L. Ron Hubbard

    Page 1 of 9 - About 86 Essays
  • Scientology Persuasive Essay

    A couple of clicks later, I discovered the test was not developed by Oxford University at all, but by L. Ron Hubbard followers Julian Lewis and Ray Kemp in the 1950s. Rubbished by many psychology organisations as manipulative and unethical, the Oxford Capacity Analysis is not even scientifically recognised. Phew, I guess. From all reports, the test usually produces a disturbing negative assessment. L. Ron Hubbard advocated reinforcing the “ruin” of the subject’s personality, followed by advice on salvaging it by using Scientology. The test is the church’s main recruitment tool. After a Daily Mail reporter undertook the test in 2003, she said felt like "curling up in a ball and never going out again." As I left the Sydney building I noticed some Uni students in the lobby. I wonder how I’d have reacted to such a damning character assessment at such an impressionable age. Which of these wide-eyed young citizens will be told they are undependable or malicious, or have no real reason to live? As…

    Words: 1059 - Pages: 5
  • Scientology Definition

    The Church Of Scientology is under constant scrutiny if it is a religion and if it should be taxed. Scientology had tax exempt in 1957, but lost in in 1967, and regained exemption in October 1993. It is a grey area if Scientology is a religion in definition and in comparison to others; such as Christianity, Catholicism, Mormon, and Muslim. Organized religion is not taxed in the United States, therefore if Scientology is not found as a religion it should then lose its tax exemption once again.…

    Words: 1004 - Pages: 5
  • Comparison Of Manichaeism And Scientology

    to this. Whether the religion is one of common practice or belief or not, the objective remains the same, to answer questions about the unknown. Two religious groups that do not fit under the orthodox or proto-orthodox molds are the Manichaeans and the Scientologists. These groups, while separated by more than a thousand years, both attempt to answer questions about the unknown in ways that separate from common orthodox belief. In an attempt to compare and contrast the religious aspects of…

    Words: 2052 - Pages: 9
  • Reasons Of Conformity Analysis

    The “whys of conformity” demonstrate why the Church of Scientology has been so successful in gaining new members and keeping indoctrinated members. Specifically, they help explain why people are motivated to conform to the church’s ideals. The group locomotive hypothesis, consistency theory, and the hedonistic hypothesis provide reasoning to understand how the church gains and keeps its members. I will examine how each of these theories/hypotheses play a role in “Going Clear”. The group…

    Words: 1362 - Pages: 6
  • The Hero, S Journey In Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

    Draco, has been sorted there. Plus, his new friend Ron told him, “Every wizard who went bad went to Slytherin.” The Sorting Hat listens to Harry when he decides he wants to be sorted into Gryffindor with his new friends. At this ceremony of sorting, the Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, tells all the students that they are not to go up to the third floor because it is off limits. Harry builds a good relationship with the headmaster and Dumbledore becomes the “wise old man” of Harry’s…

    Words: 1076 - Pages: 5
  • Sakuntala And The Little Mermaid Comparison

    different types of writing. Some genres include love and comedy. This story was written by Kalidasa, and was an original. In the story love at first sight could only happen to many people and it just so happen to Sakantala but because of her stubbornness she caused the cursing of her beloved man, Dusyanta. The curse is to let her love of her life forget about her until he unites back with his ring he gave her. The ring she was given was lost and found by a fisherman. This story is the one that…

    Words: 715 - Pages: 3
  • The Journey Of Chris Mccandless: Alex Supertramp

    wild, because he wanted to isolate himself from the lies his parents kept, making his life seem like it was all a lie. Despite Chris’s real intention to find himself and return home as a whole new person, his attitude and actions brought him to isolate himself from affectionate friends and also from his beloved sister Carine whom he shared a close bond with. Chris intentionally avoided anything that might have led to “settling down.” This is seen most evidently in his relationship with Ron…

    Words: 1229 - Pages: 5
  • Rituals And Beliefs In Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

    is brought into the world with the cards against him; being raised by extended family who despise him because of jealousy and narrow minded thoughts that stems from his aunt, limited opportunities, and living in an environment designed to demoralize a child (cabin under the stairs). However Harry finally gets introduced to the wizard world, immediately embraces who he is and attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Potter undergoes through the first stage of van Gennep’s rites of…

    Words: 1406 - Pages: 6
  • The Theme Of Friendship In Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

    intrigue and adventure. Three specific friendships define the novel and are developed through the characters: Harry Potter, an abandoned young orphan; Ron Weasley, an adventure bound young man; and Hermione Granger, a studious and clever young woman. Throughout the friendship, each of the three portray their own individualized strengths: Harry…

    Words: 1732 - Pages: 7
  • Chris Mccandless, The Hero In Into The Wild, By Sean Penn

    His actions, ideas, and beliefs of family had a direct impact on the Jan, Rainey, Ron, and his own family. In the beginning of the movie Christopher renames himself Alexander Supertramp, abandoning his “right” name, to free himself from even the origin of his family. He meets Ron France, an older gentleman who lost his family to a drunk driver when he was off at war. Chris’ idea of freedom for Ron was to leave his workshop and explore life outside of his home. Chris believed he needed to…

    Words: 1622 - Pages: 7
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Related Topics:

Popular Topics: