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According to the official website of the Church of Scientology the word ‘Scientology’ literally means “the study of truth.” It claims that “Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life. The religion comprises a body of knowledge extending from certain fundamental truths.”
At the same time it says that “In Scientology no one is asked to accept anything as belief or on faith. That which is true for you is what you have observed to be true.”
Critics have labeled Scientology as everything from a dangerous cult run by amateur psychologists to a scam exploiting money from its members, writes Herón Márquez.
“We don’t expect mainstream religions to lie, to exploit people, to engage in illegal activity,” said David Touretzky, a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. “Scientology is not a true religion, because it does all of these things.”
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A baseball club in Australia has cut ties with a ‘human rights group’ because its affiliation with the ‘Church’ of Scientology had not been disclosed.
It pays to check whether a particular organization is a Scientology front group.
The money-hungry Scientology cult has once again been caught behaving badly.
This time the unethical organization has usurped an acronym of special importance to the citizens of Australia and New Zealand.
Television journalist Mark Bunker has been working on a feature-length, professional-produced documentary film that exposes the abusive practices of the Church of Scientology.
The film is almost ready for release.
The so-called Church of Scientology is based on the fantasies and unethical ideas of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
His ‘Disconnection’ policy — in which friends and families are ruthlessly ripped apart — is a huge embarrassment for the cult.
Scientology Amsterdam, reportedly considered a ‘small and falining org’, has received financial help from the mother church in America in order to purchase a building destined to become an ‘Ideal Org.’
Ideal Orgs are seemingly designed to convey a sense of success and respectability — an uphill battle doomed to fail.
The wife of a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology has filed a lawsuit against the cult’s controlling entities, cult leader David Miscavige, and two men believed to be working on behalf of the ‘church’ in an effort to stop the cult from its lengthy harassment campaign against her and her husband.
A judge has issues a temporary restraining order against the cult, which is known for its unethical behavior.
The Los Angeles Police Department says claims that the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige is missing are “unfounded.”
But the cult’s critics still want to know what has happened to Shelly Miscavige, who has not been seen in public since 2006.
Narconon Netherlands, part of the Scientology front group Narconon International, has been placed under enhanced supervision by the Health Care Inspectorate — a Dutch government agency — in the belief that the safety of Narconon’s patients is in question.
IGZ says the enhanced supervision is necessary in order to insure that Narconon will observe certain agreements.
In today’s Religion News Briefs, find out why an outfit that calls itself ‘Friends of Narconon’ is misusing the name of one of a former Narconon, Lucas Catton
, in classic Scientology-on-the-attack fashion.
The Scientology front groups finds itself under increasing scrutiny and legal pressure.
Scientology Amsterdam is seen by the cult’s head office in Los Angeles as ‘a small and failing org,’ says Jenna Miscavige, niece of Scientology’s current cult leader, David Miscavige.
The Amsterdam base has faced rent arrears several times.