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Scientologists Speak Out About Travolta

Jan. 6 2009, Published 12:55 p.m. ET

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While the release of the autopsy of Jett Travolta is up to the family, not authorities, there were initially rumors that the 16 year-old was not receiving proper medication for his seizures.

This has been denied. Moreover, a spokesperson for Scientology -- the church to which Travolta belongs -- says that while their religion does not condone pharmaceutical treatment of psychological ills, it's a different matter for physical ailments.

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"Scientologists seek conventional medical treatment for medical conditions," says Tommy Davis. Scientologists use prescription drugs when physically ill and also rely on the advice and treatment of medical doctors. The church does not involve itself in the diagnosis or classification of any medical condition.

"In Scientology, we believe that you have lived before and that you will live again," he goes on. "The spirit, which is you, is immortal and you are not your body. You as an individual are an immortal spiritual being and simply put, you have lived before and will live again, lifetime after lifetime. In Scientology, these past existences are simply referred to as past lives."



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