What Is the Scientology Religion?
The Scientology religion encompasses all life and provides practical solutions to every facet of existence. Its end goal is total spiritual freedom.
More than a system of belief, Scientology is an applied religion that plays a vital role in both the lives of its congregation and the community at large. It brings spiritual enlightenment to man by way of religious practices that advance him to higher states of spiritual ability and understanding, while providing practical solutions to every facet of day-to-day living.
Scientology is a religion in the deepest and most traditional sense, for it is concerned with no less than the full rehabilitation of man’s innate spiritual self — his capabilities, his awareness and his certainty of his own immortality — and his relationship to the divine. Scientology holds in common with many of the world’s oldest religions the belief that man was put here to work out his own salvation and that only by doing this can he fully understand his relationship to God the Creator. Scientology principles further hold that man is basically good and that his salvation depends upon himself, his relationships with his fellow man and his attainment of brotherhood with the universe.
Click here for a definition of the above symbol Unlike other efforts to help man that have tried to solve his problems for him, Scientology principles provide the means for an individual to become capable of solving his own problems. He is then in a position where he not only can sort out his own life, but having learned to better conditions around him, he can also effectively help others — friends, family and those he encounters in daily life.
This is because in the Scientology religion, one finds solutions. For the individual, the end result is increased awareness and spiritual freedom. For society, the result is positive headway made toward the eradication of its ills — drugs, illiteracy, crime, violence and intolerance — as trained Scientologists move out into the community and put those solutions into use. Churches of Scientology are the central points of the religion for a wide variety of programs and activities through which dedicated Scientologists apply what they learn to assist those around them.