Even though Tom Cruise agreed to settle his divorce with Katie Holmes in almost record time, reportedly to discourage people to talk about the role the Church of Scientology might have played in it, it's still one of the hottest topics of discussion right now.
Proof of that is the fact that a 2006 Rolling Stone
expose (republished in 2011) is making headlines again, particularly for a bit that describes Cruise's superiority among humans.
Janet Reitman says that Cruise is OT VII (Operating Thetan of the highest level in mortal-talk), which means he's achieved all he can achieve in his current form, including the ability to control everything
Or so his fellow Scientologists believe, at least.
“OTs are Scientology's elite – enlightened beings who are said to have total 'control' over themselves and their environment,” Reitman writes.
“OTs can allegedly move inanimate objects with their minds, leave their bodies at will and telepathically communicate with, and control the behavior of, both animals and human beings,” the author further says in the expose.
“At the highest levels, they are allegedly liberated from the physical universe, to the point where they can psychically control what Scientologists call MEST: Matter, Energy, Space and Time,” she explains.
As we also noted
on previous occasions, word on the street has it that the only reason Katie Holmes decided to file for divorce now was because Tom was about to ship their 6-year-old daughter to Sea Org, the Scientology cruise on which children are educated in the ways of the cult.
Another recent report claimed that the actor's ties with the church are so strong that he even agreed to choose Scientology over his own daughter
, in the sense that he agreed to give up the fight for her custody just so that people would stop talking about the church.
Reportedly, it was David Miscavige, Tom's close friend and the leader of the Church of Scientology, who urged him to have matters settled ASAP because the Church was getting too much negative attention – and would even more if he continued to drag on the custody battle.
Of course, the Cruise camp has made important efforts in the days after Katie filed for divorce to convince the media (and the world) that Tom's religious beliefs had nothing to do with the divorce – or the way it was being handled.