"Scientology is formed in the tradition of ten thousand years of religious philosophy and considers itself a culmination of the searches which begun with the Veda, the Tao, Buddhism, Christianity, and other religions. Scientology is a gnostic faith in that it knows it knows. This is its distinguishing characteristic from most of its predecessors. Scientology can demonstrate that it can attain the goals set for Man by all religions, which are wisdom, good health and immortality." Written by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion. This quote is from the book, "Scientology: A New Slant on Life".