From dcs@Starbase.NeoSoft.COM Thu Oct  5 23:16:16 CDT 1995
Article: 118060 of alt.religion.scientology
From: dcs@Starbase.NeoSoft.COM (David C Smith)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology,
Subject: Scientology and Punishment of Children - From _Child Dianetics_
Date: 5 Oct 1995 23:14:21 -0500
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Summary: L. Ron Hubbard on how to punish a child
Keywords: Scientology, cult, Dianetics, scam, children, punishment
Xref: alt.religion.scientology:118060
Status: OR


(Note: I'll include relevent definitions to some of the Scientology
aka scieno-speak words at the end of this post.)

The following passage comes from the book _Child Dianetics_ which
describes how to apply the cult of Scientology's "Dianetic" tech-
niques to children. Any typos are likely my own.

                 *** BEGIN FAIR USE EXTRACT ***

(from _Child Dianetics_ by L. Ron Hubbard, pages 39-40)
(Note: ** around a word represents words printed in italics in the
original text.)

  If punishment of a child becomes necessary, don't nag and hit the
child and then nag some more. Tell the child the reason for the
punishment in simple, direct language, and then apply the punishment
in *absolute silence*. The punishment causes anaten; if talking
goes on during and afterwards, the content of the lecture is grasped
only on a *reactive* basis and becomes unavailable to the analytical
mind. The child therefore cannot rationalize himself into good
behaviour. he analyzes only the fact that these people are horribly
mean to him.

                  *** END FAIR USE EXTRACT ***

In this passage, it seems that Hubbard tries to turn the Scientologist
parent into an emotionless zombie. IMHO, this type of punishment could
be very dangerous to the mental health of the child.


DEFINITIONS: (from the glossary in _Child Dianetics_)

Analytical Mind -- Analyzer: That function of the mind
    which perceives and retains data in order to propound
    and resove problems and direct the organism along the
    dynamics. It thinks in differences and similarities.

Anaten: (neologism for ANALYTICAL ATTENUATION): Partial
    or complete attenuation of the functions of the
    analytical mind; shutdown of the analyzer.

Child Dianetics: That branch of Dianetics which is concerned
    with promoting the optimum survival of the immature human
    organism until such time as standard procedure for adults
    may be employed to erase engrams, usually around the age
    of twelve.

Dynamic: The basic motivation of an organism--survival. May
    be subdivided: 1. Individual, 2. Sex and children, 
    3. Group and society, 4. Mankind.

Dianetics: The science and techniques as discovered and 
    organized by L. Ron Hubbard; the science of optimum
    existence and survival. Dianetics means "through the

Engram: A mental image picture of an experience containing
    pain, unconsciousness, and a real or fancied threat
    to survival; it is a recording in the Reactive Mind of
    something which actually happened to an individual
    in the past and which contained pain and unconsciousness,
    both of which are recorded in the mental image picture
    called an engram.

Reactive Mind: That function of the mind which files and
    retains physical pain and painful emotion and seeks
    to direct the organism solely on a stimulus-response
    basis. It thinks only in identities.

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