Scientology is about the individual man or woman. Its goal is to bring an individual to a sufficient understanding of himself and his life and free him to improve conditions in the way that he sees fit.
Despite the twentieth century’s torrent of technological advances, our civilization is in dire need of help. Since the advent of an atomic age which spawned the distinct possibility that all life on Earth could be extinguished at the push of a button, two generations have grown up under that specter. Partially in consequence, life in our society has taken many strange twists: Children are forcibly administered tranquilizing drugs in schools in the name of control; workers are taxed one hour’s wages for every three on the job; and our youth emerge from their schools unable to read or write. Through media manipulation, whole populations are directed what to think, what to believe or what attitudes to hold. Such is the world that would be encountered by a time traveler from the start of this century, and surely he would find it strange.
It is not easy to live with purpose, dignity and happiness in a world so engrossed in materialism and so utterly blind to man’s spiritual needs. Half an hour’s walk through any urban landscape would convince virtually anyone that life could be a happier proposition.
So what is Scientology?
Scientology is an applied religious philosophy.
The fastest growing religious movement on Earth, Scientology has become a firmly established and active force for positive change in the world in less than half a century.
The Scientology religious philosophy contains a precise system of axioms, laws and techniques, exhaustively researched and documented as workable. As such, it provides the individual with the ability to dramatically improve conditions, not only in his own life but in the world around him.
For a more comprehensive overview you should read Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought. Or you can visit the Scientology.org video channel.
What is special about Scientology, and why daily thousands more people are reading books and coming in to find out how Scientology can help them, is the practical nature of Scientology. It contains practical, workable knowledge and principles that you can use to live a better life and achieve the things that you most want. We don’t sit back and let life carry us along. When you understand who and what you are and what makes others tick, you can change your life and set it in the direction you want and control it better. And help others around you. Scientology teaches you how to improve your life and helps you make you happier.
And let’s face it, day-to-day living can be hard. We all have problems. How do I rear my children so they are happy, healthy and successful? What is the secret of a good marriage and how do you put one back together when it hits a rough patch? Why do people fail in their goals? How can I be more confident? How do you keep the family unit together and in harmony? Why do some people turn to drugs? How do you help them once they do? How can you learn and study? How can I enjoy work and get on with others? How can I find enough money to survive? A Scientologist knows that something can be done about these everyday, but important, problems. These are things that we face just by getting up every morning, going to work, communicating and striving for our goals. What good is a philosophy if it doesn’t help people deal with these things so they can better their lives? With Scientology, living just keeps getting better. It puts you in the driver's seat.
Many people have questions about Scientology. You may have read some of the news or magazine stories about Scientology and its members. We would like to tell you who we are and what it is we do. This web site is designed to give you answers about Scientology and information about what we are doing in the community. We want you to find out for yourself.
Scientologists are known for their tireless work and dedication in helping people change conditions for the better. When you know how to better your own life, naturally you want to help others be happier too. You might be here looking for answers, or you might want to learn in order to help someone you know or love.
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