John Travolta: ‘Scientology helped me get over Jett’s death’

January 29th, 2010 // 43 Comments

John Travolta is apparently Tom Cruise circa 2005 because he’s been wasting no opportunity to pimp Scientology. Whether it be relief efforts to Haiti or talking about it at the premiere of his new movie last night in the context of coping with his son Jett’s tragic death. The AP reports:

“We work hard every day with our church on healing,” Travolta said, though he did not mention Scientology by name. “And Kelly and I and Ella have all been working very hard and they’ve been helping us,” he said, referring to himself, Preston and their daughter.

Look, I understand John Travolta went through a horrible loss and the purpose of faith is to help people deal with the harsh realities of our mortality. But at the same time, Scientology isn’t as much a faith as it’s a massive pyramid scheme where you basically believe Star Wars is a true story that causes clinical depression. Sure, a lot of major religions are giant cash-sucks preying on the simple-minded, but at least some of them have believable elements. Like talking donkeys. Amirite?

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  1. graijts

    I will also bet scientology also had a huge part in causing his son’s death. Religion =Hypocrisy,Hate&Ignorance.

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  3. RaraAvis

    As someone who has buried too many people that I loved, I can tell you that you get over everything. Some people use religion and some people gamble and some people write letter to the editor and some write scathing verbage on web sites. But you get over it. Just because you use something to get over it doesn’t mean that the thing you used was great or noble. It was just a tool.

    What I see is John Travolta pimping out his son’s death by using it to promote his stupid fake religion. STFU, John. Stop using your son’s death to call attention to yourself.

  4. Oh good lord. EVERYONE knows that Travolta’s “volunteer ministers” are Scientologist freaks who are going on behalf of the church to take advantage of hurting, emotionally grieving people.

  5. Classy Ron

    Fuck him in the neck! You know what, the FBI stormed Waco to get the Branch Davidians, yet we let these rich cocksuckers get away with the same cult bullshit just because they have money and are famous.
    Fuck them!
    Burn L.Ron’s grave!

  6. Seems Scientology didn’t do much for Jett.

    Scientology doesn’t even have any street cred. A shitty c-list sci-fi writer pulled it out of his fat dysfunctional ass.

  7. Jpx

    Wow, it must be wonderful to have such a child-like understanding of the world. Travolta coped with his son’s death by praying to a make- believe diety (all gods are make-believe, of course). Ah, to be uneducated and into magic and superstition.

  8. dontlooknow

    I feel so sad for them both. I have never seen Kelly looking so matronly. This alone is proof that her heart is broken.

  9. jameson

    the only reason travolta’s giving scientology all this good PR is because they’re blackmailing him. he wanted to leave the church after his son’s death, but they basically threatened to give every tawdry shred of evidence of his homosexuality and all the sex he’s had with men to every media outlet. they told him he either play ball or they’ll humiliate him and essentially end his career.

    I feel bad for him, more because his son’s death led to a crisis of faith that his former church is completely ignoring, opting to simply keep taking advantage of him (because ultimately, scientology is all about money and manipulating people). but then, that’s the price he ultimately pays for fame and for choosing to live a lie.

  10. Ted

    Travolta gives us lots and lots of opportunities to mock his Scientology, including the way it helps him to live closeted. It would have taken just the tiniest bit of class to pass on this “story.”

  11. Religion_is_for_ppl_who_are_afraid_to_think

    Scientology helped you get over the death of your son?!? Seriously? You’re not supposed to “get over” something like that. You learn to live with it. The ache dulls day by day but you never “get over” the death of a child. There are mothers who are 100 who aren’t “over” having stillborn babies.
    Like all other religions, Scientology proves itself to be about denial…and money. There is no god. There are probably other lifeforms on other planets but they’re smart in that they haven’t contacted humanity.

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  14. Everyone, let’s all blame Tom Cruise.

  15. Pal

    People really need to start giving the credit to where it’s due for being able to make it through life: themselves.

  16. Ishmi

    This is the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard….. Obviously people who do not have a clue about what the science of mind and science of life Scientology is, has the most to say about it. Just too stupid…..

    What about growing in consciousness and knowlegde before blablabla about things…? Or it will be just… noice!

  17. Blame Religion

    I luv the man (celeb)
    But His religion IS the cause of His Son’s death!
    Why isn’t CPS all over this????

  18. well said. nice share

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  20. Donkey Punch

    Scientology is your one stop fake religion.

    First they kill his kid and then they brainwash his pain away. What more can you want…other than for perhaps the proper seizure meds so your child would still be alive.

  21. Has JT reached OT VII yet? Scientology charges $300,000+ for this level and recently one of their OT VII’s was charged with First Degree Murder for killing his business partner and then attempting suicide. Not a very enlightened thing to do. Google Rex Fowler for more information.

  22. incognigo

    Scientology is set up so that you can keep no secrets from them, and then they blackmail you to stay and keep paying (agreeing with @36). If you try to fight them, or write about their methods, they will literally try to ruin your life and possibly end it. It isn’t just another silly religion. It is dangerous. Quite a number of people have died ‘in their care’, and quite a large number have committed suicide. Untold thousands have been financially ruined to keep their coffers full, and more have been ruined by their army of lawyers. It is all out there to read about, reams and reams of information from a lot of sources — journalists, ex-members, family members, all saying the same thing. They are such a frightening group that I don’t even feel ok criticizing them here. Those of you who think talking c**p about Scientology is unfair don’t have a clue.

  23. Nothing is permanent in this world. We must accept this with as little pain as you can.

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  25. @50 – testify brother! If you think piling scorn on scientology is unfair do some research they are a very scary organisation. Google “operation snow white” and see what kinda shit they get up to.

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  27. Losing a son or daughter has to be the worst so whatever helps him, more power to him.

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  30. CHELSEA

    JOHN I HAVE LOVED ALL YOUR MOVIES AND JUST BECAUSE YOU MAKE A LOT OF MONEY YOUR WAY OF THINKING FROM YOUR BELIEF IS A FALSE REALITY
    ITS A MONEY MAKING BELIEF
    TOM CRUISE AND OTHERS HAVE GOT GOT CAUGHT UP WITH IT BUT ITS NOT A RELIGION AND I HOPE YOU CAN COME TO YOUR SENSES REAL SOON
    WE ALL LOVE A GOOD LAUGH BUT WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND WHAT IS REAL IS NOT REALITY IN YOUR WORLD
    GET REAL MAN AND COME TO YOUR SENSES
    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES

  31. CHELSEA

    JOHN I HAVE LOVED ALL YOUR MOVIES AND JUST BECAUSE YOU MAKE A LOT OF MONEY YOUR WAY OF THINKING FROM YOUR BELIEF IS A FALSE REALITY
    ITS A MONEY MAKING BELIEF
    TOM CRUISE AND OTHERS HAVE GOT GOT CAUGHT UP WITH IT BUT ITS NOT A RELIGION AND I HOPE YOU CAN COME TO YOUR SENSES REAL SOON
    WE ALL LOVE A GOOD LAUGH BUT WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND WHAT IS REAL IS NOT REALITY IN YOUR WORLD
    GET REAL MAN AND COME TO YOUR SENSES
    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES

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  33. Good to know he is doing better. Everybody has to find there own way to deal with such tragedy.

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