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From: mauler@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Scientology information
Message-ID: <1991Jul23.170033.32237@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu>
Date: 23 Jul 91 22:00:33 GMT
References: <GATELEY.91Jul19132355@helma.rice.edu> <1991Jul19.170332.6608@cadence.com> <1991Jul22.180150.17838@cadence.com>
Organization: University of Kansas Academic Computing Services
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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: >> The Creed of the Church of Scientology >> 18 February 1954 >> We of the Church believe: >> ------------------------- >> [...] >> 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. >

But "mental healing" and "study of the mind" are accomplished elsewhere in science, without even mentioning a soul. Neurosurgery, for example, requires an innate knowledge of most psychological mental processes in order to hit the right spots in the brain, but no mention of a soul is made to "aid" in the study. If mental healing can occur only in context of a soul, then how is it that atheists are able to benefit from hospital programs teaching visual imagery to "combat" their illnesses (such as: white knights attacking cancer cells, etc.). Often, the addition of a soul will only make things worse, as in the above visualization, where a person undergoing visualization treatment will perceive that their soul/self-will is currently failing, and therefore not respond as well to the treatment as someone who merely thinks of it as self-will. Also perception of a soul as being innately part of yourself and therefore unchangeable will hurt similar experiments from people who are devout <whatever> and refuse to allow the change as it was "decreed by Deity".

> > ~ deej ~ > deej@cadence.com > Jim Howard - (408) 944-7947 > Cadence Design Systems, Inc. >

Leo

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