Scientology FactSheet

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Founder:
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
Born March 13, 1911 in Tilden, Nebraska
Founded:
1954 in Washington, D.C.
Founding Occasion:
The release of Hubbard’s book Dianetics: A Modern Science of Mental Health
Headquarters:
Los Angeles, California
Membership:
Approximately 8,000,000
Current Leadership:
Heber Jentzsch
Parent Religion:
New Thought (Christianity)
Sacred Texts:
Dianetics: A Modern Science of Mental Health
Foundational Principle:
Humans are actually crab-like space creatures called Thetans. We don’t realize our true nature because of traumatic experiences. If we could overcome these traumas, we would realize who and what we are.
Official Website:
www.scientology.org