why is Scientology labeled as a religion and why do they have tax exempt status?
I started to follow the "divorce" of katie and douche and eventually started trying to figure out douchetology.
As I researched the web I dug deep in to the history of scientology and their battle with the IRS. Some of you might not know this, but they infiltrated the us government and were nabbed. Many years later, their douche leader dies and they continue, until 1996 to argue they deserve to be a religion and tax exempt.
I don't have much other than rumors, but it appears they did some counter intel on the IRS and blackmailed some people in to dropping the case.
Why are they considered a religion? They do not have a god. The definition of a religion, in fact the origin of the word is to have supernatural practice, which this "science" has absolutely no connection.
So if they have no god. No supernatural practice. Then why does a hack like Hubbard get to fake people out by making bullshit pulp fiction in to a practice which deserves the same considerations as (and I hate to say this) real religions deserve?
Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.