Here is something rather odd and telling about Dennis and the cult he soldiers for.
On one hand, Dennis, the big huge being, is awarded the rarely given Freedom Medal because he is so powerfully OT that he brought about thunderously vast 4th dynamic changes that were felt across the entire planet. This is the power and majesty of his OT powers--the divine level of "Total Cause" that Scientologists can only marvel at and they jump to their feet and shower him with infinite cheers, applause & adulation.
On the other hand, he is a little being , an effect pc who has been bogged on OT V for 24 years. His cause level is so low that he can't even make it go right enough to blow a few BTs or buy a few more hours of NOTS.
SO WHICH IS IT SCIENTOLOGY?
Is Dennis a world-shaking OT or is he a degraded being who is an embarrassment to your Bridge To Total Freedom? After all, the guy has been Clear and OT III for a quarter century and he is crashed, overwhelmed and losing in life. Doesn't say much about your supernatural tech does it?
Scientology is BOTH. But, in different contexts. The two contexts are 1) reality, and 2) delusion.
First, the person is just a person, the same as everybody else, and nothing special or unique. THAT is the reality.
Second, the delusion is that the person is somehow UNIQUE & SPECIAL, somehow "advanced as a being", somehow "expanded in abilities", and somehow "the only person and group that has all the right answers".
I cannot for the life of me understand how ANY Scientologist can quietly sit by and watch as people they knew last week or last month, who were THEN considered "upstat and productive" (one of the "good guys"), suddenly disappear off of the radar as they fall OUT OF FAVOR, and are now viewed as total shit. I saw that when I was involved and it made me sick - how easily and casually Scientology will WASTE people - people who had previously devoted LARGE amounts of time, energy and money to "the cause".
That one contradiction alone was enough for me to put lots of space between myself and THAT crazy LRH-inspired group.