The 'Safe Asks Papers' -- Compatible with other religions?
Compatible with other religions?
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From: theta88008@my-deja.com
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 12:39:36 -0800
Subject: Compatible with other religions?

Dear fellow Scientologists,

I think we need to confront and clarify some issues in order to be able to fulfill our Code of a Scientologist of ...

"To teach Scientology at a level it can be understood an used by the recipients."

In claiming that Scientology is a "religion", we run into serious conflict when we try to proselytize to other members of other major religions and churches ... which by the way, Christianity and Judiasm itself accounts for 85% of the U.S. population.

In the 1998 What is Scientology book it says on page 529 ...

"Unlike some religions which believe that man is intrinsically evil, Scientology believes man is basically good."

This in itself violates Christianity's concept that the serpant in Genesis created a situation where man is evil until he is saved by accepting Jesus into their hearts as savior. Yet I hear scientologists and PR still tell people that they can still be a Christian in scientology.

On page 561 in the '98 WiS book, it goes into a more detailed analysis even explaining why Scientology IS INCOMPATIBLE with Christianity. It says ...

"While the Scientology concept of the thetan may appear identical to the Judeo-Christian concept of the soul, it it not; there are at least three critical differences between the concepts."

Believe it or not, What is Scientology goes on to give THREE reasons why scientology is NOT compatible with Christianity or Judism.

1) "One difference is that Scientologists believe that man also has two other separate and independent parts: mind and body. And that these are secondary to the thetan, which is considered to be the actual person himself. In sum, the mind and body are vehicles through which the thetan interacts with the material world.

Judeo-Christian religions do not hold this view. Although there is no consistent description of man in the New Testiment, it essentially retains the Hebrew teaching of unity of body and soul and that one is not complete without the other: Just as one has a body, so one has a soul.

In Scientology, on the other hand, the individual himself IS the soul, or more accurately, thetan."

When I first read this in the NEW '98 What is Scientology edition, I gasped in incredulousness.

So knowing these complete incompatibilites above that we explicitly explain (finally in honesty) in our own Catechism, how can we possible expect the broad acceptance of Scientology as a religion by the 85% Christian population?

Who is trying to fool us into thinking scientology is ever going to be well thought of if it remains a conflicting religion among the 85%?

Our religion is completely incompatible with Christians and Jews. The Miscaviage Church of Scientology, Inc even says so themselves! These incompatibilities are thoroughly explained in the 3 specific examples above in the WiS book.

So how can scientologists realistically expect to majorly dissiminate tech for self-betterment when these major religions have been wiped out of the "market."

Has nobody in senior management thought of this?

CONFLICTING DATA:

In the 93 edition of What is Scientology, our church says (on page 435) in answer to the questions of "What does Scientology think of other religions", it says the following ...

"Scientology does not conflict with other religions or other religious practices."

According to the '98 edition, the '93 edition was a FLAT OUT LIE.

Peculiarly, this same question in the catechisms is mysteriously avoided in our 1998 edition.

We KNOW that Scientology as a religion truly DOES conflict with other major religions. So Scientologists must stop promoting the idea that one can remain with their own church and still go to the Miscavige Church of Scientology, Inc.

So the 60 million dollar question is ...

"How is the Miscavige Church of Scientology, Inc going to penetrate Scientology tech into the majority of population with this major religious barrier of conflict?"

What's the PROGRAM for this?

This is no light question and deserves very careful thought. If you haven't started questioning management about this yet, isn't about time too?

Yours for know the truth,
Safe

(Recipient of the Scientologist "Kha Khan" Award and ARS "SP 5" status.) :-)

P.S. I've got some ideas for a solution to this. But I want to hear what the Public Relations of the Miscavige Church of Scientology, Inc. says about this first. Robert? Care to answer my questions?

"Without an alternative to Scientology*, the people in it and the tools and technology of the mind they have are sufficiently powerful that it is feasible and possible it could end up controlling this planet."

(* Church of Scientology, Inc.)

-- Jack Horner (author of Summary of Scientology)

"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."

-- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (Justice for 36 years)

"Freedom encompasses the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and provocative". "Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having."

-- Lord Justice Sedley

Scientologists: Work towards Freedom of Speech, Ban the Church of Scientology Censorship Software now!

For the truth about who controls CofS, Inc., go to:

http://clever.net/webwerks/veritas/

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