Scientology

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  • Scientology Definition

    The Church Of Scientology is under constant scrutiny if it is a religion and if it should be taxed. Scientology had tax exempt in 1957, but lost in in 1967, and regained exemption in October 1993. It is a grey area if Scientology is a religion in definition and in comparison to others; such as Christianity, Catholicism, Mormon, and Muslim. Organized religion is not taxed in the United States, therefore if Scientology is not found as a religion it should then lose its tax exemption once again. This grey line could be eliminated if religion was taxed in the separation of church and state. Scientology was created by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer, in the 1950s. The Church of Scientology has a substantial amount of science base…

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  • Scientology Persuasive Essay

    tests in Sydney and Brisbane, I knew the experience might be confronting. Nonetheless, my expectations were about to be exceeded. Stepping inside Sydney’s Castlereagh Street headquarters, I was struck by images of erupting volcanoes, Egyptian-looking Scientology symbols, and Star-Trek-style video pods. It feels like a blend of a holistic healing centre and the control-deck of the Starship Enterprise. Soon, I’m looking down at Scientology’s Oxford Capacity Analysis personality test: 200…

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  • Comparison Of Manichaeism And Scientology

    Manichaeism and Scientology with the similarities between Mani and LRH, beginning with the enlightenment of both. LRH was enlightened with the knowledge of dianetics through years of research and a heightened level of understanding while Mani was enlightened by his “heavenly twin” about a similar separation of the soul and the body, a relationship with the earth and the necessity of preaching his message. The similarities continue with how both leaders shared their message with the masses.…

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  • Reasons Of Conformity Analysis

    The “whys of conformity” demonstrate why the Church of Scientology has been so successful in gaining new members and keeping indoctrinated members. Specifically, they help explain why people are motivated to conform to the church’s ideals. The group locomotive hypothesis, consistency theory, and the hedonistic hypothesis provide reasoning to understand how the church gains and keeps its members. I will examine how each of these theories/hypotheses play a role in “Going Clear”. The group…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Scientology

    with all the auditing, books and courses I took, the cost of Scientology added up to more than $50,000.” That’s more than a year’s salary for some people, far more than any struggling actor moving to Los Angeles looking for one big break. Steve Hall who wrote speeches and TV scripts for Scientology says, “Scientology is a philosophy of rational self-inquiry akin to Buddhism, in that it requires an investigation and a reckoning with one's own demons and desires.”(Edwards). That clearly states…

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  • Spiritual Auditing

    Much of the therapeutic processes that originated from Dianetics have made its way into Scientology as religious practices. One of these practices that most “preclear” Scientologists go through is the therapeutic process of auditing (Anderson). Hubbard claimed that the reactive mind contained painful and traumatic memories that are the source of many of physical and psychological weaknesses known as “engrams” (Reitman 52). Scientologists claim that, through the auditing process, they can…

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  • Argument Essay: The Church Of Scientology

    more about what is in your wallet. Bear in mind that the Church of Scientology brings in $500-550 million every year, according to an article by L. Christopher Smith for Entrepreneur. This church earns more in a year than most people will see in their entire lifetime, and yet none of it goes to the IRS; it remains in the money-grubbing hands of the church’s leaders. The Church of Scientology is not a unique case; the same truth applies to numerous other large religious organizations, making the…

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  • Why I Left Scientology Analysis

    Llywelyn, C. (2015, June 23). Why I Left Scientology. Retrieved November 09, 2017, from http://gawker.com/why-i-left-scientology-1703997050 Carmen Llywelyn is an actress and photographer. She used to be part of Scientology and was a Scientologist for eight years. She is no longer with Scientology and I think that would make her be against it because she left for a reason. Her purpose is to show her audience, anyone that wants to know about Scientology, what she went through in…

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  • Scientology Going Clear Analysis

    religion of Scientology and if its values were even a religion at all. A man by the name of L. Ron Hubbard the founder of dianetics, which later became Scientology in 1952, had a religious belief that people had the ability to see beyond human intelligence. Hubbard believed to be helping his religion by expanding the views he had on others. In the film, Going Clear by Alex Gibney he exposes Scientology for what it really is, a money laundering, power hungry, cult in need of control. Like many…

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  • Similarities Between Scientology And Christianity

    Scientology and Christianity Scientology and Christianity have very different religious beliefs between the creation of the world, their paths in their they should go thru , the afterlife, who is their superhuman god , and their belief system; however, both religion does have some similarities between belief systems. Christianity believes in a all seeing ,all powerful good , know as Yahweh. Yahweh has a son know as Jesus, but Jesus has multiple names such as Son of Man, Beginning and the…

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