What is Scientology?

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The Scientology religion consists of a growing worldwide network of churches, missions and groups. And like any great movement that has advocated change for the better, it has not been a stranger to controversy, attracting media attention in many countries. What Is Scientology? both examines and explains this phenomenon, chronicling the history of its battles against vested interests and correcting much of the misinformation that has been manufactured in an attempt to hinder its forward progress.

Scientology is a dynamic, expanding religion. Since this book first went to press in 1992, the religion has expanded into more and more countries, cities, towns and hamlets of Earth, and continues to do so. The chapters describing Scientology’s influence in society have already required augmentation and will again. But the basic ideas of Scientology, the benefits it offers, will not change and so, if this volume succeeds in answering the question posed by its title, the intention behind its publication will have been well served.

A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology.

In less than fifty years, Scientology has become an indelible part of this civilization’s fabric. It is here to stay.

How has this happened in so short a time? The answers are contained within.


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