Church of Scientology


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Noun1.Church of Scientology - a new religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 and characterized by a belief in the power of a person's spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment
organized religion, religion, faith - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
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Brian Fesler, pastor of the Nashville Church of Scientology, says, "There is a need in our communities to educate everyone on how to be healthy-this includes staying away from illegal drugs, but there are many other aspects to health that people should know," he said.
Graeme Wilson, the Church of Scientology's UK-based public affairs director, said: "We are very pleased to announce that we are now moving forward with the construction of our new Church of Scientology in Birmingham.
Graeme Wilson, the Church of Scientology's UK-based public affairs director, said: "We are very pleased to announce that are now moving forward with the construction of our new Church of Scientology in Birmingham.
Now Gateshead Council has revealed the North East's second Church of Scientology would have to go back to the authority's planning committee should they wish to press ahead with the plans.
They said the Church of Scientology held religious services, therefore its church was a "place of meeting for religious worship".
Meanwhile, the Church of Scientology, which has always fiercely tried to guard its public image, faced a flurry of further potentially damaging claims, including reports that members of Miscavige's own family had left its secretive International Base in California in recent months.
But this does not mean that the Church of Scientology deserves favoured tax treatment.
However, the court did not order the Church of Scientology to shut down, ruling that it would be likely to continue its activities anyway "outside any legal framework.
Treatment used in the program, such as sweating out toxins, has been questioned by critics, who charge that the facility is a front to lure people into the Church of Scientology.
The Chronicle reported in a lengthy June 9 article that Narconon Drug Prevention & Education lectures given at public schools in San Francisco, Orange and Los Angeles counties are laced with concepts "straight out of the Church of Scientology.
The Church of Scientology has announced a campaign to offer free assistance to those still troubled by the attacks of September 11, with billboards publicizing their toll-free number and the message "Something Can Be Done About It" in New York, Washington, D.
Supreme Court examined the deduction of fees paid to the Church of Scientology for "auditing"--a type of individualized spiritual counseling and training.

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