NEW YORK'S HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER
Scientology earns an assist
at Ground Zero, says Travolta
John Travolta is thrilled that his beloved Church of Scientology
way to Ground Zero.
When the longtime devotee of the religious group heard that his
aiding rescue workers at the World Trade Center site, he told Rosie
that "Some of our volunteer ministers who are on Ground Zero
along with the
Red Cross are using these assists that are taking people out of
shock. And they
The "assists" to which Travolta refers are procedures
used to get
an individual to confront and handle physical difficulties by
trauma. It was "these assists" that attracted Travolta to
in the first place.
"I was in Mexico, shooting a movie with an actress who was a Scientologist,"
Travolta told O'Donnell in the December issue of her magazine, Rose.
"I wasn't feeling well, and she gave me one of these
assists, and I felt
better immediately, and I thought, 'Hey, there has to be something
to this.' I
was only 21."
Travolta adds that Scientology even helps him know what role his own celebrity
should play in the world - especially at a time like this.
"One of my favorite quotes from [Scientology founder] L. Ron Hubbard is,
'It's all right to think that you're the most important person in the world as
long as everyone else is equally important."
"Celebrities can be more valuable in the time of crisis, but
we are not
more important." As all of us have seen these last two months.