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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by High Priest, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    I'll be honest, i know nothing about scientology. A few year's ago, i lived off of gower and sunset in hollywood right near a very large building owned by L. Ron Hubbard ( or perhaps dedicated to?) scientology. Seemed to be a very nice place, tho i never stopped by to take a closer look.. it just happened to be across from an italian restraunt i frequented, so i caught glimpses here and there. I know nothing about the ideology and really have little interest in learning more, but im curious what other 12ozers opinions are about said religion. Anyway, i'll post a link to the "official" website with some of the highlight's.

    yep, here it is.

    * I looked for the basic info and the majority of it seemed to just be pushing sale's of book's etc written by L. Ron Hubbard, im not in the mood to deal with it anymore.
  2. dkab

    dkab Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2004 Messages: 297 Likes Received: 0
    this is the official site's description of scientology:

    Scientology: Scio (Latin) know, logos (Greek) the word or outward form by which the inward thought is expressed and made known. Thus, Scientology means knowing about knowing.

    The full story of the development and codification of Scientology can be found in scores of books, more than 15,000 pages of technical writing and more than 3,000 taped lectures. All told, these works represent a lifetime of research by L. Ron Hubbard to discover a workable means to set men spiritually free — to replace ignorance with knowledge, doubts with certainty and misery with happiness.

    Today, the fruits of L. Ron Hubbard’s work are available to anyone who wishes to reach for them. And no matter how different Scientologists may be — whether teachers and businessmen, housewives and athletes, artists and secretaries — they hold one vital factor in common: having significantly bettered their lives, they know that Scientology works.

    Nothing in Scientology, however, need be taken on faith. Its truths are self-evident, its principles are easily demonstrable and its technology can be seen at work in any church of Scientology. One need only open the door and step through.

    Scientology is a twentieth-century religion. It comprises a vast body of knowledge extending from certain fundamental truths, and prime among those truths: Man is a spiritual being endowed with abilities well beyond those which he normally envisages. He is not only able to solve his own problems, accomplish his goals and gain lasting happiness, but also to achieve new states of awareness he may never have dreamed possible.

    In one form or another, all great religions have held the hope of spiritual freedom — a condition free of material limitations and misery. The question has always been, however, how does one reach such a state, particularly while still living amidst a frantic and often overwhelming society?

    Although modern life seems to pose an infinitely complex array of problems, Scientology maintains that the solutions to those problems are basically simple and within every man’s reach. Difficulties with communication and interpersonal relationships, nagging insecurities, self-doubt and despair — each man innately possesses the potential to be free of these and many other concerns.

    Scientology offers a pathway to greater freedom.

    While the hope for such freedom is ancient, what Scientology is doing is new. The way it is organized is new. The technologies with which it can bring about a new state of being in man are likewise new.

    Because Scientology addresses man as a spiritual being, it stands completely apart from other religions which see man as a product of his environment or his genes — fixed in the limitations under which he was born.

    Rather, Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life. Based upon the tradition of fifty thousand years of thinking men, it is built upon the fundamental truths of life. From these principles, exact methods by which one can improve conditions were derived; and unlike other efforts of improvement, which offered only rules by which men should live, Scientology offers real tools for use in everyday life. Thus, it does not depend upon a system of beliefs or faith. The emphasis is squarely on an exact application of its principles toward the improvement of one’s life and the world in which we live.

    To understand exactly how Scientology is utilized, something should be known of the track of research L. Ron Hubbard traveled and the antecedent of Scientology — Dianetics.
  3. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

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    Makes little sense to me.
  4. dkab

    dkab Member

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  5. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    bahaha. i was thinking ron howard the whole way through.
  6. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    they are waiting on an al;ien to return...


    i lived near the headquarters inclearwater for quite some time when i was younger. scary shit.
  7. dkab

    dkab Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2004 Messages: 297 Likes Received: 0
    In the late 1940s, pulp writer L. Ron Hubbard declared:

    "Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion"

    Reader's Digest reprint, May 1980, p.1

    Hubbard later created the Church of Scientology...
  8. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    the church was based ona bet between him and a few friends who were all rich. 1 million to the first one who could come up witha religion....or so the story from clearwater goes. who knows the truth?
  9. Hank Parker

    Hank Parker Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 17, 2002 Messages: 1,902 Likes Received: 0
    it's the new fad religion now a days.
    thanks to old tom cruise everyone's gonna hop on it and act like they've been on it. stupid shit

    we knew this guy who lived with his grandparrents and they had a scientology compound in their back yard.

    he builds homes in montana now.
  10. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    man, half of hollywood has been involved with the church for year sand eyars...cruise isn't the only one or the richest. tr4avolta is also one, cameron diaz, alot of people.
  11. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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  12. fatbastard

    fatbastard Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2002 Messages: 2,880 Likes Received: 11
  13. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

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    crazy thread...
  14. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    my mom's coworker's mother died in the hostipal because she refused medicine, which would have ultimately saved her...
  15. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202