Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being.
Scientology addresses the spirit—not the body or mind—and believes that Man is far more than a product of his environment, or his genes.
Scientology comprises a body of knowledge which extends from certain fundamental truths. Prime among these are:
Man is an immortal spiritual being.
His experience extends well beyond a single lifetime.
His capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized.
Scientology further holds Man to be basically good, and that his spiritual salvation depends upon himself, his fellows and his attainment of brotherhood with the universe.
Scientology is not a dogmatic religion in which one is asked to accept anything on faith alone. On the contrary, one discovers for oneself that the principles of Scientology are true by applying its principles and observing or experiencing the results.
The ultimate goal of Scientology is true spiritual enlightenment and freedom for all.
The 21 Precepts
1. Take Care of Yourself
2. Be Temperate
3. Don't Be Promiscuous
4. Love and Help Children
5. Honor and Help Your Parents
6. Set A Good Example
7. Seek To Live With The Truth
8. Do Not Murder
9. Don't Do Anything Illegal
10. Support A Government Designed and Run For All The People
11. Do Not Harm A Person Of Good Will
12. Safeguard And Improve Your Environment
13. Do Not Steal
14. Be Worthy of Trust
15. Fulfill Your Obligations
16. Be Industrious
17. Be Competent
18. Respect The Religious Beliefs of Others
19. Try Not To Do Things To Others That You Would Not Like Them to Do To You
20. Try To Treat Others As You Would Want Them To Treat You
21. Flourish And Prosper
L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986) is the Founder of the Scientology religion
BACKGROUND AND BELIEFS
of a Scientologist
by L. Ron Hubbard
The Code of a Scientologist was first issued in 1954. In this code, L. Ron Hubbard provides a Scientologist with guidelines for fighting for human rights and justice through social reform. It is a vital code for any Scientologist active in the community. The code was revised in 1969 and again in 1973 and is given here in its final version.
As a Scientologist, I pledge myself to the Code of Scientology for the good of all.
1 To keep Scientologists, the public and the press accurately informed concerning Scientology, the world of mental health and society.
2 To use the best I know of Scientology to the best of my ability to help my family, friends, groups and the world.
3 To refuse to accept for processing and to refuse to accept money from any preclear or group I feel I cannot honestly help.
4 To decry and do all I can to abolish any and all abuses against life and Mankind.
5 To expose and help abolish any and all physically damaging practices in the field of mental health.
6 To help clean up and keep clean the field of mental health.
7 To bring about an atmosphere of safety and security in the field of mental health by eradicating its abuses and brutality.
8 To support true humanitarian endeavors in the fields of human rights.
9 To embrace the policy of equal justice for all.
10 To work for freedom of speech in the world.
11 To actively decry the suppression of knowledge, wisdom, philosophy or data which would help Mankind.
12 To support the freedom of religion.
13 To help Scientology orgs and groups ally themselves with public groups.
14 To teach Scientology at a level it can be understood and used by the recipients.
15 To stress the freedom to use Scientology as a philosophy in all its applications and variations in the humanities.
16 To insist upon standard and unvaried Scientology as an applied activity in ethics, processing and administration in Scientology organizations.
17 To take my share of responsibility for the impact of Scientology upon the world.
18 To increase the numbers and strength of Scientology over the world.
19 To set an example of the effectiveness and wisdom of Scientology.
20 To make this world a saner, better place.
CURRENT FAMOUS MEMBERS
Doug E. Fresh
Greta Van Susteren
Celebrities who have left Scientology include:
William S. Burroughs II, writer and member of the Beat Generation
Jason Lee (actor)
Juliette Lewis, actress
Laura Prepon, actress
Lisa Marie Presley
Jeffrey Tambor, actor
Robert Vaughn Young, writer