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How can you believe in Scientology?

GrabYoSocks
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11/3/2010 2:52:24 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
It baffles my mind! I read about Scientology up and down. Can someone assist me in explaining to me why people are so dumb! lol ............ I guess that is the ultimate answer huh.
innomen
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11/3/2010 3:02:45 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/3/2010 2:52:24 PM, GrabYoSocks wrote:
It baffles my mind! I read about Scientology up and down. Can someone assist me in explaining to me why people are so dumb! lol ............ I guess that is the ultimate answer huh.

I don't think we have any Scientologists on the site, but i am confident Geo can assist you.
GrabYoSocks
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11/3/2010 3:07:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/3/2010 3:04:15 PM, FREEDO wrote:
I would ask the same of any religion.

I just was fishing for some debate on the matter, and yes FREEDO you are absolutely correct.
Zetsubou
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11/3/2010 3:26:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/3/2010 3:04:15 PM, FREEDO wrote:
I would ask the same of any religion.

Then your knowledge of religion isn't great. All real people had a reason they originally had faith but then again, I would expect much from the people of a state made up of exiles to understand the nature of national faith.

OP, Scientology has no history or meaning that isn't cosmetic. That why it has little followers or held to any esteem. People who follow it are impressionable.
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tvellalott
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11/3/2010 3:40:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/3/2010 2:52:24 PM, GrabYoSocks wrote:
It baffles my mind! I read about Scientology up and down. Can someone assist me in explaining to me why people are so dumb! lol ............ I guess that is the ultimate answer huh.

I don't think it's any more ridiculous than Christianity.
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GeoLaureate8
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11/3/2010 4:32:51 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Scientology is no more absurd than any of the Western religions.

In fact, many people don't even know the ACTUAL doctrines of Scientology. The Xenu story is not a part of their doctrine or theology, but rather a side story about an evil dictator kinda like Pontius Pilot in Christianity.

According to BeliefNet these are their actual doctries:

Belief in Deity
Scientology considers the belief in a God or gods as something personal and therefore offers no specific dogma. The nature of the Supreme Being is revealed personally through each individual as s/he becomes more conscious and spiritually aware. There exists a life energy or force (Theta) beyond and within all.

Incarnations
There are no particular human incarnations of God, as the universal life force (Theta) is inherent in all. All humans are immortal spiritual beings (thetans) capable of realizing a nearly godlike state through Scientology practices.

Origin of Universe and Life
All is manifestation of the universal spirit, which is all that actually exists.

After Death
Rebirths continue until one consciously confronts all pre-birth, current-life, and previous-life traumas and realizes one's true nature as a "thetan," immortal spirit--transcending matter, energy, space, and time. Achieving this state enables the spirit to escape the cycle of birth and death--to operate independently of the physical universe and become one with God.

Why Evil?
Painful experiences and harmful acts in one's prebirth, current, and past lives become imprinted in the reactive mind and lead to irrational behavior. Departures from rational thought and untrue ideas ("aberrations") can result in wrongdoing.

Salvation
Salvation is achieved through the practices and techniques of Scientology, the ultimate goal of which is to realize one's true nature as an immortal spirit, a thetan. The path to salvation, or enlightenment, includes achieving states of increasingly greater mental awareness--Pre-Clear, Clear, and ultimately Operating Thetan. An Operating Thetan is a spirit who can control matter, energy, space, time, thought, and life. Practitioners ("Auditors") are regarded as ministers and counselors who assist others to achieve self-enlightenment. Auditors help others to identify their prebirth, current, and past-life disturbances, which are obstacles to happiness and spiritual enlightenment.

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Zetsubou
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11/4/2010 11:13:47 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/3/2010 4:32:51 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Belief in the religion not the religion itself.

Christianity has personal value that Scientology lacks. What Scientology ever done for me?
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GrabYoSocks
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11/4/2010 12:17:36 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/4/2010 11:17:16 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
Scientology just drains people's wallets, lol.

WOW! You just won the debate! <----Nuff said ;)