No, there’s nothing odd about Scientology. Unless you count building an alien space cathedral and spaceship landing pad in New Mexico for the post-Armageddon alien meet-n-greet. If I were in this (literally) space cadet religion, the first thing I’d want to know from my alien overlords is “If your ships can conquer things like gravity, interstellar travel, and the speed of light, why in the name of Tom Cruise and John Travolta did you need a landing strip?”
It would be easy to devote space to how Scientology is just another version of occult theosophy, but that’s already been done by Jason Colavito (see here as well). When it comes right down to it, all that’s needed is to say it’s simply a UFO cult. A cathedral and a landing pad for aliens doesn’t really have another explanation.
I realized that in watching hours of your teaching and reading a fair mount of what you have written, you tend to stay clear of theosophy and freemasonry. People who share you views on Genesis 6 and even the divine council seem to cruise right into those topics with abandon. Would it be fair to say you believe looking into those are as much a waste of time as eschatology? It’s not that I have a special interest in those topics, they just keep showing up in other people’s teachings about Babylon and Sumeria.
Terry, you come up with some of the best comments. I had to laugh – putting eschatology on the same level as theosophy and freemasonry. It’s funny because I really had to think about it! It may sound odd, but I’m actually more interested in theosophy than the others, but only because I see it as part of a continuous stream of thought with Gnosticism and ancient astronauts, that sort of thing. Since I’m sensitized to these thought systems are really framing the worldview of the present post-Christian, post-modern technological society (the one that isn’t atheist-materialist), I don’t think study of these sorts of occult isms is a waste of time. Freemasonry bores me, to be honest, since it’s based an simply awful “study” of the OT (Hiram, Solomon, temple). Something so flawed on that level tells me it’s a waste of my time. But theosophy is different since it’s a rehash of ideas that I find interesting and being put forth to people as reality even today, just dressed up differently. And it sure beats left behind for stimulation.
> why … did you need a landing strip?
Sounds cooler than “parking lot”?
LOL – yeah, it does.
Of course, building a landing strip is a wise move. You wouldn’t expect a DC8 space plane to descend vertically, would you?
I remember back in the 80s when the only place you heard about the Illuminati and freemasonry was in Jack Chick tracts. Now it feels like an unorganized stealth denomination is emerging that combines libertarianism and pop conspiracy news with pre-trib rapture dispensationalism. It’s members live in a constant state of prepper fear and rapture giddiness. The doctrine of imminence has accelerated them into looking at every new asteroid and every skirmish in the middle east as being the sign that “this is it”.
That said, I think what they are seeing is real. Government overreach, disinformation, and economic corruption by financial institutions of mind blowing proportions, etc. A one world government is coming, It all might just take longer to play out than say 2016.
I hear you; nice reference to the Chick tracts, too!