Thousands of members of the Church of Scientology may be suffering from untreated mental and neurological conditions, according to a former follower who taught John Travolta. Sufferers are told to cure themselves with vitamins and saunas while it is denied that they have problems such as epilepsy or autism, said Tory Christman, now a fierce critic of the church.

Christman left after suffering epileptic fits, culminating in a seizure which caused her to fall in the bath, knocking out her front teeth. Fellow Scientologists refused to accept that she had a “real” illness, insisting that she work harder studying the teachings of the church.

Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston are said to have refused to address suggestions that their son was autistic, maintaining that he suffered from Kawasaki syndrome, an inflammation of the arteries that affects the heart.

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Do you think John Travolta may have eschewed traditional treatment for his son Jett because of their Scientology faith, and that may have caused to his death?
Thousands of members of the Church of Scientology may be suffering from untreated mental and neurological conditions, according to a former follower who taught John Travolta. Sufferers are told to cure themselves with vitamins and saunas while it is denied that they have problems such as epilepsy or autism, said Tory Christman, now a fierce critic of the church.

Christman left after suffering epileptic fits, culminating in a seizure which caused her to fall in the bath, knocking out her front teeth. Fellow Scientologists refused to accept that she had a “real” illness, insisting that she work harder studying the teachings of the church.

Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston are said to have refused to address suggestions that their son was autistic, maintaining that he suffered from Kawasaki syndrome, an inflammation of the arteries that affects the heart.

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13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 12:11:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe you should ask him...

Although I don't agree with the teachings of Scientology - I don't have enough regard for the media to believe everything they decide to print
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 1:36:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Honestly, I could care less about the bastard.

I really don't see why some people get so hung-up on the lives of celebrities. Oh, so one person from Hollywood's kid dies, and it makes national news...

Hundreds die in Africa everyday, do you see E! covering that?
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 1:47:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
This is one of the few times I'm not going to jump on my usual, 'I hate Scientology' and just say how sorry I'm for the Travolta's and that I know they thought what they were doing was the best they knew how to do.

People care about celebrities, UndK, because ever day - via internet, print, news and word of mouth, their lives are pushed and blended into ours whether we want that or not.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 2:01:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well I guess I can understand that from that perspective.

I just don't see what makes celebrities lives so much more worthwhile than ours.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 3:42:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/12/09 - 1:36:57 AM UndKeineEier wrote:
Honestly, I could care less about the bastard. I really don't see why some people get so hung-up on the lives of celebrities. Oh, so one person from Hollywood's kid dies, and it makes national news... Hundreds die in Africa everyday, do you see E! covering that?

Damn striaght. Oh look Jamie Lynn Spears is running around like a little hoe!!! Big frickin' deal, lots of girls her age are getting knocked up.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 6:54:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Let's all bow our heads because some ass-hat opted out of treatment for his son.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 7:28:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
He's a Scientologist?

I lost some respect for him just now.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 10:10:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sure. Why not?
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 11:12:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
It;s cruel to speculate about someone's death, all the more so tying it to a religious faith one knows little or nothing about.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 12:20:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/12/09 - 7:28:02 AM Koto wrote:
He's a Scientologist? I lost some respect for him just now.


You didn't know that? He's really high up, like Tom Cruise.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 1:53:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
No his son Jet was in the bathtub or something and he had a seizure and hit his head.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 1:56:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I know. But perhaps if he'd been on anti-seizure medication he wouldn't have had that happen. They said they tried a medicine and it didn't work. There are tons of anti-seizure medications on the market, but it sounds like they gave up at one and just let him have the disorder. Which is coincidentally what Scientology would have them do, since they don't believe in taking drugs or using a lot of western medicine.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 2:28:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
The anti-convulsants themselves are very dangerous - you have to go in regularly for a blood test to see if your liver is still there - especially in the beginning.

I had epilepsy. I looked up the side-effects of the anti-convulsants (which include death) and decided I prefered the seizures.

And I'm an agnostic, not a Scientologist. No religious reasons for me to avoid medications at all.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 8:12:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
honestly, I'd rather be dead than be Travolta's son
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/09 - 10:57:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/12/09 - 2:28:09 PM Wanderer wrote:
The anti-convulsants themselves are very dangerous - you have to go in regularly for a blood test to see if your liver is still there - especially in the beginning. I had epilepsy. I looked up the side-effects of the anti-convulsants (which include death) and decided I prefered the seizures. And I'm an agnostic, not a Scientologist. No religious reasons for me to avoid medications at all.

People like to blame Scientology for everything.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 1/31/09 - 11:27:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/8/09 - 9:03:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes, and that pisses me off beyond belief
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/9/10 - 12:49:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
But did Scientology help the death along in the first place?

John Travolta: 'Scientology helped me get over Jett's death'
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/9/10 - 9:17:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Kiki banned!

I can't believe it!
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/9/10 - 9:31:08 PM EST (GMT-5)

12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/10/10 - 9:38:52 PM EST (GMT-5)



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