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SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION
This month, the world marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, the landmark bestseller by L. Ron Hubbard.
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION
When I moved from a small town in upstate New York to the San Francisco Bay area at the age of 11, I found myself at the beginning of a cultural revolution. A few miles away, the hippie movement was getting started in the hills above Palo Alto. Although I was oblivious to it in the first couple of years after the move, it became obvious as time went on:
TOLERANCE
Humankind at its finest sees a tree not as a green blob, but a Maple, its leaves individually defined, each one a bit different from the others—in all their variety and beauty, part of a larger and complex unity.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
If bigotry were simple, we would have already solved it. But it isn’t and we haven’t. So here’s a look at the roots of bigotry from a Scientology point of view.
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION
Since I have been a Scientologist for over 20 years, I feel I’m very qualified to answer this question. I’ll answer it with one word and then I’ll elaborate… Liberating.
RELIGIOUS LITERACY
Philosophy is one of those topics that seems to belong in some ivy-covered building being discussed by men in vests who punctuate pronouncements by pointing with a pipe stem and woman in fine dresses holding tea cups with their pinky fingers aloft.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
I’m telling you to stop using the word “cult.” The “C” word. Just stop it. Why? I challenge you—if you can show me a sentence where the word “cult” isn’t demeaning, I’ll back off. Email me here. Everyone knows of the problem with the “N”-word.
RELIGIOUS LITERACY
Everyone knows the heart pumps blood in the human body, circulating it throughout the system over and over. Right? In the 2nd century, however, Galen,—a noted philosopher, physician, and surgeon in the Roman Empire, believed the liver was the source point of blood, being created by eating food.
RELIGIOUS LITERACY
Every religion I know of celebrates the good and kind in ourselves and our neighbors. Religions celebrate who we​ really​ are.
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION
Ron was discussing methods of determining sanity. He described sanity in a number of ways but the simplest was noting the individual’s ability to compute—think—accurately. The word that got me was “accurately.”