People are talking about Tom Cruise and rumors he might leave Scientology. They say he is not going to the place they have in Britain anymore, and this makes people think he might have left the religion that some people do not like.
The actor from “Mission Impossible” has been spending too much of his time in the UK because he is working on a movie titled ‘Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1’. He has been seen in cities like Birmingham and places like Cotswolds.
So he is been at his headquarters for about three years. He has not shown up. However, the Church of Scientology also has a central London building so Tom might visit that branch instead.
Is Scientology a Religion or a Cult?
Scientology is also a controversial topic in Hollywood, with some celebrities considering it a religion while others consider it to be a cult.
It has ardent supporters like Tom Cruise and Kirstie Alley, as well as John Travolta, who often talk about the good things the Church of Scientology brings to their lives.
Even at that, there are stars like Leah Remini who expose the harm the church causes individuals and their families because of its questionable practices.
Is Tom Cruise Leaving Scientology?
Tom Cruise has been absent from Scientology’s UK headquarters for nearly three years, leading people to believe he is distancing himself from the religion, according to multiple reports. The Church of Scientology has its UK headquarters in the East Grinstead building.
Tom has yet to respond to the speculation, which is shocking considering how involved the church was in his personal life.
Previously, Scientology played a big role in Tom Cruise’s personal life. This was cited as the reason for his separation from his wife, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. Although his divorce from the former was amicable, Katie is said to have surprised him when she filed for divorce. At the time, she said she did not want her daughter to grow up in Scientology.
This is not the first time we have seen or heard a prominent public figure has left Scientology. Demi Moore, Jada Pinkett Smith, Brad Pitt, Sharon Stone, Will Smith, and Jerry Seinfeld have previously quit Scientology.
Cruise Has Not Yet Commented on the Reports
However, it’s worth noting that the Church of Scientology is also active in central London, leaving the possibility that Tom could attend that branch instead.
His West Sussex headquarters was taken over by L. Ron Hubbard in 1959. It has long been known that Tom used a helicopter to reach the area and visit churches. Tom’s representatives have not yet commented on the report.
Tom Cruise is one of the most well-known members of the church as an accredited ambassador. In addition to him, other celebrities such as John Travolta, Nancy Cartwright, and Elisabeth Moss are also famous believers.
Some claimed that Tom’s unwavering support for the church earned him a god-like respect from his followers. He even campaigned for Scientology to gain religious recognition in Europe.
Tom reflected on his religious affiliation and shared insight into his earlier views on his own. He said one of the reasons his ex-wife Katie Holmes filed for divorce was her reservations about their daughter Suri’s involvement in Scientology.
In 2008, Tom elaborated: “When you become a Scientologist, you see life and things as they really are, in all their glory and chaos. The more you know as a Scientologist, the more overwhelmed you become.”
Celebrities Who Left the Church of Scientology
Scientology is very popular in Hollywood, Tom Cruise is not the only person in it. He is not the first to leave or to plan to leave. Many others left Scientology.
1. Mimi Rogers
Interestingly, Tom Cruise’s first wife and former Scientologist actress, Mimi Rogers, introduced Cruise to Scientology. Ms. Rogers left the church when she divorced Cruise, and she is known as a “former member.”
2. Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes was married to Scientology’s most prominent leader, Tom Cruise, from 2006 to 2012. Apparently, Holmes blindsided the Mission Impossible actor when she filed for divorce in 2012. Reports soon surfaced that one of the reasons she wanted to separate was because she did not want to raise her daughter Suri as a Scientologist.
3. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is Tom Cruise’s second wife and someone who went through a pretty heartbreaking breakup with Scientology. Kidman currently has no ties to Scientology, although it is unknown if she was a practitioner during her marriage to Cruise.
4. Nazanin Boniadi
Nazanin Boniadi has been a Scientologist for several years and reportedly auditioned to be Tom Cruise’s second wife. According to her insiders, she left the church in 2012, although not much is known about how long she was there.
5. Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith
This couple is a difficult figure when it comes to Scientology. In 2008, they founded a school in Calabasas, California, called New Village Academy, whose teaching methods were clearly tied to the Church of Scientology.
Leah Remini also came out as a Pinkett Smith member in 2017, claiming she saw the Red Table Talk host at the Scientology Celebrity Center in Hollywood. Pinkett Smith defended herself on Twitter, writing, “I have studied Dianetics and understand the benefits of Study Tech…but I am not a Scientologist.”
6. Neil Gaiman
Popular author Neil Gaiman was actually raised in the Church of Scientology, but he left the church shortly after reaching adulthood. “I finally realized that people believe what they want to believe,” he previously told the Sydney Morning Herald in a now archived post, according to Ranker.
7. Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon has announced that she is no longer practicing Scientology. While this is a revelation to the public, the former Orange Is the New Black star has not practiced in “almost five years” and says religion is “no longer a part of my life.” “No,” she admitted, People reported.
8. Leah Remini
Leah Remini is one of the new actresses and former Scientologists who have been vocal about their time in this wild pseudo-religion. She retired in 2013 after 34 years as a Scientologist.
9. Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone said she became very interested in Scientology in the 1990s, and she remained loyal to Scientology for several years until 1998 when she was married to journalist Phil Bronstein. But she later discovered Buddhism, and since then, she has become fully devoted to Buddhism.
10. Demi Moore
Demi Moore reportedly practiced Scientology before marrying Bruce Willis. She frequently attended meetings, and many sources said she was “heavily courted” by church leaders. But Willis didn’t believe it, which led to Moore leaving the church, the insider said.
If reports are to be considered, Tom Cruise has even attempted to campaign for Scientology to be recognized as a religion in Europe. It was previously reported that Scientology plays an important role in Cruise’s personal life.
Tom Cruise has previously been known to use helicopters to reach areas and work with church communities. Representatives for Tom Cruise have so far declined to comment on the report.