The Cult of Scientology
In the five decades since the founding of the first Church of Scientology in 1954, Scientology has become the fastestgrowing religion in the world. Today, its scope extends across 156 countries, with 4,500 churches, missions and groups serving millions of parishioners in 53 languages. From Los Angeles to Tokyo to London, our churches introduce more than 600,000 people each year to the breakthrough discoveries L. Ron Hubbard made on the spirit and life, not taking into account the hundreds of thousands helped through the social betterment activities and community programs…
Can all these Celebrities be Wrong?
List of Celebrity Scientologists
These lists reflect the status indicated by the extensively researched and annotated "scientology celebrities FAQ" of alt.religion.scientology, written by Tilman Hausherr (version last updated 1 July 2005).
Current (and deceased) Scientologists
Chick Corea - jazz pianist and composer Brandy (Norwood) - R&B singer, actress Nancy Cartwright - voice of "Bart Simpson" Giovanni Ribisi - actor Jason Lee - actor and pro skateboarder Kirstie Alley - actress
Mimi Rogers - actress (2nd generation) Anne Archer - actress Catherine Bell - actress Erika Christensen - actress Jenna Elfman - actress Juliette Lewis - actress Leah Remini - actress Karen Black - actress
Rob Thomas - musician (Matchbox 20) Edgar Winter - musician Beck - singer (a.k.a. Beck Hansen) Chaka Khan - singer Sonny Bono - singer ("Sonny and Cher"), U.S. Representative Mary Bono - widow of Sonny Bono; U.S. Representative
Greta Van Susteren - host of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren new show on FOX TV Werner Erhard - former Scientologist who founded est Gary Imhoff - actor; Thumbelina, etc. Linda Blair - actress best known for The Exorcist Placido Domingo, Jr. - singer Al DiMeola - jazz musician Jason Lee - actor ("Chasing Amy")
Oliver Stone - film director J.D. Salinger – novelist, The Catcher in the Rye Brad Pitt - actor Christopher Reeve - actor who played "Superman" Van Morrison - influential singer, songwriter, musician (lapsed) Soleil Moon Frye - actress best known as "Punky Brewster" Sharon Stone - actress Mikhail Baryshnikov - ballet dancer Patrick Swayze - actor Kate Capshaw - actress, Steven Spielberg's wife Rock Hudson - actor, movie star
Emilio Estevez - actor Cathy Lee Crosby - actress Gloria Gaynor - singer and "disco queen" Howard Wilkins - founder of Pizza Hut Frank Stallone – actor brother of Sylvester Al Jarreau - singer Demi Moore - actress Leonard Cohen - songwriter, poet Stanley Clarke - jazz bassist Ricky Martin - singer
Ephesians 5:1-14 NASU
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. 3 But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 4 and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; 12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.
History of Scientology
Allegedly said at a Sci-fi Convention
―Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion‖ (1949) L. Ron Hubbard
Dianetics: A Modern Science of Mental Health
Published May 1950 Promoted by publishing 3 Large segments in the periodical ―Astounding Science Fiction‖ May 1950, Oct. 1950, Jan 1951 After a few months sold 55,000 copies with 750 groups started nationwide. After one year claimed 150,000 readers and 2,500,000 followers
What is Dianetics (From Wikipedia)
Dianetics is a set of ideas and practices regarding the relationship between mind and body that were developed by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard believed most mental and physical problems are caused by traumatic memories (which he called "engrams") that are stored in the unconscious mind—in his terminology, the "reactive mind." The goal of Dianetics is to become rid (or "cleared") of this portion of one's mind. Once at this state of "Clear," according to Hubbard, an individual becomes able to function at his or her full potential.
In his subsequent book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (also 1950), Hubbard presented Dianetics as a revolutionary and scientifically developed alternative to conventional psychotherapy and psychiatry, claiming that it could increase intelligence, eliminate unwanted emotions and alleviate a wide range of illnesses he regarded as psychosomatic.
The central practice of Dianetics is "auditing", in which a "pre-clear" (usually with the assistance of a counselor called an "auditor") attempts to confront the engrams in his reactive mind, thus treating the wide variety of conditions that they cause. Auditing frequently employs a device called an E-meter, which measures the electrical resistance of the human body and which followers of Hubbard claim "measures the spiritual state or change of state of a person".
Some Basic tenets from the book
Mankind is basically good The basic instinct for all people is survival Man’s environmental conditions and painful experiences result in failure. If man changes his circumstances and eliminates pain, then his condition improves 2 important factors then are avoiding pain and gaining pleasure
Here is how they say it works
The analytical mind works perfectly The reactive mind works on stimulus/response Something bad happens and the reaction creates an image or ―engram‖ that will then follow up your life. So you must remove these thus becoming ―clear‖ and then able to live by the analytic mind again.
A ―cleared‖ ―Thetan‖ is able to control the MEST (Matter, energy, Space and Time) or the physical universe as we know it. They will first need to climb through the 15 levels of OT or ―operating Thetan‖ to learn to live apart from their body to do this
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
( March 13 1911 – 24 January 1986)
In 2006 Guinness book of world records declared him the most published and most translated author… Married 3 times 7 children
The Church of Scientology
In 1950 He started the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation with 3 classes. After coming under some pressure from Psychiatrists, scientists, and government entities founded the Church of Scientology as a non-profit corporation in 1954
They Build Church buildings Ministers often where a black clergy robe with a white collar and a 3 inch cross hanging from the neck. They use the title reverend
They use the cross as an important Symbol, only they add 4 sunburst points to it. It has nothing to do with Jesus or Christianity…
Tom Cruise the “Christ” of Scientology
Tom Cruise is the “Christ” of Scientology
The actor, who is a devout follower of the bizarre sci-fi cult, has been hailed by leaders of the faith as the "chosen one" who will spread the word of the religion. High-ranking Scientologist David Miscavige is convinced in years to come Cruise, 44, will be worshipped like Jesus all over the world as he becomes a prophet for the religion. A source close to the actor is quoted by Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "Tom has been told he is Scientology's Christ-like figure. Just like Christ, he has been criticized for his views. But future generations will realize he was right, just like Jesus.― -Hollywood Rag 1/23/2007
The bible is a byproduct of Hindu scriptures
God or Gods may exist but the individual must decide for himself
Their view of Jesus
Christ is a legend that preexisted earth-life on other planets and was implanted into humans on earth. Jesus was just a shade above ―clear‖ and was no greater than Buddha or Moses.
Their view of man
Man is basically goo and in his evolution, he will finally become godlike being known as ―homo novis‖
Their view of salvation
Reincarnation sufficiently explains man’s existence, but Scientology is the freedom from reincarnation.
The old L Ron Hubbard