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Scientology is a religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1952. Questions about Scientology can be directed here.
There is no such thing as "exorcism of a space alien" in Scientology. This concept is a distortion of an auditing procedure that is used by some Scientologists at high levels of "Operating Thetan". The distortion is this - = It is not exorcism - It is not about Space Aliens - You cannot "pay"…
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The Scientology religion provides answers to many questions about life and death. It encompasses an exact, precisely mapped-out path. In developing Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard discovered a technology to free the human spirit and thereby allow Man to really know himself. He thoroughly tested all pro…
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Scientology was established as a secular philosophy in 1952 by science-fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, then recharacterised by him in 1953 as an "applied religious philosophy." Scientology beliefs are structured in a series of levels, with new initiates working their way up by steps to the more advan…
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Usually by word of mouth, often by reading a book, seeing promotional materials or visiting a Church of Scientology. Sometimes one becomes interested by meeting a Scientologist and sensing that person has "something"-a positive attitude toward life, certainty, self-confidence and happiness, which th…
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L. Ron Hubbard began his studies of the mind and spirit in 1923, resulting in a manuscript entitled "Excalibur" in 1938. It was in this unpublished work that the word Scientology first appeared to describe what Mr. Hubbard termed "the study of knowing how to know." He decided against publishing the…
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Scientology stresses the application and workability of its principles and techniques. When properly practiced, Scientology enables one to develop in all aspects of life, both spiritual and temporal. It addresses the individual and brings about greater happiness and self-confidence by increasing aw…
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BECAUSE...everything deserves a platform as we are ALL equal. It's mind boggling how many people haven't caught up with the 21st century. This is a free will Universe. If you don't like what Oprah or whomever has to say...turn the station. Get it? The christian right wing will never be dominant agai…
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Whether Scientology is good or bad that leads down to everyone's personal opinions. Either it works for you or it doesn't. However, people in particular that have never been involved with the Church should not criticize or hate on this religion by saying its bad when they haven't even been involved.…
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Scientology is a religion. If one wished to compare Scientology to other religions, like; Buddhism, Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam. It would be more like Buddhism. In Buddhism one can achieve a state called 'Bodhi' where one has achieved 'the understanding possessed by a Buddha regarding the natu…
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Scientology is a religious philosophy which can be found in books written by L. Ron Hubbard. These books are often in libraries and some large bookstores, but can also be bought or read at a Church of Scientology. A book that includes basic information about Scientology is Scientology: The Fundament…
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This is a matter of opinion. Like any religious belief system the parents are the ones that decide for the children what they are going to believe and brainwash them so to speak into their ideals. Now when the child grows up and see's for themselves that that is not what they wanted to have in thei…
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The Scientology religion provides answers to many questions about life and death. It encompasses an exact, precisely mapped-out path. In developing Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard discovered a technology to free the human spirit and thereby allow Man to really know himself. He thoroughly tested all pro…
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Scientology stresses the application and workability of its principles and techniques. When properly practiced, Scientology enables one to develop in all aspects of life, both spiritual and temporal. It addresses the individual and brings about greater happiness and self-confidence by increasing aw…
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do scientologists believe in getting flu vaccinations
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Scientology itself is not a cult because Scientology is not an organization. It's a belief system and series of methods. But the church of Scientology- which is the most well known (but not the only) group that offers Scientology services is a cult, in my opinion. One reason I say that is that if a…
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They believe in the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, whose was a science fiction writer. The teachings of Scientology vary from very practical everyday beliefs to fantastical mythologies worthy of a science fiction novel. Heres what they believe - Once upon a time (75 million years ago to be m…
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Although Dianetics and Scientology were founded by L. Ron Hubbard, and all the scriptures are solely comprised of his writings and recorded lectures, he nonetheless wrote: "Acknowledgment is made to fifty thousand years of thinking men without whose speculations and observations the creation and c…
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Fundamental to Scientology is a view of Man as a spiritual being. In Scientology, the spiritual being is called the thetan. The term is taken from the Greek letter theta for "thought" or "life" or "the spirit." It is used to avoid confusion with previous concepts of the soul. The thetan is immortal…
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Freemasonry is a fraternity dedicated to the brotherhood of man, Self and Community Improvement, and the upholding of Ideals. Masons do not solicit for membership but greatfully accep those who come forward that are qualified. The qualifications are as follows Being a Freeborn Man of lawfull age who…
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umm..in someone's science lesson
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- Tom Cruise - Leah Remini - John Travolta- Catherine Bell- Chick Corea- Jenna Elfman- Katie Holmes- Kirstey Alley- Anne Archer- Beck- Bodhi Elfman- Christopher Masterson- Erika Christensen- Danny Masterson- David Pomerantz- Ethan Suplee- Giovanni Ribisi- Will Smith- Nancy Cartwright- Kelly Presto…
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Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one's true spiritual nature and one's relationship toself, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Bein…
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Most definitely. In Scientology, the concept of God is expressed as the Eighth Dynamic-the urge toward existence as infinity. This is also identified as the Supreme Being. As the Eighth Dynamic, the Scientology concept of God rests at the very apex of universal survival. As L. Ron Hubbard wrote in S…
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The word "cult" is not well defined, and basically boils down to "religion the speaker/author doesn't like." I personally am a little conflicted by calling it a "cult" mainly because that implies that it's an actual religion, and not a scam masquerading as a religion for the tax benefits.
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He/She is called polytheist.
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Scientology claims that there are approximately 8 million Scientologists, world-wide. However, Heber Jentzsch, President of the Church of Scientology, admitted in a TV interview that this number includes every person who has ever purchased a book, taken a service or otherwise shown any interest in …
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There are about 10 million that ever took a course. However the number of active members is far below that. According to the CoS itself, there are millions of scientologists. One frequently cited survey stated that there are less then 100.000 (55.000 in 2001), but the publisher of that survey retr…
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No, they believe that we come from some other planet 50,000 years ago. They're called 'Thetans' Scientology was made up by a science fiction writer in the late 50's named L. Ron Hubbard _______________________________________________________ Yes, they do believe in God. http://religionfacts.com/sc…
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Answer no.
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ANSWER: L. Ron Hubbard, a fiction writer, started the cult in America in 1952.
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yes Heath ledger was infact a scientologist.Another Answer:We can find no evidence that Heath Ledger was a Scientologist.
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March has already passed, but there is one on June 14th. I believe if you go to xenu.net it will have links. All the protests can be found at the local Anonymous chapter http://www.lasvegasanonymous.org We have info, masks, and delicious cake! There are several planned protests per month at diffe…
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find out for yourselfscientology.org
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Scientology is a field of knowledge, and is not bad. Sometimes people do bad things, which results in the false notion that all people like them are bad. That's entirely wrong, of course, but it is the source of the false notion that Scientology is bad. Though a few people have had bad experience…
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Usually black pants and white shirts with the logo on the shirt, or business suits.. hahaha
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a group of ppl that don't like scientology. and because it's a cult that takes ppls money and racketeers They are hackers on steroids, and they're doing it for the lulz. they do it to inform the public of the evils of scientology.
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No, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology and you'll see that the government does not hold it as a religion.
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Considering any of the countless ways we humans blindly follow and beleave in most anything especialy recognized or organized religion and the mass' that have followed them faithfully or blindingly just goes to prove that the majority allways rules and always becomes the first to let you know it so …
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Scientology is open to anyone who seeks spiritual betterment. The materials that comprise the Scientology religion are readily available at Churches of Scientology and public libraries throughout the world. Churches and missions are always open to the public and anyone can come in for a tour and p…
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a church, usually. They are often not as fancy as other churches or mosques, but its a church, all the same.
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No she's not, although she would be hard-pressed to prove it, with her public backing of at least six celeb scientologists (John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley, Lisa Marie Presley, Presley's mother and that annoying chicka from King of Queens). Recently, successful anti-scientology troll was v…
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Usually by word of mouth, often by reading a book, seeing promotional materials or visiting a Church of Scientology. Sometimes one becomes interested by meeting a Scientologist and sensing that person has "something"-a positive attitude toward life, certainty, self-confidence and happiness, which th…
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Scientology is an applied religious philosophy. Read a book on the subject found in any US or other library around the world by L Ron Hubbard on the subject. Apply it as it is written , see if it works and decide for yourself. Scientology has freed many from these travails and that is why a small p…
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Scientologists are brought into the cult based upon the idea that it will enable them to improve themselves through a series of classes (which they must pay for) and auditing sessions (which they must pay for). After they pay for enough classes and auditing sessions they achieve different levels. At…
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Governments don't take statistics on religious membership. There are no official records. Many people only share their religious views within a closed number of friends. Statistics and people who claim to know the number are extremely unreliable, as most of the time these statistics base research o…
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No, Will Smith never said to be a Scientologist. In 2007 Access Hollywood interviewed Will Smith about Scientology. This was Will Smith's response: "I was introduced to Scientology by Tom (Cruise), and I'm a student of world religions. I was raised in a Baptist household, I went into a Catholi…
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L. Ron Hubbard began his studies of the mind and spirit in 1923, resulting in a manuscript entitled "Excalibur" in 1938. It was in this unpublished work that the word Scientology first appeared to describe what Mr. Hubbard termed "the study of knowing how to know." He decided against publishing the…
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Th names of celebreties and movie stars in Scfientology are not revealed by the Church. Everyone is entitled to their own privacy, even those who live very public lives, such as movie stars. Religion can be a very private thing for a person. People do not necessarily announce their religion into the…
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We believe in helping you. The whole technology is for helping yourself. And learning how to help others. If you have the cash, that is. You reach a certain level of 'enlightenment' which is called OTIII. Once you have reached this level they will tell you about Xenu and that your body is home to a …
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Scientologists take vitamins and minerals to feel better, be healthier and handle any deficiencies. Common one's would be Salt and or Potassium for Hot Weather Calcium and Magnesium for replenishing the loss of minerals and for calming the body. Vitamin B-1 for replacement of vitamin B1 from men…
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They are brainwashed into thinking that everything is okay through the process of auditing.
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Quotes from Suzanne Vega excerpted from articles on suzannevega.com "I've been a Buddhist since I was 16 - the Nichiren Shoshu sect. So every morning I chant and burn incense..." I was 16 when my father came home and said he'd gone to a Buddhist meeting, Miss Vega recalled. There hadn't been any r…
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L Ron Hubbard is dead. Theres something positive for you. Seriously though, he was a brain washing con artist and there isn't much positive about Scientology. Also, I am not a member of the Internet phenomenon known as Anonymous.
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Freezone is not in any way a part of the *Church* of Scientology. Freezoners often have different interpretations of CoS doctrine. Scientology has a system of fixed donations to keep the Church well funded. Whether or not there is a free version of scientology does not affect its religious status wh…
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Improved Answer: A Philosopher writes and lectures about his philosophy of Life and researches more to press forwards towards achieving the goals envisioned for Life. People get interested. People try it. People find that it works for them. At 11 years old the Philosopher muses about space and how…
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The story of Scientology is that many years ago, a evil galactic warlord named Xenu trapped a bunch of other rebel aliens in a type of stasis and then shot them into a volcano on earth. When this erupted, the souls of these aliens escaped and found their way in to pre-modern man. Their sadness and a…
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There are Scientologists in every country in the world. Obviously, no one country "practices" Scientology, i.e., it is not the official religion for any country.
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Anyone who has used any of the knowledge in Scientology and believes they have improved an unwanted condition in their lives or in the lives of others is in Scientology. Anyone who obtains and keeps in force a membership card from the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) is considered …
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It is a huge scam to get peoples money. It is not a religion, but a cult. http://www.theultimatescam.blogspot.com/ Scientology is absolutely a scam to get people's money. It is a religion that stands for the good of all money-making. Gigantic scam, full of people who think that humans are all posse…
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Because, for decades, they have specifically targeted celebrities for recruitment. L. Ron Hubbard recognized that celebrities are useful as PR tools and can be used to draw people in. because they can afford it.
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Although frequently cited as a "Science Fiction author", a much greater part of Hubbard's life was dedicated to the development and promotion of Scientology. As an author of philosophy and of science fiction, Hubbard is recognized as the most prolific and widely translated author in history.
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Clearwater, Florida, and Glendale, California.
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LEss than .01 percent. There are less than 30,000 believer worldwide.
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No. You need to pick one.ANSWER:No. That's like being Christian and Buddhist: Impossible. To be a Catholic, you have to believe in the teachings of the Church. The teachings and beliefs of Scientology differ extremely from Catholicism. In fact, Scientology isn't really considered a religion but rath…
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This is a good question. I am an ordained minister who has been a Scientologist for over 20 years. When I came into Scientology I was looking to know about myself. I was not "looking for a religion". I wanted to improve myself. I read Scientology books and they worked. I seemed to get better. My bus…
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Tom Cruise, Tome Cruise, and Tom Cruise!
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Great Question! Scientology is practiced literally worldwide. There are currently over 10 million worldwide that have benefited from Scientology counceling (Auditing) and courses (Scientology-specific theological training). There are churches, called Orgs, and missions in nearly every corner of the …
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Scientology is hardly "popular." Experts estimate that it has fewer than 50,000 members worldwide, even though the "church" would have you believe they have millions. It is losing members every year. If you mean why are celebrities involved with it, then the answer is to progress within the "chur…
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50 million years ago there was a galactic empire ruled by evil lord Xenu. They had an overpopulation problem, so Xenu decided to get rid of the extra population, average of 178 billion per planet and all 250 billion inhabitants of a particularly evil planet. They were injectected with a needle into …
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To help answer this I use the a 1949 Chamber's Twentieth Century Dictionary. It states that there are two kinds of religions. There is a Revealed Religion, revealed through divine inspiration or inspiration from scripture. Then there is a Natural Religion, which is derived from nature and not from r…
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the sacred text of scientology is a book A fictional book by a (yes, you read it right) SCIENCE FICTION writer
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L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986) is the founder of Scientology.
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While Scientology shares much in common with other religions as regards basic religious concepts and a mandate to improve society, the most valuable asset Scientology offers is an actual technology for achieving greater spiritual awareness. Moreover, while many religions promise salvation in the her…
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There isn't one specific book. There are many books which constitute the scripture. One of the most important of these is called "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health". Another great one is "Scientology: A New Slant on Life". Both of these could be considered to be "the basics" of what Sci…
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There are holidays, such as the birthday of L. Ron Hubbard and the day that the book "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" was released as well as the day that celebrates the role of the Scientology Minister known as Auditor's DAY. Scientologists also celebrate traditional things like Ch…
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Major events in the Scientology calendar include the following: March 13th - Birthday of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard May 9th - Anniversary of the publication of L. Ron Hubbard's book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health June 6th - Anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Church's fl…
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Scientology is not exactly considered a Christian religion, but it is considered a religion. You can be part of any religion (Catholic, Jewish, Christian,...etc) & still be a believer in Scientology.
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Scientology doesn't believe in any gods. Instead, it teaches that people's souls are the spirits of aliens killed in Hawaiian volcanoes. By taking Scientology classes, a person can gain superpowers to control mass, energy, space, and time. However at one of the higher levels, L Ron Hubbard does a…
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About 500,000 people, the entire population of the world is 6.6 billion Answer: Depending on the source of data the number of Scientologists can vary by a couple of orders of magnitude. (For example, the Church itself has previously claimed to have 8 million members). See appended link. According t…
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Answer A common test that Scientologists offer the public involves a simple machine, with a meter dial that identifies hidden emotional issues that need to be resolved, preferably with the help of the Church of Scientology. "Cheating" is easy. When asked to think about a specific issue in your p…
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Scientology claims that there are approximately 8 million Scientologists, world-wide. However, Heber Jentzsch, President of the Church of Scientology, admitted in a TV interview that this number includes every person who has ever purchased a Scientology-related book or taken a "stress test". Cens…
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They don't. Tom Cruise joked that he was going to. He didn't Recipe: from mom rinse placenta, catch water if desired for suntea sever cord at base of cake, flip featl membrane over placenta creating pocket cover steam 15 minutes each side in cast iron or stainless steel pan with water mix of fre…
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The word Scientology was coined by the author of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, L. Ron Hubbard, to refer to the philosophy he was developing in the mid-20th century. He first announced it in 1952. There is evidence that the word was also coined by others prior to this, but there is …
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Scientology was founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. He allegedly founded it on a bet that he could make more money founding a religion than he could writing science fiction. The first church of Scientology opened in New Jersey in 1952.It was founded in the USA by L. Ron Hubbard.
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Scientology is a religion that was founded by L. Ron Hubbard. As far as I know, he did write fictional books as well as non-fiction books but Scientology is not associated with fantasy.
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There is no specific cost to "convert" to Scientology. Scientology claims to be compatible with all religions -- something studied alongside other beliefs. The cost of studying Scientology is another matter altogether. The cost to go from being a new "preclear" (a novice just beginning to study Sc…
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Scientists can be either uniformitarian (believe in evolution) or a catastrophist (they believe in God).
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L. Ron Hubbard, a writer of science fiction. He made it up as a joke. Really. The Holy Scriptures written by The GOD L. Ron. HubbardThe God Ron said "Never Defend, Always Attack". He "thought" and then "Doctrine of Fair Game" came into being into this Sinful World to control it.He saw that people go…
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In the US, the Church of Scientology hasn't gained "religious" status. The US Government takes great pains to NOT specify what is a religion and what is not. The Church of Scientology, however, did manage to get the IRS to qualify them as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization in 1993; amid significant …
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Many higher states of existence are available to Man, and these are attainable through Scientology. L. Ron Hubbard provided a precise delineation of these states, and then clarified how they could be attained by arranging them on a chart which graphically showed each step of the route upward. The …
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Scientology has not been banned from Germany, as they have 5 Churches upcoming in the next year. Their help has been gladly appreciated by everyone in Germany.
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mind control manipulation they are like other intelligent cults very well funded and smart at what they do psychiatry would be a must in knowing more and more about they would test on themselves im sure. role playing/torture/perception/awarness scientoligists are being spun the alien story that so m…
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Scientology exploits uninteligent people with low self esteem.
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Wyly's Book - 1000 Dollars And An Idea - mentions his upbringing in that religion. It emphasizes the guarding of intruding thoughts by replacing them with spiritual truths.
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Give them your money! Just kidding, but seriously. Scientology attempts to give you false enlightenment, they brain wash you and cut you down on sleep, minerals, food and they place you in situations such as hours of staring into their eyes in order to hypnotize you into signing your assets over. T…
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Scientology is a cult started by a science fiction author, Christianity is a valid religion.
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Religious Technology Center (RTC) is a nonprofit religious organization formed in 1982 to preserve, maintain and protect the Scientology religion and is a Church of the Scientology religion. Religious Technology Center holds the ultimate ecclesiastical authority regarding the standard and pure app…
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