The Creed of the Church of Scientology twice refers to God. After reciting various inalienable rights of all persons, the Creed declares that "no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly." Later the Creed affirms that the laws of God forbid man to engage in certain specified types of destructive behaviour toward fellow human beings. Nothing else is said in the Creed about the characteristics of God.

Another official publication, The Background and Ceremonies of the Church of Scientology, begins with a brief account of various religious philosophies, noting points where Scientology is similar. It states:

In Scientology, we believe as we become more and more spiritually aware, that inevitably we will become more aware of God, or the Supreme Being--the prime mover, unmoved.

Of necessity any definition of God must be subjective, and we make no attempt to define God as a reality for all people. It would only be possible, theoretically, to be totally aware of God, in all manifestations, when one was spiritually advanced. (The Background and Ceremonies of the Church of Scientology, p. 22)


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