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Finding your way after leaving the cult of Scientology

Are In-Church Scientologists Lost?

When looking through Issue 49 of International Scientology News, I noticed the following pictures:

I noticed that every one of these pictures has a HUGE sign in it saying “where you are”. Apparently part of what makes an org ideal is that you can’t help but know “where you are”.

When I was on-lines, the orgs I was in didn’t have these signs. Even the Solo courseroom at AOLA didn’t have ANY signage in it boldly proclaiming what it was. The notation of the room’s function was etched in the glass of the entrance door to the room in 4-inch high letters.

In fact, when I was on-lines at ASHO, there were little signs, 3 inches by 10 inches, out in the hallway, saying what the room was.

There wasn’t a MONSTROUS sign inside the room telling me what each room was.

So, I had to ask myself, “Are on-lines Scientologists the world’s most disoriented people? Do they fall asleep while they’re studying and need a GIANT sign to tell them where they woke up?”

Did I not get what LRH put there for me to get out of Scientology because there wasn’t a HUMONGOUS sign in each space in each org telling me what it was? Did my preclears not get any gains because there was no COLOSSAL sign explaining to the parishioners what each room was for?

Then I saw someone I knew in one of the pictures. I knew that person had been around for twenty years, and I knew that person wasn’t stupid.

So it was obvious.

The signs aren’t for the parishioners.

They’re for the cameras.

And Miscavige’s ego.

— written by Plain Old Thetan

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5 Comments

Sinar  on February 23rd, 2011

Good point, perhaps big signs are needed in otherwise large and empty Idle Orgs to put some significance into empty buildings. Similar to large labels on clay concept, to balance significance and mass!

Fellow Traveller  on February 23rd, 2011

Ah ha! Sinar raises another reversal —
Under LRH it was LARGE CLAY and labels. Now it’s LARGE LABELS and mest.

Brilliant observations.

Bruce Pratt

OldAuditor  on February 23rd, 2011

I have another suggestion. I look at these enormous signs and the over the top workmanship and I remember how whole track empires rose and fell.

Everything over-sized, incredible attention to design details, these signs make a statement that will be remembered down through the ages like this one:

“My name is OZYMANDIAS, King of Kings.
Look on my works ye Mighty, and despair!”

Self-appointed Emperor Miscavige is performing a reenactment of the last days of some long-forgotten empire.

I have one suggestion for him, “Beware the ides of March.”

Marta  on February 23rd, 2011

Hoo-Haaa – LOL. Funny and right on the mark. What a hoot!

lunamoth  on February 26th, 2011

LOL Back before ideal orgs were even a glimmer in miscavige’s squinty, cgi-color-enhanced eyes, we had a fool-proof way to find the academy without the need of signs of ANY size – remember?
What you do is you find the big room with tables and chairs WHERE PEOPLE WERE STUDYING, USING DEMO KITS AND DICTIONARIES, AND WERE BEING HELPED BY SUPERVISORS. There was study and demonstration and word clearing going on, and there were people.

That method is simply impossible to use in a world where the academy’s are empty.

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