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In the News (Sun 23 Jun 19)

  
  God, as viewed by Christianity and other monotheistic religons
The Scientology religion is an expanding new religion, founded by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.
The word Scientology means the “study of knowledge or truth” and addresses the rehabilitation and salvation of the human spirit.
Scientology, Dianetics and The Bridge are trademarks and service marks owned by Religious Technology Center.
www.religioustolerance.org /scientol.htm   (193 words)

  
  Church of Scientology - The Foundation for Religious Freedom
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.
Scientology "training" consists of many levels of courses about (1) improving the daily life of individuals by giving them various tools (i.e., concerning communication), and (2) learning the techniques of auditing so that one can counsel others.
www.forf.org /news/2004/scientology.html   (1119 words)

  
  Scientology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to Scientology, the lower the person is on the tone scale, the more complex and convoluted his or her day-to-day problems tend to be, and the more care and judgment should be exercised regarding communication and interchange with the individual.
Scientology is considered a religion in the United States, Thailand, Taiwan, Spain, and Australia, and thus enjoys and regularly cites the constitutional protections afforded in two of these nations to religious practice (First Amendment to the United States Constitution; Australian Constitution, s 116).
Scientology is publicly and vehemently opposed to psychiatry and psychology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scientology   (8975 words)

  
 Xenu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hubbard's statements concerning the R6 implant have been a source of enormous contention between the Church of Scientology and its critics, with many critics and Christians stating that Hubbard's statements regarding R6 prove that Scientology doctrine is incompatible with Christianity [3] [4] [5] [6], despite the Church's claims to the contrary [7].
Scientology's "Sea Org", an elite group within the church that originated with Hubbard's personal staff aboard his fleet of ships, takes many of its symbols from the story of Xenu and OT III.
They claim the story is evidence Scientology is a scam and a confidence trick, and at the very least the Church peddles bad science fiction; they maintain that spreading the story informs the public of what the Church actually sells and is thus in the public interest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Xenu   (5441 words)

  
 Scientology Handbook: How can Scientology Help Me...
Scientology, however, is unique in that it contains practical means of enabling man to resolve his material concerns and so come to achieve his spiritual aspirations.
This handbook contains the basic Scientology principles and methods most often employed to help people get along better in interpersonal relationships, be more successful in their work, improve their family life, and effectively help their friends, family and associates do the same.
Scientology does not require that one change his or her beliefs or convictions to use it successfully.
www.scientologyhandbook.org   (1095 words)

  
 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 Media Information - Church of Scientology International
National Church of Scientology Recognized in Spain Today, the National Court in Madrid issued a landmark decision affirming the right to religious freedom in Spain by recognizing that the National Church of Scientology of Spain should be entered in the Registry of Religious Entities.
Scientology is the only major new religion to emerge in the 20th century.
It is because churches of Scientology and their members are so active, and because Scientology is a large and growing international religion, that Scientology continues to be a subject of significant public and media interest.
www.scientologytoday.org   (928 words)

  
 Beliefnet Presents a Comprehensive Look in to Scientology: Beliefs and Practices -- Beliefnet.com
Salvation is achieved through the practices and techniques of Scientology, the ultimate goal of which is to realize one's true nature as an immortal spirit, a thetan.
Only when the individual is aware of his spiritual nature can he identify his barriers within the universe and overcome them, rising out of a lower state and into a higher state of happiness and freedom.
Scientology strongly favors the use of their methodology for spiritual/mental healing over the use of conventional treatment.
www.beliefnet.com /story/80/story_8057_1.html   (462 words)

  
 Scientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power
Scientology doctrine warns that even adherents who are "cleared" of engrams face grave spiritual dangers unless they are pushed to higher and more expensive levels.
Outside the U.S., Scientology appears to be most active in Germany where the attorney general of the state of Bavaria has branded the cult "distinctly totalitarian" and aimed at "the economic exploitation of customers who are in bondage to it." In 1984 nearly 100 police raided the church in Munich.
This led to a Scientology plot (called Operation Freak-Out) whose goal, according to church documents, was "to get P.C. incarcerated in a mental institution or jail." It almost worked: by impersonating Cooper, Scientologists got her indicted in 1973 for threatening to bomb the church.
www.cs.cmu.edu /~dst/Fishman/time-behar.html   (7212 words)

  
 The Watchman Expositor: Scientology Profile
According to Scientology, Man is, at the core of his being, a Thetan.
Once the engram is openly expressed by the pre-clear (Scientology student), then "Auditing gets rid of unwanted barriers that inhibit, stop or blunt a person's natural abilities as well as gradiently increasing the abilities a person has so that he becomes more able and his survival, happiness and intelligence increase enormously.
It is the purpose of Scientology, through its auditing efforts to rid the thetan of all engrams so that in turn that thetan, who now possesses a new educational perspective on reality, as a result of the auditing, may advance to a higher state of being or Clear.
www.watchman.org /profile/sientpro.htm   (2058 words)

  
 Tampabay: Scientology's town
A Scientology identity would dismay many in Clearwater, where a crush of uniformed church staffers walk the streets and often are targets of whispers and jokes.
Scientology officials also had plotted, the documents showed, to discredit their Clearwater "enemies" - political figures, local police and newspaper editors and reporters.
Scientology's Flag Building "is a direct reflection of where the church is now and where it sees itself going," he said.
www.sptimes.com /2004/07/18/Tampabay/Scientology_s_town.shtml   (4507 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)

  
 Rolling Stone : Inside Scientology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She notes that Scientology's buildings have been marred with graffiti and are routinely picketed, which she sees as a sign of religious bigotry.
Indeed, Scientology holds that the entire field of neurological and mental-health research -- from Freud to the study of brain chemistry -- is pseudoscience.
Scientology has been extremely effective at attacking its defectors, often destroying their credibility entirely, a policy that observers call "dead agenting." Some of the church's highest-profile critics say they have been on the receiving end of this policy.
www.rollingstone.com /politics/story/9363363/inside_scientology   (12202 words)

  
 Scientology Theology Reference. Theology & Practice of a Contemporary Religion: Scientology
The Church of Scientology was established in 1954.
The rapid emergence of the Scientology religion within the world’s changing spiritual community has led many to ask what kind of religion it is, how it compares with other faiths and in what ways it is different.
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.
theology.scientology.org   (248 words)

  
 Scientology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Scientology religion also holds that individuals advance to the degree they preserve their spiritual integrity and values, and remain honest and decent.
The goal of Scientology applied religious philosophy is to bring the individual to a point where they are capable of sorting out the factors in their own life and solving their own problems.
Scientology believes that when an individual’s intelligence is raised, and learns how to better confront life, he can solve his own problems and so better his own life.
www.chaplaincare.navy.mil /Scientology.htm   (2289 words)

  
 Scientology Training/Dianetics Training
Scientology study programs range from introductory Scientology courses to training as a Scientology auditor (the title for a Scientology spiritual counselor) to the study of the most advanced aspects of Scientology scriptures where one gains vastly increased awareness and spiritual freedom.
Unlike many other religions Scientology is a practical means of improving all of life, from the handling of relationships, stress in the workplace and anxiety over factors in life that seem dangerous or out of control, to the accomplishment of happiness and true spiritual freedom.
Scientology Life Improvement courses were created to help people change those aspects of their lives that really need improvement.
training.scientology.org   (967 words)

  
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Scientology is a religious movement based on the teachings of the American writer and visionary L. Ron Hubbard.
Scientology teaches that human beings are immortal spirits called Thetans, which is derived from the Greek word theta, meaning life.
Scientology claims that most humans have lost consciousness of their Thetan potential but can be trained to be "operating Thetans" through the techniques and knowledge of Scientology.
www.cedarnet.org /jnation/book/bk19-16.html   (258 words)

  
 Scientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power
Scientology doctrine warns that even adherents who are "cleared" of engrams face grave spiritual dangers unless they are pushed to higher and more expensive levels.
Outside the U.S., Scientology appears to be most active in Germany where the attorney general of the state of Bavaria has branded the cult "distinctly totalitarian" and aimed at "the economic exploitation of customers who are in bondage to it." In 1984 nearly 100 police raided the church in Munich.
This led to a Scientology plot (called Operation Freak-Out) whose goal, according to church documents, was "to get P.C. incarcerated in a mental institution or jail." It almost worked: by impersonating Cooper, Scientologists got her indicted in 1973 for threatening to bomb the church.
www-2.cs.cmu.edu /~dst/Fishman/time-behar.html   (7212 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
The word Scientology literally means "the study of truth." It comes from the Latin word "scio" meaning "knowing in the fullest sense of the word" and the Greek word "logos" meaning "study of."
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.
www.scientology.org   (305 words)

  
 The High Weirdness Project: An Introduction to Scientology
I believe that Scientology is such a volatile, controversial, and polarizing subject that it is impossible to remain unbiased after you have experienced its actions first-hand.
Scientology has earned a reputation for itself as one of the most litigous organizations in history: it has filed hundreds of lawsuits (some say thousands) against a considerable number of its critics and opponents throughout the years, and it has procured an amazing record of legal costs.
Scientology defends this action by stating, "We are not a turn-the-other-cheek religion." These links will take you to various legal documents and court judgements that have had an important effect on Scientology and its relationships with the rest of the world.
www.modemac.com /cos   (1120 words)

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