Who is in scientology?
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 by the Church to be a Member.
Anyone that attests they intend to use, or do use any knowledge in Scientology destructively may NOT be in Scientology.
Google is being corrupted by anti Scientology groups who take advantage of Googles internal optimization algorithms to promote their own complaints and dramatizations about their own biases against Scientology and the Church of Scientology. Google currently favors anti scientology websites and blogs, which is terribly unfair to those of us seeking legitimate information or fellowship within the Scientology community.
Scientology is an "applied philosophy", and is nondenominational. Christian belief is accepted, but is not part of Scientology practice. Many Scientologists are Christian, but Scientology is not related to Christianity. Scientology is a practice more than a belief, and is non exclusive. Scientologists are free to participate in any other religious practices or beliefs they like.
"Is Scientology based on atheism?" No, Scientology is a fraudulent religion created by a mediocre author on a dare. L. Ron Hubbard's religion has elements of the supernatural in it. Atheists do not believe in Scientology. Scientology is in general an insane mockery of all religions and scientific concepts.
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 practice Scientology.
Yes. The "Church of Scientology" is the main scientology practicing organisation, and by far the largest and most powerful. It has a complex organisational structure, and is the organisation originally led by L Ron Hubbard, the creator of scientology. The splinter groups are known collectively as "the Free Zone". They are generally disaffected scientologists, often unhappy with the actions of the organisation - CoS - in particular with the costs of scientology training. Both the…
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 which is still disputed.
Why do a lot of people hate Tom Cruise for believing in Scientology. What is Scientology and what does it mean. Why is everyone thinking of him as a dbag?
Scientology has often been accused of using dirty tricks to attract people, and to keep them. It has in fact been outlawed in some countries. To learn more about Scientology, I suggest you start with the Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology. There is also a more specific article on controversies here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_controversies