Professor, Sociology of Religion
University of Lille III
III. HOW DO SCIENTOLOGISTS VALIDATE THEIR CREEDS?
III.I. PRAGMATIC LEGITIMACY
The Scientologists questioned thought that their beliefs were valid because they brought tangible improvements in their lives, sometimes changing their situation completely. They claim that their health has improved, that their family life is more harmonious. They continued in the movement because they saw definite results right from the start. For the members, Scientology is a useful religion.
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