WHAT IS SCIENTOLOGY?

What is Scientology?

Main MenuWhat is Scientology? HomeContactScientology NewsBookstoreScientology GlossaryScientology, Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard Links
Foreword
Scientology: Its Background and Origins
Scientology Principles and Application
The Services of Scientology
Chaplain, Ministerial, Ethics and Justice Services
The Effectiveness of Scientology
Churches of Scientology and Their Activities
Community Activities
Social Reform Activities
World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)
Social Betterment Activities
The Statistics and Growth of Scientology
A Scientology Catechism
L. Ron Hubbard
References

REVITALIZING THE INDIVIDUAL IN A POLLUTED AND DRUGGED WORLD


Photos
It is a proven fact that drug residues can be trapped in the body.

Years later, these residues can dislodge and begin to affect the person again.

The decline in mental alertness and ethical fiber in society is as glaring as the headlines trumpeting the devastating physiological effects of drugs. “The drug scene is planetwide,” concluded Mr. Hubbard. “It is swimming in blood and human misery.”

As vicious and damaging as street drugs have proven to be, medical and psychiatric drugs form an equally destructive vector in this biochemical trend. (See Chapter 29.) Statistics show that as early as the 1950s, daily dosages of sleeping pills or painkillers had become so commonplace that they were hardly considered drugs. Valium was the first drug to take its place amongst tranquilizers of choice. Today, however, we have the mind- and mood-altering drugs such as Thorazine, Stelazine, Zoloft, Prozac, Tofranil, Xanax and Ritalin, which are even more damaging than street drugs. The prevalence with which these are prescribed as a panacea is often shocking to the uninformed.

Mr. Hubbard’s research, however, yielded this conclusion: “Unfortunately, it is not recognized that a person whose pain has been deadened by a sedative has himself been deadened by the same drug, and is much nearer the ultimate pain of death. It should be obvious that the quietest people in the world are the dead.”

Drug taking is, in no small way, part of life in our modern world.

Additionally, the past century’s technological advances have produced many an insidious byproduct, each of them threatening to an individual’s well-being. Smog, for instance, was unknown before the rise of manufacturing centers in Britain. Every major city on Earth now advises its inhabitants daily about the quality of air they are breathing. A hundred years ago, the main food preservatives were salt or ice. Today, nearly any packaged food has a list of the artificial ingredients it contains that is longer than the list of natural ingredients. Environmental disasters such as the 1986 catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the former USSR – to say nothing of radiation exposure from widespread nuclear bomb testing – did not exist fifty years ago.

PreviousNext

Scientology Online Courses
 

© 2000-2011 Church of Scientology International. All Rights Reserved.

For Trademark Information on Scientology Services.