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New Readers Scientology FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Scientology for New Readers

This FAQ about Scientology for New Readers was compiled and written by rkeller@netaxs.com (Rod Keller) with numerous contributions by others.

Copyright 1995, by the respective answer writers, unless otherwise noted. Compilation copyright 1995, Rod Keller. Permission to copy this FAQ for non-commercial purposes is hereby granted. The opinions expressed are those of the individual writers.

-0. Background
In January, 1995 I decided to compile a Frequently Asked ...
-1. What is the purpose of alt.religion.scientology? Is it for or against Scientology?
Answer By: Chris Schafmeister ...
-2. What's the difference between Dianetics and Scientology?
Answer By: Jeff Jacobsen ...
-3. Can you be a Scientologist and a member of another religion at the same time?
Answer By: Elizabeth McCoy ...
-4. What scientific evidence is there for Dianetics and Scientology?
Answer by: Jim Lippard ...
-5. Why do Scientologists believe in past lives?
Answer By: Rogue Agent ...
-6. What's an E-meter?
Answer By: Chris Schafmeister ...
-7. What is auditing?
Answer By: Elizabeth McCoy ...
-8. What is a Thetan and an Operating Thetan?
Answer By: Rod Keller ...
-9. Wasn't L. Ron Hubbard a science fiction writer?
Answer By: Rod Keller ...
-10. What does Scientology teach about drugs? Are tobacco and alcohol drugs?
Answer By: Elizabeth McCoy ...
-11. Who's in charge of the church, now that Hubbard is dead?
Answer By: Rogue Agent ...
-12. What is the Sea Org?
Answer By: Rogue Agent ...
-13. What is the OSA?
Answer By: Dennis L. Erlich dennis.l.erlich@support....
-14. What is the CCHR?
Answer By: Rogue Agent ...
-15. Does Scientology use "front groups?" What are they?
Answer By: Maggie Council ...
-16. What do the confidential levels of Scientology consist of and why are they secret?
Answer By: Deirdre ...
-17. What is the personality test the Scientologists offer for free? What does it measure?
Answer By: Paul Williams ...
-18. How much does Scientology cost?
Answer By: Elizabeth McCoy ...
-19. Is Scientology a religion or a cult?
Answer By: Jeff Jacobsen ...
-20. What is the Free Zone?
Answer By: Mark Adams ...
-21. What is a Squirrel?
Answer By: Elizabeth McCoy ...
-22. What is the RPF?
Answer By: Mark Adams ...
-23. Who are the skeptics? Why do they spend so much time here if they don't even believe in Scientology?
Answer by: Rachel Meredith Kadel ...
-24. How Does Scientology Deal with critics of the church?
Answer By: Deirdre ...
-26. What is an SP?
Answer By: Elizabeth McCoy ...
-27. What is PTS?
Answer By: Elizabeth McCoy ...
-28. What is a Wog?
Answer By: Deirdre ...
-29. Did Hubbard say that the way to make a million dollars is to start a religion?
Answer By: Chris Schafmeister ...
-30. I have a family member involved in Scientology. How do I help them get out?
Answer By: Deirdre ...
-31. Key to contributors
The Skeptics:...









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