One of the really cool things about Pasadena Ideal Org is the opening ceremony where grandiose speeches are given.
Especially the announcement that there will be 170 staff members!
Reliable sources estimate the total number of part and full time staff (days, evenings and weekends) to be appx 20.
Questions: What kind of people get up at a public event and blatantly LIE? How desperate is Scientology for "validation" that they make up an entirely delusional "datum" like 170 staff? What kind of church so obviously, intentionally and remorselessly defrauds their own parishioners?
Even more bizarre, what kind of religion has holy scripture that bestows the blessing of LYING as a holy sacrament?
I remember back in June, 1971 (when I had just gone Clear, and there were less than 3,000 Clears in the world) in LA at some speech=lying to a crowd, Heber talked about how by 2000 the entire USA would be clear based on Scientology's growth curve. I couldn't believe anybody could be so stupid as to think that, much less speak that to a crowd. What a maroon! (and yes, I did know Heber, at that time, and no, I didn't say anything - (I would have been embarrassed to call him on such ridiculous BS).
Heber went on to bigger and more evil lies as "President" of the "church."
Around 1980-82 (don't remember), my friend, Robbie Levin had a meeting with Heber, where Heber told him lies to his face. Robbie didn't like that. He went to the SP Times and gave them an earful, which they printed. He and Joanie (Prather - his wife at the time) got declared. His brother disconnected from him. A few years ago, Robbie wanted to talk to his brother, so he bought 3 sets of the "basics" for $3K a pop, and Robbie was in good standing again.
It's all about the money. The lies are just a means to get the money. They aren't lying to you because they are evil. They are lying to get the money. It is really very simple.