Scientology Article Reveals Why People Leave Jobs, Groups, Marriages

“What did I do wrong?” cries the jilted lover—a cry we hear more and more often. According to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, which reports approximately half of U.S. marriages now end in divorce.On a seemingly unrelated subject, an article in the Baltimore Sun quotes Moody's economist Sophia Koropeckyj on the percentage of American workers voluntarily leaving jobs rising to the highest level in four years.Are these social indexes related?In resea … [Read more...]

So where's the stained glass?

If you have only been exposed to Western Protestant religions, you won't see too much in a Church of Scientology that you recognize as "church-like." There is a little stained glass, but not much. There is no large hall where members gather, no hymnals and no pipe organ.There is a weekly service and people do attend, but it is not the centerpiece of religious practice.The practice of Scientology does not center around a deity. It has more in common with Buddhism, it is a path to … [Read more...]

Does Scientology cure physical illness?

No. If you come in to a Church of Scientology with a physical illness you will first need to visit a health care practitioner of your choice and get treatment underway. But once this is started there are thingsthat Scientology can do to help you.In conventional thought, illnesses are viewed as being purely physical or purely mental (psychosomatic). Physical illnesses are treated by purely physical means. Psychosomatic illnesses are "all in your head" and patients are sometimes treated as if … [Read more...]

What is the focus of Scientology?

The primary focus of Scientology is on maximizing the potential of the individual.Scientologists believe that you can change, that you can be better than you are. We believe that you can be a smarter, faster, braver and kinder person. When we take this into the larger sphere, Scientologists believe that the world can be a better place.We believe that we have real practical tools to bring this about. Scientology is populated by people who read what it's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, wrote and … [Read more...]