Despite what Scientologists always claim, their cult is NOT compatible with Christianity. When new people are inducted into Scientology, and when Scientology makes its various PR efforts, cult members often say that there is no inherent conflict between Scientology and any religion, including Christianity. But it is common for Scientologists to lie, or at least, be less than truthful when speaking to non-Scientologists. Scientologists call such lies “telling an acceptable truth.” As a belief system based on satanic principles, Scientology is diametrically opposed to Christianity.
In its application for tax exempt “religion” status, the “Church” of Scientology told the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the following:
Although there is no policy or Scriptural mandate expressly requiring Scientologists to renounce other religious beliefs or membership in other churches, as a practical matter Scientologists are expected to and do become fully devoted to Scientology to the exclusion of other faiths. As Scientologists, they are required to look only to Scientology Scriptures for the answers to the fundamental questions of their existence and to seek enlightenment only from Scientology. – Footnote 6, Response to Final Series of IRS Questions Prior to Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) As a Church, October 1, 1993
- The whole Christian movement is based on the victim. Compulsion of the overt-motivator sequence. They won by appealing to victims. We can win by converting victims. Christianity succeeded by making people into victims. We can succeed by making victims into people. – L. Ron Hubbard, HCOB 18 July, 1959, under “Historical Note”.
- Also the Christian Church used (and uses) implanting (with a squirrel version of the “7s”). These gangsters were the Nicomidians from lower Egypt who were chased out for criminal practices (implanting officials). They took over the Niocene Creed before the year zero, invented Christ (who comes from the crucifixion in R6 75m years ago) and implanted their way to “power”. The original Nicomidians date about 600 BC and people who were Christ date at 75m years ago. – L. Ron Hubbard, Resistive Cases, Former Therapy, HCOB 23 Sep 1968.
- For a long while, some people have been cross with me for my lack of co-operation in believing in a Christian Heaven, God and Christ. I have never said I didn’t disbelieve in a Big Thetan but there was certainly something very corny about Heaven et al. Now I have to apologize. There was a Heaven. Not too unlike, in cruel betrayal, the heaven of the Assassins in the 12th Century who, like everyone else, dramatized the whole track implants – if a bit more so. The symbol of the crucified Christ is very apt indeed. It’s the symbol of a thetan betrayed. – L. Ron Hubbard, HCOB 11 May, 1963
- Further, we have our hands on an appalling bit of technology where the world is concerned. With rapidity and a Meter it can be shown that Heaven is a false dream and that the old religion was based on very painful lie, cynical betrayal. – L. Ron Hubbard, HCOB 11 May, 1963
- Now we say this thing called a thetan is capable of producing all sorts of things, and we say this is THE person. So therefore, we differ enormously from the Christian statements on the subject. They say, ‘you, son, must save your soul.’ The fellow says, ‘I don’t have one!’ So therefore, the christian religion cannot possibly be true…and they lose all kinds of converts this way. Somebody saving his soul is doing something very interesting. He evidently has something set up over here, that has probably, mass, that he says is his soul! And then he goes about saving it and it turns out to be a demon circuit called “Mama,” or something. Now he expects THIS to go to heaven (laughs). Clearing Congress Lecture (videotape), L. Ron Hubbard, 1958.
- Religion does much to keep the assumption in restimulation, being basically a control mechanism used by those who have sent the preclear into a body. You will find the cross as a symbol all over the universe, and the Christ legend as implant in preclears a million years ago. – L. Ron Hubbard, Professional Auditor Bulletin [PAB] #31, 23 July 1954
- You’ll find, by the way, another man at this stage, and his preclears will shift the identities and borrow facsimiles. Like men, there’s what they call ‘The Christ Game’ and that game has been played and played and played and play…, honest to Pete, these cards are just so thin, they’ve been laid down amongst the coffee cups, and so forth, of the whole universe. You’ll find out thousands of years before the year 1 AD, Earth, you will have facsimiles and dolls made up like Christ. Fact one: a million years ago is occasionally rigged with Christ and the devil and an angel. It’s a fascinating thing, it’s an old game. Here on Earth, there was undoubtedly a Christ. One of the reasons he was … he swept in so suddenly ah, and he, he would go forward so hard, is he had a good assist back of him in terms of an implant. – L. Ron Hubbard, PDC 24
- Witness the chaos resulting from the activities and other determinism technology of one operating thetan, 2,000 years ago. It is despicable and utterly beneath contempt to tell a man he must repent, that he is evil. Those who talk most about peace on earth and good-will among men themselves carry forward the seas of unrest, war and chaos. – L. Ron Hubbard, Professional Auditor Bulletin [PAB] #31, 23 July 1954
THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE SUCH EXAMPLES AND COMPARISONS AS THOSE GIVEN ABOVE.
An even more troubling application of the gradient principle is Scientology’s belief that truth itself must be approached on a gradient. In Hubbard’s eyes, there was no such thing as objective truth — truth is whatever is true for you. This provides the rationale for the Church of Scientology misleading the public about its most controversial teachings, because according to Hubbard, when dealing with “raw public” one must be careful to give them an “acceptable truth” (both are Hubbard’s terms.)
For example, Scientology professes its compatability with and respect for other belief systems. The general public and novice Scientologists are told that Scientology is compatible with all other religions (see What is Scientology?, 1992 edition, p. 545), and the Church of Scientology often professes mutual respect when campaigning alongside faith groups. The picture from the far side of “The Bridge” is very different. Scientologists who have completed the Church’s highest-level and most secret courses will have learned from Hubbard that God was essentially an evil “Big Thetan” presiding over a deserted and run-down heaven, that Christianity was “implanted” by a race of alien invaders 2,000 years ago, that the Ka’aba in Mecca was the unconscious imitation by the Prophet Mohammed of an alien implant mechanism called the “Emanator”, and that Hinduism’s doctrines are “very treacherous” (Hubbard, “Heaven,” HCO Bulletin of 11 May 1963; “Assists,” Class VIII Course lecture #10; “Philadelphia Doctorate Course lecture #14″).
As these views would antagonize something like half the world’s population, it is scarcely surprising that they are not publicized by Scientology. That does not mean that Scientology is ashamed of such views — far from it. The problem, as Scientologists would see it, is not that Hubbard’s views would be offensive to many but merely that people need to have adequate preparation before being confronted with them. Revealing this truth too early would would result in “too steep a gradient” for the potential recruit. Hence, deception and economy with the truth is the “ethical” course. Indeed, it is deemed to be positively unethical to present the naked truth to an insufficiently prepared individual.
- What Christians Need to Know About Scientology
- The Creation of “Religious” Scientology
- Declaration of Lawrence Brennan (“Religious Cloaking”)
- Scientology Comparative Theology Page
- The Satanic Elements of Scientology
- The Watchman Expositor (Old but excellent articles about Scientology, from a Christian perspective)
- Scientology’s “OT-VIII Confidential Student Briefing”