I am not against any religion,but I sure choose not to follow the “so-called” rituals as they make no sense to me! I believe in gaining knowledge about every religion,its history and everything. As Ernest Hemingway said “All thinking men are atheists.” I am writing this bold post which might hurt the sentiments of various religious people but I do not mean to hurt their sentiments in anyway.I am trying to put forth my opinion.
Scientology has been gaining a lot of attention lately,it is a body of beliefs and related practices created by American science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard
In 1950, Hubbard published Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, explaining the process of auditing, in which a counselor guides a subject who recalls traumatic memories in order to resolve the negative emotions associated with those memories.After losing the rights to the name Dianetics, Hubbard created an expansion called Scientology. In 1953 he incorporated the Church of Scientology in Camden, New Jersey. Scientology teaches that people are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature.
Scientology is one of the most controversial new religious movements to have arisen in the 20th century. The church is often characterized as a cult, and it has faced harsh scrutiny for many of its practices, which, critics contend, include brainwashing and routinely defrauding its members,as well as attacking its critics and perceived enemies with psychological abuse, character assassination, and costly lawsuits.
Scientology’s belief that souls (“thetans”) reincarnate and have lived on other planets before living on Earth.]Another controversial belief held by Scientologists is that the practice of psychiatry is destructive and abusive and must be abolished.
Here’s everything one needs to know about Scientology.
- Hubbard believed that an intergalactic overlord named Xenu expelled humans to Earth from another planet 75 million years ago, and now their souls live in us.
- The beliefs are centred upon thetan, the individual’s immortal, alien spirit and true identity. Thetans are our intrinsically good, omniscient, non-material core that’s capable of unlimited creativity.
- It’s alleged that Scientologist leaders go to great lengths to retain celebrity members like John Travolta and Tom Cruise. It has a Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood especially for high profile members.
- The most dedicated Scientologists, especially the Sea Org members, sign a billion year covenant, indicating their confidence in the afterlife.
- The church considers itself scientific, although scientists outside of the church commonly dispute this claim.
- A central practice of Scientology is auditing. An auditor counsels members, attempting to “clear” him or her of false information or traumatic experiences. Auditing sessions are permanently documented.
- Some of the ways Scientology appeals to new members is through self-help programs for addicts and criminals, as well as its focus on its members reaching true spiritual enlightenment and individual freedom.
- Scientology does not address the reality of a divine being or the nature of ultimate reality, so members are free to believe what they wish about this.
- As Scientologists grow deeper in the faith, some assert that they develop superpowers such as mind reading and the ability to move objects with thought. (hard to believe though)
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