Katie Holmes Divorce Filing: Fear of Scientology Sea Organization Boot Camp the Last Straw?

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The catalyst for the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce appears to have been fear of their daughter being immersed in Scientology, according to reports.

Specifically, a Scientology organization known as Sea Organization (or Sea Org), where the religion is taught to kids as young as five, was the final straw.

Kids can be sent to live there without their parents to learn the highest levels of the belief system. Tom is said to be a huge supporter; Katie not so much.

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Even before she filed for sole custody of Suri, Katie and Tom had been arguing over the little girl's indoctrination into Scientology. She's now six years old.

Sea Org has been often likened to a boot camp; ex-Scientology members have been outspoken against its military-like conditions on several occasions.

Members of Sea Org must sign "a one-billion-year pledge to symbolize their eternal commitment to the religion and it is still signed by all members today."

When Holmes and Cruise first hooked up in 2005, Jessica Feshbach, who had been with Sea Org since 1994, became her Scientology handler/chaperone.

In one of Katie's first interviews after getting together with Tom, Feshbach was described by a writer for W magazine as "cold-eyed" and "a third-wheel."

Katie, 33, reportedly felt the only way to save Suri from being shipped off to Sea Org was to file for divorce from Tom, 49, and seek sole legal custody.

The church denies, meanwhile, that the actress is being stalked by Scientology minions around NYC, a report that circulated over the weekend.

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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

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Proof positive that a mother will often do for her child what she wouldn't do for herself. Scientology not a cult? Give me a break! Holmes' fear of that nest of vipers is more than justified.

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It is not a cult. Seriously people educate yourself on it before judging!!

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Katie must have known before she married Tom that he was heavily involved with this cult, if she did not like what she saw, should have got out then. It is sad a child is now involved and who could be subject to a tug of war battle. katie will need all the protection in form of her family and the authorities, she will be ok, but it won't be easy. Simply as Tom sees Suri as a trophy and possession, and he will fight Katie all the way. Stand your ground katie you are young strong and determined and can get through this. good luck.

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Why would she risk having a child with someone who is so devoted to a cult?! I only hope it's not too late for Suri's sake. Best of luck, Katie.

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Scientology is um, interesting? Read about it on wikipeidia & then tell me it's not strange...run Katie run!

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Scientology is a cult. Bottom line. Take that little girl and RUN Katie! Tom and Katie Divorce Reason is Scientology, Full Reason Revealed HERE: http://get.cc/c8z

Katie Holmes Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Toledo, Ohio
Full Name
Kate Noelle Holmes

Katie Holmes Quotes

"Becoming a mother has been the most amazing experience—in an instant you become strong. You have to be a little bit wiser; it's the most important job you have in the world."

Katie Holmes [on being a mom]

"As a woman, you make the transition from being singe to [being] a partner. I have a teammate."

Katie Holmes [on married life]
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