Scientology is not a religion

Hubbard’s son, Ron Jr:: "My father has always held out Scientology ... to be based purely on science and not on religious belief or faith. ... My father and I created a "religious front" only for tax purposes and legal protection from fraud claims." Affidavit Ronald DeWolf, CIVIL ACTION NO. 79-2491-G., 30.04.2011

Robert Vaughn Young, Quill Magazine, Scientology from the Inside Out, 1993: "I trained Scientology Public Relations [staff] .... how to [ make scientology] appear to be a religion." lermanet,,, 14.07.2013

Hubbard, 1950, in Terra Incognita: The Mind:
"While Dianetics does not consider the brain as an electronic computing machine except for purposes of analogy, it is nevertheless a member of that class of sciences to which belong General Semantics and Cybernetics and, as a matter of fact, forms a bridge between the two." Letkeman,,

Hubbard, 1952, in A History of Man: "Theta clearing is about as practical and simple as repairing a shoe-lace. ... rule out, auditor, any mumbo-jumbo of mysticism or spiritualism or religion."

Hubbard, June 25, 1952, in Lecture Technique 88: Overt Acts Motivators & DEDs: "Religion is always different than truth. It has to be. BECAUSE THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM."; askthescientologist,, 07.02.2014

In tape Assessment, Memories, Ridges (from 10. 27.1953) of tape series Exteriorization and the Phenomena of Space Hubbard says: "... but actually religion doesn't lead anybody any place in the final analysis because you never get your wish anyway so, of course, one can't survive on the basis of spirits and religion, and so forth.",, 07.02.2014

In The Creation of Human Ability, 1954, he writes p. 251: "It is not a psycho-therapy nor a religion." Creation of Human Ability, The Department of Publications Organization World Wide - a branch of Church of Scientology of California; © 1954 by L. Ron Hubbard, Reprinted 1968. See facsimile of original at

Fundamentals of Thought, 1956: "I established, along scientific rather than religious or humanitarian lines that the thing which is the person, the personality, is separable from the body and the mind at will and without causing bodily death or derangement."

In Control and the Mechanics of S.C.S. (The Publications Organization World Wide, 1957, 1968) he says Scientology is a science. See facsimile of the original:

In HCO Pl, 10.29.1962, Religion, Hubbard says: "It is entirely a matter for accountants and solicitors.",,, 21.07.2013. See also the two versions of this Policy, the original and the abridged where Miscavige cut out this important reference:

Footnote 6, Section 170(b)(1)(A)(i), Response to Final Series of IRS Questions Prior to Recognition of Exemption of CST Under Section 501(c)(3) As a Church on October 1, 1993: "Scientologists are expected to and do become fully devoted to Scientology to the exclusion of other faiths." See also,;,, 15.07.2013

In KSW Series 1 it is put down as a law that all other technologies have to be hammered out of existence.

Just Bill: "The Church of Scientology is "recognized as a religion" in only a small handful of countries. It is difficult to get an exact count, but it appears to be officially recognized in only eight or nine countries." In some countries Scientology presents itself as "Philosophy" e.g. in Greece or Japan (Kent, Scientology - Is This a Religion, or as a business enterprise (Israel). Just Bill,; relinfo,, 14.06.2013