Are you deeply in debt? Are your credit cards maxed out? Is your home mortgaged to the hilt? Are you looking for ways to borrow even more money to give to the church?
If so, then you are just an average member of the Church of Scientology. Miscavige’s church just keeps hammering at you for more money, doesn’t it?
But you may be missing some very important information from L. Ron Hubbard about all this. Something that the church really doesn’t want you to know. The church wants you to borrow more and more and more and send everything to them, but that violates Ron’s very specific policies about how to handle your finances. You didn’t know that, did you?
You see, Ron didn’t want you to go into debt. He really didn’t want you to go into debt. He was very adamant about it.
The basic principle of financial management is a simple one, income must be greater than outgo.
Amongst the principles of financial management are these: One cannot spend money unless he has it. Never contract bills or debts unless the money is immediately in sight to pay them.L. Ron Hubbard
From HCOPL 3 JUNE 1959 – FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Oops! Did the Church of Scientology forget to tell you about that one? It’s right there in OEC* Volume 3. It’s one of the most important financial policies that Ron wrote — and you should be following it.
I’ve mentioned this policy to the Registrars* and they do know about it. They hate it. They don’t want you to know this policy letter.
To attempt to negate what Ron says, the Registrar will probably say something like, “Oh, just postulate* the money being there — that makes it ‘in sight’ doesn’t it?”
Factually the answer is “No, it doesn’t”. “Postulated money” is not “immediately in sight” by any definition. That’s just irresponsible! Can you imagine some church executive explaining to Ron why he put the church deeply into debt, “Oh I just postulated that money would come in!” Can you imagine what Ron’s response to that idiocy would have been?
No, finances are very important to your survival. You don’t operate your finances on “maybe”, “if”, “soon” or “I hope”. With finances, you operate from the way things are, not the way you wish they were. You must not go deeper and deeper into debt. Not only does Ron tell you not to, but simple common sense tells you not to. The basic principle of financial management is “income must be greater than outgo”. If you run up any debts, you are violating this vital rule.
But Miscavige’s Church of Scientology doesn’t want you to know this key policy from Ron. They need you to keep violating this important financial policy so they can get more money. The fact that your survival is severely endangered by their actions doesn’t bother them at all.
*OEC: Organization Executive Course. A set of eight volumes containing most of church policy.
*Registrar: Sales person who brings in money for the church.
*Postulate: To say and believe something will happen.