Is Scientology A Religion Or A Cult?

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Scientology might affirm itself as a religion but some scholars argue that it should instead be classified as a new religious movement. Other critics suggest that it would be more accurate to call it a commercial enterprise or a cult. So which is it?

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Scientologists Granted Tax Exemption by the U.S.
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/14/us/scientologists-granted-tax-exemption-by-the-us.html
“The Government said today that it had agreed to grant a tax exemption to the Church of Scientology and more than 150 of its related corporations, ending one of the longest-running tax disputes in American history.”

Inside Scientology
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/inside-scientology-20110208?page=3
“It is the most controversial religion in America, and the most mysterious. Its followers believe they’re on a mission to save the universe – but detractors call it a cult. What’s the truth? A 2006 special report that unlocks the faith’s complex code”

German ministers try to ban Scientology
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/dec/08/germany.kateconnolly
“Germany paved the way yesterday for a ban on the Church of Scientology, with federal and regional ministers declaring that the US-based organisation contravened the constitution and posed a danger to democratic order.”

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When Does The US Legally Recognize A Religion?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-k5sQsFNEA

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