What is scientology?

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  1. unvrso profile image91
    unvrsoposted 3 years ago

    What is scientology?

    How can scientology can be compared to other religions?

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    Stargrrlposted 3 years ago

    A crock of BS.  That's what Scientology is.  Don't buy into it.

    1. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Have you been into scientology? That´s why you have such an opinion of it?

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      Stargrrlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's just so silly and stupid. You have to pay money in order to learn anything, and the story about thetans and us being millions of years old or whatever...just hogwash.

    3. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Being billions of years old seems possible to me. If reincarnation is a possibility, then, we must have been recycling ourselves through our descendants.

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      Stargrrlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We're only here ONCE and we're not coming back...

  3. tsadjatko profile image60
    tsadjatkoposted 3 years ago

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    What is scientology?

    You know this question can be answered in detail by a simple Google search so what is the point?

    How can scientology be compared to other religions?

    Other Religions?

    Well I'll tell you the one thing it has in common with all other religions, it is a lie based upon lies and ultimately authored by the father of lies, Satan. It and all "other" religions have one thing in common, to lead mankind away from the ONE true God, the truth as revealed in the Bible and away from the Gospel of salvation, mankind's only hope for an eternal life with God, his Creator.

    Understand, I mince no words, as most all religions are about man trying to reach up to God as opposed to Christianity which is God reaching down to man, and so Christianity is not a religion and can not  be compared  to scientology or any other religion.

    The way to be right with God in every religion is by earning your way.  It is based on works, not grace.  Christianity is different from every religion in this aspect: all other religions (including Mormonism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism) state that you must earn the right to be reconciled with God.  It is by what you do in this life (good deeds or bad deeds) that determines your eternal destiny. 

    Christianity is completely different from this. It is not religion and can not be compared in totality to scientology or any other religion. Religion (almost universally) is enforced by those in power in an attempt to maintain, increase, or abuse their power over others.  Religion is the creation of man and is not the intention or design of God.

    https://philippians1v21.wordpress.com/w … -religion/

    1. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Good points. So, scientology is the antagonist of Christianity and some of us should expect God to reach us, while others will obtain their due based on good or bad deeds.

    2. tsadjatko profile image60
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "antagonist", well that is one way of putting it, I'd say the antagonist or the adversary of God and mankind.

  4. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years ago

    Scientology was created at a meeting of famous futurist writers  L. Ron Hubbard, Lester Del Rey (who founded a publishing company), and Harlan Ellison.

    Hubbard asked for help marketing his science fiction, which was not selling as well as he'd like. Del Rey told him to create a religion to go along with it and he did. Hubbard liked the result very much and it expanded.

    For the interview with Harlan Ellison relating this history to Robin Williams, see  www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHlWwHr6DXk

    1. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Just as the origins of the scientology creates much controversy, this video could have little credibility among those in favor of the religion, as opposed to those not in favor.

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Regardless, I have heard the truth myself in person - Ellison spoke on it many times, as did Del Rey before death; both were there. I know some scientology followers will not accept it and that is their free choice,

  5. Sri T profile image80
    Sri Tposted 3 years ago

    Scientology is a mind technique among many. One objective is to clear past traumas or emotional pain that creates false limitations or fear patterns in a person. To do this they use their technique called "auditing". It's really hypnosis with a release method to free the person by exposing the fear or making it laughable, then cancel it. The painful memories are called engrams. Since there are countless engrams, the auditing process never ends. Hence the controversy, of paying thousands of dollars to keep clearing the painful experiences. There are easier and cheaper ways of healing such as autosuggestion(Emil Coue) (Joseph Murphy), prayer, meditation, self hypnosis, quantum jumping, silva method, visualization, forgiving, ho'oponopono, mantra yoga, sedona method, EFT tapping, NLP, detachment etc....

    1. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It´s interesting to hear about these healing techniques.  I was very young when my mother tried to take me to a phychologist, once. I soon as I stepped into his office, I turned around and walked away with my mother yelling at me to go back to the do

  6. Tusitala Tom profile image66
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    I recall reading a book by the so-called father of Scientology way, way back in the 1960s.  I wasn't much impressed, it read like bad science fiction. 

    I tend to advise people to stay away from it for one reason.  It is secretive.  I recall in the 1970s whilst working in the New Zealand Overseas Telegraph Office, Scientologists sent out their telegrams in code so people could not read them.   This indicates to me that what was contained therein was made secret because they didn't want the general public - or us operators - to read it.

    The only other people who did that were the various embassies; secret service and all that.

    So, I don't know what it is.  I suspect it is an 'Us versus Them' organization, so I wary of it...and advise the reader to be the same way.

  7. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 3 years ago

    Scientology seemed to start out as a religion with altruistic purposes. It dealt with a "technology" of addressing the mechanics of mind and spirit interface. Abilities were revitalized, illnesses eradicated and burdens from the past relieved.

    I have experienced nearly 20 years of Scientology counseling. I've had some of my biggest spiritual breakthroughs there.

    It doesn't really compare with other religions. Most other religions focus on eliminating ego. Scientology focused more on bolstering individual power.

    After Hubbard died, the organization seemed to become corrupted. The new leader was egotistical to a major fault and ruined many of the policies of the organization because of greed and a lust for power.

    Scientology had had a lot to offer, but like all religions, ego corrupted it. Truths became distorted and lost.

    I agree, some of it sounded like bad science fiction, but the rest was powerful, mind-blowing techniques which empowered the individual. I feel a rush just thinking about getting more of that.

    With things like remote viewing, a technique picked up by the CIA and military in the late 60s after some Scientologists told the government, I suspect that government infiltration eventually may have taken over. Some of the crazy things done after I left can only be explained by deliberate and intentional sabotage. And the CIA is good at that. Perhaps we'll never know for sure.

    1. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you. Scientology has much to offer. More than other religions.

 
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