17 Celebrities Who Walked Away From Scientology

By Julia Austin AFKI Original Published: August 15, 2014, 11:55 am

In order for people to free themselves of limitations, they must re-experience painful or traumatic experiences of the past — at least that’s the doctrine of the Church of Scientology. Some question Scientology’s status as a religion, since members must pay a fee—or what the church calls a “fixed donation”—in order to receive materials and training. Created by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology has been a popular religion attracting some high-profile celebrities. Here are 17 celebrities who walked away from Scientology.

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  • elwyn5150

    ‘Hayes’ work on “South Park” was reportedly problematic for the church of Scientology—the show openly criticized the religion—and the church cut ties with Hayes’

    The author of this article doesn’t understand that being cut off from a cult is different to walking away from a cult.

  • tracy

    just curious….has anyone ever made a list of actors that left and then died unexpectedly or in accidents? and why are they so brutal to friends that leave the group? people that leave other religions don’t face this. it makes me think they have something to hide.
    also, since there is no centers around here (we live rural Canada and i think the closest one would be 1/2 a days travel), and the only info i have i get from the web, i am a tad confused about 1 thing. do they truly believe in aliens? half the sites say yes and half say no.

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