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Narkos Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 07:40 PM
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Just read "The Golden Compass"
and of course loved it. Not sure if this has been discussed before, but in addition to the inherent criticism of Catholic authoritarianism, I saw a lot of parallels to Scientology. The "bridge" to the other universe ("Bridge to Total Freedom"), intercision ("soul cracking") and a couple of other things. Anyone else see those parallels with Scientology doctrine?
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-11-08 02:38 PM
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1. I don't know anything about Scientology doctrine, so I can't say.
I did love the book/s, though.

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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-17-09 10:09 PM
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2. I loved all three books, but know nothing of Scientology
n/t
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 03:08 AM
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3. I think Philip Pullman would be horrified at the comparison
I think probably it's that both Pullman and Hubbard are drawing on archetypal images for their mythology.
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