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The Most Ridiculous Things Scientologists Really Believe

When it comes down to it, every religion or faith-based philosophy is filled with a lot of weird stuff. But when L. Ron Hubbard created Scientology, he made sure to jam every unused, half-baked idea he ever had into this kooky and secretive religion. On the surface, Scientology seems to be an organization that’s about talking about your feelings while tithing and bothering people on Sunset Boulevard, but when you add a crazy notion like “an intergalactic monster that threw everyone into a volcano” into the mix, people start to look at your group differently. After you really look into the Church of Scientology, it’s easy to see how ridiculously sci-fi the whole thing really is, and while people should be allowed to believe what they want, it’s odd that church elders wouldn’t be upfront about their strange beliefs.

What do Scientologists believe? That’s not as easy a question to answer as you think it would be. While the organization has changed drastically since the days of LRH making up new church doctrines off the top of his head, there’s still plenty of science fiction goodness to go around. Because members of Scientology are so secretive about their bizarre beliefs and rituals, it’s likely that all of the sci-fi gobbledygook that you’re about to discover is just the surface of their weirdness, and for all us Wogs know they’re working on a way to teleport John Travolta to the moon. Continue reading to go through the looking glass.