Superman's Scientology 'truth'

MSNBC News/January 27, 2003
By Ashley Pearson

Perhaps Christopher Reeve and Tom Cruise could have a lively little chat about religion. The "Superman" star once dabbled in Scientology -- the often controversial faith that counts Tom Cruise among its ardent followers -- but Reeve doesn't give it a rave review in his memoir, "Nothing Is Impossible."

Reeve describes how he took courses and underwent numerous, expensive "auditing" sessions during which he was quizzed about his life, including his drug use history, while hooked up to an "e-meter" machine designed to get to the truth.

But Reeve says he "grew skeptical" of the whole process and told an outrageous lie -- which wasn't caught by the auditor or the e-meter. "The fact that I got away with a blatant fabrication completely devalued my belief in the process," Reeve wrote. He felt similar disillusionment with various alternative religions and cults he encountered in Hollywood.

"It's refreshing to find a celebrity that isn't another annoying Hollywood cliché, constantly promoting some leader, special mentor or weird group," notes "It seems Scientology has more to learn from Superman than he ever could have taken in from its endless courses and 'auditing.' "

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