From: gateley@rice.edu (John Gateley)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Scientology information
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Date: 22 Jul 91 17:54:44 GMT
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In-Reply-To: deej@cds8613.Cadence.COM's message of 22 Jul 91 18:01:50 GMT

In article <1991Jul22.180150.17838@cadence.com> deej@cds8613.Cadence.COM (Jim Howard) writes: In article <GATELEY.91Jul19132355@helma.rice.edu>, gateley@rice.edu (John Gateley) writes: > In article <1991Jul19.170332.6608@cadence.com> deej@cds8613.Cadence.COM (Jim Howard) writes: > That the study of the mind and the healing of mentally caused > ills should not be alienated from religion or condoned in > nonreligious fields. > Do I understand this correct? What this seems to say is that ALL > "mental healing" and "study of the mind" should be done in the context > of religion ONLY.

Exactly. This topic has to do with the soul, and makes no sense (and can cause catastrophic effects on somone undergoing treatment) if approached from the angle that man has no (isn't a) soul.

Blehh. This precludes any scientific approach to psychology (when was the last time you saw a soul?). I don't know if scientology is an "evangelical" religion, but I do sincerely hope that scientologists do not believe that everyone should accept these tenets, e.g., if person X does not believe in a soul, then he is mentally unhealthy and must go through religious-oriented counseling in order to "cure" this. On the other hand, it could be that ONLY people who believe in a soul are mentally unhealthy, and thus the above tenet is perfectly acceptable :^).


p.s. By "saw a soul" I don't mean private events like "I can see my own" or "I know they exist", I mean measurable events. -- "I've thought the thoughts of little children and the thoughts of men I've thought the thoughts of stupid people who have never been so much in love as they should be and got confused too easily to fall in love again." The Residents and Renaldo and the Loaf

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