What’s left after the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes split? The question of brainwashing

The Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes split will soon run out of media attention, but an important question will remain just beneath the surface.

Scientology, Cruise’s religion, is often accused of “brainwashing” its members — and, of course, journalists have speculated that Scientology may have been a central factor in Holmes’ decision to leave.

But is brainwashing real? We should probably address that before the United States’ tensions with Iran cause us to switch mental channels.

Because if brainwashing is for real, then we probably ought to have some mental filters in place to protect ourselves and our loved ones. . . .

Read the entirity of this week’s Strange Days column here.


One response to “What’s left after the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes split? The question of brainwashing

  1. It’s amazing to me how the American public is still horrified at Cruise’s couch jumping but have turned a blind eye to his incessant profanity and promotion of sexual immorality for the past 30 years. His influence on children and teens has been abhorrent. Also, his embrace of an occultic-based ‘faith’ that ‘promises’ not forgiveness, mercy, peace and eternal life as Jesus does, but millions of reincarnations, and “power’ over alien spirits? It also provides no remedy for man’s sin nature which prevents him from approaching an awesome, righteous and holy God. (Romans 3:23) Cruise confesses to a metal box with wires but the Bible says that the real ‘auditor’ is the Holy Spirit of God, who searches man’s heart, soul, mind and spirit. (Hebrews 4:12)
    Good for Katie for having the guts to stand up to the evil David Miscaviage and the “Lyin-tology” machine but the influence of Cruise’s brainwashed family is still looming. While those who trust Christ alone for their salvation (yes, John 3:16) look forward to an eternity without sorrow or pain (Revelation 21:4) sadly, Cruise and all Scientologists face the same eternal doom as their false “messiah”, a disturbed science fiction writer who beat his wives, embraced occultism and declared himself the antichrist. “What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, but lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36