Possibly Helpful Advice


Including what we found in Scientology before it became a cult
Vista

Taking responsibility for our future…

Some Confront Required :(

As members of the Church of Scientology, we were well schooled in following directions and not asking questions about what we were being told. Our obedient behavior may have made life smoother for those in charge, but it left us wide open to manipulation by unscrupulous executives like the current COB, David Miscavige.

There are no checks and balances in the Church of Scientology. Once an abusive and suppressive individual takes the reins of the organization, everyone from the top of the organization down to the prisoners at the Hemet base in California marches to the tune of Dear Leader. Public are bullied into complying with the most outrageous demands on penalty of losing their access to the upper levels of the “Bridge to Freedom”. The ironic quotes are intentional because for the last 15 years access to the top of the Bridge meant exposure to becoming psychotic, having major health issues like cancer, and incidents of suicide and murder.

Every week those leaving the church provide ample evidence of the growing insanity of the Church of Scientology in their published Doubt Formulas. Against these firsthand reports, the Church of Scientology raises an increasing unreal screen of photoshopped events, carefully scripted success stories, and increasingly strident calls to arms to defend the faith against unbelievers. When that doesn’t work, they send their lawyers and armies of private investigators out to intimidate dissidents who are celebrating life outside church walls.

Those who wait in bewilderment for signed affidavits of wrongdoing and photographs of abuse will still be waiting for proof when their families are destroyed before their very eyes, either by being run on Black Scientology processes or being forced to rerun processes that are already complete.

Meanwhile, outside the church walls, arguments rage on whether LRH wrote a particular bulletin or policy or whether he wrote the other policies and bulletins that contradict the first ones. It is time to get over treating LRH as an infallible deity. He was both brilliant and brutal by turns, a most complex and charming individual, with all the faults of any individual who succumbs to the lure of unlimited power.

LRH wrote much that explains how to help individuals and we should use it.

If we run into material by LRH that is destructive of individuals and organizations, we do not need to explore how he came to write it, we just need to mark it as destructive and why and move on.

For example, it is a waste of time to argue whether LRH said to lie or not to lie when using PR. The simple fact is that the Church of Miscavige lies continuously in their PR, in their recruiting, in their offers of help, in their promotion of services. The group no longer has both oars in the water and have become an example of what not to do in almost every area of endeavor.

We know from bitter experience what does not work, so we might as well spend our time and efforts doing those things that do work.

We should identify those policies and bulletins that are destructive and avoid using them. We must also identify those policies and bulletins that help individuals go free and use them regardless of who wrote them.

Furthermore, as we discover more ways to grant beingness and to increase abilities, we should adopt them and acknowledge the source. We will inherit the future we create. Taking responsibility for that creation is the first step toward self-determinism.

4 Comments

Centurion  on July 10th, 2010

David,

Very well done and your comments are most pro survival. I agree that we should use tech that works and helps and if one should think they are not helped by certain tech, it should be discarded.

BTW, your RSS feed for new articles is disabled. I would love to have it back so I know when you post new articles. Your feed for comments is working fine.

Thank you again, and the best of health and prosperity to you.

Centurion

Centurion  on July 10th, 2010

Oops!

Well, I found the RSS feed for this category at the bottom right. It works just fine.

I didnt get a chicklets when I opened the page, but now its there. Microshaft strikes again!

Centurion

John Doe  on July 10th, 2010

Thanks David. What you wrote here, I once would have considered heresy; I now find it makes a lot of sense.

Marta  on July 12th, 2010

Thank you, David. You’ve written precisely how I’ve felt and the things I’ve been saying for some time now.

Using “LRH says” often effectively acts as a conversation or discussion stopper, intentionally or not. Or the conversation can get into “quote wars”. Neither of which are productive or sensible, IMHO.

Fact is, LRH isn’t here anymore, and we are. There is an old story about two Buddhist monks that speaks to the point of “getting over it”. I post it here for your enjoyment:

(Excerpted from a book by M. Scott Peck; The Different Drum: Community-Making and Peace.
Dr. Peck was introduced to this story in Anthony de Melo, S.J.’s, The Song Bird)

THE MONK AND THE WOMAN

Two monks, Busho and Tanko, were traveling from one monastery to another on a rainy day. Halfway in their journey they came to a crossroad that had become a gigantic mud puddle. A young woman in a lovely kimono was standing at one corner looking forlorn. Busho went up to her and asked if she needed help getting across the road. She said she did. “Well, then,” Busho exclaimed, “jump up on my back.” She jumped on his back, and Busho waded across the road and gently put her down on the other side. Then he and Tanko continued their journey through the mud and rain.

They arrived at their destination just before nightfall, tired and hungry. They washed and then were fed a good meal by the other monks. After dinner Tanko said, “Busho, how could you? How could you have carried that woman? You know that we monks are not supposed to have anything to do with women. Yet you invited one to actually jump on you, and not only that, but a young and beautiful one. What might people have said if they had seen you? You disgraced your vows and our order. How could you?”

Busho looked at him. “Tanko, are you still carrying around that young woman?” he asked. “Why, I put her down over five hours ago.”

Leave a Comment

Total number of pages read by visitors: