Blog: Religion? - 2020-08-30
Scientology's 8-pointed cross, "symbolizing the 8 dynamics" - adopted to appear "religious"
The question is often asked — how can scientology call itself a religion? It doesnt have most of the things that "normal" religions have — worship services, a belief in God, relying on actual gifts and not charging for services, a kind, gentle approach, focus on families etc etc
And of course, L. Ron Hubbard was extremely derisive about religions (I will do a post focusing on his views one of these days) until he realized it could have great benefit to use the "religion angle."