Dancing on the Head of a Pin

There is a legend of St Thomas Aquinas asking "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" At this blog we ask all questions dealing with our faith and spirituality. Some are down to earth, rubber meets the road questions, while others are more lofty...like, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

Monday, June 27, 2005

Free Katie

I saw an advertisement for a t-shirt with those words, "Free Katie" the other day. Of course the shirt was referring to Katie Holmes, the fiancee of Tom Cruise. I have tried to avoid the hoopla over Cruise and Holmes, but the insertion of Scientology has peaked my interest. I have long known that Cruise was a Scientologist as are other celebrities including John Travolta. But I'm saddened by Katie Holmes' involvement. According to a recent news story Katie Holmes is a graduate of a Roman Catholic high school and will have to (if she hasn't already) renounce her Christian faith. The news article also listed some of the Code of Honor from the Church of Scientology. There are 15 statements in the Code of Honor which include:
-Do not give or receive communication unless you yourself desire it.
- Never fear to hurt another in a just cause.
- Never disparage yourself or minimize your strength of power.

Reading these sounded familiar to another "code" I once read. Here are some similar statements from a list of 11 "rules."
- Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.
- When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.
- Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.

Where did this list come from? The Church of Satan.



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