The video on their website is hilarious enough but check out the frequently asked questions:http://www.scientologymelrose.com/melrose/FAQ.html
==================================Is Scientology like hypnotism, meditation, psychotherapy or other mental practices?
There is no resemblance. In fact, it was as a result of L. Ron Hubbard’s investigation of hypnotism and many other mental practices that he saw the need for practical answers to man’s problems. In his book, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, he wrote that he had found hypnotism and psychotherapy to be dangerous and impractical. Nearly all other methods of alleged mental science are based on principles that are quite opposite of those used in Scientology. They treat man as a “thing” to be conditioned, not as a spiritual being who can find answers to life’s problems and who can improve enormously.Is Scientology A Cult?
No. It is a religion in the fullest sense of the word. “Cult” is usually meant in a disparaging sense to imply a secret or closed group with limited membership and mysterious beliefs. Religious scholars point out that the term has become almost meaningless, since its modern use reflects a growing prejudice against all religions.
Scientology is unique in that it does not require or tell anyone to “believe” anything. Rather, Scientology believes every individual should think for himself. In Scientology, what is true for the individual is only what he has observed personally and knows is true for him. Scientology is not authoritarian, but offers a technology one can use and then decide whether it works for him.Was L. ron Hubbard a millionaire?
L. Ron Hubbard was one of those fortunate people who never made problems over money. He inherited some wealth at an early age, but in the early 1930s became one of the highest paid writers in America, long before Dianetics. He was a millionaire several times over from his book royalties. His public book sales continue to be astronomical.Do Scientologists use medical doctors?
Yes. The Church of Scientology has always encouraged its staff and parishioners to see medical doctors to handle the physical aspect of any illness or injury. Does Scientology engage in Brainwashing or mind control?
No. In fact, what we do is exactly the opposite. We free people and enable them to think for themselves.
Factually, Mr. Hubbard was one of the first to discover and expose actual mind control and brainwashing experimentation conducted by United States military and intelligence agencies during WWII. Not only did he uncover blatantly destructive experimentation, he also discovered that the technology he developed, Dianetics, could undo the effects of an insidious form of hypnotism called pain-drug-hypnosis and free a person from its grip.
Over the years, the Church of Scientology has exposed numerous instances of brainwashing or mind control practices, such as those involved in so-called “deprograming.” Such practices are diametrically opposed to the aims of Scientology, which are to free man and return to him his ability to control his own life.Why do Scientologists sometimes seem so intent on what they are Doing?
If you had a chance to change yourself and civilization so greatly you would be interested as well.How are churches of Scientology supported financially?
By their members, just like every other church.
Some churches have a system of tithes, others require their members to pay fro pew rentals, religious ceremonies and services. In the church of Scientology, parishioners make donations for auditing or training they wish to receive. These contributions by Scientologists are the primary source of financial support for the Church and fund all the religious and social betterment activities the Church engages in. Scientologists are not require to tithe or make other donations.Is the church profit making?
No. Scientology churches are nonprofit organizations, and all donations they receive are used exclusively in their ministries.