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-What Christians Need to Know about Scientology

What Christians Need to Know about Scientology

by Margery Wakefield (1991)
Abstract: When new people are inducted into Scientology, they are often told that there is no inherent conflict between Scientology and any religion, including Christianity. But it is common for Scientologists to be less than truthful at the outset. By calming the new person's misgivings, they know that by the time the person has become fully indoctrinated, these misgivings will no longer matter. In fact, there is no compatibility between Scientology and Christianity. As a belief system based on satanic principles, Scientology is diametrically opposed to Christianity. The truth is that you cannot be both a Christian and a Scientologist.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. L. Ron Hubbard as Liar
  3. The Satanic Roots of Scientology
  4. Scientology and Christianity
  5. The Propaganda of Scientology
    Appendix

    1. Creation According to Scientology
    2. The Creed of Scientology
    3. Scientology Evaluated in the Light of Biblical Christianity
    4. A Summary of the Main Differences Between Scientology and Christianity
    5. Bibliography


For those of you whose Christian toes I may have stepped on, let me take the opportunity to disabuse you of some lovely myths. For instance, the historic Jesus was not nearly the sainted figure (he) has been made out to be. In addition to being a lover of young boys and men, he was given to uncontrollable bursts of temper and hatred…. You have only to look at the history his teachings inspired to see where it all inevitably leads. It is historic fact and yet man still clings to the ideal, so deep and insidious is the biologic implanting….

No doubt you are familiar with the Revelations section of the Bible where various events are predicted. Also mentioned is a brief period of time in which the arch-enemy of Christ, referred to as the anti-Christ, will reign and his opinions will have sway … this anti-Christ represents the forces of Lucifer (literally, the “light-bearer” or “light-bringer”), Lucifer being a mythical representation of the forces of enlightenment…. My mission could be said to fulfill the Biblical promise represented by this brief anti-Christ period.

— L. Ron Hubbard, Student Briefing, OT VIII Series I

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