The Kingdom of the Cults - Scientology Summary & Analysis

Walter Martin
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L. Ron Hubbard was born on March 13, 1911 in Tilden, Nebraska. He was a popular science fiction writer in the 1930's and 40's. He wrote Dianetics and found a new career in writing self-help and religious books. Dianetics became very popular as Hubbard shared his "science of the mind" and the belief man is basically good.

He actually claimed the best way to make a million dollars would be to start his own religion. A year after he made the statement, he wrote his first book on Scientology in 1951. The Church of Scientology of California began in 1954 and there are now six million adherents.

Scientology acknowledges God or gods may exist, but each person must decide for himself. They see Christ as a legend that pre-existed earth-life on other planets and was put into the ideas of man on earth. Jesus, in their view, is no...

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