History 1950: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Healthis a best seller. Dianetics: self-help system which is a set of ideas and practices regarding the metaphysical relationship between the mind and body.
1952: foundation of SCientology by Ronald Hubbard. 1953: First Scientology church in Camden, New Jersey.
Hubbard and his book
Beliefs and practices The human being is an immortal spiritual being who is fundamentally good and have unlimited hidden abilities which can be unlocked.
Scientology gives to the individual means to solve his problems himself, to get his own life straight and to help his friends effectively. The obtained result would appear in concrete progress: to clear the society of drugs, illiteracy, crime, violence and intolerance which are curses according to Scientology.
The Scientology Cross The 8dynamics:*Individual'sdesire to survive *Procreation and family*Involving groups*Mankind*All life*The physical universe *The spirit *The Supreme Being
The Scientology symbol S for Scientology The ARC Triangle (the lower)A= AffinityR= RealityC= Communication The KRC Triangle (the upper)K= KnowledgeR= ResponsibilityC= Control
Controversial status Religion Scientology is a sect because it involves this characteristics: 1) Recruiting members 2) Indoctrinating 3) Seclusion 4) The almighty guru Scientology is a religion because it meets these criteria: 1) A faith in some supreme Reality, such as a supreme Being or the eternal truth which transcends here and now of the temporal world. Sect
2) Religious practices in order to directly understand, reach or communicate with this supreme Reality.3) Believers' community which gather to seek for it.
Countries in which Scientology isconsidered a religion Countries in which Scientology is considereda sect Australia Croatia Hungary India Italy Mexico Netherlands New Zeeland Philippines Portugal Russia South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Usa ….onsidered Belgium England France Switzerland
Scientologychurch in Brussels
Scientology vs medecine Scientologists are opponents of Psychology calling the psychiatrists “Brain Butchers”. Members are not allowed to take Aspirin before auditing.
Congress the anti-butchery bill Its purpose is to make it a felony to use psychiatry, psychology drugs and shock treatment to change an individual’s religious, philosophical or political ideas
Conclusion Stillcontroversial Considered as a religion in somecountries and as a sectin others Reject of psychology and medicalpractises.Everybodyis FREE to have is OWN opinion!