- Sep 25, 20051. Here is what I have against Scientology. Fundamentally it is
selfish. Unlike most legitimate religions, Scientology is not based
on a deity such as Christ, Buddha, or Krishna. It is based on
manifesting, i.e. getting what you want from the universe: taking.
Instead of forming a sacramental relationship with God---which is
give and take---Scientology teaches the student how to manifest
things in his/her life.
But Scientology is not alone. Most New Age religions are based on
selfishness. The principles of Scientology go hand and hand with the
principles taught at The Unity School of Christianity and the Ramtha
School of Enlightenment, both of which rely heavily on positive
thinking. The purpose is to learn how to manifest power and
prestige, not salvation.
2. CORRECTION. Earlier I mistakenly wrote that I was a sixth
generation pastor. That's hilarious! I'm a sixth generation Kansan,
with pastors and ministers in my family tree. But I'm not a pastor.
I was a bit ginned-up when I wrote that piece. Sorry.
3. Hate, disgust, contempt are normal, positive, healthy reactions
against evil and destruction---but they will not overcome Sorath
permanently. Only wisdom, love and understanding overcomes'.
4. There is a definite benefit to following a path that is not based
on a Deity. You may enjoy reading philosophy, for instance. Or you
may enjoy psychology. Above all you are unwilling at this time to
form a sacramental relationship with God or Deity. What you want is
knowledge, peace and understanding. That is good and fine. The path
of knowledge will draw you to God in a natural and progressive
5. The desire for sacrifice and commitment is the beginning of The
6. Hate breeding hate is vileness. Love breeding hate is righteous
indignation. One weakens while the other enflames. Revolutions glow
with the fires of righteous indignation.
7. A negative argument is not an argument that lacks evidence and
proof. Although lack of evidence is a component to a negative
argument, it is not what defines a negative argument. A negative
argument is an approach toward proof. It assumes that something
exists because you can't prove it doesn't.
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