What is Scientology?

By William Ballard

There was a recent story reported about the “devastating” divorce between Tom Cruz and Katie Holmes and many speculations and rumors that pinpointed the reason for the divorce on Tom Cruz’s religious beliefs. In this article we are going to learn briefly what Scientology (Tom Cruz’s religious association) is and just what about this religion turned Katie Holmes away from Tom Cruz for good.

I am sure that there are some readers out there, like me, who never knew about “Scientology” and what it is all about. The story mentioned above is what drove me to find the answer that I had no idea of. I wanted to know what this religious sect was about and why it scared Katie Holmes away from her marriage with Tom Cruz.

Now, I must say that in all honesty I am not interested in the issues or concerns regarding the relationship between Tom Cruz and Katie Holmes, but rather I am interested in the religiosity of theological ideas that are floating around out there.

Scientology is a controversial belief system developed by L. Ron Hubbard, based on a person being an immortal spiritual being whose survival depends on him/herself and his/her attainment of brotherhood with others and the universe –Dictionary.com

It literally comes from the origin of “knowing how to know” something. Or in other words it is the science behind the ability of “how to know” something.

The Church of Scientology is a nondenominational movement founded in the US in the 1950s, which emphasizes self-knowledge as a means of realizing full spiritual potential. Its founder is L. Ron Hubbard.

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