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  Church of Scientology International Answers Questions About the Scientology Religion
Scientology is the only major new religion to emerge in the 20th century.
Scientology’s rapid emergence within the world’s changing religious community has led many to ask what kind of religion it is, how it compares with other faiths and in what ways it is unique.
Scientology churches have championed the principle of open government and pioneered the use of the Freedom of Information Act to eradicate abuses.
faq.scientology.org   (580 words)

  
  Scientology beliefs and practices
The central tenets of Scientology are based on the belief that a person is an immortal spiritual being (referred to as a thetan) who has a mind and a body, but is neither of these, that he is basically good, and that he is seeking to survive.
The central practice of Scientology, and Dianetics before it, is an activity known as auditing (listening) which Scientologists claim seeks to elevate an adherent to a State of Clear, that being one of freedom from the influences of the reactive mind.
Scientology contends that this policy of forbidding "verbal tech" is in order to keep the Tech pure and unadultered, and to prevent students from passing on their misunderstandings of Hubbard's instructions to others.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/s/sc/scientology_beliefs_and_practices.html   (4885 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.
The emphasis in Scientology is on the application of exact methodologies in order to bring about change in the conditions of an individual’s life.
Scientology does not require that one change his or her beliefs or convictions to use it successfully.
www.scientologyhandbook.org   (1095 words)

  
 Scientology beliefs and practices - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The central tenets of Scientology are based on the belief that a person is an immortal spiritual being (referred to as a thetan) who has a mind and a body, but is neither of these, that he is basically good, and that he is seeking to survive.
The central practice of Scientology, and Dianetics before it, is an activity known as auditing (listening) which Scientologists claim seeks to elevate an adherent to a State of Clear, that being one of freedom from the influences of the reactive mind.
Scientology contends that this policy of forbidding "verbal tech" is in order to keep the Tech pure and unadultered, and to prevent students from passing on their misunderstandings of Hubbard's instructions to others.
www.music.us /education/S/Scientology-beliefs-and-practices.htm   (5073 words)

  
 Scientology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The keynote of the Scientology religion is that it deals with the human spirit and its salvation and rehabilitation.
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   (2175 words)

  
 L. Ron Hubbard developed Scientology and Dianetics, which claims to make enlightenment scientifically achievable
Apparently, Scientology has and, in the process, this spanking new religion (the first Scientology organization was established in 1954) claims to have demystified the path not only to the esoteric goal of spiritual enlightenment but also to the far more mundane and immediate goal of mental clarity.
Scientology is a route to knowledge and ability, a body of wisdom and techniques rather than a set of beliefs.
According to Scientology, the individual is made of three parts: the spirit, which Scientology calls the thetan, mind and the body.
www.lifepositive.com /Spirit/new-age-path/scientology/dianetics.asp   (3038 words)

  
 California vs Henson: extraordinary new motion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The concept of "fair game" within the beliefs of Scientology was canceled by L. Ron Hubbard in 1968, precisely because the meaning and intent of the term was mischaracterized in a grossly negative fashion to attack the religion and its adherents unjustifiably.
Rather, defendant intends to introduce evidence of what he claims are Scientology beliefs and practices, contrary to how the religion itself defines its beliefs and practices, and then to attribute defendant's version of Scientology beliefs to the complaining witnesses in an effort to destroy their credibility.
Thus, Scientology beliefs and practices are not relevant to this case and any attempt to introduce evidence of any purported belief and practice in the Scientology religion should be strictly prohibited.
www.keithhenson.org /motion1.htm   (4400 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.
Based on the belief that you cannot free yourself spiritually without working to free others, Scientology has founded and supports many organizations for social betterment, particularly in the areas of drug abuse, crime, psychiatric abuse, government abuse of law, human rights, religious freedom, education, and morality.
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)

  
 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 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 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.
The rapid emergence of Scientology within the world's religious community has led many to ask what kind of religion it is, how it compares with other faiths and in what ways it is unique.
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)

  
 Church of Scientology of Pasadena
Scientology churches are active in their communities and in society.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers are active in disaster relief and helping in their communities with tools to improve communication, relationship problems, parenting, literacy, drug abuse and job stress.
Provides an overview of the religious principles and practices of the Scientology religion including the creed, codes and axioms that form the basis of Scientology religious philosophy, and articles by religious scholars.
www.citycent.com /scientology   (325 words)

  
 CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE
Scientology is an international religion and during the docketed years there were numerous Churches of Scientology around the world.
Two of these are captioned 'Church of Scientology of California' and refer in their text to officers of the United Kingdom Church as 'Directors of the Church of Scientology of California.' The Franchise Office was a major division of the United Kingdom Church.
Once a new person showed a commitment to Scientology through the purchase of a major Scientology service, responsibility for his progress was turned over to registrars in the dissemination division of petitioner's branch churches who monitored each parishioner's training and auditing progress through a central file system.
www.xenu.net /archive/oca/irslegal/240984.html   (18554 words)

  
 The Daily Ablution: Religion of the Week - Scientology
If the beliefs of one are to be ridiculed and implications made about the evil intent of its establishment, then I'd like to see some explanation as to how the others appear to warrant any respect.
For belief systems like Scientology, however, the answer is at best unclear, as belonging effectively means personal alienation from family and community -- not to mention adoption of beliefs that do not seem likely to help the individual in his dealings with the world.
Note that the belief system has nothing to do with whether or not an organization is a cult; it is the incidental practices surrounding the beliefs that create a cult atmosphere.
dailyablution.blogs.com /the_daily_ablution/2004/02/religion_of_the.html   (2686 words)

  
 Skaffe Directory > Society & Culture > Religion > Faiths & Practices > Scientology
Church of Scientology - Beliefs and practices of the Scientology religion.
Church of Scientology: The Bonafides of the Scientology Religion - A description of the Scientology religion: the theology and practice, Scientology members and their community activities, a history of religion and papers by religious scholars.
Scientology - Pastor Jack Nations covers the beliefs and practices of Scientology as part of his study of word religions.
www.skaffe.com /viewCat/7708   (762 words)

  
 Church of Scientology of Michigan
It is a basic tenet of Scientology that man is basically good, but that he is aberrated (capable of erring or departing from rational thought or behavior) and therefore commits harmful acts or sins, thus reducing his awareness and potential power.
Scientology believes that man is not his body, his mind or his brain.
In Scientology, you are given the tools to handle upsets and aberrations from past lives that adversely affect you in present time, thus freeing you to live a much happier life.
www.scientology-detroit.org /ans4.htm   (1533 words)

  
 Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology and Suicide
Scientology gradually suggests to targeted celebrities that by joining this world movement they become part of a secret and special elite and are gaining a "world historic destiny" for their celebrity power.
Scientology and Dianetics are held in such disrepute that in public Scientology must use front groups to defend it, speak for it, and attack its enemies.
Scientology is smart enough to know that when the celebrities confess such embarrassing and incriminating things it allows powerful control over them, because if it was made public it could destroy their careers.
www.xs4all.nl /~fishman/fable.htm   (20752 words)

  
 Church of Scientology: The Bonafides of the Scientology Religion
Church of Scientology: The Bonafides of the Scientology Religion
Ron Hubbard, the Founder of the Scientology religion, are:
In alignment with the Aims of Scientology individual Scientologists are extremely active in society.
www.bonafidescientology.org   (435 words)

  
 Excite Deutschland - Society - Religion and Spirituality - Scientology - Church of Scientology
Summary of Scientology beliefs and practices, including on such issues as gay marriage, the afterlife and the supreme being.
An overview that discusses the Religious Technology Center as holder of the trademarks of Dianetics and Scientology and its relationship to the remainder of the Church.
A brief description of the history and beliefs of the Church of Scientology and its founder.
www.excite.de /directory/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Scientology/Church_of_Scientology   (695 words)

  
 What is Scientology? | Scientology Lies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At various times Hubbard has held that Scientology "can cure some seventy percent of man's illnesses," that it is the only effective counterforce to the H-bomb threat and that it can make you immune to the common cold.
The Church of Scientology of Missouri, a branch of a controversial organization promising total spiritual freedom for all followers, opened in 1969 with a six member staff at a small Brentwood office.
A woman they called "Lee" recounted her 12 years in the Scientology and her emotional and physical struggle to break away from the sect.
www.scientology-lies.com /scientology/index.html   (404 words)

  
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The introduction of evidence of purported Scientology beliefs or practices to attack the complaining witnesses' credibility is barred by California Evidence Code 789 2.
Defendant's attempt to introduce evidence of any purported belief and practice in the Scientology religion is irrelevant and thus inadmissible under Evidence Code 350; 3.
Declaration of Kurt Weiland, 14 Thus, a proper understanding of the religious beliefs of Scientology is that Scientologists should always act lawfully, honestly, and ethically, and that they should neither lie, cheat, or steal.
www.operatingthetan.com /motion1.txt   (4089 words)

  
 Experts all say: Scientology is a religion
Wilson concluded that “the Church of Scientology is one of a number of new religious movements which embraces features which correspond in certain respects to some of the trends evident in the mainstream of western religion.
Wilson also found that “[Scientologists] perceive their beliefs and practices as a religion, and many bring to them levels of commitment which exceed those normally found among believers in the traditional churches....
“Every religion which makes claim to a definitive body of doctrine and practice which it regards as exclusively its own, is likely to be faced with the fact that from time to time some erstwhile members will relinquish their allegiance and cease to be subscribed to the formularies of the faith,” he stated.
www.freedommag.org /english/vol27I5/page15.htm   (1261 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: Scientology 'South Park' back on Comedy Central   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But the likening of the "Bloody Mary" episode to the Scientology and Islam programs is not sitting well with the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
"Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored," he continued, never mentioning the Scientology episode, but citing the controversy over cartoon depictions of Muhammad.
Scientology has been featured prominently in the media in recent years, with high-profile members including John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze and Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51030   (725 words)

  
 Narconon Exposed: Narconon and Scientology - Organisations
Scientology's trademarks are controlled and enforced by a separate corporation, the Religious Technology Center (RTC); its copyrights are held by another corporation, the Church of Spiritual Technology (CST); its publications are issued by yet another corporation, Bridge Publications - and so on.
Narconon and the Church of Scientology refer to Narconon being incorporated "by William Benitez on May 20, 1970." [Kate Wickstrom, letter to Battle Creek Enquirer, 26 July 2002] Its incorporation was supposedly performed "to formalize what was then a loose, grassroots movement" [Church of Scientology International Exemption Application Form 1023 Attached Statement, 1993].
In a distillation of Scientology's "salvation for cash" approach to spiritual advancement, IAS members are encouraged to donate huge sums of money and are awarded ranks and badges or plaques of merit in recognition of their contributions (denominated in US dollars).
www-2.cs.cmu.edu /~dst/Narconon/organisations.htm   (9144 words)

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