Lies Debunked: What does the Scientology symbol mean?


Scientology's doublecross

Scientology's® Claims

Subject: What does the Scientology symbol mean?
Date: 2000/03/06

What does the Scientology symbol, the S and double triangle, represent?

The "S" stands for Scientology.

The lower triangle is called the ARC triangle (pronounced by the letters A, R, C); A for affinity, R for reality and C for communication. These three interdependent factors combined add up to understanding and are expressed as a triangle. ARC is a fundamental principle of the Scientology religion.

The first corner of the triangle is affinity, which is the degree of liking or affection for someone or something. Reality is the second corner and is, fundamentally, agreement. The third corner is communication, defined as the interchange of ideas between two people.

All three of these are interrelated. Without a degree of liking and some basis of agreement, there is no communication. Without communication and some basis for affinity, or emotional response, there can be no reality. Without some basis for agreement and communication, there can be no affinity. And when one corner of this triangle is improved, the other two corners are likewise improved.

The upper triangle is the KRC triangle. The points are K for knowledge, R for responsibility and C for control. Like the points of the ARC triangle, these three elements are interrelated. When one corner of the KRC triangle is raised, the other two also rise.

This symbol first appeared in 1952.


And now for the truth

Let's take a good look at how well the Scientology organization and its "Volunteer Ministers" manage to apply these six concepts.

Affinity "1. A natural attraction or feeling of kinship. 2. Relationship by marriage. 3. An inherent similarity between persons or things. 4. Biology. A relationship or resemblance in structure between species that suggests a common origin. 5. Immunology. The attraction between an antigen and an antibody. 6. Chemistry. An attraction or force between particles that causes them to combine.

Perhaps the organization considers the criminality of their leaders to constitute an inherent similarity between their ringleaders yet as a public relations scheme, the organization would probably like to suggest that what they mean by "affinity" is the primary definition.

Reality 1. The quality or state of being actual or true. 2. One, such as a person, an entity, or an event, that is actual. 3. The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence. 4. That which exists objectively and in fact. 5. Philosophy. That which has necessary existence and not contingent existence. --idiom. in reality. In fact; actually.
Communication 1. The act of communicating; transmission. 2.a. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior. b. Interpersonal rapport. c. communications. (used with a sing. or pl. verb). The art and technique of using words effectively and with grace in imparting one's ideas. 3. Something communicated; a message. 4. communications. A means of communicating, especially: A system, such as mail, telephone, or television, for sending and receiving messages. b. A network of routes for sending messages and transporting troops and supplies. 5. communications. The technology employed in transmitting messages. --attributive. Often used to modify another noun. -- communicational adj.
Knowledge 1. The state or fact of knowing. 2. Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study. 3. The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned. 4. Learning; erudition. 5. Specific information about something. 6. Carnal knowledge.
Responsibility 1. The state, quality, or fact of being responsible. 2. Something for which one is responsible; a duty, an obligation, or a burden.
Control 1. To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct. 2. To hold in restraint; check. 3.a. To verify or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or by comparing with another standard. b. To verify (an account, for example) by using a duplicate register for comparison. --conútrol n. 1. Authority or ability to manage or direct. 2. Abbr. cont., contr. a. One that controls; a controlling agent, device, or organization. b. Often controls. An instrument or set of instruments used to operate, regulate, or guide a machine or vehicle. 3. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb. 4.a. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. b. An individual or group used as a standard of comparison in a control experiment. 5. An intelligence agent who supervises or instructs another agent. 6. A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium.

As you can see, Scientology and their "Volunteer Ministers" don't even come close to living up to the ideals expressed in even their simplest of symbols.

What's also amazing is that the Scientology crime syndicate uses the non-word "ARC" in their secret transmissions while conducting their criminal activities. In Stipulation of Evidence in the syndicate's "Operation Snow White" the prosecution offers one document which shows this amazing behavior. Is there some reason why Scientology didn't mention this fact?


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