The Unbeliever’s Guide to Religion: Dianetics (Scientology) Part 1

The Unbeliever’s Guide to Religion: Dianetics (Scientology) Part 1

As you might have noticed, it’s been a while since the initial post explaining this series. While this is in some part due to a heap of work and social commitments (and holidays), it’s also because I’ve been intimidated by the task ahead of me; attempting to present religious texts in a fair and balanced way, without shying away from their issues. As world events occur and prejudices flair, the job seems to get more and more difficult. So, in a way, I’ve copped out for the first installment. I’ve gone for the book that I’ve read most recently; the one that’ll be both more and less controversial than the others but in ways that aren’t quite as socially ostracizing:

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. The basis of Scientology.

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The Unbeliever’s Guide to Religion

The Unbeliever’s Guide to Religion

I won’t be talking about whether or not the claims made in the books are true or false; I’m not interested in a discussion of whether this or that God exists, or whether we’re on an endless cycle of reincarnation or simply cark it after a few decades and turn off like extraneous machines. I have my views on that and you will have yours. Rather, I’m interested in accurately portraying what these books contain, regardless of my feelings about them.

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