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What is Scientology?

The word Scientology literally means “the study of truth.” It comes from the Latin word “scio” meaning “knowing in the fullest sense of the word” and the Greek word “logos” meaning “study of.”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.

Through Scientology, people all over the world are achieving the long-sought goal of true spiritual release and freedom.

  1. beyond bluestockings
    February 17, 2008 at 7:43 am

    While I am not a proponent of Scientology, (rather I believe in absolute truth,that we are answerable to God, and saved by faith in Christ Jesus), I am however, pleased to see someone speaking out against the deceptions of psychiatry.

    How it ever came to be viewed as authoritative is a mystery. Thanks for speaking out and making this information available.

  2. February 17, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Great! We all need to work together on this, regardless of our religious beliefs. The common purpose of educating others on the deceptions of psychiatry is, as you know, an important one. It literally means saving lives. The more people we can educate on this obvious atrocity, the better.

  3. credoutintellegam
    May 11, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Scientology seems far too relativistic to be of any use. And dangerous to boot. Why is there such a bias against psychiatry. I see things like “Kurt Cobain killed by pyschiatry” It seems more likely that he was killed by the failure of psychiatry. The only thing that is pseudo-scientific here is Scientology. And scio is a verb, scio, scire, scivi, scitus, a, um, and has no important connotations like “knowing in the fullest sense of the word.” Cognosco, intellegere, are words that could in fact connote deeper knowledge. Scio refers to factual knowledge, which is why it’s adopted by Science. Scientific knowledge is by definition descriptive. Not “deep” in “the deepest sense of the word.”

  4. May 12, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    No, you need to do your homework. Scientology is an exact science, as it’s based on proven methods to achieve specific proven results. That’s the whole point. L. Ron Hubbard set out to discover a technology that worked every time when the exact procedure was followed. And that is Scientology.

    As far as a bias against psychiatry, it’s for this same exact reason. Psychiatry stands for the exact opposite. Procedures which are not based on proven results and have never been required to prove any kind of results. But really just based on who can profit. Think about it. Don’t try and discover the reason for, and solve, man’s troubles, just mask them or vegetate the individual into being numb about his problems and profit from it from pharmaceutical sales. Anyone have a problem with that?

  5. beyondbluestockings
    May 12, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    credoutintellegam, attacking scientology is not a defense for psychiatry. In logic circles, they have a name for that kind of reasoning 😉

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