Is Scientology A Religion?

Sharing an interesting article by Nick Broadhurst This question is asked over and over by different people of differing educational standards.To answer it, we need to look at the earlier question, what is a religion? I am an Australian, and the High Court of Australia, the highest court in our nation, defined religion, and ruled most certainly that Scientology was a religion. But if this is the case, then why do people keep asking this same question? The answer is easy. Religion can … [Read more...]

What Being a Scientology Parent Means to Me

I’m a Scientologist and a parent.  What does that mean?  The answer sums up a lot of why I started this site in the first place.  And although I’ve written over 200 articles on this site so far on the subject, I’ve never actually just summarized what it means to me to be a Scientology Parent. Applying One’s Religion to Life With any religion, there’s a massive difference between simply calling oneself a member of that religion (i.e. “I’m a Scientologist”, “I’m Jewish”, “I’m a Mormon,” etc.), as … [Read more...]

How does Scientology compare with other faiths?

While Scientology shares much in common with other religions as regards basic religious concepts and a mandate to improve society, the most valuable asset Scientology offers is an actual technology for achieving greater spiritual awareness.Moreover, while many religions promise salvation in the hereafter, Scientology offers certainty of eternal salvation now.Then, too, Scientology makes it possible for any religion to attain its goals and is therefore a religion of religions.  … [Read more...]

Scientology church coming to Florence

Mark Hansel of the Cincinnati Inquirer penned this story on the new Church of Scientology, moving across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Florence, Kentucky.The Church of Scientology will open a new regional facility next month in Florence.The controversial church has scheduled a grand opening event on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the church, 283 Main St., in a building previously occupied by the Florence Baptist Church.Nick Banks, a spokesman for the Church of Scientology, said the … [Read more...]

In What Way Does Scientology Differ From Other Religions?

While Scientology shares much in common with other religions as regards basic religious concepts and a mandate to improve society, the most valuable asset Scientology offers is an actual technology for achieving greater spiritual awareness.Moreover, while many religions promise salvation in the hereafter, Scientology offers certainty of eternal salvation now.Then, too, Scientology makes it possible for any religion to attain its goals and is therefore a religion of religions.  … [Read more...]

In What Way Does Scientology Differ From Other Religions?

With Scientology being a fairly new religion, the most frequently asked questions are covered in the Scientology website.  Here is one that comes up often:In What Way Does Scientology Differ From Other Religions?While Scientology shares much in common with other religions as regards basic religious concepts and a mandate to improve society, the most valuable asset Scientology offers is an actual technology for achieving greater spiritual awareness.Moreover, while many religions promise … [Read more...]

Is The Spiritual Path a Selfish Path?

I recently got a comment on my blog that surprised me because it put forward the idea that spirituality is a selfish persuit. I hope my answer reflects what people on a spiritual path actually think. I'd love to hear the viewpoint of other Patheos members on this topic.Jonathan said: I just get the feeling that with the clearing of the reactive mind, that morals would fly out the window, as the search for spiritual ends, in the end, are selfish, and you're told to do it for yourself. I believe … [Read more...]

Thoughts on scientology

by Nick BroadhurstI often wonder if people get confused on the difference between philosophy and religion when it comes to Scientology. Is Scientology a religion or philosophy, or, are all religions philosophies? These are my thoughts just now.Scientology is most definitely a religion, and it is most definitely a philosophy. A religion has two major categories, the revealed religion – Judaism, Christianity, Islam for example; and the natural religion. While the first category of religions is … [Read more...]


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