So please tell me...And I want examples like scientology contributing to peace efforts across the globe, helping out homeless people, setting up charities for hurricane Katrina victims, tsunami victims etc. ANYTHING!!! I mean at least you get a free copy of the book of mormon or the bible. What do you get for free in scientology without having to sign a billion year contract??
From what i can see the only thing you get for free in Scientology is a Free Stress Test.Looking at the people i have seen offering these Stress tests, they are the ones that need the stress tests.
After what happened to that poor girl in Norway, it would appear that the Free Stress Test is in itself an extremely dangerous test to do if a person is feeling stressed out to start with, along with the "we can help you handle that" and the hard sell to sell books and get people on courses, it is enough to put people under further stress.
At St.Hill in the 60s i think most people who joined Scientology genuinely wanted to make the world a better place and to help their fellow men and women. There were some great people amongst them.
When my Dad and i first joined the Ship everyone helped one another and again there were some really good people.I'm not sure at what point that changed ,but it did change,or it had been there all along but hadn't become apparent.I think the latter, due to Hubbards involvement with Crowley. There is no mistaking that Hubbard fled to the sea and set up the Sea Org in order to flee. He was able to get on with his plans for world domination without too much scrutiny from his "enemies". From early 1968 it was apparent to me that people were not being helped by Scientology but were being harmed,as time went on it got worse.
What i find really sad is that Scientologists still think today they are helping people. A heavily indoctrinated Scientologist cannot see that a touch assist does not work,that reading the "way to happiness" booklet when you have just lost your home and everything you own is going to make you feel oh so much better. It is all a delusion.Showing kindness under false pretenses. Converting people to Scientology,especially the Sea Org is very detrimental to ones health.
When you join the Sea Org, you do in fact sign a billion year contract, and nothing is free. You have to work extremely long hours,for very little pay,living in virtual poverty. Unless you already have money, working your way up the Scientology bridge is almost impossible.
In my opinion if the Tech was so damned good, as Jason Beghe says why are OTs having migraines. I remember reading Hana Eltringhams' affidavit and she kept getting really bad migraines too. If the Tech can't cure people of migraines what chance does it have of curing anything else.
I even saw L. Ron Hubbard in his bunk once ill,perhaps he was experimenting, i'm pretty sure he had a headache,like in a bad hangover.
No amount of touch assist would have helped him,come to think of it, what did the "way to happiness" do for him either in the end? Not a lot.
Its all quackery.
the man who"wanted" to rule the world was a science fiction writer, who lived out his fantasies in real life.Some body some day will say this is illegal. It won't come soon enough.