Before you consider a fact or two about scientology to be true or fake, you must be clear with the sources it came from. Which scientology is true and which is a fiction is a difficult question that arises our minds every now and then. Check this list of top 10 most shocking facts about Scientology. Scientologists like Tom Cruise and John Travolta contribute a lot to make this happen.
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- 10. Scientology wasn’t a Religion
- 9. Multiple Controversies about Scientology’s Status as a Religion
- 8. Auditing often has a Device called an E-meter
- 7. In 2004, the Church of Scientology claimed to have 15 million Members
- 6. The Church of Scientology in Relation with the Law
- 5. Scientology is Hostile towards its Critics
- 4. The Church was Accused to Harass its Enemies
- 3. The Church used to Force its Members to Sever Ties
- 2. Scientologists believe that Xenu brought many people to Earth
- 1. Several Wrongful Deaths Attributed to the Church
10. Scientology wasn’t a Religion
It is believed that Scientology was created by L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), and it wasn’t a religion at all. Hubbard decided to write Excalibur, which he believed would be a better production than Bible. The man, however, didn’t try to give it the form of a religion, but he tried to tell his own theories and spiritual thoughts.
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9. Multiple Controversies about Scientology’s Status as a Religion
Again here, we would like to say that Scientology isn’t a religion at all. But there are multiple controversies about it. In 1967, the IRS declared that Scientology’s activities are of commercial nature and this has nothing to do with any religion. There are a lot more controversies and theories about this.
8. Auditing often has a Device called an E-meter
Auditing session often involves a device named as E-meter. The gadget has never been used in clinical trials. It is believed that it was invented by Hubbard for the first time, but there are no evidences to prove this fact so far.
7. In 2004, the Church of Scientology claimed to have 15 million Members
During 2004, the church of scientology had claimed that it has roughly 15 million members spread all over the world. According to a survey report, there were 3.5 million members in America alone. The number is increasing day by day.
6. The Church of Scientology in Relation with the Law
The evidences prove that the church of scientology has relationship with the law. During 1978, several Scientologists, including Hubbard’s wife, Mary Sue, felt guilty to commit what is said to be “the largest incident of domestic espionage” in America through “Operation Snow White”.
5. Scientology is Hostile towards its Critics
The scientology founder Ron Hubbard said that they are to hostile all the time with their critics. It means, scientology involves so many theories to not attack the attackers, and orders to forgive their sins.
4. The Church was Accused to Harass its Enemies
There are reports that the church had been accusing because it used to harass its enemies. One of the incidents is when Richard Behar of Time Warner responded badly to the May 6, 1991 Time magazine article “The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power”.
3. The Church used to Force its Members to Sever Ties
There are reports that the church used to force its members to sever ties in one way or the other. An example is when a mother, Sara Goldberg, accused the Church of ripping her family a few years ago.
2. Scientologists believe that Xenu brought many people to Earth
The story of Xenu is said to be true. This has been the creature, according to scientologists, that took millions of people to the earth in a spaceship. Well, I don’t believe it but there are no clear evidences to prove it right or wrong.
1. Several Wrongful Deaths Attributed to the Church
It is one of the most shocking facts about Scientology. It says that several deaths took place in 1995, close to the church in the town in the form of mental illness. These were all wrongful deaths, including the death of Elli Perkins, and Noah Lottick.
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