Travolta: "Scientology kept me from Elvis's fate"

John Travolta told an Irish newspaper that he is as big a star as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe, but unlike them is still alive because of his belief in Scientology. "I have fame on the level of a Marilyn Monroe or an Elvis, but part of the reason I didn't go the way they did was because of my beliefs," the Wild Hogs star said. "People make judgments about [Scientology], but often they don't know what they're talking about. I would advise anyone who wants to know about it to read up on it. We [the Church of Scientology] are only getting bigger and we help people all over the world, from disaster zones to drug rehabilitation." Travolta also told the paper about how he'd touted his celebrity to help the religion in Germany, saying, "We were having a problem in Germany [where some critics called Scientology a money-making entity rather than a religion]. I talked to [former president] Clinton who talked to Chancellor Kohl and things have improved since then." First of all, based on this pic, I guess likening himself to Elvis (in his puffy, drug-addicted years) isn't that much of a stretch. Second, obviously people can believe in whatever they want, but why are Scientologists constantly justifying themselves?

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