How do Scientologists celebrate the holiday season?

At this time of year, media often ask how Scientologists observe the holiday season. To answer that question, the Church of Scientology International provides the following:How do Scientologists celebrate the holiday season?Observances of the holidays are as diverse as Scientologists are.Because the Scientology religion is practiced in 165 countries and territories, Scientologists come from a wide variety of faiths and cultural traditions.But no matter what their background, … [Read more...]

An interesting article by By Michelle Kuehlhorn – Staff Writer for the North Eastern Illinois University IndependentIn 1952, Hubbard used the Dianetics framework and published a new set of teachings as Scientology, a religious philosophy. In 1953, Hubbard incorporated the Church of American Science, Church of Scientology, and Church of Spiritual Engineering in Camden, New Jersey. On February 18, 1954, Hubbard gave his blessing to his followers to set up the first local Church of Scientology i … [Read more...]

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Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others

A good time to reflect on this precept: … [Read more...]

Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others

In light of the recent posting on Tel Aviv, here is a video excerpt from the book-on-film on The Way to Happiness. … [Read more...]

A Unique Contemporary Religion

Scientology is a truly unique contemporary religion—the only new major religion to emerge in the twentieth century.While the hope for spiritual freedom is ancient, what Scientology is doing is new. The way it is organized is new. The technologies with which it can bring about a new state of being in Man are likewise new.Because Scientology addresses Man as a spiritual being, it stands completely apart from other fields which see Man as a product of his environment or his g … [Read more...]

A Scientologist speaks out

The Los Angeles Times questions a Scientologist about some of the claims media and critics make about the religion.  Here are her answers:Critics of Scientology bring up unusual topics such as Xenu and thetans and aliens …You are a thetan. I am a thetan. Think of it as "soul" or "spirit" or "identity." We have our minds and our bodies, but we are not these things. We don't have mass or motion or wavelength or a position in time or space. We can perceive, and we can im … [Read more...]

Credo: Susan Taylor

Reprinted from the Washington Examiner Susan Taylor was climbing mountains and teaching skiing in Jackson Hole, Wy., in 1969 when a friend gave her a book entitled "The Fundamentals of Thought." It was by L. Ron Hubbard, who founded the Church of Scientology just 16 years before. After reading the book and taking a scientologist communications course, Taylor became a staff member of her local church. Now she's the president of the Church of Scientology in D.C. and the national … [Read more...]

What is its understanding of a Supreme Being and the spiritual aspects of life which transcend the temporal world?

The questions is often raised: Does Scientology have a concept of God?The answer is: Most definitely.In Scientology, 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 very apex of universal survival. As L. Ron Hubbard wrote in Science of Survival:“No culture in the history of the world, save the thoroughly depraved and expiring ones, has … [Read more...]


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