In plain English, the purpose of Scientology ethics is to eliminate opponents, then eliminate people's interests in things other than Scientology. In this 'ethical' environment, Scientology would be able to impose its courses, philosophy, and ' justice system ' — its so-called technology — onto society. Scientology's system of ethics is designed to motivate members to expand the church, as members' ethical level is tied to their performance in recruiting new members. The church makes it clear that Hubbard is considered the sole source of Dianetics and Scientology: "The Scientology religion is based exclusively upon L.
Ron Hubbard's research, writings and recorded lectures — all of which constitute the Scriptures of the religion. Ron Hubbard's religious technologies. Individuals applying Hubbard's techniques who are not officially connected to the Church of Scientology are considered part of the " Free Zone ". Some of these individuals were litigated against for using and modifying the practices for their own use and that of others, thereby infringing the law on patent , trademarks , or trade secrets. The Purification Rundown  is a controversial detoxification program developed by Scientology's founder L.
Ron Hubbard and used by the Church of Scientology as an introductory service. Narconon is a drug education and rehabilitation program founded on Hubbard's beliefs about toxins and purification. The Introspection Rundown is a controversial Church of Scientology auditing process that is intended to handle a psychotic episode or complete mental breakdown. Introspection is defined for the purpose of this rundown as a condition where the person is "looking into one's own mind, feelings, reactions, etc.
On November 12, , Hubbard delivered a lecture entitled "Precision Knowledge: Necessity to know terminology and law" emphasizing the importance to precise terminology. Scientology defined methods of correcting "misunderstoods" "misunderstood word or symbol". Scientologists have their own Technical Dictionary  featuring modified definitions of existing English words. Scientology dictionaries also include specialized terminology such as "enturbulate" and "havingness.
Critics of Scientology have accused Hubbard of "loading the language" and using Scientology jargon to keep Scientologists from interacting with information sources outside of Scientology. Scientology teaches that that material must be learned "on a gradient", that is, in order without skipping or skimming material. In Scientology doctrine, the idea of communication has a high status. Failure in reading comprehension is attributed to it.
Scientology discourages secondary interpretation of its writings. Emphasis is placed on keeping the writings in context. Advocated by Scientology founder L.
Ron Hubbard, silent birth describes "the process of childbirth where labor and delivery is done in a calm and loving environment. According to Scientology practices, silent birth is "mandatory to provide the best possible environment for the pregnant mother and her new baby. According to The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, "its origins are fundamentally rooted in the principle that women, particularly expectant mothers, be given the utmost care and respect.
There are several holidays celebrated by Scientologists, notably L. Scientologists also celebrate [ vague ] holidays such as Christmas, Easter and New Year's Eve, as well as other local celebrations. A Scientology Sunday service has a sermon, similar to other religions in the United States. It typically begins at 11am and Hubbard's writings are read aloud during the service. The way Scientology's service has been executed has not changed.
The minister chooses from a limited selection of possible sermons and group processing exercises. He creates the sermon within the parameters of a literal interpretation of Hubbard's canonical teachings, functioning similar to other indigenous theologians who work with canonical texts. According to religion scholar James R. Lewis , Sunday services are more for interested non-members and the holidays and events are more for existing members of the church.
The church's rituals can be categorized four ways: first, rituals performed for spiritual transformation; second, collective ceremonies usually called events, including Hubbard's birthday; third, rites of passage including weddings and funerals; and fourth, those that mimic Christian rituals, such as Sunday services. Events include the anniversary of Dianetics, the anniversary of Freewinds and Auditor's Day. Scientologists also undergo training aside from auditing, which consists of several levels of courses about daily life improvement using various tools, and auditing techniques, so that members are able to perform the same procedure to other Scientologists.
Scientology has an internal justice system the Ethics system designed to deal with unethical or antisocial behavior. While Scientology states that many social problems are the unintentional results of people's imperfections, it asserts that there are also truly malevolent individuals.
Koranic quotations are ubiquitous. Maqdisi was living freely in Jordan, but had been banned from communicating with terrorists abroad, and was being monitored closely. The people who arrive at the faith spoiling for a fight cannot all be stopped from jihadism, but those whose main motivation is to find an ultraconservative, uncompromising version of Islam have an alternative here. Or perhaps we just need a few more Dale McGowans in the world to coax them out of the shadows. Order means safety. Morality is efficacious if we can make significant contributions to the production of good in the universe and to the elimination of evil. The Constitution does prohibit Parliament from restricting religion and the free exercise of religion, and there is a set of implied Constitutional rights which combine to offer some further protection in the form of, for example, religious expression and association.
In Scientology, defectors who turn into critics of the movement are declared suppressive persons,     and the Church of Scientology has a reputation for moving aggressively against such detractors. The term Fair Game is used to describe policies and practices carried out by the Church against people the Church perceives as its enemies.
Hubbard established the policy in the s, in response to criticism both from within and outside his organization. Hubbard and his followers targeted many individuals as well as government officials and agencies, including a program of covert and illegal infiltration of the IRS and other U. While Scientology generally refers to Miscavige -led Church of Scientology , many other groups practice Scientology.
These groups, collectively known as the Free Zone or as Independent Scientologists, consist of both 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. The Advanced Ability Center was a breakaway organization from the Church of Scientology established by former Scientologist David Mayo after he left the Church in February — a time when most of Scientology's upper and middle management split with David Miscavige 's organization.
More recently, high-profile defectors Mark Rathbun and Mike Rinder have championed the cause of Independent Scientologists wishing to practice Scientology outside of the Church. The Church of Scientology requires that all members sign a legal waiver which covers their relationship with the Church of Scientology before engaging in Scientology services.
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