Posted by Linda LBW
The Creed of the Church of Scientology was written by L. Ron Hubbard (http://lron.hubbard.org/) shortly after the Church was formed in Los Angeles (http://www.scientology-losangeles.org/) on February 18, 1954. After L. Ron Hubbard issued this creed from his office in Phoenix, Arizona (http://www.lronhubbard.org/houses/phoenix/index.html), the Church of Scientology adopted it as its creed because it succinctly states what Scientologists believe.
Scientology parishioners, whether professional auditors (http://www.scientology.org/gloss.htm#AUDITOR), Scientology Volunteer Ministers (http://www.volunteerministers.org) or one of the many millions of Scientologists belonging to groups, missions and churches around the world, continue to use the Scientology Creed on a daily basis to improve conditions in life.
We of the Church believe:
That all men of whatever race, color, or creed were created with equal rights;
That all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance;
That all men have inalienable rights to their own lives;
That all men have inalienable rights to their sanity;
That all men have inalienable rights to their own defense;
That all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist or support their own organizations, churches and governments;
That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others;
That all men have inalienable rights to the creation of their own kind;
That the souls of men have the rights of men;
That the study of the mind and the healing of mentally caused ills should not be alienated from religion or condoned in non-religious fields;
And that no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly.
And we of the Church believe:
That man is basically good;
That he is seeking to survive;
That his survival depends upon himself and upon his fellows and his attainment of brotherhood with the universe.
And we of the Church believe that the laws of God forbid man:
To destroy his own kind;
To destroy the sanity of another;
To destroy or enslave another's soul;
To destroy or reduce the survival of one's companions or one's group.
And we of the Church believe that the spirit can be saved and that the spirit alone may save or heal the body.