The fundamental principles of Scientology are 1) man is an immortal, alien, spiritual being called a thetan, 2) his experience extends well beyond a single lifetime, and 3) his capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized.
Scientologists believe that souls have lived on other planets prior to living on Earth. A person cannot progress until “aberrations’ from previous lives are cleared.
Scientologists believe that L. Ron Hubbard discovered their religion through a revelation.
Scientologists believe that L. Ron Hubbard discovered their religion through scientific methods, not by revelation.
Scientologists eliminate self-destructive behaviors by cleansing their minds of bad memories called “engrams” through therapy sessions called “audits.” Specifically, founder L. Ron Hubbard defined an engram as “a mental image picture of a moment of pain a
The Church of Scientology believes that the central nervous system command the body through communication points.
The Church of Scientology believes that thetans (or alien spirits), not the central nervous system, command the body through communication points.
The Church of Scientology call those who practice Scientology without its sanction (or outside the church) “cats.”
The Church of Scientology call those who practice Scientology without its sanction (or outside the church) “squirrels.” The term is supposed to be pejorative and is similar in meaning to “heretic.”