Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Scientology Axiom 8

Axiom 8: The apparency of time is the change of position of particles in space

Here is how we perceive time and how we perceive the fact that something is persisting (continuing to exist): Particles change their position. In fact this is how we measure time by the rhythmical or cyclical change of position of particles in space: The sun moving through the sky, the pendulum swinging back-and-forth, the hands of the clock ticking the hours away are the means we use to perceive time and the continuation of existence.

Have you ever been somewhere with little or no motion? Did it seem like there was no time, like every instant was an eternity? This is actually used as a form of punishment and torture: "solitary confinement", "sensory depravation". Although the torturer thinks it's only the lack of sensation that is the torture, the fact of no motion so that every instant seems like an eternity makes the lack of sensation much worse. To the victim it seems to be lasting days whereas to the rest of the world it is only a few hours. If the victim could cause motion, even if it were only in his own mind, then the torture would be less effective.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Scientology Axiom 7

Axiom 7: Time is basically a postulate that space and particles will persist.

(A reminder from an earlier post: a postulate is a causative thought. It's a thought that can cause something. It can create or change or destroy, start or change or stop.)

Time is sometimes looked upon as the 4th dimension. This is not correct. Objects exist in space which is a 3-dimensional manifestation and time is a postulate for them to continue in existence. It is a postulate that what is created will continue to exist.

If, in your mind, you create a sphere, it won't persist unless you decide it will. Your decision to make it persist is what causes it to persist. The physical universe is the same way. Life is either making the postulate or agreeing with the postulate that the material of the physical universe will continue to exist. And that is the only reason it is persisting.

Monday, March 29, 2004

Scientology Axiom 6

Axiom 6: Objects consist of grouped particles.

I don't think you'd argue about that. It is very obvious that, for example, the monitor you are looking at consists of grouped particles. It clearly has sections and different pieces but breaking it down further there are molecules and those are made up of atoms, and those are made up of protons, electrons and neutrons and those are made up of quarks and other sub-atomic particles and those are made up of ... etc., etc. So where does it all end? A particle could be described as a localized motion. The physical universe is made up of motion and really nothing else. You can go on finding motion within a physical universe object forever, but if you were to stop the motion you'd end up with nothing.

Whether it is valuable to keep on breaking particles down and down and down is a debatable point, but the axiom above isn't really debatable because it has been proven true so many times and in so many different fields.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Scientology Axiom 5

Axiom 5: Energy consists of postulated particles in space.

To create space (axiom 4) you have to also create something to delimit the space. That is, there has to be something to view at the edges of the space or there is no "viewpoint of dimension". That something to view is energy and it is created by the life static.

So energy is created at the same time space is created but energy can also be created by itself once there is space to put it in.

To demonstrate this, sit in the center of a room and put your attention on the two top corners of the room behind you. Now close your eyes and don't think of anything, just keep your attention on the two top back corners. After a few minutes you should feel relaxed.*

What you have done is to some degree created your own space (the dimensions between you and the back corners) and energy (the two back corners). So instead of relying on the automatic creation of the space of the universe (which we are all agreeing to) you are knowingly creating some of your own.

If you do this for several minutes everyday you will find it very relaxing and you will feel generally calmer.

*This exercise is given in more detail in the book "Scientology 8-8008"

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Scientology Axiom 4

Axiom 4: Space is a viewpoint of dimension.

In one short sentence the basis of this universe is described. Probably a book could be written to explain this one, but I'll try in a few lines. Space is created by a life unit looking out from a point. A life unit (a static) assumes a viewpoint (a point from which to view) and then puts out points to view thus creating dimension and thus space. This is expanded upon in the Factors: Factors 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Friday, March 05, 2004

Scientology Axiom 3

Axiom 3: Space, energy, objects, form and time are the result of considerations made and/or agreed upon by the static and are perceived solely because the static considers that it can perceive them.

Now we're getting down to the meat and potatoes: Space, energy and the things that are formed from space and energy (objects and form) and time (that thing in which the objects and forms persist) are created by the static. Life creates these things.

What we see in this universe is the result of considerations (continuing postulates) made by life. Now personally I didn't create this universe, but I do agree that it exists, I agree with the considerations that created it.

This answers the issue I raised yesterday: Some would say that if you drop something living off a cliff, it still falls, so the idea that life is a causative agency is not true because it is subject to all the same physical universe laws as a rock.

From Axiom 3 we see that the static (life) agrees with the postulates that create the physical universe and its laws. Life takes part of the physical universe and animates it thus creating a life form. A life form consists of a physical universe component animated by life (the static). The static is agreeing that it's physical universe component is governed by the laws of the physical universe and so if you drop it off a cliff, that physical universe part falls. But the life component doesn't have to follow those laws.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Scientology Axioms - Axioms 1 & 2

Axioms of Scientology
Okay, so we've looked at Scientology Axioms 1 & 2 and perhaps they don't seem that impressive. So "Life" is something that can't be measured in terms of this universe and it has a creative ability, so what? Well, it's easy to underestimate data until it is evaluated. So let's take a closer look.

First of all let's look at a living thing compared to a non-living thing. We stand on a slope and we drop a rounded rock - What happens? Well, that's pretty obvious, it bounces down the slope. Okay, so now we stand on a slope and we drop a cat - What happens? Well, your guess is as good as mine. The cat runs up the slope or maybe down the slope or maybe along the slope or maybe it just sits there and cleans its whiskers.

The rock is not animated by life, so it has no ability to make a decision or cause something to happen (axiom 2).

The cat is animated by life and so it can make a decision and it can make something happen.

This is what many scientists miss, that life is the causative agency in this universe. The evolutionists have the idea that the goddess Fate decrees which species live and which die. What they miss is that evolution is a mechanism that life uses to produce organisms with a better chance of survival. Life causes the beaks of baby birds to lengthen when there is a drought because the next generation will need to dig deeper for grubs (an actual example from the Galapagos Islands).

Let's look at another example. If you point a camera at Charlize Theron and press the button then it takes a picture. It has no opinion on the matter, it just does what it's told. But what if you point a human being at her? Person A says, "Wow. She's the cutest thing I've ever seen. Let me take a hundred pictures." Person B says, "Pretty Girl. Sure I'll take her picture" Person C says, "I have so many pictures of blondes, I don't need another." Person D says, "I don't take pictures of the Hollywood A crowd. I prefer real people." Person E says, "Yuck! Who'd want to take her picture?"

Again we see that something not animated by life (the camera) has no opinion, it just does what it's told.

A human being is animated by life and therefore has an opinion and acts accordingly.

Now some amongst you will point out that if you drop a rock, a dog, a cat or Charlize Theron off a cliff, they will all fall and therefore this idea of causative ability is just an illusion. Well, where did the law of gravity come from and why do we obey it? Well stay tuned for Scientology Axiom 3 and all will be revealed.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Scientology Axiom 2

Axiom 2: The static is capable of considerations, postulates and opinions.

This thing called life can have ideas and thoughts, can cause things with its thoughts (see definition of postulate from yesterday) and can have opinions.

So life can do this, you say, so what. Well, you'll notice it says the static (i.e., life) can do this but it doesn't say anything else can. The roof over your head and the screen in front of your eyes are not capable of these things, only life is.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Scientology Axiom 1

Axiom 1: Life is basically a static.
DEFINITION: A life static has no mass, no motion, no wavelength, no location in space or in time. It has the ability to postulate and to perceive.

The force we call Life is not the same thing as matter, energy, space or time (the things that make up the physical universe). It is not definable or measurable in terms of the physical universe. However, it can create and cause things to happen (postulate) and it can perceive.

Postulate (noun): A postulate is a causative thought. It's a thought that can cause something. It can create or change or destroy, start or change or stop.

Postulate (verb): To make a postulate.