Okey doke! I have conducted my research on Scientology and here are my findings.
Scientology was developed by L. Ron Hubbard who was a science fiction writer. The whole Scientology religion is based on finding your true self and becoming a better human being. Hubbard developed a psychotherapy system called “Dianetics”. Dianetics is supposed to free you from stress and all mental constraints. But it does not free you from incidents that have scarred you for life (Sexual Abuse etc..). It only helps you to deal with these kinds of events. They do this by way of a process called “Auditing”. Auditing is like counselling. It takes you back through painful events in your life and helps you to be freed from the stress and pain they have caused you so you can improve as a human being. The Councillor/Auditor asks you specific questions and writes down your answers. Everything you say is kept in your confidential file. During the session you are hooked up to a E-meter. The E-meter helps locate engrams. Engrams are “mental images which is a recording of an experience containing pain, unconsciousness and a real or fancied threat to survival”. The whole process of Auditing is for you to get rid of your “Engrams”.
It costs nothing to join Scientology but, the courses they offer are very expensive. The courses are all linked to “The Bridge to Total Freedom”. You start at the bottom of the bridge and must work your way up. Each member is hopeful to cross the bridge to total freedom. This is where you are free of all your engrams. Members are required to make donations for study courses and auditing as they move up the Bridge, the amounts increasing as higher levels are reached. Participation in higher-level courses on the Bridge may cost several thousand and Scientologists usually move up the Bridge at a rate governed by their income.
According to Scientology, the founder of the religion is Xenu. 75 million years ago, Xenu is said to have brought billions of his people to Earth in a spacecraft, piled them around volcanoes and killed them using hydrogen bombs. Scientologists believe the essences of these many people remained, and that they form around people in modern times. The whole Xenu story is said to be kept a secret in the Church of Scientology and only revealed to members who have donated large amounts of money and completed the courses. Before a person is given the information about Xenu, they must sign an agreement promising to keep what they hear a secret. Members at the lower levels of Scientology don’t hear much about Xenu. It’s only as you move up the ranks of Scientology do you learn about Xenu. When I was doing my research I found that many of the hierarchy of Scientology had different answers when asked about Xenu. One of them called it lies and another agreed that Xenu plays a part in Scientology.
In my opinion, Scientology is not a religion, it is a cult. It is a brainwashing system. It brainwashes people and gets them to pay more money for these courses. Once they pay and complete the first course, you will feel obliged and encouraged to keep going and pay for more. Also the Church of Scientology has everything about your life on your file and can easily do some serious damaged to your life with that information, depending how much you revealed during your auditing sessions. The only reason Scientology is called a religion is so it can get tax exemptions. I can’t get my head around how people believe this kind of stuff. It baffles me to even think about it. At the start of my research I knew very little of Scientology. The only thing I knew was that Tom Cruise & John Travolta were involved in it. Though I may not agree with their beliefs, I do respect them. There is probably a lot more to Scientology than I have looked at. But I’ll leave that research up to you. I’ve seen enough. Thanks for reading my Blog. I hope you have learned something you never knew. If I am incorrect about anything I’ve written please do notify me and I’ll change it. The next religion I shall be delving into is the Mormons!