONS OF MONEY TO FIND THAT OUT.

808 days ago
300.

sasha    

That is right. Call them what they are, a cult. dont even bother typing sciento#%^^^^%#

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