Scientologernas skapelseberättelse har ingenting att göra med någon katastrof som påstås ha inträffat för 75 miljoner år sedan här på jorden. Att kalla detta för scientologernas skapelseberättelse är ungefär lika befängt som att kalla Förintelsen för judarnas skapelseberättelse.
Nedan är scientologernas riktiga skapelseberättelse på ett ungefär, återgiven från wiki, men jag tyckte det var rätt bra skrivet och en bra sammanfattning. (Fair use)
En thetan är alltså det scientologiska begreppet för själ. Jag är en thetan, du är en thetan osv.
”According to Hubbard’s son Ronald DeWolf (born L. Ron Hubbard, Jr.), his father stated that thetans are immortal and perpetual, having willed themselves into existence at some point several trillion years ago. After they originated, thetans generated ”points to view” or ”dimension points”, causing space to come into existence. They agreed that other thetans’ dimension points existed, thus bringing into existence the entire universe. All matter, energy, space, and time exists solely because thetans agree that it exists.”
”In the primordial past, according to Scientologist teachings, thetans brought the material universe into being largely for their own pleasure. The universe is thought to have no independent reality, but to derive its apparent reality from the fact that most thetans agree it exists. Scientologists believe that thetans fell from grace when they began to identify with their creation, rather than their original state of spiritual purity. Eventually, they lost their memory of their true nature, along with the associated spiritual and creative powers. As a result, thetans came to think of themselves as nothing but embodied beings.”
”Thetans are believed to be reborn time and time again in new bodies through a process called ”assumption” which is analogous to reincarnation”
”Thetans are all-knowing beings, and became bored because there were no surprises. Hubbard asserted that the single most important desire in all beings is to have a ”game”. To have a ”game” it was necessary to ”not know” certain things, so certain perceptions were negated (”not-is-ed”).” Since thetans knew everything, this required them to abandon or suppress perceptions and knowledge. Over time, the loss of perception accumulated and certain thetans began to cause harm to others. MEST (physical) beings also sought to ”trap” thetans in order to control them. Thetans came to learn contrition, punishing themselves for their own ”harmful” acts.”
”According to Hubbard, an essential part of the thetans’ game was the ”conquest” of matter, energy, space, and time by the life force, theta. This has produced multiple universes which have ended and begun in succession, each new one being more solid and entrapping than the last. The thetans have by now become so enmeshed in the physical universe that many have identified themselves totally with it, forgetting their quadrillions of years of existence and their original godly powers.”
”Nonetheless, according to Scientology, thetan powers are said to remain potent and restorable. One of the Church of Scientology’s stated goals is ”the rehabilitation of the human spirit”, by which it means the restoration of the thetan’s original abilities.”