Documents Give Rare Look at Secret Scientology Tenets - 1985-11-06
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Church of Scientology secretly teaches that 75 million years ago Earth was called Teegeeach and was among 90 planets ruled by Xemu, who spread his evil by thermonuclear bombs, according to court documents that sect members tried to prevent the public from seeing.
Xemu, attempting to solve overpopulation problems, destroyed selected inhabitants of the planets and implanted the seeds of aberrant behavior in their spirits to affect future generations of mankind, according to the documents briefly placed in open court records in connection with a lawsuit.
Church president Heber T. Jentzsch said Tuesday that news accounts of the documents were distorted. He contended that such piecemeal, out-of-context reporting tends to subject the sect to ridicule, in violation of the U.S. Constitution.