Skip to comments.The Dogs Of Conscience
Posted on 11/24/2012 9:18:23 AM PST by Starman417
Many people have an overwhelming desire to belong and identify with groups that offer exclusivity. Some of us want to identify with exclusive country clubs and others choose the religion of a science fiction writer, whose church, the Church Of Scientology offers the secrets and knowledge of the church for a price, Yes, for thousands of dollars, the church and its theological justification reads like a science fiction novel, and you can be a cowboy as well.
From a 2003 Speech by Michael Chrichton:
Theres an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with Nature; theres a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result from eating from the tree of knowledge; and as a result of our actions, there is a judgment day coming for all of us. We are energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability. Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment, just as organic food is its communion, that pesticide-free wafer that the right people with the right beliefs imbibe.
The Creation according to L. Ron Hubbard: Approximately 75 million years ago, a ruler called Xenu by his friends, was the ruler of a Galactic Confederation of 76 planets. (This was no small mom and pop operation.) For some obscure reason, he decided to transport billions of his subjects in space ships that had a remarkable resemblance to the DC-8 (the air transport of L. Ron's day) to a planet called Teegeeack or earth. They parked their vehicles in close proximity to volcanoes to be killed and for their vehicles to disappear without a trace. However, their thetans or souls remained to inhabit the bodies of humans to be born millions of years later. These thetans who inhabit our bodies cause untold misery and spiritual grief to the human race, but take heart, there is a cure, for a few dollars you can receive therapy from a machine called the Electropsychometer (E-meter) in a therapeutic process called auditing.
The internet has exposed this previously highly secret Operating Thetan Level III. Understandably, the Church of Scientology wanted to keep this therapy under wraps to keep the rest of the world from cashing in on a good thing.
The Church of Scientology holds no fascination for me, but the phenomena that seduces seemingly lucid people into a fiction that either requires a certain drive to accept the absurdity of a science fiction writer who created a church to overcome the penny a word value publishers placed upon his work and the fact that his church could become tax exempt. We all have different motivations, and L Ron Hubbard had straight foreawrd legitimate motivations.
I am not interested in Hubbard's science fiction, but the type of person who falls for the stories of Hubbard is fascinating?
Why does someone become involved with such an off the wall fabricated story?
There are many who have been swept away by someone else's dream; they probably feel a sense of togetherness, knowing they are securely embedded with a group who have similar ideas and beliefs. Hubbard's system, like many others, offer escape from the mean and dirty tricks of the "thetans". Surely some people feel relieved of pressure from the "thetans" who plague us with misfortune, after paying their money, wass their misfortune a result of a negative attitude that can turned around with a new positive attitude?
Al Gore has been more successful with his group of gullible followers. L. Ron Hubbard was creative with his story, but Al Gore thought his system of salvation through to a logical conclusion and created not only a faux religion, but a political movement as well.
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Hmmm.....interesting comparison between what Gore is doing and Hubbard did. Gore’s efforts do appear to be along the same lines as starting a religion - only in his case only relatively recent events as used to illustrate his point, but none the less group together to ‘prove’ his climate change theory as fact.
I just watched the Dust Bowl on PBS - Gore would have had a field day in the early 30’s with that event.
Anyway, what a load of codswallop, but on the other hand very profitable and it seems no end to the line of people that buy into this crap.
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