Session on Scientology as a Modern Gnosis at the first day of the European Academy of Religion 2021

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Session on Scientology as a Modern Gnosis at the first day of the European Academy of Religion 2021.


Session on Scientology as a Modern Gnosis at the first day of the European Academy of Religion 2021 - EIN Presswire


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MUNSTER, WESTFALEN, GERMANY, September 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- On Monday August 30, at the University of Munster, the European Academy of Religion – a research initiative on religion launched under the high patronage of the European Parliament, offering an exchange platform to scholars, universities, centers, research infrastructures, scientific journals and publishers coming from Europe and the surrounding regions – launched its annual meeting of 2021, in a hybrid format, with on-site and online sessions.

One of the first sessions was called “Gnosticism and New Religions: The Case of L. Ron Hubbard” and tackled the topic of Scientology as a modern gnosis. The session was moderated by Rosita Soryte, board member of the European Federation for Freedom of Belief. Three panelists approached the topic from different angles.

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The three panelists were:

Aldo Natale Terrin, a Roman Catholic priest teaching at the Santa Giustina Institute in Padova, who had already written a comprehensive book on the similarities between Scientology and gnosis.

Massimo Introvigne, managing director of the CESNUR (Center for Studies on New Religions) and editor-in-chief of the daily magazine Bitter Winter.

Eric Roux, chair of the European Interreligious Freedom for Religious Freedom and also a European religious leader of the Church of Scientology.

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Karakorum

Broke ranks over 10 years ago, never looked back
No big surprise. Scientology is descended from Crowley and Blavastky, who themselves based their systems on gnosticism.

So scientology is just very watered down gnosticism.
 
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