"Ethics" redefined as MORALS (laws) - The 161 Sins of Scientology

Safe

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(I posted the following to both my Facebook groups, and what response have I got? A deafening silence, except for one peep, "I especially don't like #8;)". How could my point have been missed?)

Parody for Education Purposes: (Cross posted to Progressive Scientology Group)

Welcome New Scientologist and our Scientology Ethics book! By becoming a Scientologist, you implicitly agree to NOT do any of the 161 crimes we have fully disclosed to you here.

Never mind what Ron said about "Ethics are reason" in Science of Survival, or that Morals are law, and that Ethics and Morals are not the same. New discoveries have changed this.

Of course, we really know this is a Scientology Moral (Law) Code, however, we never call it what it actually is. So we give it 3 different other names, such as "The Ethics Codes", "Code of Discipline", or "Code of Offenses", as explained below.

Call it any of these last 3 names, just don't call it a MORAL code! Even though these "ethics" codes have nothing to do with ethics, but have everything to do with how we want YOU to properly behave and control you as a Scientologist, while you become a FREED BEING with us.

This list insures you don't get over-punished by us. This safeguards your freedom in our Scientology punishment system.

Here's our 161 THE ETHICS CODES and OFFENSES AND PENALTIES LIST: (Enjoy your Freedom!)

"This is a code of discipline which we have almost always more or less used, made plain for everyone to see, with limits against over-punishment and recourse for those who are wronged.

Accordingly this Code of Offenses and their penalties become firm and expressed policy."

MISDEMEANORS

1. Knowing and repeated departures from standard technology, instructional procedures or policy.

2. Processing a known Potential Trouble Source or the family or adherents of a
Suppressive Person or Group.

3. Auditor’s Code breaks resulting in a disturbance of the preclear.

4. Failure to follow the Instructor’s Code resulting in disturbed students.

5. Issuing data or information to wrong grades or unauthorized persons or groups or issuing data or information broadly without authority.

6. Any staff auditor turning in an illegible report.

7. Any staff auditor attesting falsely to TA or falsely reporting the flattening of a
process.

8. Any staff auditor running any process on any organization preclear that is not
given in grade and level HCO Bulletins.

9. Any alteration or non-standard rendition of a process.

10. Any staff auditor running a preclear above the preclear’s grade instead of for
the next grade, or running processes out of sequence in a grade.

11. Any student knowingly altering technology, applying processes improperly, or
using technology illegally on Hubbard Guidance Center preclears, or lower students or the public, while a student.

12. Any other answer to a student’s demand for verbal technical or unusual solutions than the permitted: „The material is in (HCO Bulletin, Policy Letter or tape).“ "What does your material state?“ "What word did you miss in the (Bulletin, Policy Letter or tape)?“ and requests for unusual auditing solutions: "What did you actually do?“

GENERAL MISDEMEANORS

13. Non-compliance.

14. Discourtesy.

15. Insubordination.

16. Mistakes resulting in financial or traffic loss.

17. Commissions or omissions resulting in loss of status or the punishment of a
senior.

18. Neglect or gross errors resulting in the need to apply the Emergency Formula
to their person, section, unit, department, organization, zone, or Division.

19. Continued association with squirrels.

20. Abuse or loss or damage of organization material.

21. Waste of organization material.

22. Waste of funds.

23. Alteration of senior policy or continued ignorance of.

24. Consistent and repeated failures to wear their hat regarding Dev-T.

25. Refusing an E-Meter Check.

26. Refusing auditing when ordered by a higher authority.

27. Disturbing a course or class.

28. Disrupting a meeting.

29. The discovery of their having an undisclosed criminal background in this life-
time.

30. The discovery of an undisclosed tenure in a mental hospital.

31. Omissions resulting in disrepute or financial loss.

32. Inadequate or declining income or traffic in a section, unit, department, organization, zone, or Division.

33. Assisting the inadequacy or decline of income or traffic in a section, unit, department, organization, zone, or Division.

34. Failure to acknowledge, relay or comply with a direct and legal order from an
executive staff member.

35. Misconduct.

36. "Unauthorized issue“; issuing material that does not have an authority for that
purpose.

37. Contributing to a crime.

38. Any staff member in a senior organization having vital data concerning an organization, department, unit or section that is IN AN EMERGENCY STATUS, or information clearly indicating that it should be, not bringing the matter effectively to the attention of superiors in his own organization.

ETHICS MISDEMEANORS

39. Failure to appear before a Committee of Evidence as a Witness or Interested Party when personally given summons or receiving summons by registered
post.

40. Refusing to testify before a Committee of Evidence.

41. Showing contempt or disrespect to a Committee of Evidence when before it.

42. Destroying documents required by a Committee of Evidence or refusing to
produce them.

43. Withholding evidence.

44. False swearing on a signed statement or form.

45. Impeding Ethics.

46. Refusing to serve on a Committee of Evidence.

47. Refusing to vote while a member of a Committee of Evidence.

Such offenses are subject to direct punishment by order and for a staff member the
punishment is the assignment of a condition below Normal Operation and reduction
of pay for the period assigned.

The same offenses may be used for a Committee of Evidence but not both a Committee and punishment by direct order-one or the other.

CRIMES

These cover offenses normally considered criminal.

48. Non-compliance with urgent and vital orders resulting in public disrepute.

49. Placing Scientology or Scientologists at risk.

50. Omissions or non-compliance requiring heavy intervention by seniors,
consuming time and money, with Dev-T.

51. Failure or refusal to acknowledge, relay or execute a direct legal order from an
International Board Member, or an assistant Board Member.

52. Following illegal orders or illegal local policies or alter- is, knowing them to be different or contrary to those issued by the International Board.

53. Not directly reporting flagrant departures from International Board policy in a
section, unit, department, organization, zone, or Division.

54. Being long absent from post while a senior executive without advising the
Board Member of his or her Division.

55. Permitting a section, unit, department, organization, zone or Division to collapse.

56. Not taking over as a deputy in a crisis not otherwise being handled.

57. Not reporting the discovery of a Crime or High Crime to World Wide while in authority or as a member of a Committee of Evidence or as a witness before a Committee of Evidence.

58. Refusal to accept penalties assigned in a recourse action.

59. Overworking an executive by ignoring one’s duties.

60. Protecting a staff member guilty of a Crime or High Crime listed in this code.

61. Committing offenses or omissions that bring one’s senior staff member, unit, department, organization or zone official to personal risk and/or a Committee of Evidence, civil, criminal or court.

62. Condoning circumstances or offenses capable of bringing a course, section, unit, department, organization, zone or Division to a state of collapse.

63. Neglect or omission in safeguarding the copyrights, registered marks, trade marks, registered names of Scientology.

64. Neglect of responsibilities resulting in catastrophe even when another manages to avert the final consequences.

FINANCIAL CRIMES

65. Passing organization students or preclears to outside auditors for private commission.

66. Taking an organization position to build up a private practice.

67. Taking private fees while on staff to audit outside preclears, run private courses, coach or audit students or organization preclears.

68. Embezzlement.

69. Taking commissions from merchants.

70. Reselling organization material for private gain.

71. Using an organization position to procure personal or non- Scientology funds or unusual favors from the public, a firm, student or preclear.

72. Making out or submitting or accepting false purchase orders.

73. Juggling accounts.

74. Illegally taking or possessing organization property.

75. Obtaining loans or money under false pretenses.

76. Pretending Scientology certificates, classifications or awards not actually held to
obtain money or credit.

77. Selling auditing hours or training courses for advance which are not then delivered as to hours and time in training (but not results or subject matter).

78. Theft.

TECHNICAL CRIMES

79. Being or becoming a Potential Trouble Source without reporting it or taking action.

80. Receiving routine auditing other than that intended for the handling of a Po-
tential Trouble Source.

81. Withholding from local Scientology executives that he or she is a Potential
Trouble Source.

82. Failing to report a Potential Trouble Source to local HCO.

83. Using Scientology harmfully.

84. Not bringing a preclear up through the grades but overwhelming the preclear with high grades.

85. Processing or giving aid or comfort to a Suppressive Person or Group.

86. Issuing the data or information or instructional or administrative procedures
without credit or falsely assigning credit for them to another.

87. Allying Scientology to a disrelated practice.

88. Harmful flagrant and continued Code Breaks resulting in important upsets.

89. Issuing any Scientology data under another name.

90. A student damaging another by willful application of incorrect technology may be charged by his Supervisors with a Crime and a Court of Ethics action must be requested by his Supervisors.

91. Any Supervisor teaching or advising any method not contained in HCO Bulletins or on tapes, or slighting existing HCO Bulletins, Policy Letters or tapes.

92. Any staff auditor reporting falsely verbally or in writing on an auditor’s report.

93. A student falsely enrolling.

94. Putting HCO at risk of reputation by false attestation as a student or preclear.

95. Running a course without a checksheet.

96. Changing a checksheet on a student after it’s issued to him.

97. A Power Auditor seeking or accepting advice verbally or in writing on how to run Power Processes from a person not doing the folder.

98. Any auditor accepting an unusual solution without filing a job endangerment chit or found using an unusual solution must be charged with a Crime and given an Ethics Hearing. Failing to report an unusual solution advised or used is also so handled. An "unusual solution“ is one evolved to remedy an abuse of existing technology.

99. A Potential Trouble Source knowingly permitting the Suppressive Person to be processed without advising the auditor or Scientology authorities.

GENERAL CRIMES

100. Organizing or allowing a gathering or meeting of staff members or field auditors or the public to protest the orders of a senior.

101. Using a local Scientology title to set aside the orders or policies from the
International Board.

102. Impersonating a Scientologist or staff member when not authorized.

103. Inciting to insubordination.

104. Instigating a local power push against a senior.

105. Spreading destructive rumors about senior Scientologists.

106. Pretending to express a multiple opinion (use of "everybody“) in vital reports, which could influence assistant board or board decisions.

107. Refusal to uphold discipline.

108. Getting another staff member disciplined by giving false reports about him or her.

109. Falsifying a communication from higher authority.

110. Falsifying a telex message or cable.

111. Causing a staff member to lose prestige or be disciplined by giving false reports.

112. Seeking to shift the blame to an innocent staff member for the consequences
of one’s own offenses.

113. Willful loss or destruction of Scientology property.

114. Causing severe and disreputable disturbances resulting in disrepute.

115. Holding Scientology materials or policies up to ridicule, contempt or scorn.

116. Heckling a Scientology Supervisor or lecturer.

117. Falsely degrading an auditor’s technical reputation.

118. Impersonating an executive staff member.

119. Condoning the suppression of the word „Scientology“ in its use or practice.

120. Mayhem.

121. Being a knowing accessory to a Suppressive Act.

Crimes are punished by convening Courts of Ethics or Committees of Evidence and may not be handled by direct discipline. Crimes may result in suspension of certificates, classifications or awards, reduction of post, or even dismissal or arrest when the crime clearly warrants it. But such penalties may not be assigned by direct discipline. Certificates, Classifications or Awards may not be canceled for a crime.

HIGH CRIMES (SUPPRESSIVE ACTS)

122. Proposing, advising or voting for legislation or ordinances, rules or laws directed towards the Suppression of Scientology.

123. Testifying hostilely before state or public inquiries into Scientology to suppress it.

124. Public statements against Scientology or Scientologists but not to Committees of Evidence duly convened.

125. Reporting or threatening to report Scientology or Scientologists to civil authorities in an effort to suppress Scientology or Scientologists from practicing or receiving standard Scientology.

126. Bringing civil suit against any Scientology Organization or Scientologist including the non-payment of bills or failure to refund without first calling the matter to the attention of the Chairman at World Wide and receiving a reply.

127. Writing anti-Scientology letters to the press or giving anti- Scientology or anti-
Scientologist evidence to the press.

128. Testifying as a hostile witness against Scientology in public.

129. Being at the hire of anti-Scientology groups or persons.

130. Infiltrating a Scientology group or organization or staff to stir up discontent or
protest at the instigation of hostile forces.

131. Mutiny.

132. Receiving money, favors or encouragement to suppress Scientology or Scientologists.

133. Publicly resigning staff or executive position in protest or with intent to suppress.

134. Theft or espionage for another group or government.

135. Pronouncing Scientologists guilty of the practice of standard Scientology.

136. Engaging in malicious rumor-mongering to destroy the authority or repute of higher officers or the leading names of Scientology or to „safeguard“ a position.

137. Delivering up the person of a Scientologist without defense or protest to the demands of civil or criminal law.

138. Falsifying records that then imperil the liberty or safety of a Scientologist.

139. Knowingly giving false testimony to imperil a Scientologist.

140. Blackmail of Scientologists or Scientology organizations threatened or accomplished-in which case the crime being used for blackmail purposes becomes fully outside the reach of Ethics and is absolved by the fact of blackmail unless repeated.

141. Spreading false tales to invalidate Clears.

142. Spreading libelous and slanderous statements about the alleged behavior of Clears.

143. First degree murder, arson, disintegration of persons or belongings.

144. Public disavowal of Scientology or Scientologists in good standing with Scientology Organizations.

145. Announcing departure from Scientology (but not by reason of leaving an organization, a location or situation or death).

146. Seeking to resign or leave courses or sessions and refusing to return despite normal efforts.

147. Resignation of all certificates, classifications and awards (but not posts or positions or locations).

148. Demanding the return of any or all fees paid for standard training or processing
actually received or received in part and still available but undelivered only because of departure of the person demanding (the fees must be refunded but this high crime applies).

149. Continued adherence to a group pronounced a Suppressive Group by the Hubbard Communications Office.

150. Aiding or abetting a person demonstrably guilty of Suppressive Acts in such acts.

151. Dependency on other mental or philosophic procedures than Scientology (except medical or surgical) after certification, classification, or award.

152. Accepting treatment from a splinter group.

153. Continued membership in a divergent group.

154. Organizing a splinter group to use Scientology data or any part of it to distract people from standard Scientology.

155. Organizing splinter groups to diverge from Scientology practices, still calling it Scientology or something else.

156. Calling meetings of staffs or field auditors or the public to deliver Scientology into the hands of unauthorized persons or persons who will suppress it or alter it or who have no reputation for following standard lines and procedures.

157. Seeking to splinter off an area of Scientology and deny it properly constituted authority for personal profit, personal power or to "save the organization from the higher officers of Scientology“.

TECHNICAL HIGH CRIMES

158. Tolerating the absence of, or not insisting upon star-rated checkouts on all processes and their immediate technology and on relevant policy letters on Hubbard Guidance Center Interns or staff auditors in the Technical Division or staff auditors or Interns in the Qualifications Division for the levels and actions they will use before permitting them to audit Organization preclears and on supervisors in Technical and Qualifications Divisions who instruct or examine or failing to insist upon this policy or preventing this policy from going into effect or minimizing the checkouts or lists.

159. Pretending to have an organization but have no technical personnel on staff in Tech or Qual.

CRIMINAL ISSUE OF MATERIALS

160. Public Dissemination of false or forbidden or dangerous data.

WILLFUL MISAPPLICATION

161. In truth, any Executive Council which is enforcing Ethics penalties without applying
Ethics rewards is liable to a charge of willful misapplication. Willful misapplication (Ethics or Tech) is a High Crime.

Just conform to these 161 laws of our group, and you will get to play our game.

Welcome to Scientology!
 

Gadfly

Crusader
Safe, did you really expect a thriving conversation?

That ethics offences are the basic guidelines of all Scientology BEHAVIOR! They are a firm basis of the mind control and the behavioral manipulation.

Of course, your are RIGHT, they are simply a "moral code", and have nothing to do with genuine ethics. But THAT is a big reason WHY they are Scientologists - they can't quite figure that out. :ohmy:

If you want to slip one over on them you are going to have to REALLY cut back on the gradient. :yes:
 

Safe

Patron
Safe, did you really expect a thriving conversation?

That ethics offences are the basic guidelines of all Scientology BEHAVIOR! They are a firm basis of the mind control and the behavioral manipulation.

Of course, your are RIGHT, they are simply a "moral code", and have nothing to do with genuine ethics. But THAT is a big reason WHY they are Scientologists - they can't quite figure that out. :ohmy:

If you want to slip one over on them you are going to have to REALLY cut back on the gradient. :yes:

The deep inculcation is truly frightening to me. I added the following comment in my closed Skeptical Scientologists Facebook group which is a more "fringe" group. I'll see what response I get. I can't believe I even have to spell out the problem even more than I already did. It's like their minds have stopped thinking, completely nulled. Like I said, scary!

"Such offenses are subject to direct punishment by order and for a staff member the punishment is the assignment of a condition below Normal Operation and reduction of pay for the period assigned." - LRH

This is in the ISE. Does anybody find a problem with punishment drive in ISE?

I'll quote out of Science of Survival ... page 155 by LRH edition, and page 182, 2007 squirrel edition, under "Method Used By Subject To Handle Others.

"The second category would be that of punishment drive, or domination. Here the individual uses alarm, threats, and the general promise of pain unless compliance is given by the others around him. This area extends from 2.0 to around 1.3."

When LRH wrote the ISE, he was clearly in this band, from 1.3 to 2.0. It's right there in the SOS! Look. Do Scientologists read SOS nowadays, and really understand what it says?

I so feel like the small child saying the emperor is not wearing clothes, sometimes. Why LRH fell in this tone-band is for another discussion. I just want to help others see that he was."
 

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Thanks Safe....This is an excellent post and thread.

All of the "crimes" that Hubbard dreamed up that might slow, impede or prevent him from defrauding the public out of billions of dollars.

I especially like the first few "High Crimes" which make it "suppressive" to take any action against Scientology/Scientologists when they have committed actual crimes, felonies, terrorism, mayhem or murder.

125. Reporting or threatening to report Scientology or Scientologists to civil authorities in an effort to suppress Scientology or Scientologists from practicing or receiving standard Scientology.

126. Bringing civil suit against any Scientology Organization or Scientologist including the non-payment of bills or failure to refund without first calling the matter to the attention of the Chairman at World Wide and receiving a reply.

127. Writing anti-Scientology letters to the press or giving anti- Scientology or anti-Scientologist evidence to the press.

128. Testifying as a hostile witness against Scientology in public.


Notice that the "High Crime" does not state if Scientology is in fact guilty. Essentially, it is a mafia-like Code of Omertà (silence) which is designed to terrorize any of its own members if they ever think of giving truthful evidence to legal authorities which might cause their crime bosses to be indicted, prosecuted and/or imprisoned for life.

If anyone thinks that "Indie Scientology" is any different than COS Scientology, let them post here any Indie Scientologist who has published a list of Ethics & Justice Policies by L. Ron Hubbard that are officially canceled in the Indie Church of Scientology. All I have ever seen was the vaguest and most ambiguously ambivalent hand-wringing about Hubbard's sociopathic "policies".

Where has any Scientologist or "Indie" Scientologist come out publicly and written up a Declaration of Independence from L. Ron Hubbards tyrannically oppressive list of "crimes"? This is precisely how the cult propagates its evil influence--by pretending that Hubbard's "philosophy" or "religion" is "ethical" by telling "acceptable truths" and conveniently (and quite deviously) omitting Hubbard's terrorist rants aka "ethics policies".

If Marty Rathbun or Mike Rinder or any "Indie" had 1/100,000th of the "integrity" and "insouciance" and "courage" that they pretend, they would simply write a blog or a post or one of those famous "Doubt Formulas" about the insane "policies" of L. Ron Hubbard.

All those amazing super-powerful and super-ethical beings publishing all those brave, brave, brave Doubt Formulas. But not one of them has any "Doubt" about Hubbard's terrorist "policies".

Let's just call it what it is. Scientologists are criminals because they belong to Hubbard's crime cult.

Until a Scientologist or Indie publicly "disavow" (another 'High Crime') the cult crime wave that THEY ARE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN, they are not worthy of respect--even though they congratulate each other so effusively in their little "Doubt" formulas.

Yeah, I am absolutely done with Scientologists pretending that they are not part of a criminal cult. They are. Until they are actually able to reject L. Ron Hubbard's criminal "policies".

The terrorist policies that are directed at their own cult members by their own leader (and anyone else who dares to tell the truth or blow the whistle) are the reason that Scientology is globally recognized and understood to be an insane and dangerous cult.
 

Gadfly

Crusader
The deep inculcation is truly frightening to me. I added the following comment in my closed Skeptical Scientologists Facebook group which is a more "fringe" group. I'll see what response I get. I can't believe I even have to spell out the problem even more than I already did. It's like their minds have stopped thinking, completely nulled. Like I said, scary!

It's "like"? You have accurately described the mental state of an over-indoctrinated Scientologist! It truly IS that scary. Their minds HAVE stopped functioning, all capability at critical (careful, honest) thought and analysis have ceased, and in their place is a sort of giant software program based on the various "logic circuits" of Hubbard's Scientology paradigm. Studying Scientology and how it affects people is an education in deep mind control and behavioral adjustment.

"Such offenses are subject to direct punishment by order and for a staff member the punishment is the assignment of a condition below Normal Operation and reduction of pay for the period assigned." - LRH

This is in the ISE. Does anybody find a problem with punishment drive in ISE?

I'll quote out of Science of Survival ... page 155 by LRH edition, and page 182, 2007 squirrel edition, under "Method Used By Subject To Handle Others.

"The second category would be that of punishment drive, or domination. Here the individual uses alarm, threats, and the general promise of pain unless compliance is given by the others around him. This area extends from 2.0 to around 1.3."

When LRH wrote the ISE, he was clearly in this band, from 1.3 to 2.0. It's right there in the SOS! Look. Do Scientologists read SOS nowadays, and really understand what it says?

I so feel like the small child saying the emperor is not wearing clothes, sometimes. Why LRH fell in this tone-band is for another discussion. I just want to help others see that he was."

Mine above in BOLD.

Safe, Scientolgoists have ALWAYS read Science of Survival, and due to the various indocrination methods along various lines they are taught to NEVER shine the light of examination on Hubbard or the subject of Scientology. That road is blocked. Self-examination and self-questioning of either oneself or group (i.e. Scientology) is a very forbidden activity and it is also a very deeply ingrained behavior.

For any person to stay in Scientology he or she must NOT understand what it "really says". One MUST become blind to stay along that path.

You are preaching to the choir here, of course. But to "get into their minds", you will need to cut back the gradient, because despite all of their training with obnosis drills, they cannot see the obvious. And, in fact, they will work and fight long and hard to NOT view the obvious. They ARE very heavily indoctrinated people (in the Church and in various Indie movements).
 

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What? No mayhem? Dang!



NB: It was not "mayhem" when Hubbard ordered Paulette Cooper to be falsely imprisoned, driven insane and terrorized to the "win" of suicide. Because.........

"Scientology is the only game in the universe* where everyone wins!" (L. Ron Hubbard)




* Ron in truth traveled throughout & researched the entire universe prior to reaching this scientifically supported fact.
 

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131. Mutiny.

I just LOVE a good mutiny! :thumbsup:


The policies and codes of Scientology are a de facto mutiny against the human and civil rights protections afforded by every civilized country in the world.

The list of "crimes" that Hubbard published is a recitation of his own viciousness against other human beings over 4 decades.

The only thing that stopped his personal crime wave in 1986 was when he once again "rose above the bank" and "humbly tendered a gift to mankind" by dying.

Ron also achieved a seamlessly on-policy succession plan by doing a successful Power Change Formula to David Miscavige. Scientologists express their gratitude for the uninterrupted deception and thuggery by donating additional billions to the crime syndicate.
 

Dulloldfart

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* Ron in truth traveled throughout & researched the entire universe prior to reaching this scientifically supported fact.

Sure. It's easy. You sit down with your trusty e-meter, put your attention out to span the entire universe, ask a suitable question, put in buttons, notice that the subject is F/Ning, and you're done. Piece of cake. You can scan the Akashic Records like that too, although you have to shift your plane of attention first.

(Only half-joking. Maybe he really did stuff like that and called it "research.")

Paul
 

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-snip-

Why LRH fell in this tone-band is for another discussion.

-snip-

The booze and Benzedrine wore off?

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An interview with the person who transcribed Science of Survival in 1951:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/miller/interviews/demille.htm

By the way, you may want to take a closer look at Science of Survival before you use it as a beacon of sanity.

As I recall, a recommended way to spot a person's placement on the "Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation and Tone Scale" is to note the person's attitude toward Dianetics.

Bad attitude toward Dianetics = Low on the Scale.

Does it say anything in Science of Survival about what should be done with people low on the Scale?
 

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Sure. It's easy. You sit down with your trusty e-meter, put your attention out to span the entire universe, ask a suitable question, put in buttons, notice that the subject is F/Ning, and you're done. Piece of cake. You can scan the Akashic Records like that too, although you have to shift your plane of attention first.

(Only half-joking. Maybe he really did stuff like that and called it "research.")

Paul


In fact we know that Hubbard is on record as saying: "The best way of knowing is to pervade."

He lectured extensively about his discovery on transcending actual & needless research, Homo Sap's unworkable technology called 'scientifically confirmed & reproducible results' and that single greatest source of DevT-called facts.

The pervade tech is quite pervasive in Scientology.
 

Gadfly

Crusader
In fact we know that Hubbard is on record as saying: "The best way of knowing is to pervade."

He lectured extensively about his discovery on transcending actual & needless research, Homo Sap's unworkable technology called 'scientifically confirmed & reproducible results' and that single greatest source of DevT-called facts.

The pervade tech is quite pervasive in Scientology.

:spitcoffee:

Hubbard's & Scientology's . . . . single greatest source of DevT-called facts!

:roflmao:

Mmmmm, I think I am going to sit down, get relaxed, put out my anchor points, and pervade Target Two.

Mmmmm?

Mmmmmmmmm?

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

Nothing there folks! :no:

:itstrue:
 
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Gib

Crusader
Mine above in BOLD.

Safe, Scientolgoists have ALWAYS read Science of Survival, and due to the various indocrination methods along various lines they are taught to NEVER shine the light of examination on Hubbard or the subject of Scientology. That road is blocked. Self-examination and self-questioning of either oneself or group (i.e. Scientology) is a very forbidden activity and it is also a very deeply ingrained behavior.

For any person to stay in Scientology he or she must NOT understand what it "really says". One MUST become blind to stay along that path.

You are preaching to the choir here, of course. But to "get into their minds", you will need to cut back the gradient, because despite all of their training with obnosis drills, they cannot see the obvious. And, in fact, they will work and fight long and hard to NOT view the obvious. They ARE very heavily indoctrinated people (in the Church and in various Indie movements).

my bold above.

There is friends of lrh website comparing LRH to DM.

If there could only be a friends of humanity website comparing LRH to some cult, posting taken from CarmeloOrchards at:

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...ard-the-Apollo-1973/page1658&highlight=apollo

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August 21st, 2012 by Patrick Mead
There are some things that are strange. And there are other things that are exceedingly strange. File this in the latter category.



We all know the power of totems. As I came into the airport today I saw whole family groups wearing them. Some were wearing Denver Broncos’ jerseys while others were wearing Red Sox hats or US Olympic Team shirts. None of those people were ON the team… but they wanted to show their support or somehow be identified with their favorite athletes. This can take an odd turn when you see people buy Michael Jordan cologne. I am sure Mister Jordan is a fine man and he was undoubtedly one of the finest players to every play the game but… when you saw him running down the lane covered in sweat, did you really think “I wish I smelled like him!” Of course, that is not what the cologne is all about. It is a totem. It is worn to identify with a hero and, perhaps, share in his essence, ability, fame, or success. To a lesser extent, this explains why people wear clothing with the names of the manufacturer or designer on it. Chaps, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Old Navy and other names on your shirt make a statement about where you shop and place you in a certain group of people (such as the kind of people who wear Ralph Lauren vs. the kind of people who wear Old Navy). We put stickers on our cars with the names of our favorite bands or teams or colleges for the same reason – it gives us an identity and places us into this or that group.

But totemism taken to the extreme becomes… well… religion. You might have to look this up before you believe it but there are religions based on moving bits of this or that around and waiting for a blessing. Called Cargo Cults, the greatest concentration is in the southwest Pacific ocean. The islands of the nation of Vanuatu has three separate cults and others flourish on nearby islands. What are these religions and how did they get started?



Beginning in the 18th century, when ships from developed nations began landing on the islands of Micronesia and Melanesia, natives who lived in a Mid-Stone Age culture were shocked to confront modern, industrial people groups that came out of nowhere. The cults remained a minor phenomenon until World War 2. Suddenly, vast amounts of ships and materials were pouring into the islands. First the Japanese and, later, the Americans and British were there with radios, manufactured clothing, fine furniture, huts, inflatable boats, medicines, and so much more. The natives of these islands – most of whom are still in the Stone Age to this present day — were overwhelmed by the materials, wealth, and “magic” these white people brought with them. It is hard to overestimate the power these ships, men, and goods had over their imaginations.

When the war ended, the rest of the world rejoiced and the ships with their crews and materials went home. The Islands were plunged back into isolation and darkness. The tribes had assumed that the arrival of these blessings had been a gift from their gods so… what did it mean when the gifts went away? Gone was the steady supply of medicines, trinkets, shiny things, food, and clothing. Perhaps they had displeased their gods? Maybe they could find a way to call them back if they acted faithfully. They were certain that all they had to do was what the outsiders (Japanese, Dutch, Americans, British) had done and the gods would come back. They constructed crude approximations of landing strips, desks, phones, radios, etc. and moved bits of bark or scrap paper around, picking up the “phone” (think of something the professor would have made on Gilligan’s Island out of coconuts and straw) and barking out orders before going down to the beach and waiting for the ships to come in. They thought that their actions would call their gods back to them. When years went by without any response from their gods, they began to search for better ways to move things around and better models to build, dividing from each other when disagreements arose. That is why there are three major denominations of Cargo Cults on small Tanna island in the nation of Vanuatu alone.




There is the John Frum cult – a name that has never been adequately sourced. It is thought someone heard someone called by that name or something similar and the natives decided to use him as an intermediary, somewhat in the same way that some Christians pray through saints. There is also the Tom Navy cult which is generally thought to have been named after the US Navy and a few fellows named Tom (any common name would have done, but this denomination believes Tom is the superior, true name). And then there is the Prince Philip Movement which worships Queen Elizabeth’s husband who visited the islands back during the war. Each believes the others are moving the wrong bits, or moving them in a wrong manner, or moving them out of order, or saying the wrong words, or saying the right words in the wrong way… you get the idea.



And they are not alone. There is also the Yali Cargo Cult on Papua that shares land with other Cargo Cult denominations such as the Paliau Movement, the Peli Association, and the Pomio Kivung.



All of these practice sympathetic magic – some of them even building airplanes out of straw and sticks, carving wooden headphones, sleeping in abandoned Quonset huts, and trying to mimic the day to day activities of the men who were there during the war including sitting at long tables to eat, marching with sticks in the place of guns, etc. in the belief that when they get it right, the gods will come back.




There is more than a little of this in many Christian churches. My late cousin, Frank S. Mead, wrote a book called the “Handbook of Denominations in the United States” which was revised and reprinted every few years until he passed away. Now, a committee has taken up that task and prints a new version every so often. I make it a point to read each new edition because it reminds me that each of these tribes thought that the other religious tribes of their day were missing something very important and, if it were added, THEN Jesus would be happy and salvation would be assured. Some go further and teach that when they get their religion right, Jesus will come back and start a thousand year reign on earth…but only when they get everything exactly right. When they looked around them, they saw that this church took the Lord’s Supper THIS way when it should be taken THAT way. In my own religious tribe there are divisions (all of them very minor and making up, collectively, just a few percent of the total) who are divided over whether we should pray for the bread and then break it or vice versa, whether we should use one cup or many, etc. They draw lines of fellowship over these distinctions. Five divisions over how to take this simple bit of bread and wine (and, yes, others are divided over whether it can be wine or if it can be grape juice), each convinced that the way they do it pleases Jesus.

These divisions grow more common – if less official – when we add in rules on music, organization, and association. I know of churches that split because some clapped during a song or a baptism. One side was convinced that Jesus wouldn’t like them any more if they clapped while the other side believed Jesus would like them better if they did. Mess with the “order of worship” at a great many congregations and you will find terror and fear in the hearts of many as they believe we have left “the old paths” and no longer please God. Some “coat and tie” churches will never let you up if you aren’t wearing proper clothing while the “Untucked shirts and hairy toes” churches wouldn’t be comfortable with an Armani clad scripture reader.

All of these fears originate from a misunderstanding of who we are and what we have in Jesus. Since the Bible compares our walk with God with marriage several times, allow me to do the same. I have been married to my sweet Miss Kami for over 33 years (i.e. not long enough). If I tried to make our lives fit a certain form and ritual to make sure that she was happy, she would be miserable. She doesn’t want a form, but a friend; not rote, but relationship. Marriage is a dance where each leads this way and that and each pulls and allows themselves to be pulled. It is not stagnant… or, if it is, it is doomed.

And so it is in our dance with God. He released us from the temple and told us that His intention was that we would be like Him (see 1st Peter 1:14; Genesis 1:26; First John). We enter the family and then become more and more like the family as we continue the relationship with Him. That is why there is no detailed explanation of how we are to worship Him in the New Testament (as opposed to the incredible detail we find the in Old Testament). God tried giving us ritual AND relationship and we went for the ritual even though He continually told us that He was much more interested in the relationship (1st Sam. 15:22,23; Psalm 40:4-8; Psalm 51:16-19; Jeremiah 7:21-23; Hosea 6:6; Amos 5:21-24; Micah 6:6-8; Matthew 9:13 and SO many others). Now, we are children of God through faith in Christ and we are to take on the characteristics of the new family; our adopted family. We are the continuing canon of scripture – God’s people moving about the planet with His Word – Jesus – writ large on their hearts and in their words and deeds.

Or are we the older brother playing at Cargo Cults at home? In the parable of the Loving Father – often misnamed the parable of the prodigal son when it is not really about the son(s) but the father – one brother stayed home and did every single thing the father required of him and, yet, was unhappy and not fulfilled in his life with the father. He had tried to get by with duty and ritual, not relationship, and found himself bitter when the father was rejoicing.

I recently read Michael Coren’s book “Why Catholics Are Right” and found it fun, informative, and very helpful, even if less than convincing on many points. The problem I had while reading it was that I had read other books before I got to this one – “Why I Am A Member of the Church of Christ” and a hundred tracts by A.G. Hobb, Batsell Baxter, and their ilk – that used the same method to proclaim their rightness: they had the correct ritual handed down in the right way and performed with exact precision, thereby gaining the favor of God. To be honest and fair, I don’t see our books, or Coren’s book, or the books written to prove the “one true church” nature of the Baptists or Missouri Synod Lutherans saying that if we have our ritual right, the heart and relationship don’t matter… but neither do they spend much time on relationship, narrative, and the journey with Christ. It seems that most of these tribes (and I am making a judgment here which may not be accurate, but it fits with my experience so far) are far more likely to accept someone whose ritual is right but whose heart is wrong than vice versa.

For example, in my tribe, Mother Teresa would be considered lost because she was not immersed, called men “Father” on earth, and a dozen other ritualistic “errors.” At the same time, they will often call another person brother or sister because their ritual is perfect and Biblical even though they are unkind to their neighbors, unsacrificial in giving, known to complain and whine, and hoarding possessions. Ritual trumps relationship and the heart in most religious tribes, turning them into modern day versions of cargo cults.

There was a booklet available decades ago that tried to introduce young men and women to the subject of sexuality. It was available via Christian bookstores and its main thrust was that happy and satisfying sex in marriage was due to the person, not the performance. In other words, it wasn’t a mechanical act, but an emotional one with physical expressions flowing from those emotions. About the same time, an MD named David Reuben wrote a mega-bestselling book called “Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask.” After writing several chapters on our bits and how they functioned, he walked the reader through a sex act between two people who did everything right, physically. He asked at the end of that narrative if this, then, was the perfect sexual experience and he answered his own question with a firm “no.” Why, when the ritual had been performed perfectly and both parties were happy with the result? Because, Dr. Reuben said, there was no emotional aspect to the act. There was no love, commitment, or mutual feeling – it was just physical.

A lot of people leave worship each week feeling like they did everything right but it “just isn’t working for me.” They have fallen into the Cargo Cult error and are shoving bits of cracker and juice around, standing and sitting, and even saying/singing the words at the right time… and leave emotionally untouched and unchanged because they are not dancing, walking, singing, talking, and living with God the rest of the week. They replaced relationship with ritual and their ship just isn’t going to come in.
 

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As-Wased
You know, that's another reversal of Scientology and that is the "ology" part as in "study of".

It's not a study of it's a Ron's way or the highway indoctrination/programming.

The ethics code and gradient is the punishment drive.
 
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