From all of the above it must be concluded that Scientology in its present form is a religion, offering crucial religious services, a distinctive belief and a tightly organized religious denomination.
26 October 1995
Dr. Harri Heino is professor of theology at the University of Tampere, Helsinki, Finland.
He is chief of the Research Centre of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.
He is writing a book on religions in Finland entitled What Finland Believes.