R2-45

From Wikipedia:

R2-45 is a Scientology auditing process created by L. Ron Hubbard.

The process of R2-45 specifically pertains to shooting the target with a Colt .45 pistol, causing the victim’s “thetan” (soul or spirit) to leave the body (exteriorization). In 1952 during a meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, Hubbard demonstrated the process of R2-45 by firing a shot at the floor.

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

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Take from the orthodox church of to-day the threat and fear of hell, and it becomes an extinct volcano.

Take from the church the miraculous, the supernatural, the incomprehensible, the unreasonable, the impossible, the unknowable, and the absurd, and nothing but a vacuum remains.

Notwithstanding all the infamous things justly laid to the charge of the church, we are told that the civilization of to-day is the child of what we are pleased to call the superstition of the past.

Religion has not civilized man — man has civilized religion. God improves as man advances.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “The Ghosts” (1877)