Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices, created by fiction writer L.Ron Hubbard in 1952. Scientology became a religion in 1953 when Hubbard incorporated the Church of Scientology in Camden, New Jersey. According to Scientology, people are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature. It also supports a certain type of counseling, which is also known as auditing, in during which a person consciously re-experiences painful events from the past. To the rest of the world, Scientology is Tom Cruises and John Travoltas religion. Also, its the cause of all Tom Cruises break-ups! Until HBO releases their show on Scientology Going Clear, we made a list of 15 weirdest facts related to this corporation owned religion.
1. This is L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. One of the weirdest facts about him is that he was actually a science fiction novelist who then wrote self-help books for a living. Hubbard was quoted in 1948, when he said: Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion. And indeed, he started his own religion!