Scientology – what is it? What is this blog about, and what is freedom?
A Parishioner’s Introduction To Scientology
What is religion? Religion is an effort by man to explain life, where life comes from and how it fulfills its purpose.
In a 1949 Chalmers Dictionary it stated there were two kinds of religion. The first is the Revealed Religion, revealed from a higher source through someone who then revealed it to others, such as by a messiah, prophet, and so on.
The second type of religion was said to be a Natural Religion. This is where man works out what life is, what are the laws that govern life, and how the knowledge of those laws help him.
Of course, the original source of where these two types of religion source from, may well be the same. It is how they come to people – how the knowledge from that source gets to people, that is the difference.
Scientology then could be said to be a Natural Religion, as are many eastern religions. Scientology is the only major Natural Religion to emerge from the West. Its nearest cousin, per its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, could be Buddhism. And its most distant roots could be looked upon as stemming from the Dharma.
The word Scientology literally means “the study of truth.” It comes from the Latin word “scio” meaning “knowing” in the fullest sense of the word. And the Greek word “logos,” meaning “study of.” Scientology is the study and handling what is true of the spirit in relationship to itself, others, and all of life.
A History of Dianetics and Scientology
The Scientology religion developed as a natural progression from the subject of Dianetics. Find out how Dianetics – a study of the mind – lead into Scientology, and how L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Dianetics ® and Scientology ®, isolated the spiritual nature of man.
Beginning Courses: Personal Efficiency Course
Some people can work well, and others, well, they are not as efficient. If you want to learn fast, the basics of personal efficiency, become efficient at work, which is seventy percent of your available time, have the edge, read on. But in essence, you are a spirit. You follow certain laws, as all life does. When you know the laws that life follows, then you are not the effect of life. You are cause. Personal Efficiency is how to be cause at work.
These courses are all based on natural laws of life. You are life. They can definitely help you.
What is Freedom?
Freedom could be described as the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
But, it can also be explained more than that.
Freedom. Perhaps we could describe that as being determined by self, as distinct from being determined by another. Possibly it is also being within a group, and that group being determined by its own members, without oppression. And perhaps it also means the groups intentions are free to determine their own course of action by their own free will, without the will of others countering what the members of that group decides.
Is it possible? Perhaps. And perhaps it has also been the silent goal of every religion this planet has ever witnessed, even if not exactly expressed.
The end goal for Scientology and its participating members is expressed as Total Freedom.
The Church of Scientology can be located at:
106 Alinga Street
Canberra City, ACT 2601