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II. The Scientologists Consider It to Be Religion

The writings of the Founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, constitute the basis of the Scientology religion. Hubbard is not subject to religious worshipping, but certainly to religious admiration and devotion. According to Scientologists, Hubbard was able to create a religious philosophy and means of practical application with which the basically mutual ideals of mankind and all religions can effectively be realized. The Scientologists regard their religion as the religion of the 20th century which will realize the eternal dream of mankind, to make the world a better place to live in, and will help people to find their most profound spiritual identity. Hubbard himself considered Scientology to follow the traditions of older religions, including Hinduism, the Veda religion, Taoism, Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity.

III. Leading Sociologists of Religion Classify It as Religion
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