Wednesday, September 01, 2004

With all the differences and hostilities we see in the world between different ethnic groups, those things we hold in common could use some emphasis.

In Scientology we have a principle called ARC. This principle is covered fully in the Scientology Handbook which says, in part :"There are three factors in Scientology which are of the utmost importance in handling life....These three factors in Scientology are called the ARC triangle. The abbreviation ARC (pronounced A-R-C rather than arc) is one of the most useful terms yet devised.

The ARC triangle is called a triangle because it has three related points. The first of these points is affinity. The second of these points is reality. The third of these points and the most important is communication.

These three factors are related. By affinity we mean emotional response. We mean the feeling of affection or lack of it, of emotion or misemotion (irrational or inappropriate emotion) connected with life. By reality we mean the solid objects, the real things of life. By communication we mean an interchange of ideas between two terminals (persons who can receive, relay or send a communication). Without affinity there is no reality or communication. Without reality there is no affinity or communication. Without communication there is neither affinity nor reality.>>"

In our church we are working to bridge the gap between waring cultures by working with people on a one-to-one basis.

One way we doing this is by helping people find and read Dianetics and start up Dianetics groups in their neighborhoods. For example Dianetics is published in Arabic and Hebrew; in Urdu in Pakistan and in India in

We believe that by helping people overcome their personal areas of irrationality we can build a real peace - one that will continue because people of good will enforce it and see to it.

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