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. . . .
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