Church of Scientology

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  • Essay on The Church of Scientology

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    “I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is.” L Ron Hubbard The Church of Scientology began in the year 1953 and is one of the world's newest religions. In this essay I will address three questions: Who was L Ron Hubbard? What is the doctrine of Scientology? How does Scientology qualify as a religion? Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was born on March 13, 1911 in the town of Tilden, Nebraska and died on January 24, 1986. His nickname growing up was “Flash,” but later in life

  • The Differences Of The Church Of Satan And The Church Of Scientology

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    The Church of Satan and the Church of Scientology are both new religious movements that share a fascination with the individual “self” in which they place a lot of attention on this concept. I believe the reasoning for such a focus on the self is because conventional religion never emphasizes it. With that being said, both L. Ron Hubbard and Anton Lavey went on to capitalize on this. They are two charismatic leaders, wanted followers and therefore they tapped into an area that was never discovered

  • Church Of Scientology Research Paper

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    Hubbard in 1953 scientology has been a beleaguered religion and faced scrutiny by outsiders who question the origins of the church practices and other controversy. Introduction Church of Scientology The Church of Scientology’s Focus Origins of the Church L. Ron Hubbard Dianetics Practices Traditions Beliefs Rules and Regulations Controversy Science Fiction Abuse of members of the Church Conclusion Overview Future of the Church Since its founding by L. Ron Hubbard in 1953 Scientology has been a beleaguered

  • The Start Of The Journey: The Church Of Scientology

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    Cartwright…What do all these celebrities have in common? Scientology. The Church of Scientology is a secretive organisation that keeps its followers tight under its extremely protective wings. Knowledge of the church is becoming more widespread than ever before and awareness is growing of the way the church is run and how it snares its followers. There is a great deal of controversy around how loosely the term ‘religion’ covers this church. Some feel its practices do not equate to that of any other

  • The Church Of Scientology : An Opportunistic Organization

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    The Church Of Scientology claims to offer a path of self-betterment and spiritual enlightenment through a precise protocol that heals the body and spirit. In reality, Scientology is an opportunistic organization that methodically targets, recruits, and exploits people, particularly highly vulnerable individuals. The Church of Scientology reaches out to these potential members through a robust collection of programs designed to help the general population. Though these programs have been defended

  • Psychoanalytical Essay: The Church Of Scientology

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    listen to. She now starts to contemplate whether this is really for the better of her religious experience or if it is just another way to make a profit off unsuspecting people. This is the problem with Scientology; deep down underneath the church facade, it is a business. The Church of Scientology is a disastrous, malevolent,

  • The Church of Scientology: Religion Or Cult? Essay

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    The church of Scientology has been the subject of controversy since its inception. Its methods and beliefs have attracted the attention of scholars from around the world. The church has been under government investigation and has endured a countless amount of lawsuits (Reitman 14). It is also a hot topic by the media with several endorsements by some of the most recognized Hollywood celebrities. However, the main topic of debate regarding the Church of Scientology is its status as a religion. Some

  • Going Clear Is Focused On The Church Of Scientology

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    ‘Going Clear’ is focused on the Church of Scientology. Some of the important figures in the documentary included Paul Haggis, Lawrence Wright, Sara Goldberg, Spanky Taylor, and Marthy Rathbun (Going Clear). In this documentary, these former scientologists were interviewed about their personal experiences, where they revealed information about what actually happened behind the doors of the Church. The documentary was based on Lawrence Wright’s book, ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of

  • Social Deviance And Social Deviance : The Church Of Scientology

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    that The Church of Scientology has been a contentious subject of conversation for decades. The controversial religion was originally discovered by a gentleman named L. Ron Hubbard in 1954 through the establishment of ideas in which he believed would act as an antidote to mental health concerns called Dianetics. After an unsuccessful attempt resulting in bankruptcy, Hubbard branched his ideas into the basis of a new found religion called Scientology ("The Beliefs and Teachings of Scientology”). To Hubbard’s

  • The Church Of Scientology : The Religion Based On Readings And Documentaries

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    The Church of Scientology, now simply uttering this religions name for some can often bring up a good debate given much of the negative stigmas tied to it. I chose Scientology for this specific reason; I knew I myself have preconceived notions about the religion based on readings and documentaries. Yet how does this compare to how the Church of Scientology presents itself. I believe the word religion itself is almost tied to the word tradition, and invokes the idea of historic, ancient because