Even though it’s been the subject of myriad documentaries, the Church of Scientology is a somewhat of a mystery to everyone who isn’t a member of the church. And despite the world’s view of Scientology being the chosen religion of many A-List celebrities, there are more similarities between Scientology and Satanism than you’d think. Not only was the creator of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, heavily influenced by Aleister Crowley, an early 20th-century occultist, but there are plenty of weird things Scientologists believe that Satanists also believe. Prepare to do battle with some of your body thetans, because you’re about to find out all the ways Scientology and the Church of Satan are the same.
On the surface, the similarities between Scientology and Satanism seem to be nothing more than superficial, but when you begin to learn about the creation of Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard’s obsession with ancient occultists, you can see how the Church of Scientology and the Church of Satan are kind of similar. The easiest conclusion to draw from all this information is that both Satanism and Scientology were created as a way to get rubes to part with their money with the promise of bettering themselves through mystic gobbledygook and both mock religions (or philosophies) got way out of hand. Or maybe it’s all real. You be the judge.
Secrecy Is Incredibly Important to Both of Them
Celebrities Love Both Religions
Both Are Tight-Lipped About Money
They Both Have Cool LogosPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
They Were Both Started by Artists Trying to Make a TransitionPhoto: Public Domain / via Wikimedia Commons
The Self Is the Most Important Part of Both Religions