No. But the tech does not challenge a person's right to believe in absurd things. In point of fact the Co$ has grown dependent on exactly that.
However, I would not agree that it is the place of the tech to CHALLENGE the individual's self-view no matter if apparently absurd to others. The function of the tech serves to get them looking and resolving the issues which impact their own sense of self. They are entitled to determine their own interpretation of self. Failure to respect that entitlement is nothing other than the attempt to fix and define another being contrary to his will.
Besides, maybe one of them WAS Rommel.
Okay, I'm gonna go back to something you said earlier. You said that Scientology is about taking hypothesis and testing them and seeing what's true for you. Why shouldn't Scientology be helping people actually test things out? If it really is about TESTING things, then they should be taught how to go out and test them IN THE REAL WORLD and be encouraged to do so. The end cognition is that you made all this shit up anyway, why not encourage people to find that out through their own devices instead of hoarding the secret until you've bilked them out of thousands of dollars? If the experience of auditing and recalling fictional past lives is in some way therapeutic, and the good is not undone by unraveling the fictitious nature of your mental journey, there is no good reason to encourage people to ignore reality.
Unless you're a cult and you're trying to scam them out of thousands.
I want to believe you're not a cultie, Mark. Prove me right here.