Katie Holmes wanted to save Suri from Scientology tests

Katie Holmes and Suri Katie Holmes filed for divorce in order to save her daughter from undergoing Scientology auditing. The 33-year-old actress ended her marriage to Tom Cruise - who is a high-profile member of the quasi-religious cult - last week and sources close to the star have revealed she was worried their six-year-old daughter would be subjected to a process known as "sec checking," according to TMZ.com. During these tests the subject holds electrode handles on a device called an electropsychometer or E-Meter and is then asked a series of personal questions that help the church locate "areas of spiritual distress" but according to ex-members it is designed to help kids spy on their parents. While the person is being asked the questions, a church auditor collects E-meter readings from the device, which has been compared to a polygraph machine. According to former Scientology member and Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, the tests often help members to remember past lives. He previously explained: "If you're having a fight with your girlfriend, the auditor will ask, 'Can you remember an earlier time when something like this happened?' And if you do, then he'll ask, 'What about a time before that? And a time before that?'" It has also been claimed Katie ended the marriage because she was concerned Tom wanted to send Suri to the Sea Organization - a floating Scientology school. Those on board the ship are required to commit themselves to the quasi-religious sect for a billion years and allegedly asked to disconnect from any non-believers.

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  1. Germain • July 4, 2012 @ 10:23 AM

    If that’s all true, why would a seemingly smart guy like Tom Cruise believe in all this crap. I don’t blame her for leaving. Who wants their child going through this.

  2. Yvonne • July 4, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

    Tom Cruise is extremely dumb!! that’s why!!! the whole world should stay away from him!!!

  3. Clarice • July 4, 2012 @ 1:16 PM

    Commit for a billion years? Seriously? Why not half a billion years, or a gazillion bazillion quadrillion to the power of infinity years?

  4. Suneagle • July 4, 2012 @ 1:48 PM

    Sorry for the grammar lol should of proofed it. My iPhone suddenly became jamaican saying trough instead of through etc. haha!

  5. Sam • July 4, 2012 @ 3:50 PM

    Isn’t that what you are doing to? Insisting or persuading or brainwashing people to believe in God. Can’t people have their own beliefs? Doesn’t matter what their beliefs are you can classify each one as a cult.

    And yes, I do believe in God even though I don’t go to Church.

  6. Sam • July 4, 2012 @ 3:51 PM

    Sorry, my point was let people make up their own decision. If this story is true, maybe Katie Holmes wants her daughter to have an option of choosing her own beliefs, not have Scientology shoved down her throat.

  7. spikelotron • July 4, 2012 @ 5:59 PM

    Scientology will set up booths in flea markets under different names, and have and e-meter test there that you can do for free, they ask all sorts of questions, then after that they say we can help, you just have to sign up and pay some money, and when you are filling out the forms thats when you find out its scientology.. its fun to mess with them, make up bullshit answers and have fun. i do it all the time when i can find them. 🙂

  8. Steph • July 5, 2012 @ 1:42 AM

    I’m guessing the power must have failed recently at Tom Cruise’s house 😛 giggity!

  9. Nobody Important • July 5, 2012 @ 4:43 AM

    @Suneagle – tl;dr. learn to write less dude.
    @This Article – wow. Scientology’s a damn cult mixed in with some Cold-War era east German secret Police tactics.

    I realize some agnostics and aesthesis would like to compare Scientlogy to Christianity, Islam and Judaism, but thats a rather short-sighted view. However flawed, these 3 pillars fostered literacy during the dark ages, algebra, stunning architecture along with beautiful works of literature, art and even beer.

  10. Sparky • July 5, 2012 @ 10:41 AM

    Religion is a sham!

  11. Nobody Important • July 6, 2012 @ 7:33 AM

    @Sparky
    Religion is imperfect only because man is imperfect.
    Your comments are proof of this…

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