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A Scientologist is a follower of the doctrines and beliefs of Scientology.[1]

The following is an incomplete list of notable past and present Scientologists.

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Definition

A Scientologist is a follower of the doctrines and beliefs of Scientology.[1] Eileen Barker writes in New Religious Movements: Challenge and Response that the Church of Scientology "considers all those who have ever done one of their courses to be a Scientologist".[2] Scientology president Heber Jentzsch stated in a videotaped court deposition that membership statistics for the organization are based on the sum of all individuals that have ever taken any Scientology course since the organization's foundation in 1954.[3] Olav Hammer and James R. Lewis note in their book The Invention of Sacred Tradition: "the shared veneration of Hubbard becomes an integrated part of what it means to be a Scientologist".[4]

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  1. ^ a b Urdang 1986, p. 502.
  2. ^ Wilson 1999, p. 18
  3. ^ Ortega 2008, p. 8.
  4. ^ Lewis 2007, p. 6.
  5. ^ a b c Tobin, Thomas C. (October 25, 1998). "The man behind Scientology: David Miscavige, the seldom-seen leader of the church, comes forth in his first newspaper interview to talk of a more peaceful time for Scientology". St. Petersburg Times. http://www.sptimes.com/TampaBay/102598/scientologypart1.html. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  6. ^ Donahue, Ann (July 19, 1999). "From Las Vegas lounge singer to Scientology leader". Los Angeles Business Journal. 
  7. ^ a b c d Morton, Andrew (2008). Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 102, 243, 317, 318. ISBN 0312359861. 
  8. ^ Fisher, Marc (August 19, 1995). "Church in Cyberspace: Its Sacred Writ Is on the Net. Its Lawyers Are on the Case". The Washington Post (The Washington Post Company): p. C1, C5. 
  9. ^ Boshoff, Alison (January 17, 2008). "Is Scientologist Tom Cruise out of control". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23066394-5001021,00.html. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  10. ^ Eddy, Melissa (Associated Press) (February 12, 2008). "German administrative court upholds government's right to observe Church of Scientology". Toronto Star. www.thestar.com. http://www.thestar.com/article/302880. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  11. ^ Dahlburg, John-Thor (February 29, 2000). "Report Urges Dissolution of Scientology Church in France — Europe: Panel calls group a danger to the public and a threat to national security". Los Angeles Times. copy of article hosted at www.rickross.com. http://www.rickross.com/reference/scientology/scien199.html. 
  12. ^ Hansen, Susan (June 1997). "Did Scientology Strike Back?". The American Lawyer. 
  13. ^ Horne, William W. (July/August 1992). "The Two Faces of Scientology". The American Lawyer. 
  14. ^ Ortega, Tony (December 23, 1999). "Double Crossed: The Church of Scientology has a reputation for ruthlessly going after its enemies. Robert Cipriano claims Scientologists rewarded him for helping them do just that. Now he's turned on them.". Phoenix New Times. http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1999-12-23/news/double-crossed/full. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  15. ^ Rubin, Joel (October 1, 2005). "District Scrambles to Ensure Human Rights Event Is Religion-Free; Officials were unaware of Scientology's role in the international forum at Jordan High in Watts". Los Angeles Times: p. B4. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Tobin, Thomas C.; Joe Childs (June 23, 2009). "Ecclesiastical Justice". St. Petersburg Times: p. 1A. 
  17. ^ Derakhshani, Tirdad (26 August 2006). "Cruise camp: sorry about Shields". The Philadephia Inquirer. 
  18. ^ Staff (25 August 2006). "Tom 'Incensed' Sumner's Wife". New York Post (N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc.): p. 14. 
  19. ^ Chasan, Alice (April 18, 2006). "Rev. John Carmichael, Church of Scientology, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, silent birth, L. Ron Hubbard". Beliefnet. Beliefnet, Inc.. http://www.beliefnet.com/story/189/story_18985.html. Retrieved 6 June 2008. 
  20. ^ Staff (August 6, 2005). "Dollars and sense: Bloggers take on costs of Scientology". Bakersfield Californian. 
  21. ^ Lewis, Anthony (August 1, 1968). "Britain Curbs Activities of Cult of Scientologists; Refuses to Admit Americans Known to Be Followers Minister of Health Declares Group Socially Harmful". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). 
  22. ^ Cooper, Paulette (1971). The Scandal of Scientology. Tower Publications. pp. Appendix - The Scientologist's Story. 
  23. ^ "The Mind Behind the Religon [sic]". Los Angeles Times. 24 June 1990. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-scientology062490,1,4817487.story. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 
  24. ^ Tobin, Thomas C. (February 23, 2000). "Tampabay: Church member's death now called accident". St. Petersburg Times. www.sptimes.com. http://www.sptimes.com/News/022300/TampaBay/Church_member_s_death.shtml. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  25. ^ Rathbun, Frank H.; Rathbun Family Association (1989). Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian. Rathbun Family Association. pp. 32. v.9-v.16 1989-1996. 
  26. ^ Cook, John (March 17, 2008). "Scientology — Cult Friction: After an embarrassing string of high-profile defection and leaked videos, Scientology is under attack from a faceless cabal of online activists. Has America's most controversial religion finally met its match?". Radar Online (Radar Magazine). http://radarmagazine.com/from-the-magazine/2008/03/scientology_anonymous_protests_tom_cruise_01.php. Retrieved 20 March 2008. 
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Bielski, Zosia (January 6, 2009). "Seizure killed Travolta's son, death certificate says;Body showed no sign of head trauma, undertaker says; case puts parents' religion under scrutiny". The Globe and Mail: p. A3. 
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Shaw, William (February 17, 2008). "The Science of Celebrity: Religion to Non-Believers, It Seems Barmy. But to the Faithful, Like John Travolta and Tom Cruise, Scientology is Life-Affirming, Empowering and the Secret of Their Success. What Do They Know That We Don't? William Shaw Reports". The Sunday Telegraph: p. 26. 
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h Shaviv, Miram A. (June 28, 2007). "The Passion of the Cruise". The Jerusalem Post: p. 24. 
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Reitman, Janet (23 February 2006). "Inside Scientology". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/9363363/inside_scientology. Retrieved 28 June 2006. 
  31. ^ a b Sappell, Joel; Welkos, Robert W. (25 June 1990). "The Courting of Celebrities". Los Angeles Times: p. A18:5. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-scientology062590b,1,279442.story?coll=la-news-comment. Retrieved 6 August 2006. 
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i Eddy, Steve (August 10, 2004). "People — Scientologists throw a 35th-birthday bash". The Orange County Register. 
  33. ^ Staff (September 3, 2006). "Jennifer Aspen and David O'Donnell marry". UPI NewsTrack (United Press International). 
  34. ^ Lemire, J (December 6, 2006). "Teenage Cutie & 'The Beast'. B'Way Star, 39, Hit In Sex Bust". New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2006/12/06/2006-12-06_teenage_cutie__the_beast_bway_star_39_hi.html. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  35. ^ a b c d e f g Lewis, James R. (2009). Scientology. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 404. ISBN 0195331494. 
  36. ^ a b c d e f g Leggett, Jonathan (25 March 2006). "Cult musicians: Scientology has long been regarded as 'a Hollywood thing', but as Isaac Hayes cooks up a storm and quits his role as South Park's Chef, Jonathan Leggett reveals other musical followers". The Guardian (Guardian Newspapers Limited). http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1739025,00.html. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  37. ^ a b c d e Staff. "Scientology: A Star-Studded Sect". ABC News (ABC). http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/popup?id=1882601&contentIndex=1&start=false&page=1. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  38. ^ a b Kent, Stephen A. (January 2001). "The French and German versus American Debate over 'New Religions', Scientology, and Human Rights". Marburg Journal of Religion 6 (1). http://web.uni-marburg.de/religionswissenschaft/journal/mjr/kent2.html. Retrieved 6 August 2006. 
  39. ^ a b c d e f Kahn, Joseph P. (March 15, 2006). "Scientollywood's A List". The Boston Globe (Globe Newspaper Company): p. F5. http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2006/03/15/scientollywoods_a_list/. Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  40. ^ Hampson, Sarah (30 December 2006). "Like a kid in a candy store". The Globe and Mail. pp. R3. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061230.HAMPSON30/TPStory/Entertainment. Retrieved 11 January 2007. 
  41. ^ a b c d e Mallia, Joseph (March 5, 1998). "Inside the Church of Scientology — Church wields celebrity clout". Boston Herald: p. 30. 
  42. ^ a b Behar, Richard (6 May 1991). "The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power". Time. http://time-proxy.yaga.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,972865,00.html?internalid=ACA. Retrieved 27 June 2006. 
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  44. ^ "interview on ABC TV Australia". http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s917578.htm. Retrieved 6 August 2006. 
  45. ^ Inside Edition (February 29, 2008). "Jeff Conaway Credits Scientology For Rehab Success". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/29/jeff-conaway-credits-scie_n_89257.html. Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  46. ^ Jackson, Blair (2000). Garcia: An American Life. Penguin. p. 179. ISBN 9780140291995. http://books.google.com/books?id=JouSOka9hFEC&pg=PA179&dq=constanten+%2B+scientologist#PPA179,M1. 
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  52. ^ "Comedy and Clout Define Actress' New Life". Miami Herald. February 27, 1998. 
  53. ^ Strauss, Gary (July 4, 2005). "Stars unleash their passion: What happens when a Hollywood star spouts off about religion?". USA Today (Gannett Co. Inc.). http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-07-04-celebs-religion_x.htm. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  54. ^ Cotton, Fearne (October 29, 2009). "When Fearne Met Peaches Geldof". ITV2 (ITV Digital Channels Ltd). 
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  56. ^ Haug, Jim (June 8, 2006). "Race car 'logical' step for Scientology". Daytona Beach News-Journal (The News-Journal Corporation): p. 01A. 
  57. ^ World Entertainment News Network (April 14, 2006). "Tom Cruise Says Baby Will Be a Scientologist". Starpulse (Starpulse.com). http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2006/04/14/tom_cruise_says_baby_will_be_a_scientolo. Retrieved 26 September 2008. 
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  60. ^ Oppenheimer, Mark (15 July 2007). "The Actualizer". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/15/magazine/15Katselas-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all. Retrieved 16 January 2008. 
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  64. ^ Fink, Mitchell; Alissa MacMillan (July 30, 2001). "Scientology Soiree". New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/gossip/2001/07/30/2001-07-30_janet_jackson_s_prenup_hiccup.html. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  65. ^ a b Lei, Richard (December 6, 1998). "The Life & Death of a Scientologist — After 13 Years and Thousands Of Dollars, Lisa McPherson Finally Went `Clear.' Then She Went Insane". The Washington Post (The Washington Post Company): p. F1. 
  66. ^ Morgan, Lucy (14 November 1998). "McPherson's death incites Web protests". St. Petersburg Times. http://www.sptimes.com/TampaBay/111498/McPherson_s_death_inc.html. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  67. ^ Tobin, Thomas C. (May 12, 2000). "Battlefield of dreams: L. Ron Hubbard said he didn't want his science-fiction work to be a press release for the church he founded. Nevertheless, the connections between Battlefield Earth and Scientology are worth noting". St. Petersburg Times. http://www.sptimes.com/News/051200/news_pf/Floridian/Battlefield_of_dreams.shtml. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  68. ^ a b Washington Post News Service (December 17, 1994). "Bart Simpsons's 'Voice' Talks About Belief In Scientology". The Press of Atlantic City: p. B5. 
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  81. ^ Didcock, Barry (February 18, 2007). "Hubbard Love Cover Story: Inside the Church of Scientology Barry Didcock puts his scepticism aside and goes in search of the truth behind one of the world's most controversial religions". The Sunday Herald. 
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Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by L. Ron Hubbard in 1952 as a successor to his earlier self-help system, Dianetics.[1] Hubbard characterized Scientology as a religion, and it is legally recognized as such in the United States[2] and other countries.[3][4][5] Even so, Scientology has been widely criticized as a cult that financially defrauds and abuses its members.[6][7][8] The Church of Scientology has also been accused of harassing its critics,[9][10][11][12][13][14] and has consistently used litigation against them.[15][16][17]

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  • They [the Guardian's Office] were L. Ron Hubbard’s intelligence agents. That was their purpose; and indeed an intelligence specialist in the U.S. has said that they were as effective as the CIA.
  • But of course their doctrine states that the purpose of a suit is to harass, not to win, so from that perspective they hurt us all. They've had a real chilling effect on journalism, both before and after my piece.
  • Scientology promotes not watching the news. It keeps you inside a Truman Show where you're totally unaware of things. It's like your own thinking gets shut down and you get used to not considering anything that might be critical of Scientology.
    • Tory Christman — Ortega, Tony, "Sympathy For The Devil: Tory Bezazian was a veteran Scientologist who loved going after church critics. Until she met the darkest detractor of all.", New Times Los Angeles, September 27, 2001.
  • The trade secrets that they're trying to protect, all that science fiction space opera stuff at the end of the road, it's already on the hard load--hard drives of millions of people. In other words, the cat's out of the bag. So anybody that cares to investigate this organization are just a few keystrokes away from finding the truth-- and it's out there.
  • I knew Ron Hubbard before he ever started Scientology. I was in a writing group with him in Greenwich Village and he kept saying, "You know, the only way to make any money, you can't do it with pulp writing, you got to, you start a religion." And nobody took him very seriously.
  • The cutting edge on such battles is often the Church of Scientology..They have very well honed procedures and tactics to remove information that they find objectionable.

Scientologists

Scientology officials

  • Scientology means 'scio', knowing in the fullest sense of the word and 'logos', study. In itself the word means 'knowing how to know'.Scientology is a 'route', a way, rather than a dissertation or assertive body of knowledge. Through its drills and studies one may find the truth for himself. The technology is therefore not expounded as something to believe, but something to 'do'.
  • Why Scientology is a religion? Religion is about the spirit, and Scientology deals with the spirit. We are in the tradition of the much older religions -- Buddhism, Hinduism -- helping the person as a spiritual being improve himself. That is what religion is about. That is why this is a religion. It doesn't fall into any other field.

Celebrity Scientologists

Kirstie Alley at 1994 Emmy Awards
  • The one thing that was really cool about L. Ron Hubbard was that he really got the concept that if people united, and not in some airy-fairy way, but if they united and they put their, you know, muscle and brawn together and they worked really hard, you could create a better civilization.
  • The Celebrity Centre is just like, you know, the stable datum of like, growth and sanity, and growing as an artist, and, um, it's just like I'm always safe when I come here.
  • I got a lot of benefit from auditing. It was the fastest and deepest way to handle situations that I had yet encountered. I immediately wanted to learn to do it. ... With Scientology, I was able to characterize the Mind more accurately, and to cease justifying it. This greatly clarified what I was doing. ... After my experience with Scientology, I saw what it means to see the Mind as a machine. I can now operate my Mind accordingly, with exactitude. I can do the familiar mind over matter experiments - the control of pain and bleeding, telepathy, those things.
Isaac Hayes performing in 1973
  • I felt great and I got rid of some stuff that I didn't realize that I was dragging around. And I said, "Whoa, I think I've become a Scientologist."
  • I'm part of a, of a frontier in a way, you know, that very few people ever get to be part of. Like a pioneer in many, in many ways, and I've, I've seen my efforts come to fruition.

See also

References

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  2. Finkelman, Paul (2006). Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties. CRC Press. p. 287. ISBN 9780415943420.   "Scientology has achieved full legal recognition as a religious denomination in the United States."
  3. Davis, Derek H. (2004). "The Church of Scientology: In Pursuit of Legal Recognition" (PDF). Zeitdiagnosen: Religion and Conformity, Münster, Germany: Lit Verlag. Retrieved on 2008-05-10.  
  4. Lucy Morgan. "Abroad: Critics public and private keep pressure on Scientology", St. Petersburg Times, 29 March 1999.
  5. Toomey, Shamus (2005-06-26). "'TomKat' casts spotlight back on Scientology.", Chicago Sun-Times
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  8. Huus, Kari (2005-07-05). Scientology courts the stars. MSNBC. Retrieved on 2009-01-04.
  9. Behar, Richard, "Scientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power", Time Magazine, 6 May 1991. URL accessed on 2008-11-03.
  10. Palmer, Richard, "Cult Accused of Intimidation", Sunday Times, 1994-04-03.
  11. Victims who are "Fair Game" The Evening Argus (Brighton, UK) 12 April 1994
  12. Welkos, Robert W.; Sappell, Joel, "On the Offensive Against an Array of Suspected Foes", Los Angeles Times, 1990-06-29. URL accessed on 2008-11-02.
  13. Methvin, Eugene H., "Scientology: Anatomy of a Frightening Cult", Reader's Digest, May 1990, pp. 1-6.
  14. "Oral Questions to the Minister of State for the Home Office, 17 December 1996" Hansard, vol. 760, cols. 1392-1394 quote: "Baroness Sharples: Is my noble friend further aware that a number of those who have left the cult have been both threatened and harassed and many have been made bankrupt by the church?"
  15. Copyright -- or wrong?. Salon Technology.
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  17. Sumi, Glenn (2006-10-12). Managing Anger: Kenneth Anger speaks out on phones, artistic theft and Scientology. NOW Magazine. Retrieved on 2009-01-04.

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