Scientology (+ Dianetics) cries out:
"We are a Religion!".
Hmm, let's see what the guru
himself has to say:
L. Ron Hubbard®, "The Creation of Human Ability"
Los Angeles: A.S.H.O., 1971, page 251, all rights reserved:
"Scientology has opened the gates to a better World.
It is not a psycho-therapy nor a religion.
It is a body of knowledge which, when properly used,
gives freedom and truth to the individual."
L. Ron Hubbard®, HCOPL 29 Oct 1962,
"Religion", all rights reserved:
"Scientology 1970 is being planned on a religious
organization basis throughout the world. This
will not upset in any way the usual activities of
It is entirely a matter for
accountants and solicitors."
L. Ron Hubbard® Reader's Digest
reprint, May 1980, p.1:
"Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous.
If a man really wants
to make a million dollars,
the best way would be
to start his own religion"
L. Ron Hubbard® to Lloyd Eshbach, in 1949;
quoted by Eshbach in 'Over My Shoulder':
"l'd like to start a religion.
That's where the money is."
That settles this dispute, right?
Wrong! The American Internal Revenue Service
Scientology the religious status.
The American tax-payers 'donate'
(indirectly) many millions per year to a
criminal commercial psycho-business!
All quotes above have been checked with the original
documents / texts.
here to read some
statements by people
who bear witness to Hubbard having said the above.