Jeff asked: Hi Grahame, I posted a question earlier, don't know if you got it or not. L. Ron Hubbard says that people should only accept things in Scientology if they find them to be true for themselves, and not accept anything on blind faith. I'd like to know if there were any things in Scientology which you have personally found to be not true for you based on your own observation and thinking? Thanks.
Thanks for your question. I have come across things in Scientology that I was doubtful about when I first studied them. However, when I went over them thoroughly and 1) made sure I understood them and 2) applied them to life, myself and those around me, I found they were true for me.
As of right this moment I can't think of anything which I have personally found to be not true for me. There have been things I've sort of "flagged" for later inspection because at the time I came across them I was not able to immediately verify them or apply them to my life. I don't think I have any of those still unanswered.
An example was on the first course I ever did. The idea of a "thetan" (Scientology term for a spiritual being) came up and I could not accept it at that time because I was an atheist. Later when I became aware of myself as a spiritual being that could exist separate from a body I saw that it was true.
Another would be the idea of past lives. Being an atheist I couldn't just accept such a concept when I first came across it. Later when I actually began to recall past lives and had improvements occur in my life due to erasing past bad experiences in those lives, it became very real to me.
I hope that answers your question