Why does the Church of Scientology have a cross. Did they have a Messiah that was crucified or is it just because the Cross is a sort of mainstream religious symbol in America and they want to associate themselves with Christianity as to not seem cultish to other religious groups.
I would assume that it's to look more mainstream (less nutty), but I'm only guessing.
There are a few web sites that I don't trust, one of them I do, www.carm.org is building their data base on scientology. Another I like www.apologeticsindex.org has some things up about their belief. Here is a link: