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From braintree!news.sprintlink.net!tank.news.pipex.net!pipex!dispatch.news.demon.net!demon!mail2news.demon.co.uk!server.nlis.net Tue Oct 31 10:53:02 1995 Path: braintree!news.sprintlink.net!tank.news.pipex.net!pipex!dispatch.news.demon.net!demon!mail2news.demon.co.uk!server.nlis.net From: Joe Harrington Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Milne's defense of Scientology Sacred Scriptures Date: Fri, 27 Oct 1995 21:52:07 -0400 (EDT) Lines: 359 Message-ID: X-NNTP-Posting-Host: server.nlis.net MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Once again, Andrew Milne, church of scientology International spokesman on Alt.Religion Scientology finds himself drowning in the sea of falsehoods his "church" has dummped here. On 15 Sep 95, in Alexandria, VA, it was disclosed during a court proceeding of RTC v Lerma that Hubbard's Student Briefing for OT8 students, dated 5 May 1980, was found on one of Arnie Lerma's disk during a court-sanctioned raid sanctioned by the federal court, based upon an exparte writ of seizure obtained by petition of the religious technology center (rtc). Among other things, this document contains Hubbard's assertion that all religions of the world, except Buddhism, are based on the contents of electronically-implanted mind-control techniques, intended to enslave the human race. Hubbard states that Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity, was in reality an agent of an off-planet terrorist group, called the Markabians. Hubbard claimed that Christ was a short-tempered homosexual and a child molester. In many other writings and tapes, Hubbard stated that modern day psychiatrists are actually re-incarnated Markabian agents who are behind a world-wide, and galactic, conspiracy against the church of scientology. In a 1982 document, Hubbard stated that psychiatrists, when they were the implanters of long ago, created sexual sensation as a control device for the human race. All of Hubbard's writings and assertion form the core of the "Sacred Scriptures" of the "church" of scientology. Pursuant to the court order, the materials seized from Lerma's private residence were examined to determine if any of them contained materials that were copyrighted by scientology. Kendrik Moxon, a long-time scientologist, member of the Guardian Office, and a practicing attorney for the church, conducted the examination and identified the OT8 Student briefing as a copyrighted copy of Hubbard's "Sacred Scriptures". Mr. Milne continues to assert that this document is a "fake", a "forgery"; a position not supported by Moxson's action or by the certified transcript of the court proceedings, which have been previously published on Alt.Religion.Scientology. Mr. Milne has alleged that myself and others are intentionally trying to create animosity between scientology and other religions, by focusing on Hubbard's glaring diatribes on Christianity and other religions. Andrew has posted responses that claim that Hubbard's "Sacred Scriptures" in no way conflict with the beliefs and precepts of other religions and people entering scientology can continue to retain allegiance to their previous religious faith. Andrew states that one can continue to move up through scientology's initiations, without any conflicts with other religions. Yet Hubbard wrapped his "Sacred Scriptures" in secrecy, and now confronted with the scrutiny of these dark secrets, Milne wishes to sweep them under the rug and attribute bad-faith to those who wish to engage him in a civil dialogue about it. It is apparent that Andrew will continue to maintain his assertions of "fake" and "forgery". But perhaps he is willing to comment on Hubbard's remarks contained in my essay contained herein, that was previously posted, all of which are unquestionably bona-fide Hubbard. Andrew states that the Creed of the church of scientology allows one the freedom to practice their own religion and comment on the religious beliefs and practices of others. I would like to give him to opportunity to publically disavow any of Hubbard's Sacred Scriptures that he finds objectionable or not in agreement with his own beliefs, or affirm his support of Hubbard's statements he finds himself in agreement with. If the Creed is not more than a sham, he should feel no reluctance in expressing his own beliefs, nor should be fear retribution from his senior for expressing such views. Hubbard's views on Christianity ***** Belief or Non-Belief in a Supreme or a Supreme Being can be a part of any religion. Scientology is essentially atheistic. Hubbard claimed that the creation of the physical universe was a joint venture by a group of "thetans" (spirits) who are now the victims of amnesia, enforced on them at the hands of hostile groups who obliterated their memories with electronic mind-control and encapsulated their consciousness in a body. In the Hubbardian cosmology, modern-day psychiatrists and medical doctors were the ancient nemesis who invaded galaxies and planets and enslaved the populaces. They, (the "Psychs") introduced religious concepts and symbols and incorporated them into their electronic mind-control techniques. The Church invests a substantial amount of manpower and finances into their Holy War to expose and exterminate Hubbard's ancient enemies, people in the Mental Health profession. In the 1950's, Hubbard wrote a series of newsletters about his technical "discoveries" and called them PABS (Professional Auditor Bulletins). In PAB 31 Hubbard writes: "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." In the same article, Hubbard's infers that Jesus Christ was an agent of a mind-control organization that was imported to Earth: "A few operating thetans -scarcity- could lead to trouble. 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." Hubbard claimed that he was Guatama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism. In "Hymn of Asia" he stated that he addressed the Buddhist Congress in London in 1955 and inferred he was the future Buddha that was predicted in the Pali Canon. In Certainty magazine, Vol.5, No. 10, he writes of his achievements as the Buddha, and positions himself as a contender with Jesus Christ. "Two and a half thousand years ago a handful of clears civilized half a billion people. What if we were all clear. Neither Lord Buddha nor Jesus Christ were OT's according to the evidence. They were just a shade above clear." In HCO bulletin of 18 July 1959 Hubbard wrote as a "Historical Note", "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." Hubbard's criticism of Christian confessionals is utter hypocriscy, in view of his organization's policy of leaking the contents of confessionals and transgressions culled from the confidential records of dissident present and former church members. In HCO bulletin 21 Jan 1960 he writes, "Some Churches used a mechanism of confession. This was a limited effort to relieve a person of the pressure of his overt acts. Later the mechanism of confession was employed as a kind of blackmail by which increased contribution could be obtained from the person confessing." Hubbard continued his "research" on the insidious genesis of Christianity and in the "Heaven" bulletin of 11 May 1963 he released his latest "objective" findings which were: "Based on over a thousand hours of research auditing, analyzing the facsimiles of the reactive mind, and with the help of a Mark V Electrometer. It is scientific research and is not in any way based upon the mere opinion of the researcher...The contents of this HCO bulletin discover the apparent underlying impulses of religious zealotism and the source of the religious mania which terrorized Earth over the ages and has given religion the appearance of insanity." In his much touted 1950 book, "Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health", Hubbard asserted that "engrams" were the root cause of ALL human abberations and psychosomatic illnesses. With his news discoveries of what transpired in Heaven, Hubbard offered a new cause of the human dilemma. "The Goals-Problems-Mass (GPM) implants, which are the apparent basic source of abberation and human travail, which began with the goal to Forget, were cynically done `in Heaven'. Hubbard dismissed the concerns of some members about his disparagement and cyncism about other religions, " 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." Hubbard describes the incident as occuring 43+ trillion years ago. The stunned thetan was placed in a doll body and transported to Heaven in a ship. Over a period of one trillion years, the thetan was giving a series of electronic implants, containing the phrases To Forget, To Remember, To Go Away. Hubbard described the terrain of Heaven, "The gates of the first series are well done, well built. An avenue of statues of saints leads up to them. The gate pillars are surmounted by marble angels. The entering grounds are very well kept, laid out like Bush Gardens in Pasadena, so often seen in the movies. Aside from the implant boxes which lie across from each other on the walk there are other noises and sounds as though the saints are defending and berating." "The second series, probably in the same place, shows what a trillion years of overt acts does (or is an additional trick to collapse one's time). The place is shabby. The vegetation is gone. The pillars are scruffy. The saints have vanished. So have the angels. A sign on one (the left as you enter) says `This is Heaven'. The right has a sign "Hell" with an arrow and inside the grounds one can see the excavations like archaeological diggings with the raw terraces, that lead to "Hell". Plain wire fencing encloses the place. There is a sentry box beside and outside the right pillar. The roadway `leading up' to the gates is deeply eroded. An effigy of Joseph, complete with desert clothing is seen approaching the gates (but not moving) leading a donkey which `carries' the original Madonna and child from `Bethlehem'. The implanting boxes lie on either side of this `entering' path at path level." Hubbard concluded: "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." Hubbard was living in England at the time and his "breakthrough" was considered of major significance. His discovery of Heaven inspired the "poet laureate" of Scientology , Julian Cooper, to write: "They that worship Jesus nailed upon a cross above an altar, While an old priest chants.... Do they know what they worship? Do they know why they worship? Can they recognize what they worship? Bondage of unconfronted facsimiles implanted so as to control and invalidate, is what they worship." Hubbard abandoned Dianetics as the solution to an Un-Clear world after his discovery of the Heaven incident and the nature of the Goals-Problems-Mass implant. He spent the next five years "researching" the pattern of the implants and in 1967-68 he made another series of "discoveries" which are now know as "OT2" and "OT3". Hubbard wrote voluminous notes on the command phrases contained in the GPM implants, which he claimed were universal in nature. Church members undergoing initiation on these levels are required to mentally repeat these phrases until their effects are nullified. Hubbard's "major" breakthrough in this period was his discovery that human bodies are actually the result of the melding of thetans during a psychiatrically-inspired implant 76 million years ago. Hubbard wrote that a galactic despot, Xenu, rounded up the population of 76 planets in this sector of the galaxy and transported them to Earth, placed them in volcanoes, and exploded H-bombs, then subjected them to 36 days of electronic implanting, including the "Christianity" and "Heaven" implant. This incident created "Body Thetans" (BT/s), beings who were attached to other beings or human beings. They monitor one's thought and impede one's life. Hubbard developed a technique for exorcizing these Body Thetans. In 1978 Hubbard made another "Breakthrough!" which he called NOTS (New-Era Dianetics for OTs). Hubbard developed new techniques for dealing with BTs who were comatose or did not respond to his 1968 exorcizing techniques. Hubbard claimed that a human body was actually a mass of BTs who were comatose and diseases were simply BTs who were acting against the person. Hubbard claimed that eradicating these BTs from on or near the body would result in the creation of a Supra-Human, an Operating Thetan, capable of telepathic and telekinetic powers, without the need for a human body. Following the government raids of Hubbard's Secret Intelligence offices; he went into hiding, never publically to be seen again. In May 1980 he wrote the OT VIII, Confidential, Student Briefing bulletin wherein he summarized his ancient role in the never-ending fight against the psychiatric implanters. He writes: "With the exception of the original Buddhism, virtually all religions of any consequence on this planet, mono- and pantheistic alike, have been instruments to speed the progress of the "evolution of consciousness" and bring about the eventual enslavement of mankind." Hubbard re-states his claim of his prior existence as the Buddha and remarks about Christ and Christianity: "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 that belied the general message of love, understanding and other typical Marcab PR. You have only to look at the history his teachings have 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 biological implanting." It should be pointed out that some present and former church members have disputed the authenticity of this bulletin and claimed that it was a "forgery" written to "embarass" the church. Church officials have remained silent about it. The authenticity of the statements should be evaluated in the light of Hubbard's previous statements about the subject matter. His defamatory remarks about people's sexual habits are part of a long pattern in his dealings with people he considered his "enemies". (Note: this document was authenicated as a Hubbard original on 15 Sep 95. See the transcripts of the RTC v Lerma hearing.) Church members, staff and public, who have been exposed to Hubbard's "Upper Levels" writings are required to sign non-disclosure agreements for the rest of their lifes, in or outside of the Church. The Church has registered Hubbard's Upper Level exorcism techniques as its "trade secrets". The Church agressively attacks former members who discuss Hubbard's techniques. In statements made to the media after a former Church minister; Dennis Erlich, posted essays critical of Hubbard's doctrines; Karin Pouw, Church of Scientology International Public Relations Director said: "He deliberately defiled them in the computer, equivalent of desecrating a House of Worship with offensive graffiti." On 13 Feb 1995, the Church obtained a writ of seizure from a Federal Court and seized files and computer disks from Erlich's residence, alleging Erlich had "infringed" on their copyrights and violated the terms of the non-disclosure of trade secrets agreement that he executed when he was a church member in 1978. Commenting to the media after the raid, Warren L. McShane, president of the Religious Technology Center, the Keeper of Hubbard's copyrights and trade secrets, reiterated the necessity of keeping Hubbard's techniques away from the minds of the uninitiated: "McShane said the church had every right to agressively protect its text. And, he said, certain advanced texts could "do harm" if studied by people not yet deemed ready for them by church officials. `It's like jumping in an 18-wheeler and not knowing how to drive," McShane said, adding, "Spiritually, a person has to be ready for it." Joe

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