Typical, you might say, for Hollywood types, except that Cruise is a walking and talking advocate of “Dianetics,” or “Scientology,” as developed by the book’s author, L. Ron Hubbard.
“USA Today” picked up on the news of the divorce and one of its reporters wrote, “As the public face of Scientology, Cruise had become the leading advocate of a spiritual and religious empire that claims it can make people more successful, capable and better at personal relations. The latest scrutiny over their divorce is now turning into a public spectacle in which Scientology stands as a major participant.”
Dianetics, or Scientology, is just plain humanism. People might believe Scientology is a recent idea, but its roots spring from long, long ago. Erasmus, a philosophic contemporary of Luther, lived and preached humanism ―man is the measure― and lived from 1466-1536.
As Dianetics proclaims the education of a person toward becoming a person in the “clear,” or a practicing Thetan, Erasmus proclaimed the education of people because, as one philosophy text says, education alone would “eventually conquer stupidity and ignorance.” Dianetics is nothing more than making man a god and educating him to understand that he is god. Dianetics is nothing more than the philosophy of Erasmus.
As “USA Today” pointed out, Scientology has suffered through the trials, lawsuits and controversies since its “creation” in 1954. But with Cruise, we have a demonstrated logical inconsistency. If Scientology claims it is the sure-fire remedy for collapsing marriages and personal relationships, then why is Cruise and Holmes, the two greatest devotees of the “religion,” divorcing?
Since Cruise and Holmes are “practicing Thetans,” why are they resolving their differences in a court of divorce law?
The truth is that Scientology is neither religion nor truth. The truth is in the Bible. The teachings of Jesus are truth. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free,” (John 8:32 NKJV).
If you want the truth, then you want Jesus. You want his truth. You want to obey his will. Obey him today.