As cryptic and mysterious as the book was, if felt anticlimactic. I had been hoping for a blow-by-blow of how we had come to be, but instead it said things like. "Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect." It was the kind of winding language with which I was all too familiar.As Christians we talk too little about the very opening of the Bible, which does set out a 'blow-by-blow' account of our origins, and shows in very concrete terms our relation to our Creator. Unlike Hubbard's bluster, which gropes for an entirely impersonal 'creation', the Bible's information (revelation) is rich with relationship, love and the personal as being basic to all that is. We need to tell people this is how it is; anything else...everything else is second best.
Monday, February 16, 2015
In Scientology there's a book called Factors, by their misleader-in-chief, L Ron Hubbard. It evidently purported to give some sort of view of human origins. In her book Beyond Belief, Jenna Miscavige Hill says this: