Blog: Certainty, Knowingness and Blind Faith - 2010-05-25

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F0.png Certainty, Knowingness and Blind Faith May 25, 2010, Jefferson Hawkins, Leaving Scientology

Okay, I'll admit it, I'm a fan of Lost. And I did watch the finale. One of my favorite scenes is the one where Locke screams at Jack, "Why is it so hard for you to believe?" And Jack fires back, "Why is it so easy for you to believe?" Sounds like some of our discussions.

I've been thinking about the subjects of knowledge, certainty and belief. How do we know something? How can we be certain of something? Where does knowledge end and belief begin?

In an Ability Magazine article, LRH said, "as Scientologists, we are Gnostics, which is to say that we know that we know." The Church website says that "Scientology is a Gnostic faith in that it knows it knows." So what is Gnosticism?