Welcome to CAF! :)
Any serious discussion of Scientology must include a serious look at its founder, Lafayette Ron Hubbard. His real claim to fame was not in founding a religion - but in establishing a confidence game that has perpetuated itself beyond the life of its founder.
Here is an interesting article that mentions his run-ins with the Internal Revenue Service: slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/assessment/2005/07/l_ron_hubbard.html
Here is a time line on some of antics of this individual: scientology-lies.com/people/executives/l-ron-hubbard.html Describing him early on as being paranoid schizophrenic shows real insight. I have no idea why the Navy did not find this out much earlier.
One learns a lot about any group by looking at its founder. As you look carefully into the life of Hubbard, you just have to wonder why no one did not see through him, and report his activities to the police. The founder of Scientology was a crook who has truly endangered the immortal souls of many people.
[quote="Rykuu, post:10, topic:291476"]
sooo... basicly its a "religion" made by some sci-fi writer, who got the idea he could make major mulah on his books if he made it into a "religion".... At least I keep role playing inside virtual reality :p