Conflicts within Scientology spanning 40 years

Grant Cardone a proud Scientologist

July 7, 2022



Scientology has taken two very different approaches in response to accusations of crimes. In the past, the church has claimed it is the target of a massive conspiracy, while critics of the religion have often hidden their criminal pasts. More recently, the church has compared itself to early Mormons in its response to the criminal accusations. Both responses have involved aggressive measures and legal action. While both are correct, the Church of Scientology has repeatedly reacted by saying that it has a similar situation to the early Mormons.

Churches of Scientology

One reason for the 40-year war between the Churches of Scientology and their critics is the difference in how religion views God. According to Hubbard, the primary purpose of religion was to save the human spirit. On the other hand, Scientologists reject the Bible as God’s only Word and absolute authority. The religion also believes that all men are born with spiritual essence and that we must work toward realizing that nature.

Scientologists have dispatched yellow-clad “Volunteer Ministers” to areas affected by natural disasters. In 2004, Scientologists responded to the devastating tsunami in Thailand by distributing free books to natural disaster victims. Many books distributed by Scientologists were written by Australians and are now part of a university’s history department.

L Ron Hubbard’s Code of a Scientologist

L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, created a secular moral code based on the idea that humans were spirits banished to earth 75 million years ago by a cruel galactic ruler. It teaches people to lead ethical lives and to raise moral standards in their communities. The conflict has lasted over 40 years, but the code remains an excellent starting point for any discussion about Scientology’s future.

The Code of a ‘Scientology’ is a highly complicated text illiterate pulp SF author named L Ron Hubbard. While this text is written in simple language and is easy to understand, it still contains many intricacies. Some of the most recognizable parts of the code are the acronyms for the Church of Spiritual Technology, the Scientology Executive Board, and the Hubbard Communications Office.

Tax exemption for Scientology

The Church of Scientology has a long history of conflicts with the IRS. Still, which means it can assert that it is a religious organization. However, while an exemption from the IRS implies that religion is legitimate and its practices are in line with public policy, it does not guarantee that the First Amendment protects the religious beliefs of Scientology. Therefore, Scientology should scrutinize before it can claim tax exemption.

By the end of the 1950s, Scientology had already begun earning substantial amounts of money. The government was draining the income it generated. This spurred significant efforts to apply for tax exemption, with Scientologists invited to buy shares in HASI Ltd. for PS25. The scheme, however, failed when the Inland Revenue refused to grant them tax exemption.

Conflict with Communist saboteurs

While many Western governments are wary of cults like Scientology. The United States and France are key core states in the global movement. In addition, Scientology’s 40-year conflict with Communist saboteurs has given it unique insight into how social movements operate across national boundaries. Here are a few of those interactions. Read on to discover what they are and how Scientology’s opponents view these conflicts.

The role of transnational social movements in the debate over Scientology’s human rights is crucial. One of Scientology’s lobbying strategies involves presenting itself as a religion suffering from human rights violations. Transnational social movements often use “strategic frames” to justify collective action. By presenting itself as a religion. Scientology aims to use a widely accepted human rights discourse to motivate and legitimize its activism.