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Public Charter School's Link To Scientology Sparks Controversy

Posted 04.29.2012 | Education

A public charter school in Clearwater, Fla. is being accused of using methods of Scientology in educating students. An in-depth report by the Tampa...

Scientology Church Too Greedy, Former Executive Says

Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

Debbie Cook, a former executive with the Church of Scientology has revealed she believes the church has become greedy and corrupt under the leadership...

PHOTOS: 7 Things About Scientology That You Didn't Know

Janet Reitman | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books
Janet Reitman

It has been called a "cult" and even a "mafia" by its critics; to Scientologists it's "the fastest growing religion in the world." But what, beyond the media hype, is Scientology actually about?

Going 'Inside Scientology'

Brook Wilensky-Lanford | Posted 09.05.2011 | Religion
Brook Wilensky-Lanford

Janet Reitman has spent the last six years digging into this unusual faith, and her new book reveals much about the unknown world of Scientology.

Create Your Own Religion Competition

Posted 08.27.2011 | Comedy

You’ve got the long hair, the nice bushy beard, and lots of beliefs, but you don’t have the 2.2 billion adherents worldwide. Or perhaps you’re c...

What Was The Biggest Problem At Day 1 Of BookExpo America? | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

Publishers have been known to be a bitchy lot but this year most of the bitching on day one seemed to be focused on the intermittent and or ineffectua...

The Donald Ducks the Hard Question

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.12.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Trump may have a problem of his own. Exhaustive research conducted over the past several days reveals there is no credible evidence that Trump was born on this planet.

WATCH: Maher Compares Beck To Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

BIll Maher compared Glenn Beck to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard during his appearance on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on Sunday. Zakaria had ask...

Scientology And The Arts

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

"In Scientology we believe the artist and his art breathes life into the entire culture." --Erin Banks, a Church spokeswoman

Scientology Books By L. Ron Hubbard Banned By Russian Government For 'Extremist' Content

The Moscow Times | Scott Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Works by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard will be added to the country's list of extremist literature for "undermining the traditional spiritual val...

Scientology: A History of Violence and Apologizes for Battlefield Earth

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Religion
Harmon Leon

It's been a bad week for the cult of Scientology.

Alleged Abuses in Scientology Are Far From Unique

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Scientology. The name is a travesty of science. The reality is a burlesque of religion.

Pasadena Babalon: Jack Parsons and the Dark Side

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

In Pasadena Babalon, Cal Tech students take on the legend of Jack Parsons. And it's a blast. There's a crater on the dark side of the moon named Pa...

Rex Fowler Scientology Connections Mentioned

7 News Denver | Alan Gathright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- Among the mysteries in software firm founder William Rex Fowler's alleged killing of ex-partner Thomas Ciancio is whether Fowle...

Is Scientology a Cult? Is Paul Haggis The Next Martin Luther?

Politics Daily | David Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It's been a tough stretch for Scientology. The church founded by the late science fiction writer (and great prophet/odd duck/complete kook -- take you...

Analyzing The Positive Thinking Movement

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

All psychotherapies, most psychiatric drugs, and every mass self-help movement for the last half-century have sought to instill one thought or experience -- "What, me worry?"

Scientology Archives Released, Including Works Of L. Ron Hubbard

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CLEARWATER, Fla. — More than 1,000 unreleased recordings of lectures by L. Ron Hubbard and reams of corresponding writings have been unveiled in...

The Moral of the Story Is...

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Allow me to fill you in on all the dangerous, deadly, evil subtexts to your favorite fond that you'll never be so foolish as to enjoy them for what they are on their faces, again!

Getting Religion With "A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant"

Decider | David Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the season's entertainment offerings seem a little, well, skewed toward Christianity and Charles Dickens, good news: A Red Orchid Theatre has heard...

Thinking Critically About Scientology, Psychiatry, and Their Feud

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

Scientology and establishment psychiatry have something else in common. They are both orthodoxies that deal harshly with their ex-insiders who have come to reject them.

Will Smith's Hubbard-Teaching School Insists It's Not Scientologist

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Will Smith 's soon-to-open private school is not a Scientology facility, as some reports have suggested, the academy's director sai...

Scientologists Slam German Paper Over Cruise-Nazi Comparison

The Evening Standard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Church of Scientology has condemned a German newspaper after they published comments comparing Tom Cruise to World War II propagandist Joseph Goeb...

Tom Cruise Scientology Video: All Over Today, Absent From GMA

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What's been the bigger sensation this week, the Tom Cruise Scientology Video and just-released unathorized biography or the release of the movie Mad M...

Tom Cruise In Scientology Video: "We Are The Way To Happiness"

Gawker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Update: The original embedded YouTube video has now been pulled, but new versions are getting uploaded. If the YouTube does not work, Gawker again ...

Andrew Morton Explains Suri/L. Ron Hubbard Paternity Claim

Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Andrew Morton's unauthorized book on Tom Cruise hits stores Tuesday, and he had a lengthy sit-down with the "Today" show, spread across three hours an...