SCIENTOLOGY ORG RECIPIENT OF $ 1 Million?

THE SCIENTOLOGY ORGANISATION HAS HAS DEBTS EVER SINCE THE MARY JOHNSON HIGH COURT CASE IN 2002‐03.ALSO THE FACT THEY CLAIM TO BE ENGAGED IN CHARITABLE WORK, BUT THEY ARE RICH DUE TO THEIR CHARITABLE STATUS CLAIMING TO BE A RELIGION?

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MAEVE SHEEHAN meets Mary Johnston. Mary won a settlement from Scientology in 2003

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Church of Scientology in Ireland recipient of €1 million in US loans

Paul O’Donoghue
Thursday October 29 2020.
 
The Times
The Irish arm of the Church of Scientology continues to receive significant financial support from the group’s international operations, figures show.
 
Accounts filed for the Church of Scientology and Community Centre of Dublin Ltd, the main operating business for Scientology’s Irish operation, show it recorded a profit of just under €75,000 in 2019.
The organisation now has accumulated losses of €318,000, which were reduced from almost €400,000 as of the end of 2018. It is the body behind the Scientology community centre in Firhouse near Tallaght, the location of the group’s European headquarters.
However, the company received significant financial support from abroad. The accounts show various US-based scientology entities had loans of more than €1 million outstanding to the Church of Scientology and Community Centre of Dublin Ltd as of the end of the year.
The largest amount was a loan of €505,000 from the Church of Scientology Flag Organisation, officially referred to as the organisation’s “spiritual headquarters” by the church and located in Florida.
The second-largest amount was just under €400,000 from the Church of Scientology Religious Education Centre. There were also loans from scientology entities based in Los Angeles, as well as a €41,000 loan from the Church of Scientology International, the parent organisation for the church as a whole.
The church, both its international and Dublin operations, has repeatedly said it aims to help local communities. Its presence in Ireland has been met with consistent criticism since it announced plans for its centre in Firhouse, which has several large meeting rooms and a designated place of worship that can hold more than 1,000 people.
Micheál Martin, who is now the taoiseach, described Scientology as a “cult” that could be damaging to young people ahead of the opening of the Firhouse centre in 2017.
The accounts show the Dublin church had an average of 59 “volunteers” during 2019, against 60 recorded in 2018.
Critics say that some of the organisation’s teachings are not revealed until a member has reached the “upper levels” and spent a lot of money in doing so. However, the group has said that the intimate nature of its practices requires confidentiality, and on its official website denies that it is a cult.
 
The church, which is based on a pseudo science, aims to “clear” the planet by eradicating every person’s “reactive mind”. L Ron Hubbard, its founder, wrote that a portion of the human brain is responsible for causing ailments ranging from asthma to heart problems, but this could be “cleared” though the process of dianetics and auditing.
The church claims to have 10 million members around the world, although this figure is disputed. It has counted several celebrities among its supporters, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
The Church of Scientology Dublin said that it was a non-profit body funded by donations “just like any other church”. It said these donations have allowed it to make “major progress towards the achievement of its religious and charitable mission”, to operate a community centre and to improve people’s lives.
“The church and community centre has made its facility available to local community, charity and non-profit groups, welcoming over 125,000 visitors through its doors,” the church said.
 
“The stable financial position of the church in Ireland is due to the growing interest in Scientology across the country and also due to the fact that Scientology has valuable practical information and solutions to offer to people.”
 
Background to Scientology in Ireland.

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