The Purported Split Between Tom Cruise and Scientology: A Shift in Belief
Tom Cruise, a well-known figure in Hollywood, is rumored to be leaving the Church of Scientology, a religion he has long been a part of. These rumors follow Cruise’s conspicuous withdrawal from the church’s main office and his emphasis on his family, especially his daughter Suri. Although it is commonly known that Cruise is devoted to Scientology, there have been new rumors that he may have changed his mind significantly.
The Principles and Practices of Scientology
Founded in the 1950s, the Church of Scientology is known for its controversial doctrines, one of which is that extraterrestrials were delivered to Earth by a galactic master known as Xenu. As per their beliefs, these entities bonded themselves to specific humans referred to as “thetans,” with the ultimate goal of rescuing them from spiritual peril.
Cruise’s Allegiance to Personal Connections
Cruise’s dedication to Scientology has frequently superseded his personal ties, including his marriages. A Billion Years: My Escape from a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientology by Mike Rinder contains reports on how the church hampered his relationship with Nicole Kidman because they saw her as a “negative influence.” Kidman, who was married to Cruise from 1990 until 2001, never really accepted Scientology, which caused a rift with their adopted kids.
A Strategic Retreat
Following their divorce from Kidman, Cruise wed Katie Holmes; nonetheless, Scientology caused problems in their marriage as well. Holmes deliberately organized her break from the religion, knowing that it would have a bad effect on her daughter Suri. After gaining complete custody, Holmes went back to her Catholic faith and brought Suri up in the same manner.
A Possible Absence
According to recent rumors, Cruise may be separating from the Church of Scientology. After Cruise failed to show up to the church’s headquarters and reportedly declined to visit while in the UK, rumors started to circulate. Considering the possible effects on his connection with his daughter Suri, fans have voiced their hope for his departure.
The Difficulties of Divorcing Scientology
Should Cruise decide to leave Scientology, there might be serious repercussions. The church has a history of treating people who leave as “Suppressive Persons,” cutting all connections—including those with surviving family members—and treating them as such. Former Scientologist Leah Remini has observed that Cruise is highly respected in the religion.
A Want to Get Back in Touch
Cruise may be trying to get back in touch with his daughter Suri, whom he hasn’t seen since 2013. This could be indicated by his reported exit from Scientology. At seventeen, Suri has followed her own passions, such as music, and she is apparently applying to universities. Cruise’s decision to pay for her tuition demonstrates her want to keep in touch.