Scientology And Me

January 14, 2009

Scientology and Homosexuals

While googling what “the net thinks” what Scientologists’ viewpoint on homosexuals is I found this very accurate article on “Church of Scientology and Homosexuality” on religioustolerance.com.

Amongst other well researched information the article concludes that “in 1967, perhaps in response to the groundbreaking work of Evelyn Hooker and subsequent researchers into human sexuality, Hubbard wrote: “It has never been any part of my plans to regulate or to attempt to regulate the private lives of individuals. Whenever this has occurred, it has not resulted in any improved condition….Therefore all former rules, regulations and policies relating to the sexual activities of Scientologists are cancelled.””

Exactly.

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January 5, 2009

Scientology and medical care

There has been a misrepresentation of what Scientology doctrine is when it comes to illness or physical problems like epilepsy or seizures. The following are two answers from the Church of Scientology, defining the Church’s position on the subject.

What is Scientology’s position on medical care?

The Church of Scientology has always had the firm policy of not diagnosing or treating the sick. Scientology policy is adamant that no true spitirual progress can be expected if underlying medical conditions remain untreated. Medical doctors are trained to deal with the physical aspects of illness and injury. A Scientologist with a physical condition is always advised and supported to seek and obtain the needed examination and treatment of a qualified medical professional. Separately and once under medical treatment, a Scientologist then can address his illness or injury with Scientology counseling to handle any spiritual trauma or other factors connected with the physical condition which may have predisposed him to illness or injury. There are also many medical doctors who are Scientologists themselves.

What is the Scientology view on drugs?

Scientologists use medical drugs and prescription medication when physically ill and also rely on the advice and treatment of medical doctors. Scientologists do not take street drugs or mind altering psychiatric drugs of any kind.

Scientologists believe that psychotropic or street drugs damage a person physically, mentally and spiritually. They decrease awareness and hinder abilities. They are a “solution” to some other problem only to become a bigger problem.

(http://www.pr-inside.com/what-do-scientology-members-do-when-r988586.htm)

January 3, 2009

Do Scientologists use medical doctors?

Of course. The Church of Scientology has always had the firm policy of not diagnosing or treating the sick. Medical doctors are trained to deal with the physical aspects of illness and injury. A Scientologist with a physical condition is always advised to seek and obtain the needed examination and treatment of a qualified medical professional. Once under medical treatment, a Scientologist then addresses his illness or injury with auditing to handle any spiritual trauma or other factors connected with the physical condition which may have predisposed him to illness or injury.

There are also many medical doctors who are Scientologists themselves. More about that on scientology.org

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