There has been some distress regarding using the word ‘Scientologist’ and even who constitutes a Scientologist.
The Religious Technological innovation Center (RTC), the holder of varied copyrights and trademarks on the part of the Church of Scientology, seems to be attempting to monopolize the word and restrict its use to those people whom they will consider are in good standing up as members of the registered Church of Scientology and that anyone who is not considered simply by that same church as with good standing with them, no matter the reason why cannot call themselves a Scientologist. Although they tend not to hold a trademark or perhaps copyright over the use of the phrase, this does not stop them from looking to blur the issue and give the particular apparency that the word will be copyrighted; they call the item a ‘collective mark.’ In addition to an outright lie in the worst case, a new dubious term at best.
Of course, one could often ask why everyone would want to call themselves Scientologists. Perhaps for the same reason, a Christian calls themselves some sort of Christian or a Muslim cell phone calls themselves a Muslim or a Hindi calls themselves a Hindi, or a Buddhist calls themselves a Buddhist. Because they thought to announce their faith by simply demonstrating what they believed in the world.
It requires no retained, trademark, or ‘thou shalt not call oneself some sort of Scientologist unless we claim you can’t. ‘ It has not to do with any distinct orthodox church. Indeed, there are established Jewish people by simply birth or religion who call themselves Jewish but still are not a member of just about any orthodox Jewish order. For you to call oneself an Orthodox Jew may require one to engage in the practices of the orthodox Jewish order. There is also typically the reform Jewish Church or even movement. The Orthodox will not bring legal proceedings against the reformed church because they contact themselves as Jewish. Perhaps we ought to call ourselves reform Scientologists? In most countries, people are entitled to call on their own whatever they wish about their beliefs. And openly state so as well.
Right now, the Scientology religion comes with an orthodox, if you will, cathedral. T Ron Hubbard set this up, the creator to effectively disseminate the existing technology and philosophy this individual developed. He pointed out, on several occasions and in numerous written issues, that to have the results of applying the existing technology he developed, it takes to be understood fully and applied in the exact method he proscribed. Part of providing this was done was the place of a church to act being a custodian for the technology then it was not altered or degraded, resulting in less or no final results through misunderstanding and misapplication.
Unfortunately, since Ron Hubbard’s demise, ‘changes’ to the technology and the application have been made that violate this principle. Some of these may be identified and documented on various internet sites. It is said now that typically the ‘orthodox’ church intends for you to rewrite all of L. Ron Hubbard’s work, including the first Dianetics: the Modern Science involving Mental Health, on the probable basis that the public tends to be too stupid to understand this. This, if true, might be a radical and major leaving from the ‘original scriptures’ since the church likes to call all of them in court. So, what viewpoint is the church protecting?
A very brief summary of the church’s structure will be beneficial at this stage. A the top of the lucrative fiscal food cycle, you have the Church of Religious Technology (CST). Contrary to the brand, this is not a church but a privately owned firm.
Corp Id Number: C1074287
Date of Incorporation: 5/28/1982
CHURCH INVOLVING SPIRITUAL TECHNOLOGY
419 D LARCHMONT BLVD #86
OREGON, CA 90004
Agent intended for Service of Process:
6400 CANOGA SIMPLY HAD TO STE 315
WOODLAND MOUNTAINS, CA 91367
The CST owns the Religious Engineering Center (RTC), another yourself-owned business, with some trademarks and terme conseillé acquired at or just around the death of President L. Ron Hubbard. They license these trademarks along with copyrights to the Church involving Scientology international, who have initial rights to the use of the images and copyrights but by law and, if felt disposed, could rescind this particular license at any time.
So the Cathedral of Scientology does not own the copyrights or art logos it uses but will pay a private company directly to use them. This amounts to millions of dollars per year. Being a personal company, no financial claims or balance sheets tend to be issued by the CST at any time. The directors are, typically, NOT Scientologists. Their company directors’ fees are not disclosed, and the use of the many millions of dollars acquired is not disclosed either.
But what is this related to the attempt to monopolize the term Scientologist, you may ask?
Many people outside of the church are diagnosed with either being booted out and about or have no wish to participate in the official church. The vast majority of00 original experienced Scientologists who have assisted Ron Hubbard for you to build up the religious organization and the Saint Hill companies to their, now former wonder, have all been excommunicated or maybe, in church parlance, ‘declared.’ However, that does not immediately indicate they are no longer Scientologists. Only no longer members of the public church. The two states aren’t synonymous.
The definition of a Scientologist as per the published works associated with Ron Hubbard, as authored by the originator of the viewpoint and technology himself, particularly in the book, “The Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary” by L. Ron Hubbard, released by Author Services, the name by which the RTC goes by, states:
SCIENTOLOGIST betters the conditions associated with himself and the conditions associated with others by using Scn technologies. 2 . one who controls individuals, environments, and situations. The Scientologist operates within the limitations of the Auditor’s Code along with the Code of a Scientologist. Three or more. One who understands life. His / her technical skill is specialized in resolving the complications of life. 4. an experienced professional in spiritual and personal affairs.
Looking very carefully, I do not see it mentioned in that officially approved explanation that one is obliged to be officially approved by the Church of Scientology.
The word Scientology itself does not necessarily mean that which is owned by the Church of Scientology and, therefore, can only be practiced by the church, known as the Ceremony of Scientology. Indeed in that very same dictionary, the word means “a science of life. It is the one thing senior your because it handles all the components of life. It contains the outcome necessary to live as a no cost being. A reality in Scientology is a reality on lifetime. ”
Indeed there is likely legal cause to target the registration of the thoughts ‘Scientology’, ‘Hubbard’, and ‘L. Ron Hubbard’, as a simple name for a religion (which the church was confident to have established by the High Judge in the USA) interestingly ample, and respectively the name Sexagesima. Ron Hubbard and Hubbard is a name unique.
And as Ron Hubbard, himself pointed out in more than one situation,
“I know no person who has any monopoly after the wisdom of this galaxy. It belongs to those who can use it to help themselves. ”
“People seem on this as being ‘my science’. Yeah, I own your entire postulates. I bought them some day at a raffle. Like the satan I did! About the only factor, as I told you the other day, i have done is organize and also together, and maybe I can seem a little bit better than anybody more has been looking for a long time, therefore i can see it. But if you are able to see it, well, so assist me to Pete, it’s yours. Received that? ”
From LRH tape lecture titled “Individuation.”
Presuming that the RTC goes along with the tenets of D. Ron Hubbard, who started the very groups which consist of the Church of Scientology, then the Creed of the Chapel of Scientology should also end up being studiously followed, and I estimate.
“We of the Church feel:
That all men have inalienable privileges to their religious procedures and their performance.
All guys have inalienable rights to conceive, pick, assist and support their particular organizations, churches, and government authorities.
And no agency lower than God has the power to hold or set aside these privileges overtly or covertly. inches
Of course, If the CST, the particular RTC, and the Church connected with Scientology do not agree with often the Creed of the Church connected with Scientology or the definition of a new Scientologist as given inside the church’s official list of classifications by their propensity to interact with in legal frivolous agrees with, then of course, apart from being a church that does not follow they have own precepts, it could be wondered on it’s stated purposes for applying legal tension for the protection of the signature and copyrights that it does indeed.
The copyright and signature laws were set up for any protection of financial interests connected with businesses and corporations. It is possible that the RTC and the responsible body of directors, The particular CST, could conceivably end up being held liable for the accusation of misuse of copyright and trademark laws and regulations and perverting the use of the legitimate system. Now that would be an appealing scenario!
Of course, no person has a monopoly on the faith-based freedom of man. Any person who deigned to consider themselves a god above all person and to maintain a tight hold on the only key to male’s spiritual freedom, paid for and also released only through excessive financial payments, is at some point going to go the way just about all past religions and agencies have gone which have attempted to monopolize freedom and will incur the similar derision by a man that is incurred before.
Anyone who has manufactured a serious study of the Koran and believes and practices the traditions of the Moslem faith is entitled to get in touch with themselves as a Muslim. Anyone who has studied the Bible and believes in Christ and what he/she stands for is entitled to get in touch with themselves as a Christian. Individuals who have similarly made a study connected with Scientology and follow in addition to applying the traditions and practices thereof are also eligible to call themselves Scientologist. non-e of them are obliged legally to ‘belong’ to and be subservient to any standard church.
Any attempt thus to reduce one inalienable to their religious practice and the performance of Scientology could well be, at the very least, to any ethical in addition to moral Scientologist, a disgusting act, certainly not in the soul of spiritual freedom which usually Ron Hubbard intended for the particular church or even for the faith-based freedom of this planet. Of course, there is the question of whether it is legal to do so constitutionally.
Most of the original Scientologists who also assisted Ron Hubbard in building up the Church are already ousted since his death. Even his late better half, a tireless supporter and major assistant in establishing the technology, is personality non gratis. One amazing thing is if Ron Hubbard were alive now, whether ousted as a heretic and persona non gratia along with his original adherents.
Thankfully, the International Freezone Association operating under the name, Association regarding Professional Independent Scientologists (APIS), along with many other free agencies, are not cowed or sure under the new regime in the official Church of Scientology. They stand upright in addition to practicing their right to get in touch with themselves, whatever they hope. They believe they are entitled to get in touch with themselves as Scientologists. Independent Scientologists. In the original meaning of the term, per the definition reported above. And are proud of this.
They also believe:
That a Scientologist betters the circumstances of himself and the ailments of others by using Scientology technology.
That a Scientologist is often a person, whether an acceptance by the ‘official’ church or not, who practices and functions the philosophy and technological know-how of Scientology to the good of their ability.
That a Scientologist understands lifetime. His technical skill is devoted to the resolution of the problems of life.
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