Welcome to Top10Archvie! Though Scientology is over 60 years old, it wasn’t until the mid-2000’s that it started to garner a lot of media attention. The attention has spanned from general critiques about the belief system to downright labelling the religion as a strong cult. Regardless of personal opinion on the Church of Scientology, it’s difficult to deny that it does have a rather interesting history that was chronicled in HBO’s Going Clear documentary. In this instalment, we’re going to dive into L. Ron Hubbard’s creation and syphon out ten of the most interesting tidbits about the church, its beliefs, and some of its sordid past.
10. The Human Spirit
9. Thetans and Telekinesis
8. The True Belief System was Once Hidden
7. Scientologists Generally Shy Away from Xenu
5. The Fight for Tax Exemption
4. Germany Refuses to Recognize Scientology as a Religion
3. France Considers it a Cult
2. The Church is Worth Over 1.2 Billion Dollars
1. Hubbard was an Alleged Abuser
Tom Cruise informs on the “authorities on the mind”. – long version (9:34 min)
Scientology front group that tries to recruit through the prisons. * SP: Suppressive Person. Anyone that doesn’t like Scientology and/or criticizes Scientology. Scientology mini dictionary:
*KSW (short for Keeping Scientology Working): A policy written by
Hubbard in the 1960’s that requires all Scientologists to follow his
words and his rules exactly.
‘Orgs: Orgs is an abbreviation for ‘organizations’ and describes
all churches of Scientology throughout the world.
*David Miscavige: He is the current leader of Scientology.
He’s the equivalent of the Pope to the Catholics.
*Out-ethics: any behavior that violates any of Hubbard’s
rules of conduct.
*Put ethics in on someone else: make others conform
to Hubbard’s rules of behavior.
*Criminon: Scientology front group that tries to recruit through the prisons.
* SP: Suppressive Person. Anyone that doesn’t like Scientology and/or criticizes Scientology.
*PTS/SP: another Hubbard term to define behavior that goes
against Scientology rules.
*LRH technology or ‘tech’: all the Scientology policies, rules, mandates, procedures.