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Scientology and Islam
Scientology publicly claims that people can practice Scientology and
religion of choice at the same time. This is only an "acceptable truth"
for public relations purposes and getting people to join Scientology.
The introductory book "What is
"In Scientology there is no attempt to change a person's beliefs or to
persuade him away from any religion to which he already belongs."
Scientology further states:
"Scientology is all-denominational in that it opens its membership to people
of all faiths." . . . Membership in Scientology does not mean that there is
any necessity to leave your current church, synagogue, temple or mosque."
Scientology claims that it is compatible with other religions:
"Scientology respects all religions. Scientology does not conflict with other
religions or other religious practices"
In truth, the advanced levels of Scientology teach that all religions are
the result of mental implants. Prior to founding
the Dianetics movement, L. Ron Hubbard studied Occult Magick in an attempt to achieve power. Hubbard came to believe
that thetans (everyone) could become God by ridding themselves
of the mental implants that prevented them from achieving that goal.
Prior to founding Scientology, Hubbard gave a lecture entitled "What's Wrong
with This Universe: A Working Package for the Auditor" on December 9, 1952.
In it, Hubbard describes some of the "between lives" implants that supposedly
occur to us after we die and before we reincarnate.
One of these implants, called "The Emanator", is supposedly the origin
of Islam. Hubbard claims that The Emanator was the source of the
"Mohammedan Lodestone". Hubbard further describes the Prophet Muhammad as a
small town booster that mocked up [made up] Islam only because business
wasn't good in his hometown.
Further, Muslims respect and love Jesus. See Quran, 3:45, 4:171, 19:16-33,
21:91. Islam teaches that Jesus was a true and genuine messenger of God. See
Quran, 61:14. The Quran rebukes those who reject Jesus. See Quran, 2:87,
4:156-158. Muslims believe in the miracles that Jesus performed by God's
leave. See Quran, 5:110.
The Quran states:
"Say "We believe in God, and the revelation given to us, and the revelation
given to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, and that given to
Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no
distinction between one and another of them, and to Him we are submitters."
In contrast, the Church of Scientology teaches in its secret Class 8
Auditor's [ministerial] class that, like Islam, Christianity is the result
of an evil memory "implant" designed to control people.
Hubbard goes on to state that there was no Jesus, and that Christianity
is based on watching the behavior of madmen. In Class 8, Lecture 10,
Hubbard states that the leaders of the Christian Church used brainwashing,
invented Christ, and siezed power.
Scientology's admits that its promise that there is no "necessity to leave
your current . . . mosque." is a lie. In its application for tax exempt
status, the Church of Scientology told the IRS:
"Footnote 6: Although there is no policy or Scriptural mandate expressly
requiring Scientologists to renounce other religious beliefs or membership in
other churches, as a practical matter Scientologists are expected to and do
become fully devoted to Scientology to the exclusion of other faiths. As
Scientologists, they are required to look only to Scientology Scriptures for
the answers to the fundamental questions of their existence and to seek
enlightenment only from Scientology."
For further information regarding Scientology, please see these
World Wide Web Internet sites:
For Hubbard, the ends justified the means. If telling a "white
lie" gets people into Scientology (the "desirable result"), then
Scientologists should communicate an "acceptable truth".
- "So PR becomes the technique of Communicating an acceptable
truth -- and which will attain the desirable result."
HCO Policy Letter of 13 August 1970, L. Ron Hubbard
- "Handling truth is a touchy business ... Tell an acceptable
The Missing Ingredient, - L. Ron Hubbard, 13 August 1970.
- What is Scientology?, ©1992, pg. 544.
- ibid., pg. 544.
- ibid., pg. 544-545.
Hubbard Maligns Religion
Scientology and Christianity, Hubbard and the Occult,
Hubbard Maligns Islam.
Hubbard Maligns Christianity,
- Quran, 2:136.
- Reading the Muslim Mind, pgs. 14-16, 25-30,
Hassan Hathout, © 1995.
- Response to Final
Series of IRS Questions Prior to Recognition of Exemption Under
Section 501(c)(3) As a Church, October 1, 1993.
Special thanks to anonymous a.r.s. poster "firstname.lastname@example.org" for
providing a template and much of the previous text.
Hubbard Maligns Islam
These three quotes occur in succession in Whats Wrong with
this Universe: A Working Package for the Auditor, L. Ron
Hubbard, 9 Dec 1952.
Real Audio [114KB]
Hubbard on the Lodestone
"..finds this enormous stone hanging suspended in the middle of a room.
This is an incident called the Emanator by the way. ...and this thing
is by the way the source of the Mohammedan Lodestone that they have
hanging down there,..."
- Hubbard asserts that the stone at Mecca is an artifact of an
incident [implant or false memory]. This is consistent with
other incidents found in Scientology, for example R6
which is the basis of Christianity.
Hubbard on Mohammed
"...that, eh, when Mohammed decided to be a good
small-town booster in ah Kansas, Middle-East, or something of the sort."
- Kansas is a large, flat, semi-arid, sparsely populated state roughly
in the center of North America. In this context, Kansas is disparaged
as a cultural backwater, seemingly unworthy of notice. By extension,
"Kansas, Middle-East" (at least in the United States) characterizes
Mohammed as a local personality in an insignificant corner of the world.
Hubbard showed disrespect for the founders of nearly all major world
religions, so this gratuitous snub is not unexpected.
- Hubbard gratuitously insults Mohammed and Islam in stating that
Mohammed began his ministry as "a good small-town booster [advocate]".
Hubbard on Mohammed's Motives
"By the way, the only reason he mocked that thing up, is the trade wasn't
good in his hometown. That's right. You read the life of Mohammed."
- Mohammed (Salla Allah Alieh wa salaam) did not mock Islam up for the
reason of trade. He comes from one of the wealthiest families in Arabia.
He was offered the wealth of his family in exchange for not teaching
Islam, but refused.
- As documented in Islamic books, Mohammed taught "Zuhud", an Arabic
word which means to denounce all the material things in life and turn
towards God "Allah". Even though Mohammed was married to the wealthiest
woman in Arabia, he lived the life of the poor, never slept on a cushion,
had old and patched clothes, and never complained. Mohammed taught
Mulsims to be humble, to respect the elders and be kind to the young.
- Mecca was the pilgrimage place for many of the people at that time and
the pilgrimage time then and now is a very good business time so there is
and was no reason to mock anything up for business.
- "mockup" refers to the Scientology concept of thetans' ability to
fabricate something simply by willing it into being. Used in context,
Genesis 1:1 reads, "...In the beginning, God mocked up the heavens and
- Hubbard gratuitously insults Mohammed (again) by stating that Islam
was created in response to business, rather than spiritual motivation.
Given Scientology's tendency to over-emphasize monetary gain, Hubbard is
the pot calling the kettle black.
Hubbard on the Casbah [sic]
"And he's got a black one and it sort of hung between the ceiling and
the floor, I don't know, maybe they call it 'Casbah' or something ...
Anyway, anyway, that thing is a mockup of the Emanator!"
- Hubbard shows contempt for Islam by using the incorrect word for
the ka'abah, a cubical building in the mosque at Mecca which houses a
black stone, believed to be a fragment of Abraham's altar.
- Given the ethnic stereotypes portrayed in 1950s movies such as
Casablanca, Hubbard's use of "the Casbah"[sic] is very nearly
an ethnic slur. "The Casbah", a poor district of Cairo(?), invokes images
of corruption and intrigue, and was sadly one of the few images that
Americans had of Middle Eastern culture during the 1950s.
Hubbard on the Roots of Islam
"The Emanator is bright, not black.
And so, your volunteer, who insists on a sightseeing trip,
goes in and this thing is standing in the middle of the room,
and it's going 'wong wong wong wong wong' and he says: "Isn't that
pretty?". It sure is, and then he says "Mmmgrmrm ponk"
Why, I'll tell you, they cart him from there, and they take him
in and they do a transposition of beingness."
- Hubbard claims that in a previous life, people were hypnotized by
the Emanator and had a "transposition of beingness" [an implant or false
memory]. Mohammed, who had this implant from a previous life, vaguely
remembered the Emanator prior to "mocking up" Islam. This is similar to
Hubbard's explanation for the origins of Christianity - "through
watching the dramatizations of people, picked up some little fragments
- Hubbard shows further contempt for Islam by describing a religious
pilgrimage to Mecca as "a sightseeing trip".
Miscavige on Religions of the Last 2000 Years
"For while you've often heard it said 'we are the only major religion to
emerge in this 20th century,' the truth is more than that. In fact,
we are the only new religion. Not a reinterpretation of some ancient
doctrine, but the only original scriptural voice in the last 2,000
years.", International Scientology News #7, David Miscavige
[ecclesiastical leader], March 13, 1998
- Apparently, Miscavige views Islam as just a "reinterpretation" of
ancient doctrine and not an original scriptural voice.
- Scientology claims 8 million adherents, but probably has no more
than 100,000 active members. Superlatives and hyperbole are common
in Scientology publications. Scientology is most certainly not a "major"
religion in the sense that Islam is a major religion.