Scientology

Scientology is a body of beliefs and practices, created by Lafayett Ron Hubbard (1911.-1986.) who was actually a science fiction novelist. In 1950. he wrote a book "Dianetics" which was supposed to be modern science of mental health. Among the members of Scientology his books are considered as "writings". Hubbard later characterized scientology as a religion and in 1953. incorporated a Church of Scientology in New Jersey. Scientology teaches people that they are immortal spiritual beings that have forgotten their true nature. It should spiritually rehabilitate people through counseling known as auditing. There are seven different levels, and when a person reaches the last one he becomes enlightened. After that follows further improvement until the person becomes "operating thetan" which should enable him to be transcendent and go beyond the physical Universe.

Scientology is a modern gnosis. Gnosis is a heresy from the first Christian centuries, which denied the Divinity of Jesus Christ claiming that it possessed a true knowledge. Counseling, or auditing as they call them, are extremely expensive. For example one hour of counseling in Italy costs from 800 to 1200 $. What we are talking about is very good way of making money.

Scientology is based on Ron Hubbard's writings which are pure fiction. I will bring here some quotations:

"Also the Christian Church used (and uses) implanting (with a squirrel version of the "7s"). These gangsters were the Nicomidians from lower Egypt who were cased out for criminal practices (implanting officials). They took over the Niocene Creed before the year zero, invented Christ (who comes from the crucifixion in R6 75m years ago) and implanted their way to "power". The original Nicomidians date about 600 BC and people who were Christ data at 75m years ago." - L. Ron Hubbard, Resistive Cases, Former Therapy.

The story of Xenu is part of Scientologist teachings about extraterrestrial civilizations and alien interventions in Earthly events, collectively described as space opera by Hubbard. Hubbard detailed the story in Operating Thetan level III (OT III) in 1967, warning that this material was "calculated to kill (by pneumonia etc) anyone who attempts to solve it." , Wikipedia

What Hubbard writes is nonsense. Do you really think that there is something to solve in these materials? Do you think that you should be scared of solving Hubbard's materials? You don't have to be scared of Hubbard or his writings, but it's useless to read them anyway. His theory of the ruler Xenu was just in his imagination. He is writing about mind implants and also denying existence of Jesus Christ. He claims that Christian Church is using implanting on it's believers. We can say that Scientology is nothing but science fiction. It is really unwise to become a member of someone's imagined religion or to guide your life according to his SF novels. Don't get carried away with their beautiful buildings and cruisers, because Scientology is just a big fraud. It's even hard to understand how can someone donate money for these fairy tales. You can find their adds on many websites that write about spirituality with questions that are very "profound". When you read Hubbard's theories you will see that their answers are as shallow as can be.

In USA Scientology has widened and many film actors and stars became their members, giving large sums of money for the Church of Scientology. It is interesting that few years ago, when we had the opening of new National University Library in Zagreb, Croatia, I found on the shelves the book "Scientology". It is a very large book, nicely equipped, with many photographs showing large cruisers on beautiful seas, girls who are massaging men, we could say a beautiful and luxuries life. But this turns later into a very expensive and useless counseling that will only make you poor. Hubbard also advised his followers to make more and more money, what is actually the meaning of that Church.

I will bring one of Ron Hubbard's statements: "Now, he could simply say, "I have action." A magician - the magic cults of the eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth centuries in the Middle East were fascinating. The only modern work that has anything to do with them is a trifle wild in spots, but it's fascinating work in itself, and that's work written by Aleister Crowley, the late Aleister Crowley, my very good friend. And he did himself a splendid piece of aesthetics built around those magic cults. It's very interesting reading to get hold of a copy of a book, quite rare, but it can be obtained. the Master Therion, T-h-e-r-i-o-n, The Master Therion by Aleister Crowley. He signs himself "The Beast"; "The Mark of the Beast, 666." You can hear this in his own voice in this audio file.

Alister Crowley is founder of Satanism in UK and he really declared himself as "The Beast 666". I will bring here one quotation from his book Magick: „For the highest spiritual working one must according choose that victim which contains the greatest and purest force [ed. such as a child]. A male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence is the most satisfactory and suitable victim. But the bloody sacrifice, though more dangerous, is more efficacious: and for nearly all purposes human sacrifice is the best“.

He recommends human sacrifices to Satan, what is horrible. If Ron Hubbard was such a good friend of his, then Scientology is something that people should stay away from. Here is a link to the website that explains Hubbard's views of Satanism. His statements should really worry all the Scientology members.

It is very strange that certain Pastors from USA accept Scientology teachings (found on CNN). Scientology doesn't believe in the Divinity of Jesus Christ and it is absurd that Christian Pastors are accepting their teachings. Some of them claim that it helps them in working with drug addicts. It is impossible that lies can really help them. We can find these words in the Bible: Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8,31). If those Pastors accept non Christian teachings then they are really not going to help anyone. Some of them even use Ron Hubbard books for their sermons and claim that they found help in Scientology social programs. It is completely irrelevant how much money Scientologist may have but they are still misleading people because their teachings are completely wrong. There are Catholic Lay Organizations that are helping drug addicts for free.

At Kennedy's C. L. Kennedy Center, free tutoring based on Hubbard's "study tech" philosophies is provided to dozens of children and some adults. I would advise Christians not to attend such tutoring and I would certainly advise parents not to bring their children to such programs because it can really do them harm. Some Christian Pastors may not care much about the truth, but this shouldn't be the reason for people to follow false teachings.

There are also many cases in Europe where the Church of Scientology is showing it's true face.

In 1984 there was a custody dispute in the British High Court, between father who was practicing Scientology and mother that used to be scientologist. Judge Justice Latey ruled that children should live with their mother and brought following conclusions on Scientology:

"Scientology is both immoral and socially obnoxious. (...) In my judgement it is corrupt, sinister and dangerous. It is corrupt because it is based on lies and deceit and has as its real objective money and power for Mr Hubbard his wife and those close to him at the top. It is sinister because it indulges in infamous practices both to its adherents who do not toe the line unquestioningly and to those outside who criticise or oppose it. It is dangerous because it is out to capture people, especially children and impressionable young people, and indoctrinate and brainwash them so that they become the unquestioning captives and tools of the cult, withdrawn from ordinary thought, living and relationships with others."

A French state prosecutor  Maud Coujard recommended a Paris court should dissolve the Church of Scientology's French branch when it rules on charges of fraud against the organization. The Church's Paris headquarters and bookshop are defendants in a fraud trial that began on May 25th 2009. Summing up her views on the case, state prosecutor Maud Coujard urged the court to return a guilty verdict and dissolve the organization in France.

Last year city authorities in Munich, southern Germany, have closed down a kindergarten with immediate effect after discovering it was run by the Church of Scientology, the municipality said on Monday. "The wellbeing of the children in the establishment was under threat because the education process was based on the principles of Scientology," the municipality said in a statement.

In 2007. German federal and state interior ministers declared the Church of Scientology unconstitutional, opening the way for a possible ban on the organization. Federal Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and 16 state interior chiefs agreed "that we do not consider Scientology an organization that is compatible with the constitution". Ehrhart Koerting, Berlin's interior minister and chairman of a ministers' conference in Berlin, told reporters:  "Germany does not recognize Scientology as a religion and regard it as a cult masquerading as a church to make money."

The latest case is with the family from Kävlinge in southern Sweden which has reported the local Church of Scientology to the police for harassment after a fortnight of incessant phone calls. They phone called this family for more then 70 times with an explanation that they want to update their contact information over current and former members. First they wanted to speak with a woman who, according to their records, attended a course in 1980s. Although they have mistaken the identity of that woman, members of that Church kept calling so the family was forced to call the police.

These are just some cases which show that Scientology is a religious sect that spiritually enslaves people and also ruins them financially.