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Beliefs



Sacred Narratives

Scientologists build their sacred narrative around themes of accomplishment and success, of their founder, of the church as a whole, and of individual members.

Ultimate Reality and Divine Beings

The Church of Scientology has no set dogma concerning God. The concept of God is expressed as the Eighth Dynamic, the urge toward existence as infinity. This is also identified as the Supreme Being. As the Eighth Dynamic, the Scientology concept of God rests at the apex of universal survival.

Human Nature and the Purpose of Existence

Scientology teaches that humans are immortal spiritual beings. Their existence extends well beyond a single lifetime and their capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized. Humans are basically good, and spiritual salvation depends upon the attainment of brotherhood with the universe.

Suffering and the Problem of Evil

Scientology distinguishes between good and evil. Actions that enhance survival on the majority of the eight aspects of life (the Eight Dynamics) are good; those that destroy or deny these aspects of life are evil. Scientologists strive to make decisions that will enhance the majority of these dynamics of life.

Afterlife and Salvation

Scientologists believe that they will return to an embodied existence after they end this present life and will be able to continue to work for the goals of Scientology of freeing the planet.

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