Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Why is Scientology a Religion?

Why is Scientology a religion?

Scientology meets all three criteria generally used by religious scholars when examining religions: (1) a belief in some Ultimate Reality, such as the Supreme Being or eternal truth that transcends the here and now of the secular world; (2) religious practices directed toward understanding, attaining or communicating with this Ultimate Reality; and (3) a community of believers who join together in pursuing the Ultimate Reality.

Scientology’s belief in an Ultimate Reality that transcends the material world include its concepts of the thetan, the spiritual world (the seventh dynamic) and the Supreme Being (the eighth dynamic). The second element can be found in Scientology’s life-rite ceremonies such as naming, marriage and funeral services, but predominantly in the religious services of auditing and training, through which Scientologists increase their spiritual awareness and attain an understanding of the spiritual world and, ultimately, their relationship with the Supreme Being. As to the third element, a very vital community of believers can be found at any church of Scientology at almost any time of the day.

Scientology is thus a religion in the oldest sense of the word. Scientology helps man become more aware of God, more aware of his own spiritual nature and that of those around him. Scientology Scripture recognizes that there is an entire dynamic (urge or motivation in life) devoted to the Supreme Being (the eighth dynamic) and another dynamic that deals solely with one’s urge toward existence as a spirit (the seventh dynamic). Acknowledgment of these aspects of life is a traditional characteristic of religions.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dynamics of life - Urges toward existence

Divisions of LIFE.

There could be said to be eight urges (drives, impulses) in life. These we call dynamics. These are motives or motivations. We call them the eight dynamics.
The first dynamic – is the urge toward existence as one's self. Here we have individuality expressed fully. This can be called the self dynamic.
The second dynamic – is the urge toward existence a sexual or bisexual activity. This dynamic actually has two divisions. Second dynamic (a) is the sexual act itself and the second dynamic (b) is the family unit, including the rearing of children. This can be called the sex dynamic.
The third dynamic – is the urge toward existence in groups of individuals. Any group or part of an entire class could be considered to be part of the third dynamic. The school, the society, the town, the nation are each part of the third dynamic, and each one is a third dynamic. This can be called he group dynamic.
The fourth dynamic – is the urge toward existence as mankind. Whereas the white race would be considered a third dynamic, all the races would be considered the fourth dynamic. This can be called the mankind dynamic.
The fifth dynamic – is the urge toward existence of the animal kingdom. This includes all living things whether vegetable or animal. The fish in the sea, the beasts of the field or of the forest, grass, trees, flowers, or anything directly and intimately motivated by life. This could be called the animal dynamic.
The sixth dynamic – is the urge toward existence as the physical universe. The physical universe is composed of matter, energy, space and time. In Scientology we take the first letter of each word and coin a word, MEST. This can be called the universe dynamic.
The seventh dynamic – is the urge toward existence as or of spirits. Anything spiritual, with or without identity would come under the heading of the seventh dynamic. This can be called the spiritual dynamic.
The eighth dynamic – is the urge toward existence as infinity. This is also identified as the Supreme Being. It is carefully observed here that the science of Scientology does not intrude into the dynamic of the Supreme Being. This is called the eighth dynamic because the symbol of infinity ꝏ stood upright makes the numeral “8.” This can be called the infinity or God dynamic.
From the Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary © by L. Ron Hubbard.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

FW: [SciosinSydney] Anti-Drug Messages in the Media are WORKING!


by Luke Catton, Narconon Arrowhead

Youth who reported hearing prevention messages are less likely to turn to drugs.

For many years now the anti-drug movement in America has been using Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to deliver messages on television, radio, in print media and now online about the dangers and consequences of using drugs. From Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No", to an egg in a frying pan, to funding terrorism, some of the more famous campaigns that were used did little more than create "product recognition" while others have had a huge impact on deterrence.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a report demonstrating that the vast majority of youth ages 12 to 17 (more than 20 million) are receiving drug and alcohol prevention messages through the media. The report also showed that those who have been exposed to such messages are significantly less likely to abuse drugs.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows that not only are 83 percent of teens hearing these anti-drug messages, but the messages are making an impact.

The survey also indicated the crucial role parents play in keeping their children drug-free. The report stated that youth who had talked with a parent about the dangers of drug use were less likely to report past month illicit drug use than those who had not.

According to a supervisor at Narconon Arrowhead, "Communicating the truth about drugs to our nation's youth requires more than just a message. The information is best delivered by someone with real-life experience on the subject and provides something more than what they read in a health class text book."
Narconon graduate talking to students

The Narconon® program has been effectively educating youth through all forms of media and live presentations for decades with hundreds of thousands of surveys showing exactly what works with kids and what they want to know.

"Many young people are told that drugs are dangerous, but not how or why," says the Narconon spokesperson. "To deter them from experimentation with these substances, it helps to project into the future what drug use leads to and to explain that none of the 23 million people in need of substance abuse treatment ever thought they would become an addict."

Though it is not likely that a single 60-second PSA will completely change someone's mind about drugs, repetition of message with insightful information can go a long way in the fight to prevent drug use. This is an important reminder as much of the nation's schools begin their fall semester this month.

Our drug education website is www.drug-education.org

To read the 8-article series about the results of the courses of the Narconon drug rehabilitation program go to www.narconon-news.org/results/rehab.htm

Narconon International has many resources to help someone overcome drug addiction. We offer educational materials to help prevent drug abuse. For more information, visit our website at www.narconon.org. For our published materials, visit the Narconon bookstore.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

FW: Journalist Robert Whitaker's book "Mad in America"

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Monday, August 29, 2005

Success from Narconon Drug Rehab Program

 "Dear Narconon Arrowhead,Almost two year ago, I was very addicted to crystal meth. I was losing my mind, my pride, and my health. Basically I was dying.I am a professional musician, and I had gotten to such a bad point that I had completely stopped playing my guitar.My life was completely out of control. I could not feel any kind of happiness, and I cannot put into words how horrible I felt both physically and mentally.
Then I came to Narconon Arrowhead. And with my determination to live, and the incredible help from the staff (and I mean INCREDIBLE HELP), and with the drug rehabilitation technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard, I not only got my life back, I gained the ability to be happy again. And to me, that is priceless.
After completing the Narconon® program, I now have integrity and the ability to face whatever comes my way--in all areas of my life.It has now been two months since I graduated the Narconon program, and I now play my guitar more than I ever have, and my creativity is more alive than it has ever been. My relationship with my family is better than ever, and I now have a desire to help others do well in life. Most of all, I feel love and happiness again.Narconon not only helped me get off drugs, they helped me gain the tools to lead a happy successful life. I am very proud of myself! And I cannot put into words how grateful I am to Narconon and L. Ron Hubbard for helping me be able to sincerely say that. You guys are saving so many lives and bringing so many families back together. From deep, deep, deep down inside, I thank you for helping me save my life and get my family back.With all my love, M.D.R."

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