Nominated for two (2) of the Top 100 Stupid Moments in Scientology. . . When the the PC/OT has just finished their current auditing level and they are "attesting" and the Examiner asks them quirky question #1: DO YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS OR RESERVATIONS ABOUT ATTESTING TO (insert name of miraculous level)? The PC/OT always answers: "No!" Always. The Examiner always smiles knowingly and responds, "your needle is floating", to which the proud attester triumphantly smiles to themselves. And then. . . The "Success Officer" then examines the same PC/OT and asks them quirky question #2: WOULD YOU WANT OTHERS TO HAVE SIMILAR GAINS TO YOURS? The PC/OT always says: "Yes!" More floating needles, even more glowing pride ensues. These questions are not just random or innocuous pleasantries to pass the time. There are designed with a purpose. So, what does it all mean? ANSWER: These are two (2) of Scientology's favorite gimmicks. The cult has countless gimmicks to derail, deceive, de-sensitize and destabilize both "raw meat" wogs and their own parishioners. Within the cult, the gimmick is the holiest and most remunerative religious practice because this is how Scientologists disarm the common sense of others--and thereby "8-C" (finesse) them to do what Scientology wants them to do. Example: Over on the Underground Bunker website today, there is a very entertaining article about Kirstie Alley attesting to OT VIII, the highest level attainable (on this planet). Kirstie quite obviously knew the right answers to the above two gimmick questions ("yes" and "no"). They are gimmicks because: * Asking a Scientologist if they have any "doubts or reservations" is identical to asking them if they have "certainty". Certainty is the highest attribute/status a Scientologist can attain. No Scientologist would ever admit to not having "certainty" because that is "Q & A" and "downtone" and "effect" and "degraded". Hey, who wants to confess to the most amazing OTs in the universe that you are a "DB"? Asking a Scientologist that question is like asking an aspiring actress: "Do you have any desire to win an Academy Award?" or a person who is thinking about buying a lottery ticket: "Would you ever want to have 480 million dollars?"* Asking a Scientologist if they want others to have the same "case gain" (wins) as their own, is simply another version of the rhetorical "questions" for which there is only one answer---Ron's answer. It's not a question, it's a suggestion. That last one is one of the best gimmicks Scientologists run on each other that triggers the instantaneous shutdown of logic and common sense. It also induces amnesia and explains why Scientologists KEEP GOING UP THE BRIDGE, wasting fortunes and decades without achieving ANY of the magical states & powers they keep attesting to. The explanation is a little difficult to articulate because what happens at that moment is so subtle. Let's break it down for clarity: -- Wog joins Scientology hoping to achieve Clear & OT and all the supernaturally miraculous powers therein.-- New Scientologist does level after level, attesting each time that they "want others to have similar case gain to their own".-- Scientologist affirms "YES!!!"-- Scientologist attests to the level.-- Scientologist is immediately "routed" to the register to "ruin" them (again) sufficiently to compel them to cough up many tens of thousands of dollars more for their "next level". Because the "next level" will "handle everything!"-- Scientologist never was allowed to pause for a moment to enjoy or even test out their new OT superpower.-- The moment the Scientologist got close to attesting they were INSTANTLY asked if they wanted others to have the same OT powers as their. ("Yes", right?)-- But they never got any OT powers.-- Ergo, the instant they are going to attest they are purposely and treacherously misdirected to something else---answering if they wanted others to have these amazing OT powers they have. So, all the attention goes onto their "responsibility" of getting people into Scientology and "moving up their Bridge".-- The amnesia is so thorough the Scientologist "forgets" that they never got the OT superpower of that level. They go from NOT HAVING IT (one moment) to WISHING OTHERS HAD IT (the very next moment).-- Now the Scientologist is expected to use those new miraculous powers to Clear the planet.-- Big job, Clearing planets. That keeps them in overwhelm and too busy to think about what just happened. Now is all this just entertaining fiction? LOL. Was it all just made up or do Scientologists really become rendered stupid by this gimmick. Let's find out what really happens--- We now drop back in on Kirstie's OT VIII success speech and her verbatim quote: OT VIII KIRSTIE ALLEY “I’ve seen many New OT VIIIs attest at graduation. How new and shiny they felt and how their desire to help others had taken huge strides. I wanted to be like them!" Even moments after completing OT VIII Kirstie is already focused on others' "desire to help others". Nobody is talking about the OT powers they just got. They are FOCUSED ON, and THINKING ABOUT and TALKING ABOUT helping others become as OT as they are. Remember that question? ("Do you want others to have similar gains to your own?) Seconds after the "success officer" asked her that question on the Scientology lie detector, Kirstie is parroting the Command Channel mandate to no longer worry about her own (ostensibly erased) case---or the painfully obvious fact that she did not actually acquire ANY of the OT powers she paid for and just now claimed to have attained. No. Now Kirstie is supposed to worry about OTHERS getting those OT powers, like her own. Scientology. It's all about. . . Dissemination. Planetary Clearing. Salvaging This Sector. This is a brilliantly insidious gimmick. To take a homo sapiens and sell them miraculous powers and never allow them a moment to try out their new powers. And to make it "illegal" for them to show others their superpowers. And to never TEST them (during the "attest") to examine if they actually GOT the superpowers. Nobody is talking about the superpowers. Kirstie is, instead, talking about feeling "shiny". Kirstie is, instead, talking bout how she hopes to use her superpowers to save mankind. Scientology leaders love this gimmick, because it keeps everyone competing & judging their status-generating OT powers by how much income they can create for the cult. The elite winners don't win any OT powers, but they do get awesome sounding titles and jumbo medallions. .