[–] RogerByam 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Scientology is a cult, not a religion.

[–] Sashavidre 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In your own opinion how would you distinguish a cult from a religion?

[–] RogerByam 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I guess it depends on a lot of factors, not limited to: age; number of members; how the organisation is funded (not only donations) and; credibility in the eyes of the populace and other systems of control.

In the case of Scientology, I think it's a cult because of its intentions. It seems to me its only intention is to gain more and more power.

What do you think about the differences between cult and religion?