What Scientologists Believe
Central tenets of Scientology, based on the questions in the Belief-O-Matic quiz.
Scientology was founded in 1952 by L. Ron Hubbard, an American science fiction writer and author of the best-selling book Dianetics, which launched a popular self-enhancement movement which became the Church of Scientology. The name Scientology means "knowing how to know," Scientology asserts it is not merely a belief system but a mode of action, and it has a complicated vocabulary of its own. Read on to learn more about that vocabulary!