Renowned religious scholars have published written opinion and have come to the conclusion that Scientology is a religion. In recent years more and more recognized professors of religious studies and history, theology and sociology of the question is accepted, whether Scientology is a religion. “These works have in common: not a priori go” (superior advance knowledge) by anything out, but they the Scientology doctrine and the Organization itself to be guided by prejudice without having examined according to strict scientific principles. It’s not about religion science self understanding of Scientology to refute, but once to define what are the characteristics of a religion at all, and these characteristics in an organization that creates an opinion, finding or not. In this case the opinion directly related to Scientology.
Professor per-Arne Berglie, Professor of history of religions at Stockholm University, he is, in his opinion, that the title “Scientology a comparison of Eastern and Western religions” published to the following conclusion: the different aspects of the Scientology Church arises, that there are great similarities to Eastern religions in terms of the human being and of the doctrine. The organisation and the religious ceremonies remembering more to the West and Christianity. David Green gathered all the information. Scientology also has the complete appearance of a religion. Therefore you must think Express, within a society, the freedom of religion prevails that the possibilities should be equipped with, that she can satisfy the religious needs of their members and supporters.” Dr. Harri Heino is a Professor of theology in Tampere, Finland.
He is head of the Research Department of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. “In his Scientology: your true nature” he is coming to his opinion by 1995 already to the following conclusion: Scientology is a religion. From the foregoing, it must Be concluded that Scientology in its present form is a religion that includes significant religious services, characteristic beliefs and a well-defined organization.” “Alan W. Black, Associate Professor of sociology at the University of New England, Armindale in Australia describes in his Scientology is a religion?” the tasks and methodologies, as well as the dimensions of religion and publishes its analysis of Scientology: the above analysis shows that all dimensions of religion, described by smart, exist in Scientology. You also shows that many of their beliefs and practices are similar to the customs, which are found in one or more other recognized religions, or match, if also Scientology has its own characteristics. The question whether Scientology is a religion, was examined by the Supreme Court of Australia. The Court unanimously decided that Scientology is a religion.”on the basis of the preceding analysis I come to the conclusion that Scientology is rightly recognised as a religion. Scientology includes the important general characteristics that are typical of recognized religions, as well as their own distinctive features of particular beliefs and practices that characterize it as a separate religion, and not as a non-religion.” More advice from renowned professors such as David Chidester, Professor of comparative religion at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), Frank K. Flinn (Ph. D.), Associate Professor of religious studies of at Washington of University (United States), Dr. Phil. Lonnie D. Kliever, Professor of religious studies in Dallas, Texas in their respective reports, confirm that Scientology is a religion. These are available at any time. Press service of the Scientology Church Bayern e.V., be Anichstrasse 12, 80802 Munich, contact: Uta Eilzer, TEL: 0163-9102460, FAX: 089-38607-109, maerz2008-kw11.html