Q Is information divulged during auditing sessions always kept confidential?1 A Absolutely and without exception. Traditionally, all communications between a minister and his parishioners have been privileged and confidential. That is certainly the case in Scientology, and this trust is never violated. The confidences given in trust during an auditing session are considered sacrosanct by […]
Scientology’s FAQ: Why has the German government tried to portray Scientology as controversial?
Q Why has the German government tried to portray Scientology as controversial?1 A Germany and, indeed, much of Central Europe, has a long and bitter history of religious intolerance and persecution, a trend which has continued into the present. Many religious and ethnic minorities have become the targets of escalating incidents of violence, xenophobia and […]
Scientology’s FAQ: What does “suppressive person” mean?
What does “suppressive person” mean?1 A suppressive person is a person who seeks to suppress any betterment activity or group. The suppressive person, also called an antisocial personality, works to upset, continuously undermine, spread bad news and denigrate other people and their activities. While it has sometimes been said that a suppressive person is just […]
Scientology’s FAQ: Why do some people oppose Scientology?
Scientology has at least two answers for this question. Q Why do some people oppose Scientology? A There are certain characteristics and mental attitudes that cause a percentage of the population to oppose violently any betterment activity or group. This small percentage of the society (roughly 2 percent) cannot tolerate that Scientology is successful at […]
Scientology’s FAQ: What does the term “fair game” refer to?
Q What does the term “fair game” refer to?1 A “Fair game” is a term which is often intentionally misinterpreted and used by apostate Scientologists and other critics to unfairly tarnish the Church. “Fair game” was canceled in 1968, more than 30 years ago, expressly because it was susceptible to misinterpretation and misuse. The term […]