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  About the Church of Scientology® Its symbols, history, belief and practices
Scientology teaches that this idea is patently false, unworkable, and acts as a barrier to personal understanding of life.
Scientology is different — it believes in increasing the ability and intelligence of the individual so he or she can improve his own life, overcome those factors that hold him down, and solve his or her own problems.
With the act of exteriorization, attainable in Scientology, the individual gains the certainty that he is himself, an immortal spiritual being, and not a body.
www.religioustolerance.org /scientol1.htm   (2202 words)

  Scientology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name "Scientology" is also used to refer to the controversial Church of Scientology, the largest organization promoting the practice of Scientology, which is itself part of a network of affiliated corporations that claim ownership and sole authority to disseminate Dianetics and Scientology.
In France, the church of scientology was categorized as a sect (or cult) in the 2468 report of the Assemblée Nationale (the legislative body), in 1995.
The Church of Scientology is one of a small number of groups involved in the Anti-psychiatry movement, and one of the few organizations that publicly oppose the study and application of psychology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scientology   (9000 words)

 Church of Scientology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The government of Belgium and, until recently, that of Germany, officially regarded the Church as a totalitarian cult; in France, a parliamentary report classified Scientology as a dangerous cult; in the United Kingdom and Canada, the Church is not regarded as meeting the legal standards for being considered a bona fide religion or charity.
Scientology calls its larger centers orgs, short for "organizations." The major Scientology church of a region is known as the local org, e.g., "the New York org", or "the Washington, D.C. org".
The Church of Scientology maintains a large base on the outskirts of Trementina, New Mexico whose stated purpose is storage for an archiving project: engraving Scientology founder L.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Church_of_Scientology   (4728 words)

 Church of Scientology - The Foundation for Religious Freedom
Church of Scientology was established in Los Angeles, California.
Church of Scientology believes "that Man is basically good, that he is seeking to survive, [and] that his survival depends on himself and upon his fellows and his attainment of brotherhood with the universe" (from Church of Scientology's statement of beliefs).
Scientology auditing (counseling of one individual by another) consists of an "auditor" guiding someone through various mental processes to first free the individual of the effects of the "reactive mind," and then to fully realize the spiritual nature of the person.
www.forf.org /news/2004/scientology.html   (1119 words)

 Church of Scientology: The Bonafides of the Scientology Religion
Church of Scientology: The Bonafides of the Scientology Religion
The Church of Scientology was established in 1954.
The goal of the Scientology religion is to achieve complete certainty of one's spiritual existence, one's relationship to the Supreme Being, and his role in eternity.
www.bonafidescientology.org   (417 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Church of Scientology
Scientology brought a new focus to the doctrine of Hubbard, a focus that extended Dianetics into the realm of religious movements.
Scientology, in sum, is a religious movement that professes to guide the journey of the individual towards a state of transcendent near-perfection.
Aside from Scientology's Internet battles over the distribution of secret Upper Level OT materials, another recent controversy has been the treatment of the death of Lisa McPherson, a Scientologist who was allegedly mistreated while in the care of Scientologists prior to her death in December 1995.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/scientology.html   (4802 words)

 Scientology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
The Founder of the Church of Scientology is Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (1911-1986), born in Tilden, Nebraska on 1911-MAR-13.
Scientology "auditing" is a unique form of personal counseling intended to help an individual look at his own existence and improve their ability to confront what and where they are.
Jean-Jacques Mazier, the former head of the Lyons Mission of the Church of Scientology, was convicted of manslaughter and fraud.
www.chaplaincare.navy.mil /Scientology.htm   (3792 words)

 What is Scientology? - Scientology Effective Solutions
In June 1968, the Church of Scientology of Denmark was established in Copenhagen — and in 1970 became the seat of the European mother Church of the Scientology religion.
The Church of Scientology in Milan quickly became one of the largest in the world, its congregation today served by more than 250 ministers and staff.
In November 2000, the Milan Church moved to vastly expanded quarters, with 3,000 citizens — religious and civic leaders, government officials, and the vice president of the Italian Parliament attending its grand opening.
www.scientologyreligion.org /pg003.html   (654 words)

 Reviews -- The Church of Scientology, by Gordon Melton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Scientology emerged in the early 1950s as a movement that found its inspiration in the voluminous writings of L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986).
Scientology was soon serving as a religion for many of Hubbard's followers; thus it came as no surprise that the first Church of Scientology was founded in 1954.
Scientology seems to have found the permanence it has sought, although it is still too early to tell if it will win the acceptance it seeks.
www.signaturebooks.com /reviews/scientology.htm   (1053 words)

 The Church of Scientology
They are also the major focus of the church's interaction with the community as they motivate members to become involved in the church's social service and community action programs.
It is the church's belief that artists can have a special role to play in utilizing their skills to elevate culture, and the church has a special role in assisting artists improve their ability to communicate with the public.
The church also moved in 1984 to unite its membership in the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) for the specific purpose of ensuring continuation in the spirit of the Creed of the Church of Scientology, which calls for equal right and religious freedom for all people.
www.americanreligion.org /books/scientology.html   (1356 words)

 Church of Scientology International European Public Affairs and Human Rights Office
The Church of Scientology of Moscow joined the local Moscow chapter of Youth for Human Rights International and the Moscow government in organizing the 26th annual International Marathon for Peace.
A team of 20 Scientology Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology of Moscow boarded the Trans-Siberian railway this week, signaling the official launch of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Trans-Siberian Goodwill Tour.
year in the city, the Church of Scientology of Milano (Milan) is expanding its service to the city with the grand opening of a Dianetics and Scientology Life Improvement Center right in the heart of one of the most important financial and business centers of Northern Italy and all of Europe.
www.scientology-europe.org   (848 words)

 Scientology - Church of Scientology Official Site
Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life.
Through Scientology, people all over the world are achieving the long-sought goal of true spiritual release and freedom.
Locate the Church of Scientology nearest to you with our church locator or in the UK.
www.scientology.org   (295 words)

 The Church of Scientology vs. the Net
In January of 1995, Church of Scientology lawyer Helena Kobrin actually tried to remove the entire alt.religion.scientology newsgroup from the Net, claiming that the very name of the discussion group violated their trademark, and that the group was being used to post infringements of the Church's copyrights.
During the winter of 1995, the Church of Scientology's lawyers sent legal threats to the operators of numerous anonymous-remailing services, demanding that the remailers block access to alt.religion.scientology and another related newsgroup, alt.clearing.technology.
Church of Scientology lawyers have sent threatening email (and occasionally faxes and snail-mail) to numerous Netizens, claiming that they were violating Church copyrights by posting short excerpts (often as short as 6 lines) from the Church's "secret scriptures".
www2.thecia.net /users/rnewman/scientology/home.html   (2146 words)

 Scientology's Abusive Release Forms
In November 2002, the ever-paranoid Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization issued a new set of legal release forms that people are required to sign before they can receive "services" from the church.
The most significant factor I can find on this form is the agreement that all churches of Scientology are independent of each other and individually responsible for their actions.
This is what will allow Scientology to gut a local church of resources if it gets sued (as they did with the Church of Scientology of California after Wollersheim sued them), and preclude the plaintiff from filing suit against any other tentacles of the Scientology octopus.
www.cs.cmu.edu /~dst/Scientology/ReleaseForms   (589 words)

 The Daily Free Press, 9/11/95
Protesters in front of the church's Beacon Street headquarters drew Boston University into the demonstration by condemning board of trustee chairman Earle C. Cooley, a lawyer for the church, and preparing to distribute informational leaflets on BU's campus.
Carrying a sign reading, "War on the Internet: Scientology and Boston's Earle C. Cooley of BU have blood on their hands," Robert Mentin, a Boston resident, said he came to protest Scientology's alleged attack on free speech and to oppose the suffering that he said the group has caused.
Church representatives, who dotted the demonstrating crowd, said they understood why the Internet advocates were protesting, but they vowed to protect their copyright.
www.xs4all.nl /~kspaink/cos/rnewman/media/bu-freep-9.11.95.html   (927 words)

 Church of Scientology 'Say No to Drugs' Anti Drug Campaign
For more than two decades, the Church of Scientology’s worldwide drug education campaign has provided the truth about drugs to hundreds of millions across the globe.
To counter the scourge of drugs, and the torrent of messages promoting them, the Church of Scientology has long sponsored the largest non-governmental, anti-drug campaign on Earth—“Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life”—a community drug education and drug prevention program to educate children and adults about the dangers of drugs.
At its core, the Church of Scientology’s drug prevention campaign is a grass-roots movement made up of people-Scientologists and non—Scientologists alike—who are united in the commitment to take action to combat drug abuse through effective education.
www.notodrugs-yestolife.org /index.htm   (678 words)

 Church of Scientology in the United Kingdom
Church of Scientology International responds to inquiries concerning the application of Dianetics and Scientology principles to child birth.
Scientologists have helped millions of underprivileged children to dramatically improve their reading level, vocabulary and comprehension, and the record of the fight for human rights by the Church of Scientology is unparalleled.
Advanced Organization and Saint Hill United Kingdom The Saint Hill College for Scientologists, Scientology headquarter for the UK, is situated on fifty-five acres of rolling countryside in Sussex, England.
www.scientology.org.uk   (285 words)

 Scientology Effective Solutions
The Church of Scientology International European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights in Brussels, Belgium, created this web site to make effective solutions of the Churches of Scientology broadly available to governments, civic, community and religious groups and individuals.
It is these solutions and the lasting positive results they bring that has become the hallmark of the Scientology religion — the fastest growing religious movement on earth.
LONDON — Scientologists from around the world, who had come to the United Kingdom to celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Scientologists, joined dignitaries and neighbors in welcoming the Church of Scientology of London to its new home on Queen Victoria Street in the heart of the city.
www.scientologyreligion.org   (307 words)

 Operation Clambake - The Inner Secrets Of Scientology
After 25+ years as top executives in Scientology, it seems like the cult is rewriting history by purging their names from all official sources.
Scientology was presented by L. Ron Hubbard at a lecture in 1952.
In Scientology doctrine, Xenu (also Xemu) 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.
www.xenu.net   (1763 words)

 Scientology: Trademark Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
These marks are licensed for use by affiliated organizations of the Church of Scientology International, and have been registered in many countries of the world:
Scientologist is a collective membership mark designating members of the affiliated churches and missions of Scientology.
Church of Scientology International European Public Affairs and Human Rights Office
www.scientology.org /tmnotice.htm   (169 words)

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