Is Scientology compatible with Christianity? Let's ask L. Ron Hubbard Fredric L. Rice
10/March/2001 Is the Church of Scientology compatible with Christianity?
Currently the leaders of the notorious Scientology cult claim that it is. The writings of their mad Messiah, L. Ron Hubbard, and the ideals and policies that he developed and wrote for the Church of Scientology to blindly follow, seem to paint a totally different picture.
o "There are gods above all other gods, and gods beyond the gods of the universes." (Scientology 8-8008, pages. 72 and 73.)
o "The whole Christian movement is based on the victim.... A Scientologist is not a victim.... We can win by converting victims.
Christianity succeeded in making people into victims. We can succeed by making victims into people" (Hubbard Communication Office Bulletin, (HCOB) 18 July 1959.)
o "Neither Lord Buddha, nor Jesus Christ were OT's (Operating Thetans) according to the evidence. They were just a shade above clear." (Ability, No. 81, 1959.)
o Scientology claims that it alone "brings man to total freedom and truth" (A Description of the Scientology Religion, Page 57). Isn't this what Jesus died for?
o "It is despicable and utterly beneath contempt to tell a man he must repent, that he is evil" (Professional Auditor Bulletin (PAB) #31, 23 July 1954.) "For all have sinned" is a Christian ideal.
o "Nobody but the individual can die for his sins" (Hubbard Communication Office Bulletin, (HCOB) 2 January 1960.) Isn't this also what our Lord Jesus died for?
o "It is a basic tenet of Scientology that man is basically good....
Sin is composed... of lies and hidden actions and is therefore untruth" (What is Scientology? Page 546.)
o "Hell is a total myth, an invention just to make people unhappy and is a vicious lie" (Professional Auditor Bulletin (PAB) #130, 15 Feb. 1958.) Is L. Ron Hubbard being punished for his sins against God even now?
o "Religion... being basically a control mechanism used by those who have sent the preclear into a body. You will find the cross as a symbol all over the universe, and the Christ legend as an implant in preclears millions of years ago" (Professional Auditor Bulletin (PAB) #31, 23 July 1954.)
o In Scientology's Class 8 course, lecture 10, (3 October 1968) L. Ron Hubbard taught, "Somebody somewhere on this planet, back about 600 B.C. found some pieces of R6, and I don't know how they found it, either by watching madman or something. But since that time they have used it and it became what is known as Christianity. The man on the cross. There was no Christ" (Corydon and Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard, Messiah or Madman? Page 362.) [See Note 1.] o "Also the Christian church used (and uses) implanting.... They took over the Nicene Creed before the year zero, invented Christ (who comes from the crucifixion in R6 75M years ago, and implanted their way to power" (Hubbard Communication Office Bulletin, (HCOB) 23 September 1968, Class VIII.) [See Note 1.] o L. Ron Hubbard considered the publication of his Satanic "Dianetics"
to be the equal of historic relevance to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. In many of Hubbard's publications, he dated his writings with the letters "A.D." -- meaning "After Dianetics."
o Hubbard claimed that through "scientific research," not opinion, he went to heaven. He wrote, "For a long while some people have been cross with me for my lack of cooperation in believing in a Christian Heaven, God, and Christ. I have never said that I didn't disbelieve in a Big Thetan, but there was something very corny about heaven, et.
al.... There was a heaven.... Yes, I've been to Heaven. And so have you. You have the pattern of its implants.... The Symbol of the crucified Christ is very apt indeed. It's the symbol of a thetan betrayed.... The place is so full of lies by implant that the preclear becomes quite confused.... somebody discovered ...and utilized them to install religious mania and pin thetans down to 'one life' and planets" ("Routine 3", Hubbard Communication Office Bulletin, (HCOB) 11 May, A.D. 13 (Meaning "May 11'th, 13 years After Dianetics") [Published 1963] Pages 1 through 3.)
o "But I imagine when we finally manage to communicate with beetles under rocks and free them, we'll no doubt find the Creator of Heaven who 43+ trillion years ago designed the Pearly Gates and entrapped us all. Good Lord, I'd hate to be guilty of that overt" (Ibid., Page 4.)
[See Note 2.] o August Murphy, president of the Church of Scientology of San Francisco wrote, "Another basic concept Scientology shares with universal religious thought is reincarnation. Like Buddhism, Hinduism, and early Christianity, Scientology believes that the individual as an immortal being has assumed many bodies in his evolution in the physical universe toward an ultimate realization and freedom from material bondage" (The News-Herald, 27 July 1992 Page 5.)
[See Note 3.] o Hubbard claims that reincarnation was a belief held by the early Christian church and was removed by "four monks" at the "synod of Constantinople" in 553 A.D. (Have You Ever Lived Before This Life?
o L. Ron Hubbard created an entire universal cosmology that includes an evil Galactic Ruler named Xenu. He places humans on other planets in the Solar System, including Mars and Venus. He populates billions of planets in the universe with people. Do they all have Jesus for their redemption? The Bible doesn't mention any of them. (Operating Thetan Level 3, (OT III) see http://www.xenu.net/ for details.) [See Note 3.] o L. Ron Hubbard claims that Scientology can give people supernatural powers including the power to heal the sick, both body and mind. Hubbard also created a ritual he called "touch assist"
which is a Demonic version of the Divine laying on of hands which does not call upon the Lord's power. (See The Road to Xenu, by Margery Wakefield, for example.)
-=- [Note 1] The Church of Scientology claims that the documents which comprise "Operating Thetan Level 8" are forgeries. It is therefore surprising to note that when the Church of Scientology raided the home of Mr. Arnie Lerma for alleged copyright violations, the Church of Scientology identified copies of the "OT8" documents as copyrighted materials belonging to their Church. Was that an error or does the Church of Scientology disavow L. Ron Hubbard's ideals and policies out of both embarrassment and the fact that his goal is to covertly lead as many people away from Jesus and redemption as possible?
[Note 2] The Scientology cult teaches its followers that through the magic of Scientology "technology" they will eventually learn to be able to communicate with plants and animals and to eventually be able to acquire the psychic power to mentally order people into following their commands. In one of the many expensive "courses" that the cult sells to its victims, Scientologists are told to stand on sidewalks and to think at people, ordering them around mentally until they feel that their target has "felt and understood" their "communication."
Followers are also instructed to visit a local zoo and to think at animals until they're successfully "communicated" with.
[Note 3] What the Scientology organization's leaders won't tell you is that Scientology teaches its followers that everyone is infested with the fragments of murdered aliens from outer space -- what they call "Body Thetans." In fact, when asking a Scientology leader about their actual beliefs they will invariably deny it. Who's the Father of Lies? Satan is the Father of Lies. In actual fact Scientologists are told to believe that an evil Galactic Ruler named Lord Xenu solved his population problem by kidnaping trillions of citizens, transporting them to Teegeeack (now known as Earth) chaining them to volcanoes, and blowing them up with fusion bombs. The fragments from these murdered space aliens attach themselves to humans and animals and causes all of humanity's woes. Why doesn't Scientology talk about these beliefs? Because they're anti-Christian and as such are part of the Anti-Christ.
The Scientology cult employs standard brainwashing methodologies to acquire and hold their victims. Among them is the redefinition of words and the formulation of new words which cultists use that are not otherwise spoken outside of the cult in the real world. This is known as "cultspeak" and is a common definitive factor in determining the existence of a cult.
Some of the "cultspeak" used in this exposure:
Overt: In cultspeak, an "overt" is a crime committed against Scientology. If a cult follower has a negative thought about L. Ron Hubbard, for instance, that's an "overt" -- and a "High Crime" in the jargon of the cult. Not confessing to the "overt" becomes what's known as a "withhold."
Withhold: A "withhold" is often used in conjunction with the word "overt." In Scientology "withhold" means something which was not admitted to. In Scientology, cult followers subject themselves to what's called "auditing" which is at its core a brainwashing process.
Part of this process is the demand that the cultist admit to "crimes"
both real and imagined. Usually such "crimes" are not in fact real crimes yet are merely admissions of the cultist having "negative"
thoughts about the validity of Scientology. The Scientology cult uses "auditing" to find followers who are having doubts about the validity of Scientology and, in so doing, can "correct" the cultist through further brainwashing or through imprisonment in what the Scientology organization calls its "Rehabilitation Project Force" -- an involuntary re-education work camp.
Thetan: At its base, a "thetan" is a living being, human or alien.
Operating Thetan: This is a human that has undergone Scientology processing and has acquire supernatural Satanic powers. Within the cult there are at least 8 levels of "Operating Thetan" which also happen to correspond to expensive "course materials" which followers must purchase to advance to that level. It's at Level 3 -- what's known as "Operating Thetan Level 3," or "OTIII" for short -- that followers find out that they're infested with murdered space aliens called "Body Thetans." One of the processes which cultists subject themselves to is known as "employing Tone 40." That process involves cultists sitting at tables and screaming at ash trays, ordering them to levitate through the use of their supernatural powers. After screaming ineffectively at inanimate objects, the cultist lifts the object with a hand and informs the object, "Thank you," then sets the object down... only to resume screaming at the object to levitate. There is no appeal to the Power of Christ to accomplish these supernatural tasks.
Body Thetans: These are invisible fragments of murdered aliens from outer space which Scientologists attempt to exorcise through the use of an expensive device that the cult calls an "E-Meter" -- simply a device which measures skin conductivity; basically an OHM meter that can be purchased in any Radio Shack for much less. In Scientology jargon, these space aliens must be "located in time and space" on a cultists' body and, once located, can be "blown" -- that is, exorcised from the body. Body Thetans form "clusters" and form the basis for all of humanity's woes, mental and physical. A person with cancer, for instance, is told that their disease is due to this infestation.
Indeed, a person with a broken bone is told that the break is due to a "Body Thetan" clinging to their bones.
Clear: A "clear" is someone who's divested himself of the infestation of Body Thetans and who has become something of a demigod. Having "cleared" his "databank" (roughly translated: memory) of negative and otherwise bad thoughts, and having paid an enormous amount of money to the cult, a "clear" is supposed to have a number of amazing powers, including perfect memory recall, the ability to out-think even the most intelligent thinkers on Earth, and no end of amazing things.
When L. Ron Hubbard rolled out his first ever "clear" in Southern California, his Superhuman couldn't even remember what color tie his Messiah was wearing. The power of Satan is no match for the Power of Christ!
Preclear: Cynically -- though accurately -- a cult follower who has not yet managed to scrape up enough money to pay to the organization to be given the title "clear." A "preclear" is what every cult follower is called when they fall into Satan's trap called "Scientology."
Implant: The secondary definition of this word in contemporary dictionaries is, "To establish securely, as in the mind or consciousness; instill." L. Ron Hubbard and his followers use the word in conjunction with Jesus Christ, Christianity, and religion to mean that they are false memories specifically implanted into humans to keep them enslaved. Indeed, Scientology tells its followers that there are "implant stations" on the planet Mars and Venus where, they claim, there are populations of aliens living on them. According to Scientology, when people die their souls automatically return to the implant station on Mars for "re-implantation" of false ideas and then they're frozen and dropped into the oceans of Earth where they find women about ready to give birth. Among these ideas which L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology claim are false is the belief in Jesus Christ.
R6: The use of this term by Scientology leaders tend to indicate that "R6" is a physical piece of a mental implant; specifically, R6 is a physical manifestation of the mistaken beliefs of Christianity. It was the touching of "R6" that established Christianity on Earth, not our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
-=- So what do you think about the Church of Scientology's claim that their religion is some how compatible with Christianity? Is Scientology compatible with Christianity as is claimed by the leaders of the organization? Well, if the beliefs of the organization as briefly touched upon above wasn't enough to form an informed opinion, consider L. Ron Hubbard's notorious history.
The Church of Scientology has -- since at least December of 1969 -- claimed that their Messiah L. Ron Hubbard "broke up black magic in America... because he was well known as a writer and philosopher and had friends among the physicists, he was sent in to handle the situation [of black magic being practiced in a house in Pasadena occupied by nuclear physicists.] He went to live at the house and investigated the black magic rites and the general situation and found them very bad... Hubbard's mission was successful far beyond anyone's expectations. The house was torn down. Hubbard rescued a girl they were using. The black magic group was dispersed and never recovered."
(Bare-Faced Messiah, Russell Miller, Page 112.)
That's what Scientology's leaders say. The truth, as always, is completely opposite to what Scientology claims. In actual fact L.
Ron Hubbard took up residence with a quasi-Satanist known as John Whiteside Parsons -- usually called Jack -- and studied under Parsons the art of "black magic." Parsons himself was an adept of the notorious Aleister Crowley who, along with Parsons and his wife, created the Ordo Templi Orientis -- or OTO for short -- founded specifically for the practice of sex magic (John Symonds, The Great Beast, 1971.)
The girl Hubbard "rescued?" Well, living in the house was a young woman -- age 18 -- named Sara Elizabeth Northrup (usually called Betty) who had, before falling into the clutches of Parsons and Hubbard, been a student at the University of Southern California.
Rather than "rescue" this young woman, L. Ron Hubbard had an affair with the woman and eventually absconded to Florida with a large amount of Parson's money and a boat named "Harpoon" which was originally purchased in a money-making partnership between Hubbard and Parsons.
When Parsons went to Miami to try to recover his property, he was informed by the harbor master that Hubbard and Sara had escaped.
Parsons drew a Pentagram on the floor of his hotel room and invoked a Banishing Ritual while praying to Bartzabel, a demon of the planet Mars. Parsons reports that it worked: "In a letter to Crowley describing his actions, he was able to report a highly satisfactory result: `At the same time, so far as I can check, his ship was struck by a sudden squall off the coast, which ripped off his sails and forced him back to port, where I took the boat in custody.'"
(Bare-Faced Messiah, Chapter 7.)
Was Hubbard's "mission" to Jack Parson's residence to "rescue" a young girl and to "break up" a "black magic" ring? If so, presumably doing so involved participating in the ritual sex magic and having sexual relations with the girl he was putatively "saving." In actual fact Hubbard married Sara on the 10'th of August, 1946, never telling Sara that he was still married to his current wife Polly Grubb.
As for Scientology's claim that the "black magic ring" had been successfully broken up, that claim is also false. Contrary to what the Scientology cult claims, Parson's house was not "torn down" due to anything their mad Messiah L. Ron Hubbard had done. Jack Parsons managed to finally meet his Judgement by blowing himself up one day while working with explosives in a work shed on his property. With Hubbard having acquired training under Parsons, Satan was through with Parsons, knowing full well that Hubbard and his madness would continue to be a much more powerful weapon against God and His Creation.
So, in L. Ron Hubbard and in the Scientology cult he created we find Satanic lies and deception. We find that Scientology's leaders do their best to deny what they are, what their Messiah was, and what Scientology is really all about. In fact, we find the Anti-Christ in Scientology. Scientology at its core is one of Satan's many ways to deceive mankind into denying the need for the Salvation that is our Lord and Christ Jesus, falling into the Pit for eternity everlasting.
You have been warned.
-=- These ideals and policies of L. Ron Hubbard and of the cult he created were originally collected and published on the Internet and in newsletters the Watchman Fellowship.
See http://www.watchman.org/hubrel03.htm for further background into Scientology's anti-Christian basis.
This list was modified by Fredric Rice to the extent that some clean-up and further commentary was added. Fredric Rice also added some additional items to the list which contradict totally Scientology's claim that they're some how compatible with Christianity.
Additions and corrections to this exposure should be sent to Fredric
Rice at FRice@SkepticTank.ORG
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