HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Religion & Spirituality » Religion (Group) » Question: Does Scientolog...

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:22 PM

Question: Does Scientology allow members to get cancer treatment

and treatment for other serious illnesses?

9 replies, 1167 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:26 PM

1. Are you thinking of John Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston?

She recently died after a two year battle with breast cancer

I've seen other people wondering about this, as well. (I don't know either.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kittycow (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:31 PM

5. Yes, and I have listened to

Leah Remini and her Scientology/aftermath shows and I seem to recall they have issues with healthcare for some people.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:28 PM

2. They're not Christian Scientists, but the Scientologists don't believe in psychiatric treatment.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:29 PM

3. That probably depends on if it impacts the person's ability to pay them...

If treatment will bankrupt the patient, then probably not allowed.
If treatment will prevent a posthumous bequest to the "church" because of a successful cure, then also probably not allowed.


Based on nothing but cynicism, of course.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:31 PM

4. I think you're thinking of Christian Science.

They don't believe in almost any kind of medical treatment. Scientologists don't believe in psychiatry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:46 PM

6. The founder, Hubbard, had some issues with psychiatry/psychology as I remember.

Meaning he was not well himself or just a con artist, and so took offense that he created a cult to combat it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:51 PM

7. I thought he had Cancer and psychological

issues and somehow connected the two in his theories.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:58 PM

9. A little from column A, a little from column B.

He was a narcissist of Trump-like proportions. Mental health professionals were highly critical of Dianetics and Hubbard, in response, declared war against psychiatry as a practice.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 06:13 AM

8. Dianetics was originally offered as a substitute for psychiatric treatment

Hubbard got into trouble with the law for basically unlicensed medical practices. He created Scientology as a pseudo religion in order to get around those laws.

So it’s true that Scientology directs its cult members to shun psychiatric treatment and instead embrace “auditing” as treatment. I’m not sure if this extends to other types of medicine, but certainly adherents could believe that. Hubbard certainly taught his make believe “thetan” implants were the cause of both mental and physical illness.

“Implants result in all varieties of illness, apathy, degradation, neurosis and insanity and are the principal cause of these in man.”
https://www.latimes.com/local/la-scientologysidea062490-story.html

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread