THE BONA FIDES OF THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION
In Germany, on January 30, 1985, in In Re Karl-Friedrich Munz, the Stuttgart District Court ruled:
[The Church of Scientologys] purpose in this world is considered to help man in his striving for spiritual freedom and to completely free him from problems and burdens to reach total freedom in order to recognize himself as a spiritual being and experience the existence of a Supreme Being . . .
On February 23, 1989, the Regional Court in Frankfurt found that the Church of Scientology constituted a religious community within the full meaning of German law.
In Stuttgart, on December 9, 1992, the District Court ruled that auditing is a religious activity. A few months later, regional courts in Munich and Frankfurt issued similar rulings.
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