Horns are back
It’s been a while since we’ve featured a heresy horn here at Full Circle. And since Germany is moving to ban Scientology from its borders (which is an entirely different problem. Boo for Germany), let’s discuss it in brief.
Official website: What is Scientology and then you can scroll through subsequent pages
Wikipedia entry: Scientology
Founder’s wikipedia entry: L. Ron Hubbard
There is plenty to discuss in regard to Scientology being heretical, wrong, inconsistent, etc., so we’ll just stick to the big ticket items.
From the above What is Scientology? page:
Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life. The religion comprises a body of knowledge extending from certain fundamental truths. Prime among these:
Man is an immortal, spiritual being. His experience extends well beyond a single lifetime. His capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized — and those capabilities can be realized. He is able to not only solve his own problems, accomplish his goals and gain lasting happiness, but also achieve new, higher states of awareness and ability.
In Scientology no one is asked to accept anything as belief or on faith. That which is true for you is what you have observed to be true. An individual discovers for himself that Scientology works by personally applying its principles and observing or experiencing results.
And we’ll stop there. Read the last paragraph. Then read the second paragraph. Do I really need to keep going? Okay, just ’cause.
How on earth can you observe the fact that you’re immortal? That your experience extends beyond a single lifetime? When is the last time you heard of someone solving all his or her own problems? The founder sure didn’t.
And all this from their intro page…