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Scientology: Religion or not?
Religion and Theology
Pages 3 (753 words)
Since its foundation in1953, the Church of Scientology, where Scientology means “the study of knowledge or truth,” has attracted around 100,000 members to date (How many Scientologists are there?).
Further knowledge of the Church of Scientology and of its principles will somehow shed more light on the tenets of this particular religion.According to the tenets of the Church of Scientology, the Absolute is “the highest beingness…or [the one that] has an impersonal character [as] a condition of existence of personal spiritual beingness and those creations which result from the creative game of the powerful and eternal self” (Sivertsev). The Absolute therefore is the goal or the “achievable spiritual essence” which awaits every person who follows the tenets of the Church of Scientology and the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard (Sivertsev). The Absolute may be the equivalent of the concept of salvation in the Christian religion and nirvana in Buddhism, and that understanding the Absolute is essential to the formal practice of the spiritual tradition of Scientology. ...
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