Right away you know something is terribly wrong when the words “Scientology” and “free of charge” are in the same web site. But in all fairness, perhaps we should take a closer look … because like the video says, “THERE ARE REASONS BEHIND EVERY SITUATION.” WHAT? Yes, he really did say that. But I digress … on to Investigating the INVESTIGATIONS.
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Many people go through life in a rather hit-or-miss fashion, casting about for ideas to explain why their projects improve or decline, why they are successful or why they are not. Guessing and “hunches,” however, are not very reliable. And without the knowledge of how to actually investigate situations, good or bad, and get the true facts, a person is set adrift in a sea of unevaluated data.
Gee … I would think at this point that maybe College or a seminar might help overcome some of those “hunches.” People don’t just get launched out into the world without any investigative skills … oh wait, those are exactly the people Scientology is looking for. As Jon Atack said in The Total Freedom Trap: Scientology, Dianetics And L. Ron Hubbard, “Most people come to Scientology when their lives are in crisis. Scientology uses manipulative recruiting techniques to heighten vulnerability, and falsely promises a solution for almost any problem. From the beginning, the new recruit is subjected to techniques which induce euphoria. The desire for this euphoric state can be ikened to a drug addiction, often rendering members all but incapable of critical thinking with regard to Scientology.” Good point Jon.
Accurate investigation is, in fact, a rare commodity. Man’s tendency in matters he doesn’t understand is to accept the first proffered explanation, no matter how faulty. Thus investigatory technology had not actually been practiced or refined. However, L. Ron Hubbard made a breakthrough in the subject of logic and reasoning which led to his development of the first truly effective way to search for and consistently find the actual causes for things.
So L. Ron figured out how to find actual causes for things. That’s curious. All along I thought it was folks like Einstein, Freud, Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci, Nikola Tesla, Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking … just to name a few. And Mr. Hubbard wants us to believe he’s up there with this prestigious list of folks? I don’t think so.
Knowing how to investigate gives one the power to navigate through the random facts and opinions and emerge with the real reasons behind success or failure in any aspect of life. By really finding out why things are the way they are, one is therefore able to remedy and improve a situation—any situation. This is an invaluable technology for people in all walks of life.
O.K., so here’s a question for all you aspiring Non-OT Scientologists out there (yes.. YOU, the 90% who haven’t even advanced beyond OT1). When was the last time any of your friends up through the OT8 category demonstrated their “Super Powers.” Come on — don’t mess with me, you know what I’m talking about. And it’s not related to this bogus “navigations” line of bull. Seriously – the hype about moving through the advanced levels of technology are about as bogus as clicking on the next “please select a deal” button for Publishers Clearing House online contests. The last time I checked, the odds on winning the current PCH contest was about 1 in 1.8 billion — playing the lottery is probably the better pick. But if you’re into throwing away wads of money, but all means move to the front of the line.
It has been estimated that the cost of achieving total freedom for the whole bridge to OT9 readiness is estimated at $365,000 – $380,000 (latest estimate in 2006 dollars – courtesy of Operation Clambake.) For that investment you get the unique power to change traffic lights at will … or something. Although the faithful will never admit it to an outsider, they secretly believe there are unique super powers bestowed on the upper level Operating Thetan – powers that make it “possible for one “thetan” to read another thetan’s “mental image pictures.” Hubbard encouraged even more strenuous beliefs for the final OT level — OT VIII — which was claimed to make the recipient “at cause over physical matter, energy, space and time.” (Jon Atack).
Well, I’m out of time and patience to continue today’s study of Investigations. If, by now, you’re not convinced otherwise, then go ahead and take the stupid free online course. But remember, you were warned in advance … once they’ve got your phone number and email address, YOU ARE SCREWED!!