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  1. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    The funny thing is that LRH his-self wrote policy against being too concerned about posh buildings. That the fanciness of the building didn't matter if they were delivering tech results. And it's true. If the Tech delivered results, in terms of actually, observably and objectively increasing...
  2. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    This was Hubbard rhetoric trying to counteract parents of Scientologists, who were unhappy that their college educated kids were living in hovels and barely surviving, and not producing any grand-kids, while slaving away for Hubtard.
  3. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    The original Cipolla article http://harmful.cat-v.org/people/basic-laws-of-human-stupidity/
  4. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    It's silly, cringeworthy stuff like that, which has ex Scientologists, after a few years in the real world, being less willing to admit to having been in Scientology, than one would admit to having served time in jail for indecent exposure to schoolgirls.
  5. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    Because if you have any sort of OT Eligibility Sec Check in your future, you can't afford to ditch too many events. You can pay now, or you can pay for sec check intensives, but you WILL pay.
  6. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    If what you really mean is "Would they tolerate a Scientologist disseminating Christianity to Scientologists, whether explicitly or implicitly?", while there is no open policy that I know of, I think it would be heavily stomped on as "other practices". Especially if the Christian made any sort...
  7. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    Some years ago, someone doing OT5 at Flag I think experienced something similar, where refusing to make big IAS contributions he found himself at a low priority on the NOTs auditor rotation, not getting much auditing time per day. Flag could especially do that, because you were necessarily away...
  8. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    Here's a question: Were they wearing hazmat suits because they were carrying hazardous materials? Or were they wearing hazmat suits to prevent anyone from being able to identify who was carrying that object?
  9. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    Having written my share of letters when I was on staff, I could see someone deciding to not write yet another letter of the kind that obviously has not worked before, and experiment with something different. How do you know that he hasn't gotten responses from off the wall letters?
  10. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    If you're still working, wait until full retirement age-- your SS benefits are reduced if you are making more than a pittance of earned income. If you are not working, and unlikely to work full time again, start taking it. You have no assurance that Democrats will not reduce your future...
  11. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    If, instead of paying Social Security, he had taken the money each week that would have gone to social security, and put it into an IRA (individual retirement account) and simply invested in mutual funds, he would be getting a cash flow much higher than SS would give him. But he would have...
  12. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    If the failure of something would cause you inconvenience, have a backup. If failure of your primary would be life-threatening, have multiple backups. In my case, if a power blackout takes out my heating system (which happens an average of once or twice a year), I have a gas stove, a...
  13. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    The feminists are not really feminists. They are socialists who use "feminism" as a vehicle to promote socialism. Look at classic Bugs Bunny, Speedy Gonzales, etc. They are individualists who are totally unwilling to be pushed around. Do they strike you as role models for the New Communist...
  14. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    Summarized: Scientology keeps pounding into you that your DUTY is more important than anything else, and that your DUTY is to Scientology, and that the only way to be a Good Person is by performing your Duty. This is part of the essence of the trap.
  15. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    An analysis I heard: Characters like Pepe le Pew, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, Wile E Coyote -- they were lessons to kids in how NOT to behave. They were obnoxious and full of themselves, and the kids could see that they were absurd failures as a result of their own character flaws. The "cool"...
  16. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    I would have liked to say "if there was no second wife, then what is Mary Sue's status?"
  17. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    Easy. They actually had people show up for the "Maiden Voyage", and they want to replicate those same stats every year. It's just Suppressive Reasonableness to point out that on the first Maiden Voyage they had a huge backlog of OT7 completions wanting to do OT8, and that was not the case in...
  18. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    Being the autistic type that I am, I had to look it up. Why 9 feet? Because that was probably as deep as a dropped bomb was likely to penetrate. Why was penetration desirable? Because a bomb that detonated below ground would transmit MUCH more pressure to collapse a deep-buried bunker than an...
  19. Enthetan

    TOP SUPER-STUPID MOMENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY (PART V)

    Mostly, it was from changing my social circle, from hanging out with pot-heads to hanging out with cultists who wanted to suck all my money and time out of me. Both were destructive, long-term, but in different ways.
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