Taking a Look at Scientology

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Scientology Scientology , a word that derives from the prefix Scio meaning “knowing, in the fullest meaning of the word” ( in latin) and the word logos meaning “Study of” ( in greek).Scientology means “the study of Truth”. Ironically many people who scrutinze scientology often find specious information that they believe are true .Misconception about scientology are prevalent in society. The media is a negative influence on the religion of scientology because it augments misconception and incorrect assumptions about the religion.

Lafayette Ron Hubbard was the founding father of Scientology. Hubbard was born on March 13, 1911 in Tilden, Nebraska to a Naval officer and a teacher. Hubbard was an intelligent kid who excelled in many area of studies such as math , science and writing. Hubbard went to college to be a science/math major but ended up making a living as a writer. In 1950 Hubbard published “Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health” a best-seller book on which scientology is based on. The book was critically acclaimed receiving several awards and gaining various recognitions. “Dianetics is the study of what the soul is doing to the mind” (Church of Scientology). Some of his beliefs involves “thetans” (theta means spirit in greek). He believed that there are three parts to a human each playing a crucial role in the development of humans. Thetan ( the spirit) being one , the mind which helps the exchange of communication between the himself and the
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