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What is a scientological view can actually have many nuances. Many scientologists are working hard "to make things go right" in a good sense of that term. Often they get a hard time because of strong pressure from the Scientology organization to a degree where they get busted. It is sad. If they leave and choose to continue in an independent group things change dramatically..
"Everyone is free to follow whatever path they wish".
That is absolutely NOT a Scientological view. Never was. Never will be. Ridiculous.
Anyone who has been in and around Scientology soon learns that (aside from the cult's guru) nobody is free to follow whatever path they wish.
The Indies will disagree, but then consider that Indies LEFT Scientology and simply don't believe in ADMIN TECH nor ETHICS TECH. Hubbard emphatically stated that the tech will not work unless you use all the ethics tech and get ethics "in". Thus, we have the absurd situation of a person disavowing most of Scientology tech, yet still calling themselves a Scientologist.
Kind of like a Christian who believes in the Bible, just not the parts about God or Jesus.
If it is a group that disregard Scientology ethics and admin then that group probably also disregard the idea that Scientology ethics has to be "in" in order for the tech to work.
If you really insist on including some considerations regarding Scientology ethics then you can look at it this way:
Those people in such a splinter group typically experience that all their dynamics start flourishing. They suddenly have time to spend time with family and friends and other areas of life. That means that, in scientologeese, they are doing the greatest good for all the dynamics which in scientologeese means they are in-ethics. It kind of happens almost automatically you could say.
When @Terril park said "Everyone is free to follow whatever path they wish" he is actually referring to something that should be a rule in Scientology according to its own teachings and therefore actually is supposed to be a Scientological view. Well, it is heavily violated as has been reported from countless number of people, but that doesn't mean you can't "turn it on" it once you are out in an independent group.
One of the typical things that can happen in an independent group is you loose some ideas that were part of your belief system. One idea that many people loose is the idea that Scientology is the only truth and/or a complete truth.
Another idea that you loose is the idea that you have to disseminate Scientology to everone. In Scientology you are gradually indoctrinated to think that you can't talk Scientology with someone without having in the backhead that dissemation should be happening. Loosing that idea makes an incredibly huge difference. It is like going from hell to paradise. It is really amazing how relaxing it can be to talk Scientology with someone without that idea. If someone asks a question on the subject you can just tell them and that is it.
Many years ago we were a group of scientologists who splintered off and continued on our own, so above is based on my experience back then. When you don't have the idea that Scientology is the only truth neither a complete truth then you are not stuck on the subject anymore. You can regard it as something that is or has been very relevant on certain points and be happy with that and then move on.