The man behind the Church of Scientology International maintains that Scientology contains the solutions to the problems of living, and devoted his life to finding answers to questions that have troubled mankind for millenia. Who was this man?
L. Ron Hubbard described his philosophy in more than 5,000 written works, and was determined that the view of man's nature and potential was as an immortal spiritual being, with limitless capabilities.
Scientology, literally, means:
The term "scientology" is taken from the Latin word scio , meaning 'knowing in the fullest sense of the word', and the Greek word logos , which means 'study of'. The word then literally translates into knowing how to know.
In 1956, Mr. Hubbard laid out 3 basic principles on his school of thought, in regards to Scientology, in an essay called:
Mr. Hubbard pointed out his view on the essential difference between Scientology and other schools of thought in My Philosophy , identifying 3 principles that he felt made his work unique: "A philosophy can only be a route to knowledge. It cannot be crammed down one's throat. If one has a route, he can then find what is true for him. And that is Scientology. "Know thyself...and the truth shall set you free. "Therefore, in Scientology, we are not concerned with individual actions and differences. We are only concerned with how to show man how he can set himself free."
Which of the following is one of the documented basics of Scientology?
While the concept of Thetan is similar to the concept of spirit or soul as found in other belief systems, the origin of the word is Greek, theta , which means 'the source of life, or life itself'. In Scientology, the Thetan commands the body.
The Scientologist "Silent Birth" concept is a myth.
False. In Scientology, the view of childbirth is all about providing the best possible environment for the birthing mother and her new baby. A silent birth is the delivery in a calm and loving environment, avoiding spoken words by anyone attending. Commands to 'push' are seen as counterproductive to a gentle welcome into the world. It should be noted, however, that a silent birth does not restrict the mother from making sounds. L. Ron Hubbard stated, "It is doubtful that any woman could give birth withouth making any noise at all."