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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:33 am 
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Thanks for the update, AL:

Scientology Religiosity? Materials Index
http://www.scribd.com/doc/57784121/Scie ... ials-Index

Latest change log:
AnonLover on Scribd wrote:
Scientology Religiosity? series outline updated w/ latest project status on Feb20. Massive updates for next phase of publications on pgs 1-44. Expanded Publication Summaries for template v2.5 front matter updates. Topical Index overhauled for Vol3 release, plus lots of additions, edits and refactoring in Vols 4-9. Magazine, Doctrinal & comparative Catalogs expanded w/ new materials & status flag updates. Project Introduction, Publication Inventory & Publication Notes sections refined.


Full collection of publications & related dox here:
http://www.scribd.com/collections/30847 ... ity-Series

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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:10 am 
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HiHo Folks! Although I've been scarce on the forums as of recent days, I've been busy. Here's the latest greatest dox & links on this project from the past couple months. (status update mirror'd from WWP)

Scientology Religiosity? Series
Description: An Independent Research Series of Publications by Project Chanology Anonymous (WhyWeProtest.net). Scientology: Theology or Mysticism? Although we strictly protest the abusive practices of the Corporate Scientology empire, we cordially invite you to explore the truth & decide for yourself. This series of publications is a fair usage catalog of excerpts & articles from primary & secondary source materials for educational purposes only. Published for supporting comparative analysis on how the Church of Scientology views its doctrines and L. Ron Hubbard in relation to major religions, ancient mythology, and other religious leaders.

http://www.scribd.com/collections/30847 ... ity-Series (The extended collection of 60+ documents comprised of research materials from various sources)

http://hotfile.com/dl/157256760/5258412 ... s.zip.html (Latest greatest editions of my custom research catalog publications listed below)

https://picasaweb.google.com/1120373112 ... directlink (Promotional graphics)

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Scientology Religiosity? Materials Index (UPDATED)
Description: The ongoing project overview and outline for the entire series of custom publications.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/57784121/Scie ... on=3084764
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Latest change log: Scientology Religiosity? series outline updated w/ latest project status on Jul09. Minor status updates to tweak content listed under Publication Summaries, Vols 4-6 in the Topical Index, Magazines & Comparative Resources Catalogs and the Publications Inventory sections. ETA on release of the next new volume (v5) is expected by the end of this month.

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Scientology Religiosity? Volume I (UPDATED)
Description: An introductory level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. God, Heaven, Hell & The Hope of Mankind.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/65916147/Scie ... on=3084764
http://hotfile.com/dl/157257320/629d9e7 ... 2.pdf.html
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Latest change log: Scientology Religiosity? Research Volume I: Updated 5th edition (version v1.11Mar2012) released. Minor update from mostly cosmetic template revisions to front & backmatter plus PDF navigation pane. Refined and expanded Purpose & abstract included on pg3. TOC hyperlinked to bookmarks for better PDF navigation in downloaded version. Further Reading references tweaked for more current materials.

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Scientology Religiosity? Volume II (UPDATED)
Description: An introductory level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. Judeo-Christian, Semitic, Persian & Islamic Beliefs.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/89139705/Scie ... on=3084764
http://hotfile.com/dl/157257617/ad6ffe2 ... 2.pdf.html
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Latest change log: Scientology Religiosity? Research Volume II: Updated 3rd edition (version v2.01Apr2012) released. Minor update from mostly cosmetic template revisions to front & backmatter plus PDF navigation pane. Refined and expanded Purpose & abstract included on pg3. TOC hyperlinked to bookmarks for better PDF navigation in downloaded version. Further Reading references tweaked for more current materials.

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Scientology Religiosity? Volume III (UPDATED)
Description: An introductory level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. The History of Christianity & Gospel of Jesus.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/78822500/Scie ... on=3084764
http://hotfile.com/dl/157257869/e5320dd ... 2.pdf.html
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Latest change log: Scientology Religiosity? Research Volume III: Updated 2nd edition (version v3.09Apr2012) released. Minor update from mostly cosmetic template revisions to front & backmatter plus PDF navigation pane. Refined and expanded Purpose & Abstract included on pg3. TOC hyperlinked to bookmarks for better PDF navigation in downloaded version. Further Reading references tweaked for more current materials.

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Scientology Religiosity? Volume IV (NEW)
Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. The Soul, Past Lives & Other Philosophy Nuances.
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http://www.scribd.com/doc/95204534/Scie ... on=3084764
http://hotfile.com/dl/157258313/84b922d ... 2.pdf.html
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Synopsis: This volume of the Scientology Religiosity? series of research publications has been compiled as the initial intermediate module for the middle segment in a larger body of materials. The enclosed subject matter explores the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology into the topical realms of Scientology’s spiritual beliefs in their "Applied Religious Philosophy" that makes the doctrinal practices of this NRM vastly different from other conventional and "new age" systems of belief.


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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Bumpity bump!

It took me more than a year, but I FINALLY got the next volume in my series of research catalogs for questioning Scientology's religiosity compiled and published. While this is the midpoint in my series, it's actually the most significant since Scientology beliefs fit into the category of New Age Gnosticism as far as comparative religious studies go. And the monster size of this volume, as well as the time it took me to compile it, reflects that.

Scientology Religiosity? Volume V (NEW)
Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. Gnosticism & Applied Religious Philosophy.

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Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/146501642/Sci ... y-Volume-V
Fileshare: https://hotfile.com/dl/226087273/0a885b ... 3.pdf.html

Synopsis: This volume of the Scientology Religiosity? Series of research publications has been compiled as the second intermediate module for the middle segment in a larger body of materials. These volumes are assembled for educational purposes with an aim for supporting additional review on basic points of comparison between Scientology principles of faith and the common beliefs of other major religions. The enclosed subject matter explores the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and the doctrines of the Church of Scientology relevant to their system of alternative mental health therapy techniques that they declare are spiritual in nature. These beliefs form the basis of what is labeled as an “Applied Religious Philosophy” that follows a dualistic path of enlightenment defined as “The Bridge to Total Freedom” as illustrated in the last volume of this series. This path to enlightenment requires both training and practical application of auditing techniques that have been prescribed by Hubbard for the purpose of "making the able more able." Additionally, this volume also introduces other unusual indoctrination standards and mechanisms that are seen as essential tools adherents must apply in their lives as a means of achieving a form of salvation that is described as “knowing how to know.”

Full set of all the volumes in this series released so far: http://hotfile.com/dl/226329005/d33599b ... s.zip.html

My new home for ongoing efforts on this project has shifted over to RFTTP forums where they have a dedicated faith-based subforum that makes for a nice comfy fit for what I'm doing in these fair use research publications. So for more details on this latest release and more discussion of related stuff I'm working on, please see:

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint ... l#msg31687


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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
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Could you insert the concept that a high school dropout bureaucrat in Sea Org can take away all your spiritual progress if you openly quit, or embarrass CoS? I don't think Theravada Buddhism has that feature.


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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:36 pm 
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DC - is there a policy about cancellation of certificates and whatnot that you know of? I seem to recall seeing something like that somewhere, but I don't think I have it on my radar in this project yet.


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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:50 pm 
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AnonLover wrote:
DC - is there a policy about cancellation of certificates and whatnot that you know of? I seem to recall seeing something like that somewhere, but I don't think I have it on my radar in this project yet.


There is such a policy but I cannot give you a title or other reference to it.

A person who is declared a suppressive person (SP) has all their certificates and awards (certs and awards) cancelled. They are also not allowed to possess any Scientology books or materials.

Any suppressive person declare that you read will have a line on there somewhere cancelling all their certs and awards.

If you have access to the Organization Executive Course (OEC) volumes, you will most likely find the relevant policies in the volume for division one.

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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Wieber wrote:
If you have access to the Organization Executive Course (OEC) volumes, you will most likely find the relevant policies in the volume for division one.

I do, thanks... I'll search for it when I get a chance.

Although DC was being somewhat sarcastic, methinks he made a very good point there. In Christianity based churches, if one leaves the faith and comes back at a later date - you do not loose your baptism status. In Catholicism, you can receive all the sacraments up to confirmation and never go to church again yet you are still eligible to come back for marriage/last-rites without repeating anything. In Buddism, nobody expects Maitreya to come back to earth and repeat achieving nirvana all over again. In Theosophy, Jiddu Krishnamurti said "NoU" when it came time for him to assume the mantle of prophesy and they still called him "The World Teacher" years later. Hell, even in Thelema, if you reach the highest levels and become a Magus then leave or get kicked out of the order they still refer to you as "Frater."

But not so in Scientology. In Scientology, we have takesies backsies. Return to start, retread retread and retread again. It's like enlightenment via pay-per-view subscription rather than actual attainment. And at the very end of the bridge, if you ever get there, what do you get? You get the knowledge of who you are not so that you can figure out who you are. So ultimately - you learn a negative rather than achieve a positive gain. This is the true goal of "knowing how to know." Psssffft.


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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
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"Oh, no! Scientology cancelled all my certificates and awards. Now I can't remember the clear cognition!"

Yeah, sure.

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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
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The Latter Day Saints (Mormons) also have bureaucrats who withhold religious privileges, even for the afterlife. "Good" Mormons must tithe ten percent, be morally upright by LDS definition, attend THE LDS Church, not embarrass the LDS church, and more. The penalty just for not tithing means you can't enter an LDS Church to attend the wedding of your own son or daughter. And in the afterlife, "the member will be unable to pass Joseph Smith and the angels who guard the entrance to the Celestial Kingdom."*

The above is one reason why the Mormons are absolutely not Protestant. You can get kicked out of one Protestant church, but there's always another that will take you in.

The Roman Catholic Church does practice excommunication, so the "unworthy" person can't get communion or confession, meaning his soul isn't quite right with God if he were to die suddenly. Also, no excommunicated person can be buried in a Catholic cemetery, what they call "sanctified" ground, so he would have to be buried or cremated elsewhere, presumably harming his chances in the afterlife.

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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
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Crossposting latest project update summary from ESMB:
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.p ... post904078

I had accidentally missed crossposting the release of Vol VI last summer from RFTTP:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,7973.msg32426.html#msg32426

Scientology Religiosity? Volume VI
Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. Indic Religions.
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Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/159894347/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-VI
Fileshare: https://mega.co.nz/#!491TlZCD!IIwaCEprOA_AZU5p_jtalCkAT5QH9zct3ajTBKcDb_U

See the RFTTP link for synopsis and major highlights featured in Vol6. I also did some more copyediting in my Tech Dictionary terminology comparison document to correspond with that release: http://www.scribd.com/doc/136449275/Scientology-Tech-Dictionary-Definition-Comparisons

Additionally, as I explained on the other thread at the time, the thrust of my project changed while working on the Vol6 compilation. I decide to shift a major from a comparative NRM study to a propaganda study. And after spending approx. 6 months studying propaganda techniques, I am truly floored at how prevalent they are in ALL of Scientology's teachings. It's almost like Hubbard was channeling Joseph Goebbels and the saturation of propaganda techniques was built up over time in such thick layers it's no wonder the persuasion bubble is so hard to break free from. As the say, "what has been seen cannot be unseen" and that truly applies to my efforts of revisiting all my research catalog publications and looking at things through the lens of identifying common propaganda techniques as they apply to spinning logical fallacies. And Goebbels said it best in regards to his responsibilities as the chancellor of Nazi office of propaganda...

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More to come on the propaganda angle later, after I finish the remaining volumes in the series, and start writing up the findings of my independent study in essay form.

So after regrouping from ^^That major gear shift in my project, I finally got the next volume released in January 2014 (see below), and spent the last month re-doing the publication templates and released volumes to reflect the new "propaganda" theme in the front/back matter pages.

From: http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,7973.msg33926.html#msg33926

Scientology Religiosity? Volume VII (NEW)
Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology doctrine in the areas of LRH Philosophy, Vedic Hymns and Hymn of Asia.
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Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/202056070/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-VII
Fileshare: https://mega.co.nz/#!0hEEiCIb!bIsHIDJbNiIEFGGd422kDhQeYIIpunxXPl

See the RFTTP link above for the synopsis and major highlights featured in this volume. Of particular interest to ESMB'rs will likely be the last item in Subsection v7.01.016 where Nancy Many graciously allowed me to excerpt a lengthy portion of the "Messiah Project" chapter of her book starting on page 262 in my Vol7 publication. (Somewhere up here is a thread asking if there was any further info available on Hubbard's Messiah Project aside from Nancy's book and Hugh Urban's summary of that same material. Since nothing further every came out in the public domain on this effort, Nancy agreed with me that he first hand account of the matter was due to be made public. And now it is.)

The whole series of research catalog publications as a collection is available here:
Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity-Series
Fileshares: https://mega.co.nz/#F!I18kkDaR!B-ZNRhZ_qtxtth_bEaoFLQ

Moving on, here's what lies ahead in this project (from my most recent post on the RFTTP thread):
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What's next: Since this is the final volume dealing with Eastern Beliefs comparison, the hard parts are done. The remaining three volumes center around various forms of miscellaneous supernatural woo, fringe history and murdered mythology. I hope to crank those publications out one per month over the next three months, and then get down to real business of writing academic quality essays & publishing about my findings from these past few years of independent research.

My game plan for the writing phase of this project is as follows. I also hope to develop a series of propaganda debunking essays that tears into all hot air fallacies Scientology bases their so-called "applied philosophy" on. I've been doing a fairly significant amount of study and research into propaganda techniques, and I have crafted the following matrix as an outline of the all of the commonly found tactics that Hubbard used extensively in his lectures and publications.

Propaganda Identification Rubric: TOP 100 Techniques Found in Scientology Doctrine (FINAL DRAFT)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9hwLoP07dRxdDA0RTVraG9RU1E/edit?usp=sharing

So my series of essays for my propaganda study will start out with 1 or 2 opening articles on basic critical thinking, logic/reasoning skills and why those skills are so important for people who exited the cult. Chris Shelton, former Sea Org member who has been featured in Karen's interview video series and on the X-Women internet radio show, has graciously agreed to collaborate with me on the opening segments. Our co-authored article(s) will then serve as the backgrounder info for my series of propaganda essays where I will run through the 100 technique indexed in the above rubric, featuring a short list of related techniques in a given article, and show multiple examples from over decades taken from the materials in my research catalog publications and elsewhere.

The end result will likely be in 1-2 dozen academic-style articles that makes the argument that Scientology's religiosity claims is ALL based on propaganda in a big way. I expect publish this series in 2 places: As web2.0 media infused version on my HubPages profile. And as a plain text document on my Academia.edu profile where I have myself setup under a "independent researcher" smack dab in the middle of the new sandbox for apologists. (Who have been having a grand ol' time slapping up all their written works that were never published in peer-reviewed journal. So WTH - if they can do it, then dagnabbit so can I).

Relevant publication venue links for future written works:
http://anonlover.hubpages.com/
https://independent.academia.edu/HeidiMacavoy


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 Post subject: Re: [WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:50 pm 
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There is nothing wrong with comparing Scientology to other religious teachings, although I seriously doubt that Hubbard had a deep knowledge of the world religions. For example, if he had read the basic Buddhist scriptures, he would have known that the Buddhists do not believe in existence of the soul (the thetan).

I am not an expert on religions, but it seems to me that majority of the Scientology ideas is a paraphrase of an idiotic book of Jewish fairy tales known as Kabala. All this nonsense about the “supernatural OT powers” was borrowed from Kabala.

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