Nordenhold Response


"The Free Zone Association (Freie Zone e.V.) was founded by supporters of cognition-philosophies.

For some reason, the dictionary wanted to express itself:

  1. the act or process of knowing; perception.
  2. something known or perceived.
  3. (obsolete) knowledge.

My idea of the definition of Scientology is 'knowing how to know'. (It's a crazy idea that has stuck with me for some strange reason. :-) ) 'Knowing how to know' seems far superior to the concept of 'cognition' alone.

It sounds nice to involve oneself with a 'cognition philosophy', but if the Scientology philosophy of 'knowing how to know' were to be accepted, there would be little use for the appearance of similar, but certainly not the same, philosophies. The similarities would run parallel along the lines of 'cognition'. Scientology would be the senior in this regard through 'knowing how to know'.

The government, the public school system, even your local fast food restaurant employs a type of 'cognitive philosophy'. These surely don't reward it's adherents with any type of spiritual freedom, but they do give stimulating sensory feedback. Just like a drug that has been specifically engineered to produce a 'spiritual high', all the while sucking away theta like there is no tomorrow.

A cognition-philosophy deals with the change and development of individuals through self-achieved cognitions. By this, one should gain a greater understanding and responsibility for oneself, others and for one's entire environment.

This validates what I just said above. Basing spiritual freedom on a 'bridge' that keeps you on that bridge without the possibility of ever getting to the OTHER side is not Scientology, but a 'cognitive philosophy'. Drugs can hook the body and the thetan perpetually, forever. Confidential materials, when they are exposed via this mentality have the exact same effects. Both provide a sensory feedback that 'sticks' a thetan to it like super glue. There would be no 'knowing how to know', only cognitions to enhance the sensory feedback mechanism of entrapment.

It's not the cognition, it's the 'knowing how to know'.

The philosophy of Scientology is hereby of prime interest.

Of prime interest to further the 'cognition philosophy' approach. It would be called 'alteration'. What would be the 'secondary' interest?

To a great extent, it has it roots in Buddhism.

To a great extent, Scientology owes it's roots to all the universes ever imagined and to all the thetans who have ever populated those universes. Buddhism does reflect some of the intent behind Scientology, but to say that it has it's roots in Buddhism would be a justification. For what?

The philosophy basically states that man can free himself from undesirable circumstances and regain hidden abilities by his own power, with help of a precise technology of the mind.

Wow. Scientology DOES NOT promote the idea of regaining 'hidden' abilities. If the viewpoint of 'hiding' is assumed, then all thetans are hiding and all of the so-called 'abilities' which a thetan may be considered to 'have', would be 'hidden' as well. "We are not here, we do not exist." With that viewpoint, all sorts of things can, and have, been done in the name of 'freedom'.

The 'technology of mind' sounds like the "Science of Mind" people. Both are way off. The spiritual freedom of 'knowing how to know' has nothing to do with demonstrating someone's idea of 'hidden' abilities, or of freeing oneself from 'undesirable circumstances'. It's the goal of spiritual freedom that is sought, not the cognitive feedback mechanism.

We are supporting this philosophy and are able to gain valuable experience with its use.

Enslavers have used 'cognitive philosophies' to good use and are continually refining their craft. Even the Scientology of today has been altered to such a degree that it is almost unrecognizable. Gaining experience is part of the cognitive feedback mechanism where sensory data is actively sought and demanded, no matter the consequence. With Scientology, there is only one experience sought, spiritual freedom and through 'knowing how to know' even that experience turns on itself.

The association emphatically separates itself from the official and unofficial organizations of the Church of Scientology.

Scientology is not pursued there and it has been stated that cognitive philosophies are being whole heartedly embraced by the supporters of the Free Zone Organization. Where are those who embrace 'knowing how to know'?

Our goal is to freely use the technology and philosophy of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. In our opinion, the free and unrestricted pursuit of this subject is currently not possible, either in the Church of Scientology, or in society in general.

This is an interesting statement. Earlier, it was stated that the association separates itself from the CoS, and here, it compares itself with the CoS. You can't be separate when you hold another up as a reference.

The association has stated that it has embraced a cognition based philosophy and now states that it will be using Scientology to further that cognition based philosophy. Interesting.

We want to promote a dialogue and to find a better mutual understanding through a maximum of tolerance and respect towards other beliefs, philosophies and religions."

I assume that the dialogue that is being promoted is in reference to the association's desire to understand others' beliefs, philosophies and religions. Perhaps it might be of benefit to understand Scientology first. 'Knowing how to know'. Understanding falls under that.

This was an interesting statement of intent.

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