This article is from the Scientology and Dianetics FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Scientology Information Server) with numerous contributions by others.
The Creed of the Church of Scientology was written by L. Ron Hubbard
shortly after the Church was formed in Los Angeles on February 18, 1954.
After he issued this creed from his office in Phoenix, Arizona, the
Church of Scientology adopted it as official because it succinctly
states what Scientologists believe.
We of the Church believe:
That all men of whatever race, color or creed were created with
That all men have inalienable rights to their own religious
practices and their performance;
That all men have inalienable rights to their own lives;
That all men have inalienable rights to their sanity;
That all men have inalienable rights to their own defense;
That all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist
or support their own organizations, churches and governments;
That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk
freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter
or write upon the opinions of others;
That all men have inalienable rights to the creation of their own
That the souls of men have the rights of men;
That the study of the mind and the healing of mentally caused ills
should not be alienated from religion or condoned in non-religious
And that no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set
aside these rights, overtly or covertly.
And we of the Church believe:
That man is basically good;
That he is seeking to survive;
That his survival depends upon himself and upon his fellows and
his attainment of brotherhood with the universe.
And we of the Church believe that the laws of God forbid man:
To destroy his own kind;
To destroy the sanity of another;
To destroy or enslave another's soul;
To destroy or reduce the survival of one's companions or one's
And we of the Church believe that the spirit can be saved and that the
spirit alone may save or heal the body.