Yesennia Rosa Nov. 3, 08
Scientology has been a craze in celebrity media. Celebrities like Tom Cruise, Will Smith, and John Travolta are among the few celebrities who are Scientology members. The outcome of Scientology has caused curiosity in the minds of the paparazzi and “normal” people alike. Questions such as, “What is Scientology all about?” Why is everyone switching to this strange religion?” Scientology views things quite differently than most other religions.
Scientology is a controversial belief system developed by L. Ron Hubbard, based on a person being an immortal spiritual being whose survival depends on themselves and their attainment of brotherhood with others and the universe. According to those who practice it, Scientology is about the individual man or woman, their goal is to bring an individual to a sufficient understanding of their self and their life and free them to make improvements where they find them necessary in the ways they see fit.( Definition of Scientology.)
On the positive side, Scientologists take active and leadership roles in their community, and helping the needy. For example, Scientologists are drug-free and actively helping to get others off drugs. They help underprivileged children that need help in reading, vocabulary, and comprehension. They have even fought for human rights. They believe that whatever you find true is true, they call it a voyage of self-discovery.
L. Ron Hubbard not only founded Scientology but has written all of their books. L. Ron Hubbard began studying of the mind and spirit in 1923, and then in 1938 he wrote a book called Excalibur, which went unpublished. In this book the word Scientology first appeared which he said it meant, “the study of knowing how to know.”
Some of the later books he wrote describe the ins and outs of Scientology, such as Dianetics, and a book called Reactive Mind, which talks...