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Happy Science, a new cult offers celebrity guide to heaven

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 22 2012   /  11:11 am

Every so often, one needs to step aside from the chaotic hurly-burly of modern life, quieten one’s heart, and focus on deep matters of the spirit, or, as we scientific types like to say, “evil wacko cults”.

As you know, brave Katie Holmes rescued her innocent little girl from Tom Cruise’s weirdo cult and retreated back to the modeling community; a nice, safe world where women with severe eating disorders earn money by striding down catwalks with pineapples on their heads. Wait. Cruise’s weird cult sounds way more sane.

Still, a reader whom I shall not name tells me he was tempted to join Scientology after seeing Mr. Cruise walk up the outside of the Burj Dubai skyscraper in a Mission Impossible movie. I informed the reader that if he actually believes what he sees in the movies, he’ll be a very happy Scientologist.

But I urged him to consider Asia’s hom...