Many people are “into” Scientology, from those like Tom Cruise and John Travolta in Hollywood. But, what is it? Do you know? In the first place, it is a cult! It was started by its’ founder himself, L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer. THAT in itself, should set off a warning. Much is involved with this cult, from its organization, its leaders, the philosophy, the technology, the membership, as well as the founder himself, and dianetics. See also this link: http://larabell.org/scientology.html
Their philosophy is that every being is essentially a spiritual entity and that these “flesh bodies” we push around are no more “us” than our cars are “us”, when we are driving them. This is not a new concept. It can be found in most Eastern esoteric religions.
From this original premise stem all sorts of further principles. The Scientology system realizes that, as spiritual beings using this meat-based body as a vehicle, the ultimate freedom would be the freedom from continual re-incarnation. If accomplished, would allow us to transcend our limited notions of time and space, rendering moot both the laws of the physical universe and the laws compiled by human society. It too, believes the entire world able to achieve ultimate freedom and considered sufficient excuse to bend any and every rule of society (has no ethics, no character, no repentance, no scruples) that gets in the way of achieving that ultimate goal. While the ends, in reality, never justify the means, the utopian lure of such unlimited freedom is hard for most people to resist. (May I say, especially, one that is Adult ADD as Tom Cruise, who cannot accept any responsibility and now has strong arm backings of this cult besides his millions to do exactly as he wishes. (That is on earth while it lasts, but, one day even He will meet his true maker and stand on that Great White Throne Judgment Seat of God as all of us will, Christian or un-Christian.) They have money and power, and power is what they seek.
There is a process that Scientology calls “auditing” which is a powerful method for looking into the dark crevices of the mind. Essentially, the process consists of a trusting subject accepting and answering questions/commands from the “auditor” (a practitioner of Scientology). These days, there is also an electronic instrument called an “E-meter” involved which measures dynamic changes in the impedance of the body (much as a lie detector) as the questions/commands are called off. Its the trust that is at work here. And they go into ones private thoughts, and sexual perversions, and appetites as well. Again, trust. Tom and others in Scientology may feel they have unlimited power, but, to me you have to be a very weak minded individual to believe all this science fiction garbage. Why do they love it? There is no repentance, no sin nature, no accountability for their actions.
Hubbard was a science fiction writer in the 40’s and 50’s and one of mediocre (pulp) science fiction. He was also an avid reader of an occultist named Jack Parsons. There were a number of concepts expressed by Hubbard in the early years, ie 1952 Philadelphia Doctorate Course lectures, that indicates the occult influence on Hubbard and his beliefs. Remember, the Bible says in Leviticus 19:31 “Regard not them who have a familiar spirit “(familiar is a demon spirit that is invisible, which possesses the individual, and helps that person relate certain things to those who seek counsel and advice.),”neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them “(functions such as this Scientology and other occult practices, pretending to tell the people answers to their questions):”I am the LORD your God !” (We as believers are to have no association with such works of darkness; we are to be led strictly by the Holy Spirit. [John 16:13-15])
Some called Hubbard and enigma, others called him insane. Yet this science/occultism cult seems to attract many that want that sort of cult protection (much as you might view the mafia) and their power and money, which they have plenty of. It affords a person to not only not have to take responsibility for themselves, but to totally bi-pass the Cross of Christ, who incidentally died for people like Tom Cruise and others who are misinformed. What irks me more than anything, is that this is all under the guise of “religion”. This is so far from religion, and I don’t understand why they can be protected under laws in a religious category.
On this other site too I found http://www.sweenytod.com/cos/Theology/Theology/peik.htm Here is a comparison of Christianity vs Scientology. Only JESUS saves…the occult destroys!
On Revenge and our Enemies:
Christianity: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who ill-treat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also.” Jesus Christ, Luke 6:27-28 Matthew 5:38-39
Scientology: “An enemy, may be injured by any means or tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.”
L Ron Hubbard, Penalties for Lower Conditions, HCCO PL 18 Oct 67
“This is the correct procedure: 1. Spot who is attacking us. 2. Start investigating them promptly for FELONIES or worse using our own professionals not outside agencies. 3. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them. 4. Start feeding lurid , blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press. Don’t ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough, on attackers all the way.” L Ron Hubbard PL 25 Feb 1966.
About telling the truth:
Christianity: “Simply let your ‘Yes be ‘Yes’, and your ‘No, no’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” Matthew 5:37
Scientology: “Handling truth is a touchy business…Tell and acceptable truth.” L Ron Hubbard, The Missing Ingredient, 13 August 1970.
About using religious deception:
Christianity: “Watch out for false prophets. The come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:15.
Scientology: “Churches are looked upon as reform groups. Therefore we must act like a reform group.” L Ron Hubbard , 1966 , According to Jon Atack’s The total freedom trap.
About greed and money:
Christianity: “Give to everyone who asks you, do not demand it back.” Luke 6:30 Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven” Luke 18:22 “For the love of money is the root of all evil “(which all springs from covetousness, the love of gold and wealth) “which while some coveted after, the have erred from the Faith.” (speaking of believers who have lost sight of the true faith, which is the Cross.)
Scientology: “Make money, make more money.” L Ron Hubbard, HCO PL 9Mar 72
About Redemption in Christ:
Christianity: “..I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Gal. 2:20
Scientolgy: “Christ died for his own sins.” (blasphemous remark) L. Ron Hubbard..uncertain St Hill tape # 12.
About using religion to make money:
Christianity: “..men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to a financial gain.” Paul, I Timothy 5:5.
Scientology: “I’d like to start a religion. That’s where the money is.” L Ron Hubbard to Lloyd Eshback in 1959, quoted by Eshback in “Over my Shoulder”.
I think everyone gets the drift of what these twisted people are all about. You can click onto the other websites and read more. God warns us in Leviticus and in Deuteronomy about cults, the occult, witchcraft, and false prophets. There seem to be many now under the guise of religion, to tempt the weak away from the true prophet, Jesus Christ. In HIM do I trust!
Deut. 18:10-12 “There shall not be found among you any one who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or who uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. 11, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, (or magician) or a necromancer.” (the last those who call up the dead) 12.” For all who do these things are an abomination unto the LORD your God does drive them out from you ” (in other words, this is at least part of the reason, that these heathens were driven out of Canaan.) “YOU SHALL BE PERFECT WITH THE LORD YOUR GOD!” Deut. 18:13
Thank you Jesus…for loving those who sin against you. I pray that those that are locked into this cult or any other, be shown the truth, that the Lord shall provide someone to witness to them. Amen