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From: Joe Harrington
Subject: Milne's defense of Scientology Sacred Scriptures
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 1995 21:52:07 -0400 (EDT)
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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
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
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
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
"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."
"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
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
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."