or are devoted to a set of false and/or extreme ideas, that includes rites,
ceremonies and sacred symbols.
Joseph Smith, made up his own religion based on Biblical foundations. He took liberties by adding and deleting as he saw fit. Mormons use the Bible at times but the main source of enlightenment for followers is the Book of Mormon. Smith supposedly was visited by an angel call Moroni who was the guardian of the golden plates, better known as the Book of Mormon. Mormon history was stained with scandal from Joseph's teachings: Jesus visited the Native Americans, all churches were apostate, and polygamy was okay. He was arrested on riot charges and killed trying to escape, some say assassinated.
This world changing cult, was founded by Ron L. Hubbard in 1952, a Sci-Fi author. Hubbard discovered a new technology that would change people lives for the better. This was followed with numerous book's lecture's, tape's, etc. to bring people into the fold, so to speak. Unknowingly Scientology is so powerful that it's authority almost matches that of FBI status. The star power the cult pulls in it's easy to deceive the multitude including Jenna Elfman, John Travolta, Isaac Hayes, Lisa Marie Presley, Kelly Preston, Katie Holmes, and unoffically Will Smith. Matter of fact the rumored second in command, Tom Cruise, is co-owner of United Artist, one of the largest motion picture machines to date. What may be even more alarming is that United Artist is in partenership with Regal Entertainment Group, the largest movie theater chain in North America. If power is what the Church of Scientology wants it definitely has it.
So what is Scientology you ask. Well, first step to Scientology is a free e-meter reading that detects your flaws, then Scientology charges you fees to help you fix these flaws through there numerous self help series via books, tapes, etc., penned and recorded by non other than Hubbard himself. Once you get to the clear stated after several years of cleansing you are allowed to read Hubbard description of the truth of reality. Southpark a rude comedy show that airs on the Comedy station dedicated a show to the truths of Scientology. This clip below is based 100% on what Hubbard and true Scientologists teach:
For more resources on Scientology check out you local library the Church of Scientology donates a book called "What Is Scientology?," that shows the workings of the church but skates around the ultimate issue of what the founder Hubbard really believed. In order to get a better insight check out "Tom Cruise: An Unofficial Biography" by Andrew Morton.
Be cautious when approaching the practice of Yoga. The dealings of chakras should not to be taken lightly. While, there are scientific truths supporting chiropractic therapy -- yoga stems much further. The exercise poses used and om mantra chanting is the beginnings of worshiping Buddhist and Hindu gods; demons. This is why fitness enthusiast are deceived so easily about yoga. It's much safer stick with basic gym equipment and exercises while listen to Christian worship music.
They All Can't Be Right: Do All Spiritual Paths Lead to God? by Steve Russo ISBN#0-8054-3031-8
Why So Many gods? by Tim Baker ISBN#0-7852-4763-7