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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Scientology, Church of Scientologynoun

    a new religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 and characterized by a belief in the power of a person's spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment

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  1. Scientologynoun

    A belief system with certain religious aspects, developed in 1952, focused on the teachings of .

    Etymology: From the stem scientia, from scio + -logy.

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  1. Scientology

    Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by L. Ron Hubbard, starting in 1952, as a successor to his earlier self-help system, Dianetics. Hubbard characterized Scientology as a religion, and in 1953 incorporated the Church of Scientology in Camden, New Jersey. Scientology teaches that people are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature. Its method of spiritual rehabilitation is a type of counselling known as auditing, in which practitioners aim to consciously re-experience painful or traumatic events in their past in order to free themselves of their limiting effects. Study materials and auditing courses are made available to members in return for specified donations. Scientology is legally recognized as a tax-exempt religion in the United States, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain; the Church of Scientology emphasizes this as proof that it is a bona fide religion. In other countries, notably Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, Scientology does not have comparable religious status although Churches are allowed. A large number of organizations overseeing the application of Scientology have been established, the most notable of these being the Church of Scientology. Scientology sponsors a variety of social-service programs. These include the Narconon anti-drug program, the Criminon prison rehabilitation program, the Study Tech education methodology, the Volunteer Ministers, the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, and a set of moral guidelines expressed in a booklet called The Way to Happiness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scientology in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scientology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of scientology in a Sentence

  1. John Travolta:

    I've been brought through storms that were insurmountable, and [Scientology has] been so beautiful for me, that I can't even imagine attacking it, so, why would I even approach a negative perspective? That would be a crime to me, personally, to do that.

  2. Bill Maher:

    I've heard this from so many nurses and teachers and administrators rolling their eyes when relating how they needed to take some bulls --- course in order to advance in the field when really they've already learned what they need by working the job, but in the grift that is our higher education, when you want to move up, ‘ Hold on there ! Not so fast ! Tollbooth ahead ! You need to pay for more ’ education' before you we decide you could do what you do.' F ---, this is what Scientology does, makes you keep taking courses to move up to ‘ The Bridge of Total Freedom. ’.

  3. Rick Ross:

    But sometimes this backfires, and can move some people further out of the group, especially if they are on the fence. Unfortunately, with Scientology, [leadership] could further restrict access to the outside world. the public should know that Scientology has routinely declared people SP (a suppressive person) and then encouraged Scientologists, including family members, to disconnect from SPs or risk being labeled a PTS (Potential Trouble Source). This policy has hurt many families.

  4. Mike Rinder:

    Kelly is a much more dedicated Scientologist than John, scientology dictates every choice in life and informs every decision a Scientologist makes.

  5. Jeffrey Augustine:

    John loves aviation more than Hollywood but because of Kelly he’d never leave Scientology, he loves his family. He’s just got a dark side and he’s reckless. But he really has no reason to want to leave the church. People at his level never see the ugly side of the church. Plus he’s got OSA [Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs] as his own private Mafia if he gets into trouble.

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