Gold Meritorious Patron
Thank you for posting Chris Shelton's link. His videos are excellent and I'm impressed with everyone's comments. I just have a few points:
I hope we don't blow people out of the water here if they start in using the evil vernacular. As our Wise Moderator has pointed out, people come here with a wide range of experience and varying viewpoints. If it becomes evident that they are not quite ready can we just respectfully say something like, "Excuse me, this is the "EX"-Scientology Message Board - you may be looking for the "Quasi"-Scientology Forum. They are down the hall on the right".
If the Church is going to experience a well deserved SRA this message board may find itself handling a lot more traffic. We do want to assist these people, yes?
Next, as an aside and in addition to all the other valid reasons given, on the ships and in the days of mimeo machines the Church used telex a lot and paid by the word, so there was a strong emphasis placed on the use of acronyms, abbreviations, etc. which could be kind of a historical precedent. It would not surprise me to also find that LRH deliberately wanted to use Scientology expressions as a subtle means of confusing his many real or perceived enemies who might intercept messages.
(Any subliminal usage of Scientology nomenclature in this message is intended), TOBB