Lies Debunked: Do Scientologists Believe in Past Lives?


Scientology's doublecross

Scientology's® Claims

Subject: Do Scientologists Believe in Past Lives?
Date: 2000/03/06


Scientology holds man as an immortal spiritual being whose experiences extend beyond one lifetime.

Scientologists, however, do not confuse past lives with reincarnation, which is a Karmic concept in Eastern religions and has come to mean "to be born again in different life forms." That is a different concept from that of simply having lived before.

Scientologists do not believe in reincarnation.

Unlike the materialist who believes death to be an end to life, conscience and accountability, the Scientologist sees it as a transition through which one carries his past - a past for which he continues to be accountable. He knows that the abilities he is regaining in Scientology were, in part, lost because of misdeeds and irresponsibilities. And, facing many tomorrows, the Scientologist knows that there is no running away from transgressions. As a result, he faces the present and tomorrow with greater responsibility. Honesty, integrity, trust and concern for his fellows are more than just words. They are self-enlightened principles to live by.


And now for the truth

Scientology is lying to you.

reincarnation n. 1.a. Rebirth of the soul in another body. b. Belief in this rebirth. 2. A rebirth in another form; a new embodiment.

When people first sign on with the Scientology organization, they're told that Scientology is some how compatable with all real religions. What prospective customer's aren't told is that eventually they'll be ordered to purchase a series of documents called "Operating Thetan Level 3" or "OT3" for short. This is one of the required levels customers have to purchase before they can acquire the vague and magical state of "clear."

Starting with "OT3" and going beyond, one finds out that one is infested with invisible fragmentrs of murdered space aliens which Scientology calls "Body Thetans" or "BTs" for short. These Body Thetans attach themselves to humans and are the cause of all of society's woes, mental, physical, and emotional. Scientology, of course, has the cure: expensive "auditing" sessions to scrape these invisible space aliens off of their customers.

Obviously customers aren't informed about Xenu -- the evil Galactic Ruler that kidnapped these aliens, transported them to earth, and then blew them up in volcanoes with fusion bombs -- until long afdter the unfortunate follower has been soundly brainwashed and made pliable to sugestions (through other processes the organization calls "TRs" or "Training Routines."

Whats relevant to reincarnation, however, is that Scientology's customers are also not informed about Scientology's belief that after human die, they're kidnapped again and transported to "implant stations" -- such as on Mars and Venus -- where they're reprogrammed with notions designed to keep them enslaved (such as the notion of religion) and, when they're "reimplanted" they're transported back to Earth. They're dumped into Earth's oceans where they're thawed out (after being frozen before transport) and then must find human babies being born to take over their bodies.

It's only been since around 1990 that the truth about what Scientology actually believes started making it out into the real world. With the explosion of the Internet, such matters of Xenu, Body Thetans, flying saucers, the Marcabian invasion fleet from outer space, and all the other Scientology notions were made widely public. When Scientology lies about some how not believing in reincarnation, it seems likely that the organization has yet to accept the fact that the Internet has made such lies obsolete; that citizens anywhere can get on to the Internet and read Scientology's once secret documents for themselves without first subjecting themselves to Scientology's brainwashing and without first having to cough up tens of thousands of dollars for the privelage of finding out what Scientol,ogy is really all about.

To be fair, one could suggest that Scientology's once secret notions of reincarnation are somewhat unlike any previous group's notions of reincarnation. The science fiction aspects of Scientology's reincarnation beliefs may be unique to Scientology and may even be the only thing within the organization that is unique. Perhaps Scientology's spokesperson is offering what they call an "acceptable truth" by claiming they don't believe in reincarnation because their version uses aliens from outer space and others don't.

It's also somewhat surprising to see Scientology make such blatant lies publically given the fact that they publish a somewhat bizarre book called "Have you lived before?" and they publically and routinely demand that they have mountains of evidence to prove that they have. Indeed, when Scientology scrapes people's invisible Body Thetans off using "Auditing," their victims are often subjected to false memory implantation where victims are led to believe they've lived before.

It's widely known that Scientology maintains its own version of a dictionary and that the organization redefines words into what's known as "cultspeak." Indeed, cult experts note that totalitarian mind control cults hold the redefinition of words and phrases as one of their classical earmarks by which such organizations are recognized.

Perhaps Scientology's leaders simply redefined the word "reincarnation" and then hoped that the rest of the world would accept their revisions. Indeed, we see the spokesman attempting to tell us what he or she wants you to think reincarnation is: "to be born again in different life forms." Perhaps Scientology feels safe in lying about not believing in reincarnation on the hope that the fact that they believe humans are reborn as humans doesn't qualify.

Scientology and their "Volunteer Ministers" like to claim that they're some how compatable with real religions. Setting aside the fact that Scientology lies about what they believe and what they don't believe, are they compatable with your religions beliefs if you have them?


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