SOC 367 Scientology

SOC 367 Scientology - Scientology Wednesday, March 05, 2008...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
In 2005 Scientology stated its worldwide membership at 8 million people In 2001 survey published by NYU estimates about 55,000 in the U.S. Scientologists say that many members still remain affiliated with their other mainstream religions Scientology controversially often counts people who have attended just one Scientology function Membership The aims of Scientology are a world without insanity, without criminals, without war, where the able can prosper and where Man is free to raise to greater heights Claims over 7,000 organizations in 70 countries using dianetics to help people in any field Goals, claims Founder - L. Ron Hubbard Dianetics Over 40 books and 2,500 recorded lectures Important works Structures in a series of levels (individuals move up as they gain esoteric knowledge) "the Bridge" (most teachings are kept secret) People's spirits are immortal and have lived through several past lives A person is basically good, but is "aberrated" by the memories of past traumas
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 367 taught by Professor Krismorgan during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

Page1 / 2

SOC 367 Scientology - Scientology Wednesday, March 05, 2008...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online