We just wrote about John Travolta and Kelly Preston‘s new baby. After the news came out, various Scientologists – Travolta and Preston are both staunch believers – have expressed their opinions on why the couple got pregnant.
They’ve had to cope with the devastating loss of their 16-year-old autistic son, Jett Travolta, from a seizure, which happened last year. The tenets of Scientology state that a follower’s spirit has had multiple lives. It will live on in another body after death, and thus carries on never truly passing away.
Michael Pattinson, an artist who quit Scientology in 1997 after 24 years and later, sued the group, thinks they’re having this baby so that Jett’s spirit will live on! He said, “The whole ethos of Scientology is that we come back. With Sea Org [the sect’s upper echelon], they ask members to sign billion-year contracts. Their motto is ‘We Come Back.’ It makes sense that the Travoltas would have another baby after losing Jett.”
A Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis disagrees, saying, “We believe that when people pass away, the spirit leaves the body and moves to another body right away. I wouldn’t want to make any comment on the Travoltas and the passing of their son, but for someone to suggest such a thing sounds pretty reprehensible to me.”
Rick Ross, founder of the Ross Institute, which researches Scientology adds, “I don’t believe they consider the child to be a reincarnation of Jett. I think they are fervently hoping the child will be born free of autism. They would have had Kelly go through the purification rundown to make sure her body is free of toxins. They believe surrounding negativity could affect an unborn child in the womb and will go to lengths to create a pure and positive environment.”
Whatever the reasons are, a person is entitled to their own belief system. Here’s hoping the baby, due November, is happy and healthy.
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