“The Church of Scientology, started by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard to ‘clear’ people of unhappiness, portrays itself as a religion. In reality the church is a hugely profitable global racket that survives by intimidating members and critics in a Mafia-like manner” Time magazine, May 6, 1991. In spite of the bad press there are more than 370 Scientology churches and missions in more than 100 countries with more than 500,000 adherents. Hollywood celebrities Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley are only a few of the Hollywood faithful who are actively endorsing Scientology.


ARTICLES:

“Quick Facts on Scientology”

“Scientology: From Science Fiction to Space-Age Religion” by John Weldon

“Scientology Overview” by Tal Davis

“Scientology: the Facts” a newspaper article by Hannah Furness for the Telegraph

“Inside Scientology” Unlocking the Complex Code of America’s Most Mysterious Religion
by Janet Reitman • This accurate, well-researched article for Rolling Stone magazine gives an in-depth, eye-opening overview of this bizarre religion. We typically don’t include links to non-Christian sources, but have chosen to make an exception seeing that there is so little information online on this religion. Warning: Some of the Scientologists’ interviewed in this article use coarse language). NOTE: The original article was pulled from Rolling Stone (probably under threat of lawsuit). This link now takes you to an archived edition.


VIDEOS:

“Respectfully Engaging Scientology” by Dallas Theological Seminary


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