Scientology Is Weird

For real.

While Hollywood awaits a due date for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ baby, one thing is already a known fact — when the baby does arrive, Scientology will play a major role.
Tom and Katie are likely to follow the church’s “silent birth” guidelines during delivery, which means no music and no talking during the birth, which also means no screaming during the pains of labor.
The doctrine also states that newborns cannot be poked or prodded for medical tests or even spoken to for the first seven days of their lives, believing that babies go through so much pain during the birth, they shouldn’t have to experience any further discomfort or sensory experience that could return later in life to haunt them.

[MSNBC]