If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.Mark Twain
The Church of Scientology has a problem. Well, actually, they have a lot of problems, but one major one is that the Church of Scientology can’t keep all its lies straight.
As any accomplished liar knows, you should always tell the truth as much as possible. One lie engenders another to back it up, then another and another. Unfortunately for the church, they have drifted so far from the truth, so long, long ago, that they are trapped. They can’t even begin to tell the truth now.
But, oddly enough, if you look carefully, you can discover the truth in what the Church of Scientology says.
Let’s take a look.
- Non-OTs, reading OT III, are not harmed. In fact, even running OT III when you “aren’t ready” does not harm you.
Yes, this is true. The church has definitely said that.
You’ve heard the stories, there are hundreds of them, but you may not have realized what they meant. Certainly the church didn’t understand the truth they let slip.
Typical story: A loyal Scientologist, an OT 3, 5, 7 or even an OT 8 is informed that they “aren’t Clear”, they “never did the lower levels”. They are told they must go all the way back to the beginning and start (and pay) all over again.
You’ve heard those stories, they are quite common in today’s Scientology. But understand what the church is actually saying. You see, these people were not “properly set up”; these people “weren’t ready”; these people “hadn’t properly done their lower levels” — and they read the super-dangerous OT III materials without any problems! That’s what the church is saying!
Not only that, these poor, unprepared souls actually ran the dreaded OT III materials without any harm! No flu-like symptoms, no coma, no death.
The OT III materials can be read and even run by un-prepared individuals without any harm at all. The Church of Scientology has officially said so!
- L. Ron Hubbard is a huge embarrassment to the church.
Miscavige was interviewed at length by Ted Koppel of ABC News. When played an audio recording of L. Ron Hubbard describing a visit to the Van Allen belt, Miscavige rejected it as “[not] part of current Scientology.” Wikipedia
That is exactly what Miscavige and the Church of Scientology are doing to handle the “L. Ron Hubbard problem”.
You see, at first they tried to cover up the truth about Hubbard and that didn’t work. They then tried to disprove the truth and that didn’t work. All that’s left is to distance themselves from Hubbard.
They are rewriting and “sanitizing” what Hubbard said and wrote to remove the embarrassing, discreditable, racist, homophobic and just plain crazy statements by L. Ron Hubbard. As time goes on, there have been fewer and fewer references to Ron at events, fewer and fewer mentions and photos in church publications.
All of Hubbard’s books have been sanitized. All the lectures are being gone through with large sections excised. Some lectures have been removed entirely as “too crazy”. In fact, there is an entire congress put on by Hubbard that will never, ever be heard.
Not only has the church removed large chunks from Hubbard’s lectures, they have employed a voice actor to add in words that they think Hubbard should have said.
All of this is a clear and obvious acknowledgement by the Church of Scientology that they find L. Ron Hubbard to be a big embarrassment. He lied — a lot. He was a racist and a homophobe. He was into crazy, space opera fantasies.
Soon you will hear the Church of Scientology quietly add a notice that “Scientology is based on ‘concepts from L. Ron Hubbard’, but that Hubbard is no longer considered the source of current Scientology practices.”
- The Church of Scientology knows that their “solutions” do not actually work.
In this case, you need to pay attention to what the Church of Scientology is not saying to get to the truth.
Scientology’s “solutions” have all been commercialized. They are all actual businesses, selling their “solution” to the public. There are dozens of various front groups, but the main ones are:
- Narconon/Crimanon – Selling drug and criminal rehabilitation.
- Applied Scholastics – Selling Hubbard’s “Study Technology”.
- W.I.S.E – Selling Hubbard’s “Administration Technology”.
Like I said, there are dozens and dozens of others.
Now, these businesses are selling their “solutions” and they promise fantastic results. But listen to what they do not say.
The Church of Scientology does not, ever, show actual, verifiable, evidence that their “solutions” work. They are amazingly silent about that. Any normal, legitimate business would happily provide proof of all their claims — but the Church of Scientology will not do that.
If you request actual evidence, you will only get PR and glossy brochures. If you insist that they provide actual proof of any of their claims, they will stop talking to you.
The Church of Scientology’s refusal to provide any evidence of their claims is their tacit admission that their “solutions” do not work — and that they know it.
This, by the way, is Scientology’s kryptonite. Just ask them for proof of anything they claim and they wither and fade away.
This is, by far, not a complete list of all the truths that the Church of Scientology has accidentally admitted to, but it’s a start.
When the Church of Scientology says something, it is a sure thing that they are lying. But if you pay attention to all they are saying, or notice where they are conspicuously silent, you can find out the truth — the truth the church doesn’t know they let slip.