Frequently Asked Questions

As the only major worldwide religious movement to emerge in the twentieth century, Scientology generates immense public interest.

There are few today who have not heard of Scientology, either through newspapers and magazines or internet blogs and social media. When people first hear about the subject, they often have questions, from: “What is Scientology?,” “Why is Scientology called a religion?” and “Who was L. Ron Hubbard?,” to: “What is the state of Clear?” and “What is the E-meter and how does it work?”

Presented here are answers to commonly asked questions about the Scientology religion, the Church’s organization, Scientology beliefs and practices and the broad impact it has on society today. Here, too, one will find responses to rumors and inaccuracies about the religion.

Background and Basic Principles

Scientology Beliefs

Religiosity, General

Scientology Founder

What Scientology Does For the Individual

Scientology and Dianetics Books

Scientology and Dianetics Auditing

Scientology and Dianetics Training Services


Operating Thetan

Scientology Ministers

Inside a Church of Scientology

Scientology Attitudes and Practices

Scientology and Other Practices

The Organization of Scientology

Church Management

Religious Technology Center

What is Church of Spiritual Technology

Church Funding

Scientology in Society

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