Professor, Sociology of Religion
University of Lille III
III. HOW DO SCIENTOLOGISTS VALIDATE THEIR CREEDS?
III. VII. THE IMPORTANCE OF SCIENTOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY
Scientology is not so much believed as practiced. The phrase doing Scientology was used several times. In an earlier series of interviews on the subject of defining what is Scientology, the members stressed application of the technology. During the current series of interviews, validity relied on the workability of the technology.
Scientology appears to be a practical religion.
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