Scientology is recognized as a religion by the IRS, but former followers and critics say it's a cult. Its detractors point to a widespread abusive culture and the fact that it operates more like a for-profit business than a church. But believers say Scientology is a modern-day religion that helps its followers find spiritual fulfillment. Calling them a cult is unfair, especially as governments around the world recognize it as a religion. (Also, they have Tom Cruise.) What do you think?
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