When it comes down to it, every religion or faith-based philosophy is filled with elements that can seem unbelievable to those who don't believe in the faith. On the surface, Scientology seems to be an organization that’s about talking about your feelings, but when you add a far out notion like “an intergalactic alien 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 oddly 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 up front about their 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 its founder, sci-fi author L. Ron Hubbard, there’s still plenty of science fiction goodness to go around.
Since members of Scientology are so secretive about their beliefs and rituals, it’s likely that all of the sci-fi oddities that you’re about to discover are just the surface of their non-traditional beliefs.
Xenu Was An Alien Ruler
Human Souls Were Programmed With False Information
The Galactic Confederacy Runs The Universe
The R6 Implant Can Kill You
You Deal With Implants Post-Death
Heaven Is Based On Pasadena