Scientology

Régis Dericquebourg

Professor, Sociology of Religion

University of Lille III

Lille, France



III. HOW DO SCIENTOLOGISTS VALIDATE THEIR CREEDS?

 

III.IV. RELEVANCE

     Scientologists state that their belief is relevant to reality. One spoke about being in tune with reality, while at the same time admitting that he created it himself and that it had become natural for him. For example, one of them perceived Scientology ethics as adequate for understandings with others and for dealing with them. Another believer said that she had found a satisfactory method of social reform. Before her involvement with Scientology she had been a militant socialist. She felt that she had found in Scientology technology the tools she needed to “thoroughly reform society.”

 



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