Travolta doesn't get much more specific when asked what Scientology has provided him through the years: "It has given me stability," he notes. "It has given me the tools to handle life's issues, stresses and problems." He does credit Hubbard, the movement's founder, with having "solved the human mind" in 1958.
Hollywood insiders are said to appreciate the fact that--Battlefield Earth notwithstanding--Travolta keeps his spiritual views mostly to himself. Still, though he has refrained from the kind of public championing of church ideology that caused a media spectacle for Tom Cruise in 2005, he's quick to defend his fellow believers.
"I don't disagree with anything Tom says," Travolta offers on the subject of Cruise's tirade against psychiatric medications. "How would I have presented it? Maybe differently than how he did, but it doesn't matter. I still think that if you analyze most of the school shootings, it is not gun control. It is [psychotropic] drugs at the bottom of it. I don't want to create controversy; I just have an opinion on things, and there is nothing wrong with stating your opinion if you are asked. Everyone wants that right, and because you are famous doesn't mean you have less of a right."