Scientology: Cult or Religion?
Describe your stance on this issue and explain why you feel that way.
I believe in the freedom of religion, and with that people have the right to believe in anything they choose. If people want to believe in scientology, then by all means do it. I personally don't believe in it, but I'm not going to stop others if they wish to do it.
There is no difference between a religion or a cult other than when a movement gains social acceptance, it is then regarded as a religion rather than a cult.
Scientology... a concept in a sci-fi novel that someone realize would make big bucks among celebrities. Because in L. Ron. Hubbard's opinion, "the way to make a million dollars is to start your own religion. (He's the one who wrote Dianetics the book that made Scientology famous.)
So yeah, I don't really view it as a cult, just a bunch of rich people just wanting to be a part of the fun.
by the pink umbrella 7 years ago
My father in law gets me cornered frequently and shoves scientology down my throat. Having kept what i believe to myself, he has no idea that hes barking up the wrong tree. He prides himself on not being a christian because he doesnt like when people "jam it down your throat" which is...
by And Drewson 7 years ago
It seems like just a money making venture by L. Ron Hubbard.What are your thoughts on it?
by Obscure Divine 7 years ago
I'm curious how Scientology became legal in the first place, since L. Ron Hubbard openly admitted that he made the sci-fi "stuff" up and/or invented it? I'm sure he had help with psycho-troubled substances while writing it, but still... Why would anyone follow this...
by xmetow 2 years ago
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by Stacie L 6 years ago
Tom Cruise ready to cut links with Scientology to win back Katie Holmes .Apparently Scientology has lost him another wife and maybe being in a "leadership" role has lost its' appeal. Anyone have experience with Scientology? Losing a high profile member will cost this cult or religion many...
by ngureco 7 years ago
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