When a manic Tom Cruise told Matt Lauer “You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do,” on the Today Show, it was easy to ridicule and ignore the Mission Impossible star. Years of being hemmed in by his own mammoth fame, and his deep involvement with Scientology had given him his own sense of reality.
Looking back, however, the obvious conclusion is that Cruise is but another overprotected simpleton sucked into a corrupt cult. A corrupt cult that has no qualms about sending people off on murderous rages.
A woman accused of killing her father and sister and injuring her mother was denied psychiatric treatment by her parents who were Scientologists, a court heard yesterday.
They declined the treatment after the 25-year-old woman, who cannot be named, was diagnosed with a psychotic illness last year and instead gave her medication they got from America.
Dr Mark Cross, consultant psychiatrist and clinical director of the Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Services, said it was not “psychiatric in nature”.
The woman, who is accused of murdering her 53-year-old father and 15-year-old sister in Revesby, south-west Sydney last Thursday, and stabbing her 52-year-old mother, appeared briefly before a magistrate yesterday. She is said to be too ill to be properly interviewed.
Dr Cross said the woman was diagnosed with a severe psychiatric illness in 2006 but follow-up treatment was “declined by her parents because of their alleged Scientology beliefs”, he said. The woman did, however, see a psychiatrist, who prescribed anti-depressants and anti-psychotic drugs. In January, after moving back home with her parents following the end of a relationship, she grew depressed.
“She stated that her parents did not want her to take the prescribed medication she had been on in 2006, and apparently started her on medication they got from America – which was not psychiatric in nature,” Dr Cross said.
It is one thing that, based on freedom of religion, the world allows this elaborate pyramid scheme of the soul to exist. But when this money-making plot with its archaic, nonsensical, pseudoscientific belief system becomes a conduit for murder, then perhaps it’s time the world woke up to the fact that just because an organization believes it should be treated as a religion, doesn’t mean it is. And while you can say the same for nearly every religion, the evidence of Scientology being an outright fraudulent scam from its moment of conception is readily available.