Thursday, 13 November 2014

His Holiness Pope Rupert




Ms Hannah Furness
The Telegraph

Hello Hannah

Nice to hear from you.

Regarding this piece you did:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9370678/What-is-Scientology.html

What is their relationship with the media?

They say: 

"In recent years, church representatives have met with the editorial boards of major media outlets to brief them on Scientology, its policies and its activities. These meetings help dispel the rumors and false allegations that have gathered in reference files over the years. Such meetings have been very beneficial for both the Church and journalists."

The media says:

"Very weird cult
 Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people." (Rupert Murdoch)

As you only gave one person's opinion, why did you not write 'Rupert Murdoch says' rather than 'The media says' or is 'Mr Murdoch' and 'the media' now considered the same thing; like in, has Mr Murdoch taken on the role as 'the one who tells you all (you media people) what to think'; has the entity known as "The Media" now become a religion with Rupert Murdoch it's Pope, the-one-and-only anointed spokesperson on Earth who speaks for all his media brethren?

Hannah, please realise that I am being thoroughly friendly toward you and your colleagues here. These observations are simply fascinating to me as a studier of the human condition.

Warm regards

Eamonn


Friday, 14 Nov 2014

Dear Hannah

Errors I noticed, also:

What is the appeal of scientology?

According to the church, people believe in scientology because of an "absence of answers" from science. They claim scientology supplies “workable methods of application, that [[made]] it possible for Man to reach the ancient goal he has been striving toward for thousands of years: to know himself and, in knowing himself, to know and understand other people and, ultimately, life itself.”


What is the appeal of scientology?

According to the church, people believe in scientology because of an "absence of answers" from science. They claim scientology supplies “workable methods of application, that make it possible for Man to reach the ancient goal he has been striving toward for thousands of years: to know himself and, in knowing himself, to know and understand other people and, ultimately, life itself.”


How do they view human beings?

They believe life is compartmentalised into eight “dynamics”. The First Dynamic, experienced by babies, is explained as an “urge towards existence” and the Eighth is an “urge toward infinity”. They call a spiritual being [a] "Thetan”, meaning “the source of all life or life itself”
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How do they view human beings?

They believe life is compartmentalised into eight “dynamics”. The First Dynamic, experienced by babies, is explained as an “urge towards existence” and the Eighth is an “urge toward infinity”. They call a spiritual being a “Thetan”, meaning “the source of all life or life itself”.


Do they believe in aliens?

It has been reported that scientologist[s] believe in xenu, an extra-terrestrial dictator who brought billions of people to Earth in a spacecraft 75 million years ago before killing them. The essence of these people remains, causing spiritual harm to those in the modern day, it is claimed.

An official statement from the church, however, says “absolutely not. Scientology holds no such belief. Any suggestion otherwise is as absurd as asserting that those of the Christian faith believe themselves descended from aliens because they believe there is a Heaven.”


Do they believe in aliens?

It has been reported that scientologists believe in xenu, an extra-terrestrial dictator who brought billions of people to Earth in a spacecraft 75 million years ago before killing them. The essence of these people remains, causing spiritual harm to those in the modern day, it is claimed.

An official statement from the church, however, says “absolutely not. Scientology holds no such belief. Any suggestion otherwise is as absurd as asserting that those of the Christian faith believe themselves descended from aliens because they believe there is a Heaven.”


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Hannah, if you or your colleagues at The Telegraph have plans for future Scientology articles, you might consider sending me a copy (prior to publication) so I can check them out for flubs.

Warm regards

Eamonn


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