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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Supreme Court Justice Lord Roger Toulson wrote that religions should not be confined to those with faith in a supreme deity. “To do so would be a form of religious discrimination unacceptable in today’s society,” he said.


  1. Scientologists do believe in “a supreme deity”. It’s called a “thetan” and it is the soul, spirit, essence of every human being.

  2. As Ron L. Hubbard has shown any writer can invent a religion, which in time is accepted as such even by a mad British court and some loony actors, but, thank God, most intelligent people realise it is a total con.

  3. This is great news! Anyone who has read even the first few books of Scientology should be able to tell it is a religion. It has many things in common with Buddhism, Taoism, traditional native American beliefs, and Hinduism. And the goals that it sets are the same goals that Christ had.