I just realized I don't know anyone who's a scientologist. Reason I ask is that I saw a news story on Tom Cruise and his devotion to Scientology and how Katie Holmes finds it interesting. It got me to thinking, "I have absolutely no idea what Scientology is about."
So I decided to educate myself. I think I have a really solid grasp of what it's about, but one question kept nagging at me as I read information about it:
Where did Hubbard come up with his beliefs, er scratch that, in his terms, his FACTS about just about anything involved with Scientology?
I look at Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, etc, and they all have one thing in common: sacred texts. Where did Hubbard supposedly get his information from. (I'm refering in part to body thetans and the whole reason they exist.) It seems most religions have some kind of tangible proof in the foundation of it's existance, whether it's relics or scrolls or sacred ground. Scientology has none of this.
I'm just scratching my head a bit wondering how a guy all of a sudden comes up with a "religion" with no support for his claims, and people just fall in with him.
Anyone on here a Scientologist or have any experience with Scientology? I'm really curious about some aspects of it. It sprung from Dianetics, but Dianetics seems to be just plain old common sense. I don't need a book to teach me that.