Church of Scientology

The Church of Scientology was founded in 1954 by L. Ron Hubbard, a former science fiction writer. The belief system doesn't present itself as a "religion," but as a "technology" that leads people to "true spiritual release and freedom." Scientology does not emphasize particular beliefs about God or other traditional religious topics, yet it calls itself "The Church of Scientology" and presents many of its teachings in spiritual and religious terms. Its teachings are highly controversial, with some regarding it as a dangerous religious cult or deceptive financial scam.

When it comes to Scientology, many people want to know: Is it a cult or a religion? And why do so many celebrities, like Tom Cruise and John Travolta, subcribe to Scientology beliefs? And what do adherents believe about God, the universe, people, the spiritual realm, and the afterlife? And what are their values, traditions, and ethics?

The table of contents below will direct you to various topics on Scientology, from their beliefs to their history to their practices to their symbols and much more.

Scientology beliefs, practices, history, and more

  • Scientology Beliefs

    What does Scientology believe? Scientology beliefs focus on psychological technologies that people can use to make their lives better, calling itself an "applied religious philosophy...

  • Books on Scientology

    Below is a selection of books on Scientology that are available to buy right now on L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, wrote many books on Scientology; these are listed first...

  • Ethical Teachings of Scientology

    Scientology's ethical system is based on reason, not divine revelation. L. Ron Hubbard defined evil or unreasonable behavior (the two terms are synonymous) as that "which brings about the destruction of individuals, groups, or inhibits the future of the race...

  • Fast Facts on Scientology

    An Overview of Scientology Scientology is a relatively new religion, having been established in 1954 by L. Ron Hubbard in the United States. Even though the belief system is called "The Church of Scientology," it is quite different than other Western religions, even those that also originated in America, such as Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses...

  • Glossary of Scientology


  • History of Scientology

    What is the story of the Scientology faith? The Church of Scientology was founded in 1954, based on the teachings of an American author named L...

  • Links on Scientology

    Official and Supportive Links

  • Symbols of Scientology

    Scientology symbols Name: Scientology symbol The official Scientology website explains the main Scientology symbol as follows:The Scientology symbol is an S imposed over two triangles...