Weird. Just simply weird.
There are some great docs on Scientology out there. One, BBC production called Panorama, was great... exposed the 'church' leaders for the crap they get up to in order to suppress by fear.
Link here: [video.google.com]
Wikipedia has a great explanation of the origins of this nutty sci-fi book gone live.
It is funny, but not surprising the number of 'celebridiots' who are attached to this weird CULT, including the not-as-larger-than-life Kirsty Alley... all seem to be quite surprised by the information that their 'religion' is founded on a science fiction novel about an alien invasion about 75,000 years ago...
Although they'd like to deny and suppress this info, the book, Dianetics, has a graphic (poor quality to be sure) of a volcano, where, according to L. R. was where all these aliens were sacrificed... this is after the sky god Xenu, found a location with 10 or more usable volcanoes.... and then flew the poor outcasts there on DC-8 like craft....
From MomWithABrain, this comment (on the Gawker Website, where you can find the hilarious, weird and offensive Tom (I love to) Cruise video).
" BY MOMWITHBRAIN AT 01:33 PM
If you're wondering where Tom learned to ramble on so eloquently, take a look at this quote from Ron L. himself (ME: keep in mind, this guy did most of his writing "...drunk on pinks and blues" according to his own words, in a letter to his wife, which was reprinted in part in a book by an ex-scientologist):
"Well, I know this: that onto this planet there's a great deal of dumping has gone on. Stuff from the nearby galaxy -- not this galaxy but from the next galaxy over and so forth, is going on here. I know they take political prisoners and guys who they don't want around, but it's less personal than you think.
They just have excess population so they start to get rid of their excess population, you see? They've got a revolt, or you're on the wrong side of a war, or something like that, and they pick you up in droves, and ice-cube you and throw you into a sea someplace.
I know this planet has been subjected to that and several planets in this immediate end of this galaxy have been subjected to that -- that I know."
Not sure what exactly happened to John Travolta, but seems like pretty much the same story. See this Article for more.
Click this Google link for articles by Ex Scientologists....