TOM Cruise is considered a GOD in Scientology where low ranking members are ordered to watch his new films multiple times, it has been claimed
The Top Gun star is said to be “considered a deity” within the controversial religion which many former members claim is a cult.
Former church member Leah Remini said Oscar nominee Cruise is only out-ranked by the group’s infamous leader.
The actress told Page Six: “He is second to David Miscavige — the saviour of the free world.”
Lower-ranking Scientologists are bused out to see Cruise movies, often multiple times, by their leaders, who buy thousands of to boost the actor’s box office, another ex-member has claimed.
Former Scientologist Bree Mood — who left the church a few months ago — said in an interview: “Tom Cruise was a god in the lower ranks – every time a Tom Cruise movie came out they’d buy all his tickets.
“It could be 500, 1,000, up to 2,500 people. I’m not kidding.”
Cruise, whose film credits include Jack Reacher, Knight and Day and the Mission Impossible franchise, was seen March 9 at the front of a celebration marking the birthday of founder L. Ron Hubbard.
The event was held at the church’s spiritual mecca in Clearwater, Florida, according to journalist Tony Ortega’s blog the Underground Bunker.
He is second to David Miscavige — the saviour of the free world
Former Scientologist Leah Remini
Cruise was introduced to the religion in the 1980s by his first wife Mimi Rogers.
Now the actor’s adopted daughter with Nicole Kidman, Isabella, 26, has for the first time stepped out publicly for Scientology.
The 26-year-old, who lives in the UK, fronts the religion’s March 19 recruiting email, in which she extols her experience of completing an “auditing” internship at Scientology London.
Auditing is a form of therapy where a low-level person, called a “pre-clear,” holds onto electrodes that direct electricity through the body.
The electric current moves a needle on a machine called an E-meter that supposedly registers harmful energy related to painful experiences.
A more senior Scientology member – known as an auditor — asks the “pre-clear” questions to help them reach “new realisations about existence.”
Isabella, who previously shunned the spotlight, gushed of her auditor training, “This IS what I had been searching for. The missing piece.
“Suddenly everything began to make sense . . . I became that annoying girl in the org who would just talk endlessly about how incredible training is . . . now I KNOW.
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“We all need to do this . . . This is a gift to yourself and so many others . . . If you are going to make it as a being for the long run you NEED this.”
Scientologists believe we have all lived many past lives and are actually millions of years old.
A link at the end of Isabella’s message takes readers to an auditing recruitment page.
A version of this article originally appeared on Page Six.
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