reply to post by pharaohmoan
I am a student of Scientology. You and the other readers of this thread should know, in brief, what that source says about this topic.
The second post mentions Alex Jones and Scientology, and that's how I know the expression, too. However, there is also a sci fi novel by that name,
and probably more material. Google it and you'll see.
The Scientology data does not have to do with the fact that life on a planet or in a body can seem like a life in prison. In Scientology that is taken
for granted. The being should feel free to come and go as he/she pleases, yet most beings on earth today do not feel that they are that free.
The Scientology data on this is roughly as follows (since is not a central Scientology finding, references to it are scattered though various lectures
and a few books):
1) Societies involving one or several (usually several) planetary populations have existed for billions of years. They have come and gone, like the
ones on this planet. But they have tended to follow certain patterns, and the main one at issue here is: how to keep the populations under control.
Most governments wanted nice, obedient subjects who would do as they were told and not get out of line.
2) Populations, being actually rather random collections of beings attached to bodies, did not tend to follow the above rule. There were always people
who just wanted to do, think, or say what they wanted. Some didn't want to work and would be what we would call "criminals." Others were artists,
writers, poets, great thinkers, maverick scientists or engineers, people with "weird" habits or likes and dislikes.
3) The governments of these huge old "space opera" societies wanted all these "odd" folks out. Because they were somewhat aware that people were
really spiritual beings, the methods they used to get rid of people involved trying to convince them on a spiritual or mental level that they should
either toe the line or stay away. Popular methods to achieve this usually involved various forms of banishment. In other words, they knew that just
killing people they didn't like wouldn't work very well.
4) "Prison planets" were selected to banish these people to. They weren't just sent away. They were given a whole treatment in hopes they would
forget where they had come from and never find their way back. You should know that in spite of appearances, human memory is actually very good. With
a little work and practice you can remember all sorts of things. But there are these blocks to remembering that were installed with the hopes that
they would work. In Scientology these are usually called "implants."
5) Earth has been used as such a "prison planet." That is what the references in Scientology refer to. The point LRH makes is that this has resulted
in an earth population that is exceptionally volatile, creative, freedom-loving and generally out of control. Other sources (e.g. Billy Meier) say
that earth has also been used as an ordinary colony. But be that as it may, the "prison planet" legacy is more or less grossly obvious here. It's
not really a condemnation of the place. It's just data to help us understand the situation
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