What is being referred to is a Scientology technique known as a “touch assist”. It is not healing as in miraculously knitting bones and wounds, nor is it claimed by Scientologists to be a replacement for medicine. From what I gather, it is more of a psychological operation in which a frightened and injured person is brought out of a state of withdrawal and vulnerability into a state of engagement and optimism, potentially helping with lessening the effects of PTSD. Attempting to do this is a legitimate part of good nursing, no matter what the applied technique.
People have got to stop knee jerking over Scientology and educate themselves independently rather than succombing to group think. They share many conservative values- to them homosexuality is an aberration, abortion is the destruction of life, the human mind is sacrosanct and the use of drugs or invasive therapies to treat depression, hyperactivity, etc. is not acceptable, the use of “recreational” drugs is not acceptabel, patriotism is desireable, mental pathologies are to be cured not adjusted to and so on. Their root philosophy is based upon becoming a success in the workaday world, to function as an effective and relevant citizen, not withdrawing from it
Scientology continues to grow in the face of strong opposition because it’s methods of coping with life seem to result in productive practitioners who are financially capable of underwriting Scientology’s expansion, much like the early Mormons in the midwest, who became so successful in farming and business that they aroused the jealousy of their neighbors and were persecuted for it.
Wow, thanks for the info on Scientology. I am really going to have to rethink my abhorance and disgust associated with that really, really awesome religion. Could you please get me in touch with someone who could help me to join and become just as awesome? Money is no object either. So awesome.
From the original article:
"One hour ago he had no sensation in his left leg, so I explained the method to him, I touched him and after a while he said 'now I feel everything'," said Sylvie.
"Otherwise they might have had to amputate his other leg."
So he touches him, and now a leg that might have had to have been amputated no longer has to be. You bet.
There are cases of people being healed by such powers, however, one needs to recognize the Adversary can heal many physical ailments as well as Christ. Unfortunately, such healing by methods other than within the domain of man or through the authority of Christ can lead to demonic involvement.
Scientology is well known for dabbling in the occult and has an obsessive preoccupation with angelic assitance in their worldly power systems.
From voodoo to Scientology is correct, but it is not going in the right direction of seeking legitimate healing. Instead it is a counterfeit system leading the followers astray into much more degenerate thinking and possibly even demon possession.
I suspect Scientology was led there in part due to the infamous history of voodoo within the Haitian culture, indicating fallen angels or evil familiar spirits are in the area more than willing to mislead as many humans as possible in the area.
They likely will not reveal themselves to the medically qualified professionals, and agnostics or human secularists, because those groups pose no spiritual challenge to the fallen. But they will be very interested in those seeking help from ANY source, opening a door for their involvement in human affairs. Such is a slave market which many who are raised in a Judeo-Christian culture have not directly identified, because other worldly systems provide for their needs without placing faith in anything but human systems of problem solving.