I get fed up with hearing self-proclaimed experts telling me what I do and don't believe. Case in point, just a week or two ago some twit on "The View" made the authoritative announcement that "Scientologists don't believe in autism."
Did she ask a Scientologist? No. Did she read it in a Scientology book? No. Did she read it in a Scientology publication? No. Did she read it on a Scientology web-site? No.
In fact L. Ron Hubbard (founder of the religion) never mentioned it anywhere in his writings. The Church of Scientology has never mentioned it in any of its publications and no representative of the Church speaking in the media has ever denied its existence. (It's not mentioned in the Bible either, so does that mean Christians don't "believe" in it? Of course not.)
So where do these media "experts" get this garbage from? I would guess rumor and lies because there is no actual valid source for such stupid pronouncements.
In fact on Sept 23rd, John Travolta acknowledged in court that his son Jett was autistic.
So why do the media talking heads continue to expound these lies? It all comes down to two things: controversy and conflict. Because those are thought to be two of the essential ingredients of news stories, the media tries to put them into every story. And apparently they do it even if it involves lying or twisting the facts.
So, if you are a reader of this blog and you want to know what Scientologists really do or don't believe, then just ask me. Leave a comment or go to this link: Questions About Scientology
A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard