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Scientology is a religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1952. Questions about Scientology can be directed here.
Christenings, Weddings, Funeral Ceremonies, and the granting of Forgiveness after Confessionals. Ministers are Ordained, after meeting special requirements.Those individuals or groups found destructive to the Church or it Aims are Declared Suppressive only by special committees after intensive...
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...
  Nope.. Well technically it depends who you are talking about because: Ellen Niquist is a palientoloist Ellen Farmer is a Phycoentologist Ellen Williams is a Loveentologist ((Zach!!)
Usually black pants and white shirts with the logo on the shirt, or business suits.. hahaha
Crimion Day - January 25Narconon Day - February 19Celebrity Day - February 22CCHR day - March 5L. Ron Hubbard's Birthday - March 13Student Day - March 24L. Ron Hubbard Exhibition Day - April 20Anniversary of Diantics - May 9Intergrity Day - May 25Maiden Voyage Anniversay - June 6Academy day - June...
Statistics regarding membership are highly unreliable. Contrary to  one's own name or job, there is not official record in the US to  keep track of the religious affiliation of citizens. Members of new  religious movements tend to be more reserved in their religious  affiliation and only share...
Scientologists get married in much the same way as Christians do, except the minister asks the attendees to "give their agreement" to the union, they believe this makes the marriage a reality. So no, unless the couple are nudists, the religion does not call for nudity during any part of the...
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.
No, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology and you'll see that the government does not hold it as a religion.
  Scientology believes that any illness can be cured using the mind. They do not believe in medicine. Scientology can be very dangerous because, if you have a deadly ubt curable sickness, they would refuse to take medicine or get an actual treatment.
Scientology is an applied religious philosophy. It contains tools  that an artist can apply and use in his career (for example  acting), and improve his performances. You can find more  information on the religion's website. That Scientology gave rise  to Patrick Swayzes is not true. He might...
No he is a novelist who writes thriller/suspense stories.
Mr. Hubbard developed the seven-division organizing board  administrative pattern in 1965. Since then, it has been used in all  churches of Scientology, their supporting organizations and their  related charitable and educational organizations as well. It is an  arrangement of administrative...
One lady who a higher level member said that the scientology people tried to make her have an abortion, even though she was married and didn't want an abortion. She left scientology. Trying to make you kill someone definitely classifies scientology as a cult.
The answer is, there is no one person. There are over 11'000 Churches and Scientology groups around the world and each individual Church of Scientology is separately incorporated and governed by its own board of directors. The officers and directors also form the ecclesiastical management of the...
Delusion is a matter of subjectivity, one could argue from a stand point that any belief can be "deluded".
Statistics regarding membership are highly unreliable. Contrary to  one's own name or job, there is not official record in the US to  keep track of the religious affiliation of citizens. Members of new  religious movements tend to be more reserved in their religious  affiliation and only share...
No, Scientologists do not have to follow any diet and are not  required to avoid any food.   Scientologists are however encouraged to eat and get all the  nutriments they need.    In the book "Clear Body Clear Mind", L. Ron Hubbard states as  follows:    " Locating and remedying...
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...
On a recent episode of "Who Do You Think You Are" Sundays on NBC she traces her Jewish heritage, so I assume she is still a practicing Jew.
Season 9, Episode 12 "Trapped in the Closet"
Answering a question about "what scientologists think" is always  hard, since every scientologist can have a different opinion. No  one can make a statement about what a group of people think.    I'm going to answer the question "what Scientology teaches about  depression" which I think is a...
Zeus is a mythological figure from the Greek Religion. Scientology  does not contain any teaching about Zeus. A person who practice  Scientology is free to chose his own personal beliefs, and  Scientology does not interfere with one's personal faith. A person  can believe in Zeus and still...
Joining a Church of Scientology is perhaps a misleading term. Joining one of our Churches is not the correct way to look at things. Scientology is a body of knowledge that when correctly applied raises a person's ability. One does not need to join a group to gain this knowledge. Obviously there is...
so that people could make money/ be more famous. all the celebs are scientologists.
One gets a free membership for a limited time, or donates for a  longer term membership.    A lot of exciting things are done with money from memberships.  Check it out. Membership money goes to the International  Association of Scientologists to fund projects like disaster relief  for...
Joining the Scientologists would get a member of the LDS church excommunicated. Since Glenn is still a member of the LDS church it is safe to assume he is not a scientologist.
Actors that believe in Scientology are the couple Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, Lisa Marie Priestly and John Travolta are among others.
No she is not she is a Christian
The staff who works at the Flag Land Base, located in Clearwater  Florida, are Sea Org Members.     The Sea Organization is a religious order for the Scientology  religion and is composed of the singularly most dedicated  Scientologists-individuals who have committed their lives to the ...
polution, travel and everything that hurts the earth and weather in bad ways.
In Scientology we have "The Basics".   The Basics are a collection of 18 books, all written by founder of  the religion L. Ron Hubbard, that cover all the principles and  practices of our religion.    These books can be obtained from the publishers "Bridge  Publications" (for the US) or ...
In Scientology we have "The Basics".   The Basics are a collection of 18 books, all written by founder of  the religion L. Ron Hubbard, that cover all the principles and  practices of our religion.    These books can be obtained from the publishers "Bridge  Publications" (for the US) or ...
 The Scientology objection to psychiatry does not stem from any  desire to deny the insane treatment. Rather, the Church objects to  the mistreatment of the insane, which is psychiatry's  historical hallmark. That is why the Church supports the Citizen  Commission on Human Rights, which works...
To create sanity: 'A World without Insanity, without Criminals, and without War.' It can be stopped only by the insane.
 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...
  The following information is from the book "What Is Scientology" from the Church of Scientology International, copyright 1998 -   Religious background (page 463)   27.3% protestant, 26% catholic, 23.8% none, 6.3% other, 5.3% jewish, 1% eastern, 10.3% no answer to survey.   Age (page...
a church, usually. They are often not as fancy as other churches or mosques, but its a church, all the same.
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...
yes because its apart of art
Scientologists speak more than 65 languages, from more than 200  races and cultures across 172 nations of Earth. There are more than  11'000 Scientology churches, missions and groups worldwide.   The location which is has the highest concentration of  Scientologists is Los Angeles.
  Very complicated subject but the simple answer is: The Church of Scientology is recognized as an established 'religion' in the US and as such, their internal and administrative operations, and worship activities, are sacrosanct so long as they do not icross the line into unlawful conduct or...
 Implicit in the Scientology worldview is a mandate to employ the  truths of Scientology to uplift Mankind. Consequently, as  Scientology grows, so too the humanitarian programs Scientologists  support. Those programs now include:   The world's largest nongovernmental anti-drug campaign, ...
L. Ron Hubbard travelled the Orient as a young man in he 1920's. He already had an interest in the mind from a naval commander he met as a teenager. Scientology research began in the early 1930's and the first time L. Ron Hubbard used the word was in 1932. After the war he wrote a book on the mind...
No, Scientology is an applied religious philosophy, something we  use.   A person can study the Scientology tools and apply them in his life  to see if they work for him.   There is no believe or faith involved.
Scientology is not a faith based religion. Members are not required  to believe or pray.   Scientology is instead an applied religious philosophy which offer  tools that can be applied to life.   These tools range from courses on how to communicate better, how to  get along with others, how...
No one actually knows since its a cult but from what I've gathered "You're either in, or you're out!"
I have a bit of a long answer for you. Scientology affects you in a big way once you understand what it is about. The benefits of learning Scientology are big immense. Let us start with the concept of what are you? Would it affect your life to know what is life? Likely it would. I would understand...
Scientology is not a faith based religion.   It is an applied religious philosophy. It offers tools that one can  use in his own life.   One is not asked to worship a God or Gods in Scientology.   What God is, is up to each personal understanding.   People from all faiths practice...
All official Scientology texts, lectures and books were written by L. Ron Hubbard.
David Miscavige. The founder of Scientology was L Ron Hubbard, who died in 1986.
One gets a free membership for a limited time, or donates for a longer term membership. A lot of exciting things are done with money from memberships. Check it out. Membership money goes to the International Association of Scientologists to fund projects like disaster relief for Katrina Hurricane...
Usually by word of mouth, often by reading a book, seeingpromotional materials or visiting a Church of Scientology.Sometimes one becomes interested by meeting a Scientologist andsensing that person has "something"-a positive attitude towardlife, certainty, self-confidence and happiness, which they...
There is no reason to compare Scientology with Christianity.   The only thing they have in common is their religious nature and  the presence of churches.   All the rest is different.    Christianity is a faith based religion were members are asked to  pray and worship God   .  ...
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...
To knock on your door as early as possible to wake you up
In Scientology one might view life a little differently. In some religions one had a body and one has a soul. In Scientology one views the body has a having a life of its own, and one has their own life, pretty much, as a spiritual being. One is his own soul. He doesn't have 'a soul.' He has a life...
No. The Church of Scientology has a completely different set of beliefs that some see as based on science fiction.    Answer   The Holy Scriptures written by The GOD L. Ron. Hubbard The God Ron said "Never Defend, Always Attack". He "thought" and then "Doctrine of Fair Game" came into...
L. Ron Hubbard - science fiction author.
There are over 11'000 Scientology churches, missions and groups  worldwide.   To find the closest one to you,   you can use the "Scientology church locator" on the Scientology  website.   That is a map that shows you the location of all Scientology  churches and missions.
Extort money from its followers and blackmail or bully ex-members into silence.
They do what they have decided to do, what they have trained themselves to do. In this sense it is no different than anyone else. Here are two examples: First; If a play has three acts, and in the first act the leading character is the President, you would expect him to also be the President in...
Yes, there are many special days and events in Scientology.   Here are the two most important:   March 13 is L. Ron Hubbard's birthday. This is an officially  recognized religious holiday in the United States. Pupils who want  to participate to the events during this holiday are legally ...
Like most religions, Scientology has churches.   There are more than 11'000 churches, missions and groups around the  world.    Scientology is not a faith based religion, but an applied religious  philosophy.   It offers tools that can be applied in life. No one is asked to  believe,...
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...
Only if you get the top score and add 10 to it. No valid IQ test can be given in 30 minutes, so I would be very suspect. The highest score on the so called "Novis Mental Ability Test," is 155. Many who have scored "off the scale" of a regular IQ test would test "low" on the Scientology created ...
Maybe the evil is trying to escape him somehow.
Well, most people do believe in god, or a powerful being. But there are some people that do think we evolved from other animals such as Apes. For example, scientists..... they believed there had to be a logical explanation for how we were made. So they started to hypothesize and came up with a...
Do you mean which celebrities were made fun of on that episode? If so, it was Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman and R. Kelly
Because Scientologists are expected to sever all ties with non-believers, which means isolating them from their families and close friends. They are also expected to turn over nearly all of their money to the "church" as donations, and payment for courses. Members are pressured to deny themselves...
That's ridiculous! Maybe they think women shouldn't talk a LOT and waste extra energy.
There dozens of Scientology books written by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Scientology means a study of knowledge, and thus Scientology has many books, as there is a lot to study. But the book that started it all was not a Scientology book. It was a Dianetics book. Scientology is a...
Scientology is an applied religious philosophy developed by L. Ron Hubbard. It has its origins all over the world, though mainly it began as a movement mostly in the USA. Before Scientology formally began, L. Ron Hubbard travelled through Asia as a young teenager. Scientology began in the early...
Yes! Their name has already answer this question. Jehovah is God, the only Creator of the universe,unique personal name. It is so unique that it means God will do what he want to do. Besides that, Jehovah's Witnesses worship God only, and all dedication and prayer and all praise made by Jehovah's...
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...
Scientology was invented as part of a tax scam which the founder admitted to doing and scientology was also found guilty of fraud of in french court, and queers worship the scientology religion because it is fake, queers.
Scientology is a religion created by the well known science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. The primary reason that a lot of people believe it because they like the core values and ideology that it teaches. Unlike most religions, scientology is relatively new and therefore needs significant funding...
KKK outfits and babies with a side of salad.
Abd Allah ibn Abd al-Muttalib was the father of prophet Muhammad.
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...
First, Scientology is not considered a religion in the UK and by  many other countries and denominations around the world. It has  been recognized as a religion in the US, its country of origin, as  a non-profit charitable organization for tax purposes since 1993.  There are some significant...
Yes, Scientology can be a great deal of fun. In fact, the end  phenomena of many processes is an "improved mood" or uplifted  spirit. Also, being in a pretty good mood is a kind of prerequisite  for most things in Scientology, so I think it is fair to say that  Scientology can be fun, and in my...
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...
Baca is a Catholic. A March 24, 2010 article in the LA Times  entitled "L.A.County sheriff defends himself, Muslims after attack  by Indiana lawmaker" quotes him claiming he is a "weak Catholic".  The article was written by Carla Hall and Raja Abdulrahim.      "L.A. County sheriff...