Patron with Honors
I think the ultimate question is: Ex Scientologists: Can You Remove "Scientology" From our Culture?
We took the and need to stop the rot!
Orgs need to be
Scientologists: Can You Remove The "Cult" From Scientology?
We'll see. I do think it will always be obscure. I don't think it will be buried. I think people will do scientology in forms as shown on ClearBird for generations to come, because it can be a system of enlightenment.
It (scientology) is NOT a system of enlightenment, not even near enlightenment. The purpose of tulpa Hubbard was exactly the opposite of enlightenment. Of course "enlightenment" is just a term for "coming to know something" until one actually experiences enlightenment. The term means exactly what it says: en: an intensifier; light: light, real light, spiritual light, a soul-level experience; en: intense; ment: state or condition of. So we've got enlightenment = state or condition of intense light.
And man o man, is it ever intense.
It is dying. The corpse will rot and decay of it's own accord.
The exes will let it rot.
The FZers for the most part seem to be old coots who are quaintly old fashioned and some are out and out loony. They blend scientology with their looniness anyway, which dilutes the koolaid. Not enough cohesion or vitality. All of this is within a context of scientology being a pimple on the arse of the universe anyway, which is to overstate the case. It's name flashes around a bit, associated with dozens of good reasons to ignore it, avoid it, or get rid of it.
Scn itself is a mix of different things. Ideas persist or go away on their own merits or lack thereof.
I just got back from the FZ conference last month. I didn't see one loony in the bunch. A couple eccentrics but no one who was any weirder than any of the FZ's detractors whom I've come across. Just sayin'.