Ask a Scientologist–Five Questions Answered Including “What Are the Core Beliefs of the Scientology Religion?”

Tad Reeves, of the Scientology Parent blog, answers 14 questions posed by a student about Scientology. Here are his first five answers. Published courtesy of the Scientology Parent website.6)HOW HAS AUDITING POSITIVELY AFFECTED YOU? The broad answer to that is that auditing has, by and large, made me more honest with myself and others, more generally happy, more stable, and more tolerant of having more moving parts and individual things going on in my life that I’m actively working on … [Read more...]

ASK A SCIENTOLOGIST – 14 STUDENT QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT SCIENTOLOGY

Tad Reeves, of the Scientology Parent blog, answers 14 questions posed by a student about Scientology. Here are his first five answers. Published courtesy of the Scientology Parent website.A student asked the following questions for a school presentation on the subject of Scientology.As a preface to my answers to the questions asked, my name is Tad, I’m a father of 3, a second-generation Scientologist, and am a systems engineer for an Internet service provider.    I’ve been in and around … [Read more...]

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...]