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Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Scientology: Sad, Silly, Satanic

It really doesn't take much to figure out what
Scientology is all about
Many years ago I used to read a lot of pulp science fiction, mostly the classic authors - Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Fritz Leiber, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, L. Sprague de Camp... I liked 'hard' science fiction; science fiction where the fiction was based on science rather than fantasy. A lot of the stuff I really enjoyed were based on the then unknown (at the time of the writing) physics of travel in outer space and how the heroes overcame the physics of weightlessness, mass, inertia, and saved the day.

There were some of the classic authors that I didn't like, mostly because their content leaned toward the weird: mysterious powers, parallel universes, dragons, advanced civilizations with swords and wizards, that kind of thing. When it comes to "Swords and Sorcerers" I prefer genre skewering satire, like the marvelous Diskworld series by the late Terry Pratchett or the "Another Fine Myth" series by Robert Asprin. 

One of the writers I didn't like to follow was L. Ron Hubbard. He leaned more toward fantasy than hard fiction and was not my cup of tea. Sadly, the entire science fiction genre drifted toward goofy fantasy with only an occasional flash of 'hard' science fiction. I mourned the loss of a great genre by re-reading the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov then turned my back on it completely. Well, almost completely. I read Battlefield Earth by L. Ron, and I really don't remember why I read it, nor do I remember much about the content other than finding it sophomoric, boring, and written on a level (maybe 8th grade at best) much lower than I felt comfortable with.

A few years later when the utterly horrible film version came out (largely considered one of the worst movies ever made) I suffered through that nonsense, and as I concentrated on trying not to writhe in agony at the horrible script, acting, directing, camera angles, and pathetic waste of perfectly good film stock, someone mentioned to me that the author of this disaster, L. Ron Hubbard, was also the founder of Scientology. I knew very little about Scientology, other than it was a religious cult populated by some very rich people, but now I find out that it was invented by a third rate hack science fiction writer? To be perfectly honest, other than gales of riotous laughter, my reaction was to wonder if it would be possible to go to a Scientology church, and when the collection plate came by to dip out the money I wasted on the book and the movie. 

I never did go into a Scientology church, and now that I look into this religion I know that I've been blessed by never having entered one of their buildings. They never bothered me, in fact I always thought they were doing society a favor by keeping people like Tom Cruise and John Travolta off the the streets where they would otherwise be bothering people (see: Oprah's Couch), but as I learn more and more about this cult the more I thank God for protecting me from them.

First of all, Scientology is a mystery cult, when reading their FAQ it's quite evident that the mysteries they speak of will be revealed to you for the right price. Such as the Supreme Being - you don't get to learn about your relationship to the Supreme Being until you reach the Seventh Dynamic in it's entirety, and to do that you need training (indoctrination to the works of L. Ron Hubbard) and auditing (holding an empty soup can wired up to a volt/ohm meter) Both of which costs money, lots of money.

Contrast that with a true relationship with God which costs no money at all and yet the believer is rewarded with eternal life as a free gift.

A good place to start is the beginning of everything. For a follower of the One True God it's easy to figure out - the story of creation starts right there in Book 1, Chapter 1, Verse 1 of the bible. Whether you believe the account or not it's right there. For the follower of Scientology it's a little bit harder, you must first purchase The Factors written by L. Ron Hubbard in 1953 and probably have a scientologist explain it to you. The creation story pretty much sums up the sillyness of the cult:

In Christianity there are young world creationists and old world creationists, and to be honest the only debate between them is the timing of creation, and not the creation itself. Both sides agree that God created the heavens and the earth out of nothing. But in Scientology there's only Incredibly Ancient Word Creationists, they believe that the world was created four quadrillion years ago, and the universe was not created by God, but by us. Scientologists believe that our spiritual selves, which they call "thetans" created everything but we are experiencing a form of intergalactic alzheimers because we forgot how to make a world.

In Scientology "God" really doesn't exist. According to Scientology once upon a time, about 75 million years ago, there was this dude named Xenu who ruled 76 planets, all of them were horribly overpopulated. To solve this problem he loaded up a bunch of spaceships that looked like this (I'm not making this up!) with hundreds of billions of people that he drugged with alcohol and glycol, flew them to earth, tied them all to the base of volcanoes, dropped H-bombs down the volcanoes and detonated the bombs killing them all. However their souls survive as "thetans" and they adhere to humans. Somehow false memories got implanted, Hubbard calls this the R6 Implant, which is where our concept of God and Jesus comes from... along with the picture of the volcano on the cover of "Dianetics:, L. Ron's perpetual "best seller".

There's several levels in Scientology and the top level, OT Level VIII (which is like "Level 8" but looks so much cooler in Roman numerals), is embodied in a document written by L. Ron  that was intended for circulation only after his death. In this document L Ron explains his "mission on earth" and in it he says
...the historic Jesus was not nearly the sainted figure [he] has been made out to be. In addition to being a lover of young boys and men. he was given to uncontrollable bursts of temper and hatred... No doubt you are familiar with the Revelations section of the Bible where various events are predicted. Also mentioned is a brief period of time in which an archenemy of Christ, referred to as the Antichrist, will reign and his opinions will have sway. All this makes for very fantastic, entertaining reading but there is truth in it. This Antichrist represents the forces of Lucifer (literally, the “light bearer” or “light bring”), Lucifer being a mythical representation of the forces of enlightenment, the Galactic Confederacy. My mission could be said to fulfill the Biblical promise represented by this brief Antichrist period. (Source)
Is  Uncle L Ron saying that Jesus was a pedophile and that the Antichrist is L Ron Hubbard himself? Oh yes, this and more. He also claimed to be the reincarnation of the Buddha. Keep in mind that I'm giving you this information for free, because to learn it as a member of Scientology right now it would cost you about $300,000 to go from a new initiate to Level VIII (Pricing model can be found here). Some Scientologists claim that the above quote is a fraud, but if you look at L. Ron Hubbard's history with creative manipulation of facts you will discover that if the above statement truly is a fraud, chances are pretty good it's a fraud perpetrated by L. Ron Hubbard.
L. Ron's Litany of Lies
- L. Ron Hubbard has claimed to be a nuclear physicist. The truth is that he flunked both high school and college, he dropped out of college after his sophomore year after failing the course “Molecular and Atomic Physics.”
- L. Ron Hubbard has claimed to have slept with bandits in Mongolia, and traveled to India and Tibet. The truth is that he's never been to any of those countries.
 -  L. Ron Hubbard has claimed that he was a “pioneering barnstormer at the dawn of aviation in America.” The truth is that  Hubbard flew gliders in the early 1930s, and never advanced to powered flight which doesn’t really put Hubbard there with the Wright Brothers (1903) or Charles Lindbergh, who crossed the Atlantic in 1927. Gliders have been flown for nearly a century before Hubbard tried so that "pioneering" claim is out the window too.
 - L. Ron Hubbard has claimed that his 1940 adventures in Alaska led to the development of LORAN, a radio-based system for navigation. The truth is that LORAN was invented in the 1920's at Tuxedo Park NY, a place that L. Ron Hubbard has never visited
- L. Ron Hubbard has claimed that he was  awarded 21 or 27 combat medals in World War II, was wounded in combat and was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, that  he fought German U-Boats in the North Atlantic, and that he  was machine-gunned in the back by Japanese soldiers on the Indonesian island of Java. The truth is that Hubbard never served a single day in combat and was never awarded any combat medals.
 - L. Ron Hubbard has claimed that at the end of the war, he had “an almost non-existent future” because he’d been “crippled and blinded.” The truth is that Hubbard was actually in good enough shape after a stay at the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland that instead of heading north to his wife and two children in Washington, he went south to Pasadena to join Jack Parsons in his Thelemic sex magick rituals. Hubbard promptly took Jack’s girlfriend Sara Northrup away from him and eventually married her — even though he was still married to his first wife, Polly at the time.
 - L. Ron Hubbard has claimed “I never had a second wife.” The truth is that he made this statement (about Sara) while he was married to his third wife, Mary Sue Whipp.
The list of untruths that L. Ron Hubbard has foisted upon his worshipers is long and creative, much, much longer than I have room for here. It's a known fact that God uses sinners for His own purposes (He has to use sinners, what else is there down here for Him to use?) but when He does use a sinner, there's always a repentance, a changing of heart. God changed Paul for His purposes and Paul never forgot his sins as we see in 1 Corinthians 15:9; Ephesians 3:8; 1 Timothy 1:15. However there is no repentance in L. Ron Hubbard, who claimed, in one of his last written documents, that his mission was to fulfill the Biblical promise of the Antichrist.

In fact, L. Ron Hubbard moved in the opposite direction of repentance and sank deep into the darkness of satanic influence. Right after WWII it starts to get really weird. Into this odd tale comes Jack Parsons, who could have been the real life model for the role of Howard Stark in the first Captain America movie. Parsons was a self trained chemist and inventor who made a lot of money inventing solid rocket fuel and selling it to the military. Parsons used his defense contract money to convert an old mansion into a group house for his pagan/satanist buddies; artists, scientists, and writers. It was described as
"A big, big thing, full of people. Some of them had masks on, some had costumes on, women were weirdly dressed. It was like walking into a Fellini movie. Women were walking around in diaphanous togas and weird make-up, some dressed up like animals, like a costume party.” (Source)
One of the boarders was the hack science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, who participated in rituals of sex magik (it's like magic, but looks cooler on paper with a K) with the rocket scientist, began sleeping with Parson's girlfriend, and finally running off with Parson's money, his boat and his girlfriend (who was Parson's wife's underage sister).

Parson wasn't a stupid man, he helped form NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) but he also experimented in the dark arts. He was a member of Aleister Crowley's Ordo Templi Orientis, an international satanic fraternity, and soon became the master of the Agape Lodge of the OTO in Los Angeles. Parson's wife left him for Wilfred Talbot Smith, the former master of the Agape Lodge and Parson took up with his ex-wife's 15 year old sister.

Parson and his little "friend" Sara were devoted followers of Aleister Crowley, who is considered the most evil men in history. This delighted L. Ron Hubbard who adored Crowley having read Crowley's satanic The Book of the Law at the age of 16. Crowley's idea of Law can be summed up in his one rule: Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law. This one rule has become the rallying cry for satanists, occultists, and a majority of the entertainment industry. Once you understand that so many people are walking around with believing that the only rule they follow says "Do what ever you want", you will suddenly realize why our society is circling the drain.

Together Parson and Hubbard began working on a sex magik project (magik is actually the same as magic, the K just makes it look cooler) called The Babalon Working where they tried to incarnate a goddess on Earth. For weeks L. Ron Hubbard and Jack Parson engaged in ritual chanting, drawing occult symbols in the air with swords, dripping animal blood on runes, and sexual deviations in order to "impregnate" some "magical" tablets. When Aleister Crowley heard of these goings on he was appalled at the silliness. He sent a warning to his OTO minions via telegram:
“Suspect Ron playing confidence trick—Jack Parsons weak fool—obvious victim prowling swindlers.”
In the end Parsons honestly believed the Babalon Working had been a success, declaring it the greatest achievement of his life, regardless of the fact that they hadn't created a goddess. But Crowley was right about Hubbard. In July 1946 Parsons wrote a letter to Crowley, stating that, under the guise of investing in a business venture, Hubbard had run off with Parsons’ girlfriend, boat, and $20,000 of his money, sending Parsons into a spiral of doubt and depression. Parsons eventually lost everything, most important of all was his security clearance. Without that he ended up pumping gas for a living and experimenting with explosives in his basement until he blew himself up and died at the age of 37 in 1952.

In that same year, with wife #3, L. Ron Hubbard was giving a series of lectures he called "The Philadelphia Doctorate Course" (a doctorate he never received) The lectures started in Philadelphia and on the afternoon of December 16, the lectures were interrupted by the arrival of U.S. Marshals. A warrant had been issued against Hubbard for failing to return $9,000 withdrawn from the Wichita Foundation (a charitable foundation set up to prop up Dianetics). There was something of a scuffle with the Marshals. Hubbard was arrested, but returned to finish the lecture that evening. Almost immediately afterward, he left for England to complete the "Doctorate" series there.

But it was during the course of the Philadelphia Doctorate Course that Hubbard mentioned his "very good friend," Aleister Crowley, and in places his ideas do seem to be a science fictionalized extension of Crowley's black magic.
"The magical cults of the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th centuries in the Middle East were fascinating. The only modern work that has anything to do with them is a trifle wild in spots, but is a fascinating work in itself, and that's the work of Aleister Crowley - the late Aleister Crowley - my very good friend.... He signs himself 'the Beast,' mark of the Beast 666...
Hubbard's son, L. Ron Hubbard Jr., describes the time:
"We were in Philadelphia. It was November 1952. Dianetics was all but forgotten; Scientology, a new science,' had become the focus of attention. Every night, in the hotel, in preparation for the next day's lecture, he'd pace the floor, exhilarated by this or that passage from Aleister Crowley's writings. Just a month before, he had been in London, where he had finally been able to quench his thirst; to fill his cup with the true, raw, naked power of magic. The lust of centuries at his very fingertips.
"To stroke and taste the environs of the Great Beast, to fondle Crowley's books, papers, and memorabilia had filled him with pure ecstasy! In London he had acquired, at last, the final keys; enabling him to take his place upon the Throne of the Beast,' to which he firmly believed himself to be the rightful heir. The tech gushed forth and resulted in the Philadelphia Doctorate Course lectures."
You may wonder who this Aleister Crowley is. Steve Turner provides a quick bio:
“Born in 1875, Aleister Crowley had, like the Rolling Stones, rebelled against a regulated small-town background. He’d been raised in Leamington, Warwickshire, by parents who were members of the Strict Brethren, a fundamentalist Christian sect. From an early age young Aleister identified with the enemies of God in the Bible stories that were read to him. In particular he identified with the antichrist predicted in the book of Revelation. In 1898 he joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a magical society.
“Most of Crowley’s adult life was dedicated to indulging in everything he believed God would hate: performing sex magic, taking heroin, opium, hashish, peyote and cocaine, invoking spirits, and even once offering himself to the Russian authorities to help destroy Christianity. He wrote volumes of books that he believed were dictated to him by a spirit from ancient Egypt called Aiwass. “To worship me take wine and strange drugs,” the spirit conveniently told him. “Lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture. Fear not that any God shall deny thee for this.” …
“Crowley finished his life as a sick, wasted heroin addict given to black rages and doubts about the value of his life’s work. His last words as he passed into a coma on December 1, 1947, were, “I am perplexed…” (Steve Turner, Hungry for Heaven, pp. 92,97,98)
Aleister was a poor little rich boy who inherited a huge sum of money from his Grandfathers brewery, he frittered away his fortune indulging in satanic rites and rituals. He began torturing and killing animals at age twelve. Crowley was a heroin addict and a sexual pervert. His Christian mother referred to him as “The Great Beast of Revelation whose number is 666,” and he was pleased with the title. He was convinced that he was the reincarnation of the magician Eliphas Levi, who died the year Crowley was born. Crowley also believed he had lived other lives, including that of Pope Alexander VI. Crowley claimed that dark powers gave him the words to his “Book of the Law.” His first wife, Rose, died in a mental asylum. His second wife also went insane. “Five mistresses committed suicide, and scores of his concubines ended in the gutter as alcoholics, drug addicts, or in mental institutions” (Source - Hell Hounds on their Trail)

Believe it or not, people admire and worship Aleister Crowley, his followers are found on stage at rock concerts all over the world, and those that  started huge, satanic religions - The Church of Satan, Wicca, and Scientology.

I will leave my summation to Hubbard's son, L. Ron Hubbard Jr. who said this about Scientology:
What a lot of people don't realize is that Scientology is black magic that is just spread out over a long time period. To perform black magic generally takes a few hours or, at most, a few weeks. But in Scientology it's stretched out over a lifetime, and so you don't see it. Black magic is the inner core of Scientology --and it is probably the only part of Scientology that really works.
Also, you've got to realize that my father did not worship Satan. He thought he was Satan. He was one with Satan. He had a direct pipeline of communication and power with him. My father wouldn't have worshiped anything. I mean, when you think you're the most powerful being in the universe, you have no respect for anything, let alone worship." 
As an example, Hitler was involved in the same black magic and the same occult practices that my father was. The identical ones. Which, as I have said, stem clear back to before Egyptian times. It's a very secret thing. Very powerful and very workable and very dangerous.
Brainwashing is nothing compared to it. The proper term would be "soul cracking."
"It's like cracking open the soul, which then opens various doors to the power that exists, the satanic and demonic powers. Simply put, it's like a tunnel or an avenue or a doorway. Pulling that power into yourself through another person--and using women, especially is incredibly insidious.
 "It makes Dr. Fu Manchu look like a kindergarten student. It is the ultimate vampirism, the ultimate mind f**k. Instead of going for blood, you're going for their soul. And you take drugs in order to reach that state where you can, quite literally, like a psychic hammer, break their soul, and pull the power through.
"He designed his Scientology Operating Thetan techniques (Scientology's secret initiations) to do the same thing. But, of course, it takes a couple of hundred hours of auditing and mega thousands of dollars for the privilege of having your head turned into a glass Humpty Dumpty--shattered into a million pieces. It may sound like incredible gibberish, but it made my father a fortune."
 "... The one super-secret sentence that Scientology is built on is: 'Do as thou wilt. That is the whole of the law.' It also comes from the black magic, from Aleister Crowley. It means that you are a law unto yourself, that you are above the law, that you create your own law. You are above any other human considerations."
As you can see, Scientology is bad science fiction wrapped around a plutonium core of satanism. Even L. Ron Hubbards favorite pseudoscience, Dianetics, is bad science fiction having been first published in the pulp magazine Astounding Science Fiction. And if you have any doubt as to the validity of my assertion that Scientology is satanic, check this out. Can't get any more satanic than that.

A Summary of the Main Differences Between Scientology and Christianity
(from The Challenge of the Cults, by Maurice Burrell)
  1. Authority Scientology: Although the Bible is used to bolster up the sect's ideas, the source of Scientology's philosophy and technology is Hubbard himself.
    Christianity: As the Word of God, the Bible is the yardstick against which all claims (including those of Hubbard) have to be measured.
  2. God Scientology: Although Hubbard and many of his followers are theists, belief in God is not essential to Scientology.
    Christianity: God is Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three Persons within the unity of the Godhead.
  3. Christ Scientology: Christ has no essential or central place in the sect's teachings.
    Christianity: "God sent his Son to be the Savior of the world."
  4. Salvation Scientology: Man is basically good, but "engrams" (psychological hang-ups) prevent him from reaching his full potential. When released from these engrams through the sect's techniques, man begins to live on a higher level in terms of his own human achievement.
    Christianity: Man needs to be saved from sin and to be given new life. Both are available from God through faith in Christ.  
A List of Notable Celebrities That Have 
Joined the Scientology Cult

Unlike Christianity where a person is evangelized and then it is left to the Holy Spirit to convict people, Scientology actively pursues and recruits people, especially celebrities. Scientology has had an active celebrity recruitment program since 1955 when L. Ron Hubbard created "Project Celebrity" offering rewards to scientologists who recruit targeted celebrities. Scientology operates special Celebrity Centres stating that "one of the major purposes of the Celebrity Centre and its staff is to expand the number of celebrities in Scientology" a partial list of celebrities 


Like Islam, Mormonism, and the Jehova's Witnesses, Scientology is based on the rantings of a single individual. L. Ron Hubbard was a meglomaniac who was driven by greed and incapable of telling the truth. Scientology is based on the satanic worship of self and money and is in no way compatible with Christianity. Also like Islam, Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses Scientologists reject the Gospel of Jesus and push their members away from the path to salvation. 
13 "You are wearied with your many counsels; Let now the astrologers, Those who prophesy by the stars, Those who predict by the new moons, Stand up and save you from what will come upon you. 14 Behold, they have become like stubble, Fire burns them; They cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame; There will be no coal to warm by Nor a fire to sit before! (Isaiah 47:13-14)
 As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people. 7 You shall consecrate yourselves therefore and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. (Leviticus 20:6-7)
9 But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your soothsayers or your sorcerers who speak to you, saying, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon.' 10 For they prophesy a lie to you in order to remove you far from your land; and I will drive you out and you will perish. (Jeremiah 27:9-10)
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. (Matthew 13:19)
For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. (Matthew 24:24)

4 comments:

  1. Scientology demonstrates that there are way too many gullible people in the world who will believe anything you tell them. Thanks for your in-depth article.

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  2. Hubbard's "getting clear" process involves extensive "confession", which is recorded and retained. The history of blackmail and violence in Scientology is extensive. John Travolta is said to be one who could not leave due to the "information" the cult holds on him.

    I wish every young actor in New York and Hollywood would be given a copy of this summayr you've written when they get their Equity card. It might save people from pain and heartbreak.

    PS There are a number of related Scientology splinter groups including Star's Edge/Avatar. Terrible, terrible.

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  3. As far as I'm concerned all religions are cults including Christianity, and have some serious skeletons in their histories. Just pick up a factual world history book and read it.

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    1. Well... duh! And the #1 religion closet stuffed with skeletons is the cult of atheism. Just pick up a history book and read it.

      As for Christians, we're human, we're sinners. Our one redemption is that we are convicted of that by the Holy Spirit and strive to overcome that failing. This article was not to absolve or condemn anyone but to shine a light on the wiles of Satan and his foul tricks. Christianity is not a follower of Satan, it's the target of Satan.

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