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  • Life is a wallet, and you have to dig deep to know the truth.
  • Check out this website jodie they have loads of info on the core beliefs http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/scientology-core-beliefs.htm Or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_beliefs_and_practices There is so much info i wouldnt know what to really put down for you
  • I'm not too sure, Jodie..but I have read that they revere L. Ron Hubbard and I don't know if there is any other entity whom they revere..I have also read that they await his return to earth. I've not studied the group or researched it so what I've just written may not be true..but I think Germany has outlawed Scientology and deem it a dangerous cult..there may be other countries as well. I think unless you are really accepted and begin the course the people inside keep things pretty much to themselves.
  • Here is what I found on Scientology: Scientology is comprised exclusively of the teachings of one man: L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard's theories, assumptions, and techniques for practical applications that make up the rituals of Scientology, are sometimes called the "Spiritual Technology," or simply "the Tech." Hubbard claimed to have discovered certain "natural laws" of the spiritual universe, which he claimed can be used to predict and control behavior and phenomena in a manner similar to the way in which the natural laws codified in the physical sciences can be used to predict and control phenomena in the physical world. Scientology assumes that spirituality and thought (called "theta") is an energy existing in its own universe, separate and distinct from the physical universe of Matter, Energy, Space and Time (MEST), and that spirit (theta) is senior to, and indeed created, the physical universe (MEST). Each individual person (called a "thetan") is considered to be a "thought unit" of the spiritual universe which interacts with the physical universe (MEST), usually by inhabiting a human body. The Scientology term "thetan" is what has commonly been known as the "spirit" and it is defined in Scientology as the source of life; in the individual, it is recognized as the core of personality or essence of oneself, quite distinct and separate from the physical body or the brain. And here is where it starts to get INTERESTING: Scientology proposes that in its "native state" the spirit/thetan is immortal and god-like and possesses the potentiality of knowing everything, but that in present time its true capabilities have been lost and forgotten. As an immortal entity, the spirit/thetan lives on after body death and is born into a new physical body, again and again, lifetime after lifetime, in an endless cycle of birth and death. As a result of traumatic incidents extending back from the present life through a long series of "past lifetimes" hidden from conscious memory, the spirit/thetan has become trapped in the physical body and the physical/MEST universe. Content of these traumatic incidents may influence a person's current life, causing physical and mental illnesses, irrational thoughts and acting-out behavior, and limiting one's creativity and other abilities. Scientology claims that these traumatic incidents, along with each spirit/thetan's personal history, are recorded in complete detail on the "time track," sometimes called the "whole track," which for each person is many trillions of years in length. Scientology proposes that through a process called "auditing" that uses techniques developed by Hubbard (often assisted by a device called the E-Meter), an individual can be guided to find and "discharge" these hidden traumas, thus escaping the suffering and limitations imposed by the past. Further, as one progresses through a series of auditing "levels," one can eventually be restored to native state and can attain the status of "operating thetan," wherein one is free of attachments to the body and, even while "exterior" to (outside) the body, one can consciously control matter, energy, space, time, thought, and life. Hubbard's writings and lectures include many tantalizing details of the god-like abilities that may be gained through auditing. For most individual Scientologists, recovering these god-like abilities (and encouraging and assisting others to do so as well) is the primary goal of participation in Scientology. The "levels" through which a participant progresses make up what is called "The Bridge to Total Freedom." Progress through all the levels of the "Bridge" often takes many years of dedicated study and practice, and the cost in fees for services for the Bridge is currently estimated at approximately $300,000 - $500,000 in US dollars. According to examples given in Scientology, the content of "whole track" incidents can include (but is not limited to) attempted abortions and other fetal traumas, acts of torture and violence experienced both as victim and as perpetrator, encounters with the Marcab Confederacy and various Invader Forces from spacefaring Galactic civilizations, life on earth as a clam, "implants" of ideas and artificial purposes sometimes administered with a pain-drug-hypnosis combination, and other experiences that almost always include pain and/or confusion and/or unconsciousness.
  • I am paraphrasing a bit, but the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard once said that if you want to make a lot of money start a religion. So the core belief is cash. I have read some really funky stuff about this cult (and it is a cult). People who wanted to leave were starved to death after being tortured, left to die alone in closets. Pretty scary shit. This religion is based on the belief that aliens from another planet who were the worst of the worst were punished by being sent to earth. Something about them being thrown into a volcano just as it erupted. They all died with their spirits roaming the earth for millenia upon millenia waiting for a human to attach themselves to. Sounds like a fun bedtime story.
  • My understanding is that after attaining a high level in the church ...you find out that Scientologists believe that folks came from outer space some 35,000 yrs ago and if you attain sensitivity with psychological assistance, you will be able to detect their presence among us. That's why Scientologists object to the whole science of psychology/psychiatry and many drug treatments.
  • That L Ron Hubbard made it up to win a bet he made with Issac Asimov.
  • Here's a link to a February, 2006, article in Rolling Stone, called "Inside Scientology Unlocking the complex code of America's most mysterious religion Rolling Stone" http://lermanet.com/scientologynews/rolling-stone-022306.htm The article is too long to copy and paste here, but if you're interested in Scientology, it's worth reading. ~~~~~~~~~ Here's another interesting article on Scientology - Time Magazine, May 6, 1991 http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Fishman/time-behar.html From the website: "Scientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power This famous article critical of Scientology has been the target of an organized book-burning campaign by Scientologists as detailed in the Scarff deposition. The piece was awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business and financial journalism, the Worth Bingham Prize and the Conscience in Media Awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. By republishing it into the digital domain of the Usenet we hope to confer a kind of immortality on it that Scientology never does on either the perpetrators or victims of its crimes. Please use under the fair use provision of the U.S. Copyright code. Even as the cult of Scientology tries to destroy the truth, the truth shall be loosed over the planet forever."
  • I am not too sure. My sister is involved in the Church and has sent me books and audio tapes to learn about it and to help me free my life of worry, etc.... I am apprehensive. Please help.Introduction to Scientology This is copied from the site of The Church of Scientology. The word Scientology literally means "the study of truth." It comes from the Latin word "scio" meaning "knowing in the fullest sense of the word" and the Greek word "logos" meaning "study of." Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life. The religion comprises a body of knowledge extending from certain fundamental truths. Prime among these: Man is an immortal, spiritual being. His experience extends well beyond a single lifetime. His capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized — and those capabilities can be realized. He is able to not only solve his own problems, accomplish his goals and gain lasting happiness, but also achieve new, higher states of awareness and ability. In Scientology no one is asked to accept anything as belief or on faith. That which is true for you is what you have observed to be true. An individual discovers for himself that Scientology works by personally applying its principles and observing or experiencing results. Through Scientology, people all over the world are achieving the long-sought goal of true spiritual release and freedom.
  • That by applying their teachings you can get control of your mind and discover abilities you didn't know you had. Basically, they see their religion as a union between psychology and religion.
  • Check out Mark Bunker on Wog blog Xenu TV
  • Core belief: God does not exist.
  • http://theunfunnytruth.ytmnd.com/
  • 1) Alien souls are stuck to your soul and make you sick. 2) You should pay us something like $30,000 to learn that. http://www.xenu.net for more information http://theunfunnytruth.ytmnd.com for information about the devastating effects of Scientology on the lives of its members. (NSFW, contains embedded sound).
  • Scientology is a series of discoveries about life. How relationships work, why a persons life deteriorates after painful experiences etc. Underlying all of these, I think one of the core fundamental beliefs is that a person can improve themselves by becoming more aware. That's the route to greater understanding. If you want to understand cars, then you have to go down and look under the hood, practise driving them and seeing what they can do. As your understanding increases, your ability to handle cars and life improve.

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