Here are 25 Facts About Scientology.

1-5 Facts About Scientology

South Park Scientology

1. Because of South Park’s Scientology episode, The Church of Scientology hired people to spy on Matt and Trey to find something on them to use for blackmail. The Church became frustrated when their investigation turned up nothing but the fact that they’re pretty normal people. – Source

2. The German government refuses to recognize Scientology as a religion. The organization has officially been labeled an ‘abusive business masquerading as a religion.’ – Source

3. Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology from editing any of its articles. It is a punishment for repeated and deceptive editing of articles related to the controversial religion. – Source

4. The Church of Scientology carried out Operation Freakout in 1976. It was a covert plan intended to have the US author and journalist Paulette Cooper imprisoned or committed to a mental institution because of her book critical of the “religion.” – Source

5. The Cult Awareness Network listed Scientology as the #1 most dangerous cult. Scientologists sued them into bankruptcy and now owns the New Cult Awareness Network – Source

6-10 Facts About Scientology

L. Ron Hubbard

6. In 1943, L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology Founder fought a 68 hour naval battle with two non-existent Japanese subs after misusing his vessel’s SONAR. – Source

7. David Miscavige, the leader of the Church of Scientology’s wife disappeared in 2006 and hasn’t been located since. – Source

8. In the 1970s, Scientology carried out Operation Snow White. About 136 US government agencies were robbed by the Church of Scientology in the “largest infiltration of the government in history” with “5,000 covert agents” in order to purge documents that were unfavorable of Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard. – Source

9. L. Ron Hubbard was quoted saying “Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be to start his own religion.” years before starting Scientology. – Source

10. Scientology runs a child labor camp in Australia. – Source

11-15 Facts About Scientology

Gold Base

11. The Church of Scientology has a compound in California called Gold Base that is guarded by snipers and armed gate guards. It houses a prison that practices torture, and a paramilitary training school. – Source

12. Vince Offer, the ShamWow! guy, used the proceeds from his late night marketed movie, The Underground Comedy Movie, to sue the Church of Scientology. – Source

13. Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of the Chairman of Scientology, David Miscavige, first learned about the story of Xenu from watching the “Trapped in the Closet” episode of South Park. – Source

14. There is a Scientology drug rehab program called “Narconon”. It uses saunas, vitamins, minerals and oils to tackle the effects of drug addiction, but critics say it’s “medically unsafe” “quackery” & “medical fraud.” – Source

15. In 1970 the English Court of Appeal found that Scientology does not engage in religious worship – Source

16-20 Facts About Scientology

Charles Mason

16. Charles Manson took 150 hours of Scientology courses and rejected it as “too crazy.” – Source

17. In 1993, upon learning that they were to play a show at a venue owned by the Church of Scientology, the band Tool was opposed to performing. They played, but Maynard, the lead singer, spent most of the show baa-ing like a sheep at the audience. – Source

18. L. Ron Hubbard’s eldest son L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. rejected his father and scientology and changed his name to Ronald DeWolf. – Source

19. L. Ron Hubbard’s book “Battlefield Earth” stayed on bestseller lists despite being critically panned because The Church of Scientology had members purchase thousands of copies, some going so far as to repeatedly buy the same copies. – Source

20. When L. Ron Hubbard showed off Scientology’s first “clear” member (the highest level of achievement with skills that included perfect memory), the woman couldn’t even recall what color tie Hubbard was wearing – Source

21-5 Facts About Scientology


21. The Church of Scientology routinely gives its members “security checks” to determine if they’ve been unfaithful to the church. The “Security Check Children,” is a 99 question interrogation, given to children of ages 6-12. – Source

22. In 1943, L. Ron Hubbard wrote a series of private letters about losing his command and various military blunders, and general good health. Later, he founded scientology and claimed heroics and injuries in the war. – Source

23. To join the high ranks of Scientology you have to sign a Billion Year Contract. – Source

24. Members of Scientology’s inner circle have to work 100+ hours/week for the church, face severe restrictions on family affairs, and can be sent to a private prison to do hard labor if they break church rules. – Source

25. The woman who voices Bart Simpson once donated $10 million to the Church of Scientology, which was almost twice her annual salary. – Source

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Last Update: April 25, 2016