Welcome to the Introduction to Scientology World Wide Web page. This page is designed for the curious and the uninformed: those who have heard about Scientology and who wish to seek additional information about Dianetics, its founder L. Ron Hubbard, and the "religion" he founded.

Perhaps you read about Scientology in one of the many fancy publications of the Church of Scientology, or perhaps you read about the war between Scientology and the Internet in a magazine or newspaper. Perhaps you read Usenet, and you heard about Scientology from your favorite newsgroup. Whatever your reasons for coming here, rest assured that you have found what you are looking for. The links provided on this Web page will provide you with all the information you ever wanted to know about Scientology and its war against the Internet.

It is my hope that after you read thesse pages, you will want to become active in the struggle between Scientology and the Internet. Whether you decide in favor of Scientology or against it, always remember these words:

You have the power to think for yourself.

  • What is Scientology?
    This page is a collection of links will give you a history of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics, and the activities of Scientology over the years. It also contains testimonials from former members of Scientology.

  • The war between Scientology and the Internet
    1995 will be remembered as the year the battle between Scientology and its critics on the Internet became a full-scale war, with battles being fought in the real world as well as online. Learn how the Church of Scientology came to declare the Internet an enemy of Scientology, and see what it has done to try to defeat this enemy. In addition, this page includes links to the FAQ lists for the Usenet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

  • Affidavits and Declarations
    These links will take you to various legal documents and court judgements that have had an important effect on Scientology and its relationships with the rest of the world.

  • Church of Scientology Home Page
    In an effort to counter all of the bad PR on the Internet, the Church of Scientology has finally set up its own Web page. Notice how the page contains only positive references to Scientology, and how it completely omits important information - such as that given in the affidavits. Note also how no mention is made of the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

  • Is Scientology a religion?
    Scientology calls itself a religion, and it takes extreme steps to "prove" that it is indeed a religion. But is this claim the truth, or is it merely a shield to hide something? Where is the true religion of Scientology?

  • Additional World Wide Web Pages
    A wealth of additional information can be found at these sites. Read these pages and be informed of the latest developments in the war between Scientology and the Internet.

    The newsgroup: alt.religion.scientology
    The eye of the hurricane, and the home of what is being called the greatest Usenet flame war of all. Read the newsgroup for yourself, and see the Church of Scientology in action, battling its critics and refusing to answer any questions. Ask questions, read the answers, and decide for yourself if Scientology is indeed the benevolent organization its members say it is.

  • Operation Wideawake
    What can you do? The simple act of discussion Scientology here on the Net can lead to a lot of unwanted trouble, and this may scare some people away. This is exactly what the Church of Scientology wants. With this in mind, I have put Operation Wideawake into action. Read it, and learn what you can do to participate (safely) in the war betweem Scientology and the Internet.

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