scientology

Religion

This Guy Claims to Be the Reincarnation of L. Ron Hubbard

The 31-year-old has legally changed his name to Lafayette Ron Hubbard, but the official Church of Scientology isn't buying his story.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
2.9.19
one more time

I Finally Finished Watching 'Battlefield Earth' and Hoo Boy I Shouldn't Have

The big screen adaptation of a novel by the founder of Scientology is so bad it's almost impossible to laugh at.
Chris Feil
9.26.18
Television

I Watched Scientology TV for 24 Confusing Hours Straight

I learned that "the eighth dynamic is the urge towards existence as infinity" and also a lot of stuff about banjos.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
3.15.18
Australia Today

The Church of Scientology Handed Out Anti-Drug Pamphlets at Schoolies

Turns out they’re frequent toolies.
Wendy Syfret
1.19.18
masochism

I Let My Instagram Followers Dictate My Life and Ended Up 250 Miles from Home

Via a Scientology centre and a private drinks event at the Tate.
Oobah Butler
10.24.17
Religion

I Road-Tested Three Cults Around Melbourne

Am I a Moonie, a Scientologist, or a Hare Krishna?
Angela Skujins
9.27.17
Your 2017 Guide to Cults and Fringe Religions

Here's Your 2017 Guide to Cults and Fringe Religions

Welcome.
VICE Staff
9.25.17
Remembering Things

Cult Leaders Made a Tonne of Music, Let's Rank It

From Charles Manson to L Ron Hubbard, a look at cult-made music—from the extremely average to the batshit insane. ​
Chris Yates
9.25.17
Film

Louis Theroux Explains the Staged Realities of 'My Scientology Movie'

We talked to the iconic BBC documentary filmmaker about his unique approach to profiling Scientology.
Sarah Bellman
3.21.17
Broadly

A Very Scientology Christmas: Inside L. Ron Hubbard's Winter Wonderland

Since 1983, the Church of Scientology has ran a Santa Claus photo-op on Hollywood Boulevard, where they hand out their founder's writings to visitors, but they deny using it to attract new members.
Mitchell Sunderland
12.23.16
the vice reader

Alexandra Kleeman's Debut Novel 'You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine' Charts New Dystopian Territory

We met the novelist to talk about Philip K. Dick, roommate dynamics, and gender in paranoid, postmodern-y works.
Dan Duray
8.25.15
Stuff

Into the Freezone: Practicing Scientology Outside of the Church

They believe in L. Ron Hubbard's teachings and dianetics. They just don't believe in the Church itself.
Luke Winkie
8.25.15
0104