In one form or another, all great religions have held the hope of spiritual freedom—a condition free of material limitations and misery. The question has always been, however, how does one reach such a state, particularly while still living amidst a frantic and often overwhelming society?
Although modern life seems to pose an infinitely complex array of problems, Scientology maintains that the solutions to those problems are basically simple and within every man's reach. Difficulties with communication and interpersonal relationships, nagging insecurities, self-doubt and despair—each man innately possesses the potential to be free of these and many other concerns.
Scientology ultimately offers a pathway to greater freedom.
Scientologists come from all walks of life. They are concerned about social problems and support numerous social betterment programs, which provide successful drug-abuse rehabilitation, improve educational standards and help reduce crime and moral decay.
Scientologists know what it means to take responsibility for improving conditions around them. The humanitarian programs supported by the Church of Scientology and its parishioners are expanding at an unprecedented rate. Those programs include:
Scientologists have brought to light such issues as the enforced drugging of school children, the dangers of psychiatric brutalities such as electric shock treatment and lobotomy, and the chemical and biological warfare experiments secretly undertaken against unwitting American citizens in the 1960s and 1970s. The Church of Scientology also has championed the principle of open government and pioneered the use of the Freedom of Information Act and other access laws around the world to protect the public interest and eradicate government waste and human rights abuses.
The goal of the Church of Scientology is to improve society through our programs and activities and the active role we are taking in the world today.
The aims of the Scientology religion, as stated by L. Ron Hubbard are:
“A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights.”