areynolds1 asked questions about Scientology beliefs.
Here is what we believe in Scientology: The Creed of the Church of Scientology and that is it as far as beliefs go. You see, Scientology is not founded on belief. It is based on studying the principles, applying them correctly and then seeing for yourself if it works or not. This is what makes Scientology different from other religions. You don't have to have faith. You don't have to take anyone's word for anything. You can make up your own mind. This article describes the mindset one should have in approaching Scientology and it's also a great way to approach life: Personal Integrity by L. Ron Hubbard.
The core, most important data of Scientology, the things that the religion is based upon, can be found in the books written by L. Ron Hubbard, all of which are available here: Scientology Basics Books and Lectures. When you go to the page you can click on the graphic of a book and you'll see what the book is about and how much it costs. These books and lectures form the foundation of Scientology. They are the core, they are the important data. If you want to know what Scientology is then this is where to look. (The best book to start with is either "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" or "Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought".)
areynolds1 said something about "the Scientology world-creation story" and then quoted some nonsense from the Internet. Let me tell you right here and now that if there is such a thing in Scientology as a "world-creation story" (although I've never heard the term used in the Church) then the place to find it is here: The Scientology Factors.
If you want to know about something then I say, don't mess around, go to the source. Probably the reason you can find so much BS about what Scientologists believe is that the people writing the nonsense don't understand the actual core data of Scientology and so go find a rumor they can understand and repeat it, ad nauseam.
More on Scientology Beliefs:
- Scientology at its most practical level
- A Description Of Scientology
- The Axioms Of Dianetics And Scientology
- Theology and Practice of Scientology
- Free eBook: Theology & Practice of a Contemporary Religion - Scientology (PDF Format)
Articles by Religious Experts:
- Scientology: Its Cosmology, Anthropology, System of Ethics & Methodologies
- Scientology: An Analysis and Comparison of its Religious Systems and Doctrines
- Scientology: The Marks of Religion
- Scientology: An Analysis and Review of a New Religion