Print
PDF

World Religions - Scientology

The Church of Scientology

What do Scientologists believe?

The Church of Scientology was founded in 1952 by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard started a movement called Dianetics which he claimed improved intelligence and removed negative thoughts from its believer's minds. His book on Dianetics sold millions of copies and he decided to turn Dianetics into a religion.
The Church of Scientology is perhaps best known for its celebrity members including Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kate Cebrano.

What does Scientology teach?

The faith teaches that Scientology is the study of truth. Scientology does not emphasize particular beliefs about God or other traditional religious topics, yet it calls itself a "Church" and presents many of its teachings in spiritual and religious terms.

Scientology does not include an official belief about the afterlife. However, it reports that during auditing, a person often recalls memories of past lives and that Scientology ascribes to the idea of being born again into another body. In Scientology doctrine, Xenu is a galactic ruler who, 75 million years ago, brought billions of people to Earth, stacked them around volcanoes and blew them up with hydrogen bombs. Their souls then clustered together and stuck to the bodies of the living. These events are known as "Incident II" or "The Wall of Fire," and the traumatic memories associated with them are known as the "R6 implant." The Xenu story prompted the use of the volcano as a Scientology symbol.

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard detailed the story in Operating Thetan Level III in 1967, famously warning that R6 was "calculated to kill (by pneumonia etc) anyone who attempts to solve it."

Much controversy between the Church of Scientology and its critics has focused on Xenu. The Church avoids making mention of Xenu in public statements and has gone to considerable effort to maintain the story's confidentiality, including legal action on both copyright and trade secrecy grounds.

Critics claim that revealing the story is in the public interest, given the high prices charged for attaining the level of OT III.

Scientology teaches that there is no sin and no need to repent. They believe that salvation is freedom from reincarnation. They also believe that Hell is a myth. This teaching appeals to many because it removes the fear of being punished for wrong things done.

Comments  

 
0 #1 2013-08-27 02:37
If you would more information about Scientology you can visit their official web site at http://www.scientology.org/.
Quote
 

Add comment

Comments are moderated to eliminate blatant advertising. It's fine to disagree with content. We encourage discussion and debate on our forum (see top FORUM tab). Please keep all comments respectful and they will be posted. Spam will be deleted immediately and IP addresses will be blocked.


Security code
Refresh

We are not alone. There is something out there bigger than ourselves. Where will you go after you die? What do you believe and why do you believe it? What is the point of having a mind if you never change it? Here's a surprisingly unsurprising statistic: Everyone dies sooner or later; there is no escaping it and you will be dead for longer than you are alive. This suggests that eternity might be worth more than a passing thought.

Are you ready for the inevitable? There is no need to be fearful of that inevitable moment, so long as you are prepared and as long as you are not taking comfort in something that sounds nice but is really just positive but wishful thinking. Make your life journey count, consider your eternal destination. Just believing in a lie wont make it truth, no matter how much you want it or how appealing that lie is. It is better to know the truth than to live in the delusion of a lie. No one likes being deceived, but in a world of political correctness, acceptance and anything goes, it is easy to side-step the truth of reality. What REALLY is true?

Can we just make up our own truth and say "well that is true for you, but my truth is something else"? Surely we can't all be right, especially when there are so many contradictory beliefs and top world religions out there.


FREE eBook download

Written for those with an interest in spirituality and spiritual leaders, such as the Buddha and the Dalai Lama, Jesus The Man Who Came From God explains the life of Christ and his teachings. It provides a comparison with Islam, Judaism, and other world religions.

From Guru to God - The Experience of Ultimate Truth, by Michael Graham

Michael Graham is an Australian who was among the first Westerners to seriously submit himself to the spirituality of India's most respected gurus. His 28 years of disciplined - and dramatic - practice of Eastern (New Age) religion led Michael to a surprising conclusion.
> View Sample of the Book
> Find it on Amazon!

Recommended Reading From Guru to God


(Recommended Reading)

Read it FREE  online right here, now!

What would happen when leading creationists and skeptics clash head-to-head?

Skeptics Vs Creationists - A Formal Debate


(Recommended Reading)

A former New Age Guru and Yoga teacher at 4 Universities, Author Mike Shreve shares his journey from New Age to finding Truth.  Download Free PDF

(Recommended Reading)

In Search of the True Light, by Mike Shreve

A former New Age Guru and Yoga teacher at 4 Universities, Author Mike Shreve compares 20 World Religions of the world.
Find it on Amazon!

What do you believe?

What do you believe in?
 

What do you Believe? Can You See Your Faith of Choice Below?

Atheism Buddhism Roman Catholicism christianity evolution freemasonry hinduism Im a good person
islam Jehovahs Witness Judaism Church of Latter Day Saints New Age Movement Satanism Scientology Sikhism