Patron with Honors
Many cultures consider that the simple act of addressing one's nature as a spiritual being in itself brings one closer to "god", howsoever you define that term.
The key question, is not: "how do you grow closer to god"?
Nor is it: even: "do you believe in god"?
The key question is:"what do you mean by 'god' "?
Mark A. Baker
That would be a key question if Scientology was a religious philosophy. Other than defining the 8th dynamic and offering a rather short minister's course, most of the church's procedures seem to be aimed at addressing the reactive mind, the analytical mind and BTs. I do not see that the church is one of the cultures that consider that the simple act of addressing one's nature as spiritual being in itself brings one closer to "god". I do not see that the church is at all interested in god. DM does not present himself as a minister, neither did Hubbard. Getting back to the theme of the thread, a new church structure, drop the "church" facade, be a philosophy.