New-found religious movements in Europe and Asia 07012659 Lee Pui Tak 07014430 Kwong Sze Wai Janice POLS3620  Contemporary...
Characteristics <ul><li>Scientology </li></ul><ul><li>A spiritual rehabilitation (auditing), self-help system </li></ul><u...
Differences and Criticisms <ul><li>Scientology </li></ul><ul><li>Fraud </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial-oriented </li></ul><ul...
Lee Pui Tak 07012659 E-Meter: USD 4,650.00 YES!
Fa-lun Gong Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
Differences and Criticisms <ul><li>Fa-lun Gong </li></ul><ul><li>Change in attitude of the Chinese government </li></ul>Kw...
Differences and Criticisms <ul><li>Fa-lun Gong </li></ul><ul><li>Denoted as anti-Communist </li></ul><ul><li>Threat to ord...
Kwong Sze Wai 07014430 Arrest of the people practicing Fa-lun Gong Penalty
Similarities <ul><li>Relative short history (Scientology: since 1952; Fa-lun Gong: since 1992) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-idol ...
Religious recognition - Scientology Lee Pui Tak 07012659  Scientology is a religion
Religious recognition - Scientology Lee Pui Tak 07012659  Scientology is NOT a religion
Religious recognition – Fa-lun Gong Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
Religious recognition – Fa-lun Gong Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
Conclusion Lee Pui Tak 07012659  Kwong Sze Wai 07014430 <ul><li>Drastic difference to traditional religions </li></ul><ul>...
Lee Pui Tak 07012659 Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
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  1. 1. New-found religious movements in Europe and Asia 07012659 Lee Pui Tak 07014430 Kwong Sze Wai Janice POLS3620 Contemporary Europe and Asia
  2. 2. Characteristics <ul><li>Scientology </li></ul><ul><li>A spiritual rehabilitation (auditing), self-help system </li></ul><ul><li>Study materials and auditing courses depending on “donations” </li></ul><ul><li>Fa-lun Gong </li></ul><ul><li>A system of mind-body cultivation practice [ 修煉 ] </li></ul><ul><li>Aim at morality, low-cost and health benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Truthfulness/Compassion/ Forbearance </li></ul>Lee Pui Tak 07012659 Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
  3. 3. Differences and Criticisms <ul><li>Scientology </li></ul><ul><li>Fraud </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Brainwashing, and even denoted as “Cult” </li></ul>Lee Pui Tak 07012659 … and this here is where we pray to the blessed We can brainwash faster than the Russians
  4. 4. Lee Pui Tak 07012659 E-Meter: USD 4,650.00 YES!
  5. 5. Fa-lun Gong Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
  6. 6. Differences and Criticisms <ul><li>Fa-lun Gong </li></ul><ul><li>Change in attitude of the Chinese government </li></ul>Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
  7. 7. Differences and Criticisms <ul><li>Fa-lun Gong </li></ul><ul><li>Denoted as anti-Communist </li></ul><ul><li>Threat to order/ progress </li></ul>Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
  8. 8. Kwong Sze Wai 07014430 Arrest of the people practicing Fa-lun Gong Penalty
  9. 9. Similarities <ul><li>Relative short history (Scientology: since 1952; Fa-lun Gong: since 1992) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-idol worshipping practice </li></ul><ul><li>Publications and Media </li></ul><ul><li>Hidden message </li></ul>Lee Pui Tak 07012659 Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
  10. 10. Religious recognition - Scientology Lee Pui Tak 07012659 Scientology is a religion
  11. 11. Religious recognition - Scientology Lee Pui Tak 07012659 Scientology is NOT a religion
  12. 12. Religious recognition – Fa-lun Gong Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
  13. 13. Religious recognition – Fa-lun Gong Kwong Sze Wai 07014430
  14. 14. Conclusion Lee Pui Tak 07012659 Kwong Sze Wai 07014430 <ul><li>Drastic difference to traditional religions </li></ul><ul><li>Purposes not solely religious </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger opposition </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lee Pui Tak 07012659 Kwong Sze Wai 07014430

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