Speaking at the dedication of the Scientology Center in Tel Aviv, Biblical scholar and author Dr. Rimon Kasher speaks of Scientology’s universal approach in seeking to unite all mankind in harmony. Dr. Kasher stresses the Center’s vital importance to the region “I believe Scientology is the only religion that can create a connection or even affinity between the different faiths and the only one that can relieve the tension between religions.” He expresses his hope that Scientology “will mark a turning point for not just the entire Israeli society, but for all of the Middle East.”
The universal aspect of Scientology is expressed in, amongst other things, the Eight Dynamics and the Creed. The first item of your Creed displays your universal approach, in your belief that:
“All men of whatever race, color or creed were created with equal rights.”
It is no wonder that your Founder speaks of Mankind and of the importance of: “the affinity of the individual for all Man and of Mankind for the individual.”
For if one man had in mind the uniting of all people in harmony—it’s L. Ron Hubbard. As a direct result of this universal perception comes Mr. Hubbard’s advice to respect the religious beliefs of others.
It is doubtful that there is any other religion with a universal aspect that is so prominent. Scientology does not seek to inherit or cancel other religions but comes to give another dimension to them which does not negate or conflict with any of their principles.
This aspect is especially important in our part of the world.
I believe Scientology is the only religion that can create a connection or even affinity between the different faiths and the only one that can relieve the tension between religions.
That is the importance of your Center, your religion and L. Ron Hubbard to our part of the world!>
You have taken many tasks upon yourselves, not just regarding the individual, but the general society as well. And all this in light of the Scientology Aims to prevent insanity, criminality and war.
It is my hope that with this Israel Org, you will accomplish your aims. In so doing you will mark a turning point for not just the entire Israeli society, but for all of the Middle East.
So that one day in our near future we will be celebrating together at this Center of Scientology, a world of tolerance and a world of peace.