Gold Meritorious Patron
Consider this concept:
By alienating the best and brightest from "the church" hubbard actually safepointed activity towards what is our common goal, "spiritual advancement".
David Mayo seems to have worn his tech hat beyond scientology, being insturmental in the development of Metapshychology, Otto Roos is still out there processing and leading, Alan Walter has his thing going, etc.
None of them carry the stigma of "scientology" but still work in the same direction.
Not saying to old guy planned it that way.....
But perhaps becoming a terminal of comparible magnitute was the graduation test.
alex ( who seem to revel in having a different point of view )
Interesting theory, however I think Alan would tell you that LRH never called him into his office, shooed off his messenger and had a little chat with Alan: "Alan, Scientology is under attack on numerous fronts. We need to get some alternative solutions going under different guises. I want you to go off and start your own thing."