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How many members are in Scientology 2019?

By: Mike JaksonUpdated: December 17, 2020

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According to Ortega, Scientology's numbers peaked in the early '90s with roughly 100,000 members worldwide, but membership has recently dipped to about 20,000.

Keeping this in consideration, who are members of the Church of Scientology?

12 Celebrities Who've Been Affiliated With the Church of
  • Leah Remini.
  • Tom Cruise.
  • John Travolta.
  • Jenna Elfman.
  • Kirstie Alley.
  • Giovanni Ribisi.
  • Juliette Lewis.
  • Erika Christensen.

Likewise, what does Church of Scientology believe?

According to Scientology beliefs, Scientology itself is a blend of science and spirituality, with belief in an immortal spirit and in improving that spirit here on Earth using Scientology's methods. Scientologists do not typically dwell on Heaven or Hell or the afterlife, instead focusing on the spirit.

Do Scientologists drink?

While the whole program's meant to rid people's bodies of harmful toxins, there's no rule in the Scientology handbook that says churchgoers can't consume alcohol or cigarettes on a regular basis — you know, substances known to negatively affect the human body.

Where do most Scientologists live?

Los Angeles, California, has the largest concentration of Scientologists and Scientology-related organizations in the world, with the church's most visible presence being in the Hollywood district of the city.

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Who is a Scientologist in Hollywood?

Celebrity Scientologists include:
  • Kirstie Alley.
  • Anne Archer.
  • Jennifer Aspen.
  • Catherine Bell.
  • David Campbell.
  • Nancy Cartwright.
  • Kate Ceberano.
  • Erika Christensen.

How much does it cost to be a Scientologist?

In addition to courses, Scientologists must attend auditing, essentially the church's term for therapy, which costs $800 an hour. These expensive auditing sessions can last a minimum of two and a half hours each, Remini said. They involve an auditor who listens and helps members “find and handle areas of distress.”

Do Scientologists pray?

Scientologists believe in an "Infinity" ("the All-ness of All"). They recite a formal prayer for total freedom at meetings, which include the verses "May the author of the universe enable all men to reach an understanding of their spiritual nature.

Do Scientologists believe in Christmas?

Scientologists also celebrate holidays such as Christmas, Easter and New Year's Eve, as well as other local celebrations. Scientologists also celebrate religious holidays depending on other religious beliefs, as Scientologists very often retain their original affiliations with faiths in which they were raised.

Do Scientologists believe in medicine?

A Scientology spokesperson told CBS News the church doesn't get involved in medical decisions. The statement says, "Scientologists seek conventional medical treatment for medical conditions. Scientologists use prescription drugs when physically ill."