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I think you are missing the point JB is making. I know what you are saying, my sister is a Phd. But Scientology takes real world words like Church, Minister, confessional, for example , that people have an understanding of, but in Scientology they mean something entirely different. They fool people.
Oh I agree. This using a word that everyone thinks they understand in a non-standard way (hello, ethics?) is a hallmark of $cientology. But it's perfectly legit to have honorary titles in a business. Japanese companies do this all the time to senior execs past their prime but not yet ready to retire - as Japanese firms are newbie-to-retirement socialist employment engines. The problem is using that honorary title in public. A make-work VP in Japan would never pretend to be a major officer of the company in public (but then, a Japanese firm would never send a make-work VP out as a mouthpiece).