Blog: Seminar: Another of Scientology's MUs - 2018-02-17
MU stands for "misunderstood word." And according to L. Ron Hubbard is one of the primary causes for man's fall from grace. I'm pretty sure that way back when, the two words "view" and "point" were not understood by the majority of budding young thetans first visiting this universe.
Another of Scientology's biggest MUs is the word "seminar." Per Dictionary.com, seminar is defined as "a small group of students, as in a university, engaged in advanced study and original research under a member of the faculty and meeting regularly to exchange information and hold discussions." The word's origin stems from Latin, meaning "seed plot," or "breeding ground, plant nursery." Just as nurseries grow new plants with soil, nutrients, and water, seminars grow and nurture new ideas by the interchange of research, information, and discourse. Learning of this nature has no place in the world of Scientology.
The only part of the definition with which the church vaguely obeys is that of keeping the group small. These days, every Scientology group is small.