Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Getting the Scientology story straight

“Tom Cruise says Scientology helped him overcome dyslexia” – so read one of the headlines in yesterday’s (5.1.09) Sydney Morning Herald. Dyslexia therefore must be a condition that Scientology recognises and can cure! However elsewhere in the same newspaper an article about John Travolta’s and Kelly Preston’s grief at the death of their only son states that while US media have claimed the Travolta’s son may have been autistic, Scientology does not recognise the condition and the couple has been moved to deny through their lawyer that their son was autistic.

Funny old celebrity world, innit? Where Hollywood’s two most famous Scientology adherents can with equal vehemence rule out the existence of autism and claim that using Ron L Hubbard’s reading ‘technique’ cures dyslexia!

Oh, well I suppose they’re entitled to their opinions - it’s not as if they’re parents or role models or anything!

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