Thursday, January 31, 2013

Scientology Cannot Be Saved

There are some who believe that if David Miscavige stepped down or were removed from the top office of the "church" of Scientology that somehow, the "church" will be magically be transported back to its heyday in the 1960's and 70's.  They say that Miscavige has changed Hubbard's writings in order to keep himself on top and to pad his ever increasing offshore bank accounts.  The truth, if you care to look, is somewhat different.  It actually looks like the main plan is to change Hubbard policy and basic information to make it more palatable for a more discerning public.  As only one example,  if you compare the Scientology Grade Chart from the early 80's to the current  one and look at the abilities gained on OT 8, Hubbard's version says:

Section VIII OT - Ability to be at cause knowingly and at will over thought, life, form, matter, energy, space and time, subjective and objective.

Whereas the Miscavige versions says:

New OT VIII - Handles the primary reason for amnesia on the whole track.

And of course, when the neophyte asks what the whole track is, he will be directed to the Scientology Technical Dictionary to make the point clear to him.

The first reason Scientology can't be saved is this.  If Miscavige has all this money stashed away (according to some it is over a billion dollars) and he steps down, the first thing he is going to do is run for the money and a safe haven (like West Samoa or Taiwan) where he can live like a king and not worry about extradition.  This would almost guarantee and end to the church.  If the person in charge of a large corporation absconds, the federal government would have to intercede with external audits on the various corporate entities under which the "church" operates such as Religious Technology Center, Church of Scientology International, Church of Spiritual Technology, etc.  That done, the "church" would be caught up for years in civil and bankruptcy courts, if not the criminal courts.

Also, the latest generation of Sea Org members are in thrall of Miscavige.  They have known no other leader.  If Miscavige did a runner, their faith would be smashed to bits.

And what of the Independents?  No hard line church member would listen to them.  They have too many "crimes" against Scientology.

Also, when the government finally steps in (let it be soon), everything will have to be entered into the public record.  All of the Policy Letters and Bulletins that the "church" has for so long tried to keep from the public eye for all to peruse, thereby exposing Hubbard's madness for everyone to see.

No, there is no salvation for this "church".  It is time to pull the plug.

Thanks for coming by today.  If your viewpoint differs, let's talk about it.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Another Petition - Why We Should Sign It

Ok.  I know how you feel.  Every time we have had a petition up, even when we had the required amount of signatures, it hasn't gone the way we wanted it.  Now, it seems to have us daunted because the required number of signatures is much higher.  It is up to 100,000 now.  So far we have only gotten 2137 as of this writing.  We only have until February 20th to get the remaining signatures.

I would like to put this in sports terms for a minute.  Every time a batter comes to the plate, the odds against that man hitting a home run are 1 in 35.26.  Each time you come to bat, you are that much closer to a hit.  There is only of definite in this equation.  If you don't walk up to the plate, you will never get a hit.

This time we are asking that the President remove the religious and tax exempt status of the "church" of Scientology.  Here is the petition:


Recognize that the Church of Scientology is harmful to both its members and critics and revoke tax exempt 

It is obvious that the Church of Scientology is physically and psychologically abusing its members in an attempt to extort from them.

Scientology is abusing its legal classification as a religion to deny its members basic human rights and operate as a criminal organization. It is time to revoke the status it so wantonly abuses.

It is also time to recognize the Church's abuse of the United States legal system to illegally impose its will on those that would criticize Scientology and its practices and bring to light the true purpose of Scientology: to take advantage of people through extortion, intimidation, and faux-religious blind-siding.

I urge to to please sign this petition and to get as many people as you can to sign as well.  It is so important to keep our fight in the public eye at this time.  Many people are saying that they "church" is going down what with all of the bad publicity going on.  We know that is not true.  Scientology has survived worse.  It is up to us to keep up the pressure on the government and to educate the people at large.  Please make sure that everyone you know signs this petition.  Please copy and paste the following link into your browsers location bar:

Thank you for listening to me.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scientology's Bad Times - Why I Am Afraid

No doubt that Scientology is in the midst of its worst time in history politically, legally and in the press.  Big law suits, F.B.I. investigations, the press and media, are all having a field day taking pot shots at the "church".  While many of us feel that the end of the "church" is near, bringing cause for a party, it is also a time of consternation.  In many cases past, cults, especially ones with charismatic leaders, have gone to great lengths to avoid criminal investigations, law suits and mass defections, many times to the point of extermination of their flocks.  While I have some hope that Scientologists may have enough of their own minds left to avoid such a tragedy, I have no doubt that David Miscavige is the kind that would, if he felt pressured enough, order a final solution.  Or, he may just order new quarters for the International Base be built in some third world country where he can be a law unto himself.

In the second case, he even has Hubbard policy on his side:

"Somebody some day will say ‘this is illegal.’  By then be sure the Orgs [Scientology organizations] say what is legal or not." - L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 4 January 1966, "LRH Relationship to Orgs"

This is not a joke.  While the rest of the world is busy laughing at the antics of Miscavige and his minions, The "church" has been busy making social and political inroads in the third world countries.

In 2003, the National Ministry of the Interior for Taiwan recognized the Church of Scientology of Taiwan as a charitable religious institution, officially adding it to the rolls of the country's recognized religions.  Young Scientologists take to the streets during peak traffic, and distribute copies of The Truth about Drugs series of drug education booklets.  Over the past year alone the Church of Scientology conducted 99 drug education events in Taiwan and distributed 45,150 anti-drug booklets.

Friday, June 11, 2010
Papua New Guineans join church of Scientology

MORE than 300 people in the National Capital District have signed up for training courses offered by the church of Scientology through its team of volunteers, The National reports. Since its official opening and welcoming ceremony on Monday, Scientology volunteer ministers have attracted many city residents to their exhibition tents at the Murray army barracks playing field. Australian team leader Mathew Andrews confirmed yesterday that he had recruited seven PNG volunteers to help with the training of participants who signed up to learn more about the group and its ways. “Many people have shown an interest. “We are getting about 100 people a day and have more than 300 here with us,” Andrews said. He said since putting out advertisements in the newspapers, he had been getting between 30 and 40 calls a day from people wanting to know more about the organisation. Andrews, who was running a training program for the new recruits at the campsite yesterday, maintained that Scientology was all about helping people help themselves and others in overcoming life’s problem and make the world better.

And then there is this:

In Tonga, part of the Samoan chain, Scientology has been busy bringing its Narconon style of alcohol rehabilitation to the area.  Tonga has, perhaps, the highest indigenous alcoholism rate of all the Pacific Islands.  Scientology/Narconon has been setting up alcohol and drug education and rehab centers there as part of its Pacific Campaign. 

No cause for concern?  I would like to remind you that Papua New Guinea is a law unto itself and  that West Samoa and Taiwan have NO extradition treaties with the U.S.  You see some cause for fear here?
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