Scientology is a set of beliefs and practices invented by American author L. Ron Hubbard. It has been variously defined as a cult, a business or a new religious movement. Scientology followers believe that a human is an immortal, spiritual being that is resident in a physical body. Scientology doctrine states that any Scientologist undergoing auditing will eventually come across and recount a common series of events.
About Scientology in brief
Scientology is a set of beliefs and practices invented by American author L. Ron Hubbard, and an associated movement. It has been variously defined as a cult, a business or a new religious movement. Scientology followers believe that a human is an immortal, spiritual being that is resident in a physical body. Scientology doctrine states that any Scientologist undergoing auditing will eventually come across and recount a common series of events. The Church of Scientology has been described by government inquiries, international parliamentary bodies, scholars, law lords, and numerous superior court judgements as both a dangerous cult and a manipulative profit-making business. Germany classifies Scientology groups as an anti-constitutional sect, while in France the government classify the group as a dangerouscult. During the 1970s Hubbard’s followers engaged in a program of criminal infiltration of the U.S. government, resulting in several executives of the organization being convicted and imprisoned for multiple offenses by a U. S. Federal Court. In 1992, a court in Canada convicted the Scientology Church in Toronto of spying on law enforcement and government agencies, and criminal breach of trust, later upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeal. In April 1938, Hubbard reportedly reacted to a drug used in a dental procedure. Allegedly inspired by this account, Hubbard wrote a letter to the Veterans Administration formally requesting psychiatric treatment. Within a few years, Hubbard would condemn psychiatry as evil, and would condemn it as a major theme in Scientology and other religions. He was the only child of Harry Ross Hubbard, a United States Navy officer, and his wife, Ledora Waterbury.
Hubbard spent three semesters at George Washington University, but was placed on probation in September 1931. He failed to return for the fall 1932 semester. Hubbard claimed in his Scientology lectures that he had sunk a Japanese submarine. On June 28, 1943, Hubbard ordered his crew to fire on the Coronado Islands. Hubbard was reprimanded and removed from command on July 7, 1945, and spent the remainder of the war as a naval patient in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. According to his later teachings, Hubbard made scientific discoveries during this time that he later made scientific use of. Hubbard reportedly made scientific experiments, including the use of endocrine experiments, in April 1945, which he later used to trigger a revelatory experience. On October 15, 1947, Hubbard said he was unable to afford to pay for it for it was near-death experience. He then wrote a book called Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health in 1952. He later recharacterized the subject as a religion and renamed it Scientology, retaining the terminology, doctrines, and the practice of \”auditing\”. Within a year, he regained the rights to Dianetics and retained both subjects under the umbrella of the Church of Scientology. In January 1951, the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners brought proceedings against the Dianetic Research Foundation on the charge of teaching medicine without a license. In May 1943, his subchaser left Portland, Oregon, to fire 35 depth charges and a number of gun rounds at what he believed were Japanese submarines.