Few bother to read and understand what is written in the Bible or think critically about what Christian doctrine implies. Each point listed below presents a claim for questioning the authenticity of Christianity.
Early life of L. Ron Hubbard and Military career of L. Ron Hubbard and Thomas S. Moulton in Portland, Oregon in L. Hubbard spent three semesters at George Washington University but was placed on probation in September He failed to return for the fall semester.
On May 18,his subchaser left Portland. That night, Hubbard ordered his crew to fire 35 depth charges and a number of gun rounds at what he believed were Japanese submarines. A navy report concluded that "there was no submarine in the area.
Hubbard apparently did not realize that the islands belonged to US-allied Mexiconor that he had taken his vessel into Mexican territorial waters. Reporting stomach pains in Aprilhe spent the remainder of the war as a patient in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California.
Excalibur and Babalon Working Main article: Scientology and the occult In AprilHubbard reportedly reacted to a drug used in a dental procedure. According to his account, this triggered a revelatory near-death experience. Allegedly inspired by this experience, Hubbard composed a manuscript, which was never published, with the working titles of "The One Command" or Excalibur.
Burkswho read the work inlater recalled it discussed the "one command": This theme would be revisited in Dianetics, the set of ideas and practices regarding the metaphysical relationship between the mind and body which became the central philosophy of Scientology.
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Dianetics was organized and centralized to consolidate power under Hubbard, and groups that were previously recruited were no longer permitted to organize autonomously. Winter, hoping to have Dianetics accepted in the medical community, submitted papers outlining the principles and methodology of Dianetic therapy to the Journal of the American Medical Association and the American Journal of Psychiatry inbut these were rejected.
Science-fiction Origins of Dianetics. Sociologists Roy Wallis and Steve Bruce suggest that Dianetics, which set each person as his or her own authority, was about to fail due to its inherent individualism, and that Hubbard started Scientology as a religion to establish himself as the overarching authority.
Hubbard lived there for the next seven years. Ron Hubbard originally intended for Scientology to be considered a science, as stated in his writings.
In MayScientology was organized to put this intended science into practice, and in the same year, Hubbard published a new set of teachings as Scientology, a religious philosophy. I established, along scientific rather than religious or humanitarian lines that the thing which is the person, the personality, is separable from the body and the mind at will and without causing bodily death or derangement.
I await your reaction on the religion angle. A religious charter would be necessary in Pennsylvania or NJ to make it stick. But I sure could make it stick. He hid first in an apartment in Hemet, Californiawhere his only contact with the outside world was via ten trusted Messengers.
He cut contact with everyone else, even his wife, whom he saw for the last time in August InScientology took the German government to court for the first time.
Ron Hubbard died at his ranch in Creston, California. These groups, collectively known as Independent Scientologists, consist of former members of the official Church of Scientology as well as entirely new members. Bill Robertson, a former Sea Org member, was a primary instigator of the movement in the early s.
Scientology beliefs and practices According to Scientology, its beliefs and practices are based on rigorous research, and its doctrines are accorded a significance equivalent to scientific laws.
Blind belief is held to be of lesser significance than the practical application of Scientologist methods. Ron Hubbard described Scientology as an "applied religious philosophy" because, according to him, it consists of a metaphysical doctrine, a theory of psychology, and teachings in morality.
Rather, people are expected to discover the truth through their own observations as their awareness advances.
As with all its tenets, Scientology does not ask individuals to accept anything on faith alone. Scientologists call Dianetics and Scientology as technologies because of their claim of their scientific precision and workability.Religion does play a major role because it's usually the moral foundation of society.
You can learn a lot about a society by its' religion. American society is largely built on a Protestant work ethic, so we tend to view work as moral and vital to our health. Mar 10, · An examination of Prophets and their role in the development of African Christianity “A case of Prophetic Crisis” By Dr Augustine Deke, PhD Dr .
Alternative summary listings of major world religions and numbers of adherents: Christian Science Monitor (): Top 10 Organized Religions in the World Encyclopedia Britannica's Adherents of All Religions by Six Continents. regardbouddhiste.com's Top 10 Religions - A casual but insightful attempt divided along the lines of functional religious cultures rather than classical categorization.
Aliens sell, prosaic explanations don't. Many people read voraciously about mysteries — aliens, ghosts, the Bermuda Triangle, other dimensions, the paranormal, conspiracies etc — but know almost nothing about how science really views these topics. A new religious movement (NRM) is a religious community or spiritual group of modern origins (since the mids), which has a peripheral place within its society's dominant religious culture.
You have the Angels of God powers in your life, from the moment you born. God Angels are around us to guide, guard and force us to spiritual advancing in our life.