Faith and Philosophy Consistent with Reason and Reality
Membership and Ordination in the Church of Scio-Buddhism
Membership and Ordination in the Church of Scio-Buddhism are both free! Nevertheless, it is important that those who want to become ordained fully understand our requirements, and also understand that Ordination is not automatic or guaranteed.
All Members of the Church (including all Clergy Persons) must solemnly accept The Sacred Principle of Ethics: “LIVE AND LET LIVE!”
The One Sacred Law is based on the recognition of The Most Sacred Right and its necessary corollary The Most Sacred Duty.
The Most Sacred Right is the Right of Freedom and Self-Determination.
The Most Sacred Duty is the Duty of Non-Interference with the Most Sacred Right of Freedom and Self-Determination of others.
The Most Sacred Right cannot exist without the Most Sacred Duty, and the Most Sacred Duty cannot exist without The Most Sacred Right
All Clergy Persons must also solemnly accept The Sacred Principle of Belief: “FAITH AND PHILOSOPHY MUST BE CONSISTENT WITH REASON AND REALITY!”
The Sacred Principle of Belief is based upon the recognition that the optimum means for gaining knowledge about reality is though the critical and rational study of reality itself. (This is essentially what is popularly known as the “scientific method,” and is termed “empiricorationalism” in Scionics Philosophy.)
Any ideas, concepts, beliefs, or articles of faith which contradict The Sacred Principle of Belief must be rejected as unfounded.
If you do truly and solemnly accept both The One Sacred Principle of Ethics and The One Sacred Principle of Belief then you may apply for Ordination as a Clergy Person in The Church of Scio-Buddhism, below. Please fill out the form carefully and accurately. We will then begin a correspondence with you to determine your suitability for Ordination.
Thank you for your interest in Ordination within The Church of Scio-Buddhism!