The beliefs of the church - 1998-02-01

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F15.png The beliefs of the church February 1, 1998, Thomas C. Tobin, Scientology in Clearwater: Digging In, St. Petersburg Times

The Church of Scientology and its followers say their detractors criticize what they don't understand.

Scientology works, they say, by making people more aware, more in control, less inhibited by bad experiences, and better able to communicate.

The church's core practice is counseling called "auditing." A church "auditor" asks detailed questions while a parishioner holds two plated "cans" hooked to an electropsychometer or e-meter, a device that has been likened to a lie detector. The church says it's a "religious artifact" that indicates changes in the mind.

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{{cite news | first = Thomas C. | last = Tobin | title = The beliefs of the church | url = | work = Scientology in Clearwater: Digging In | publisher = St. Petersburg Times | date = February 1, 1998 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}