The Big Lie:
David Miscavige repeats it over and over at events and in Corporate Scientology publications
“We are expanding like never before – we have opened X new churches in the last X alone.”
Here is a representative sample from the Tampa Bay Times – just one of the MANY letters over recent years that have been sent to the media. Apparently the Scientology spokespeople flunk their TR’s and have no concept how to handle any origination except to pretend it didn’t happen and talk about what they want to say – of course, that’s “Reporter TR’s”…).
This is just a small part of the letter which talks over and over about the growth proven by “new churches” in response to questions about The Hole, the culture of violence, the FBI investigation and David Miscavige’s beatings (everything is dismissed with the normal “it’s just lies from a small cadre of bitter defrocked apostates”).
For the complete letter, see here Letter from Church of Scientology to Tampa Bay Times
In the face of the Church’s continued and unprecedented growth….
Surely the Times — which claims a great interest in Scientology — is aware of the tremendous growth the Church continues to experience today. The month of June alone has seen the following Scientology Churches open their doors:
• The Church of Scientology Orange County, in Santa Ana, California on June 2, 2012.
• The rededication of the Church of Scientology Stevens Creek, in San Jose, California on June 9, 2012.
• The Church of Scientology Denver, Colorado on June 16, 2012.
• The Church of Scientology Phoenix, Arizona opening just yesterday on June 23, 2012.
A significant factor in the Church’s expansion has been the establishment of new Churches, known as Ideal Organizations.
Typically, it is difficult to ever clearly prove the lies of David Miscavige and his spokespuppets.
But there has been a recent change in the information on Scientology.Org – the official church website. Jeff Hawkins and I had both noted in the past that the way the church website was set up there was no easy or accurate way of finding all Scientology Organizations. These days they claim 11,000 around the world, a figure closer to the total membership than the number of organizations. Of course the number is probably decreasing as the church continues to disassociate itself from any of the “groups” it so grandly takes credit for the moment they get themselves into any trouble). But for this posting, I will stick to ORGS.
Nowadays, you can find on the church website a listing of orgs and missions for each geographical region (though Australia and Russia are included under Asia?). But it is now possible to count the number of orgs in every country around the world.
Oh, how inconvenient is this for David Miscavige and his sockpuppets. Especially when he announced with great fanfare the “encyclopedia of Scientology” What Is Scientology? In 1993.
After years of “astonishing and unprecedented, straight up and vertical international expansion”, “more in the last year than in the 50 years previously”, “5 times more than has ever been experienced in history” blah blah blah de blah de blah…
Ladies and gentlemen it gives me great pleasure to announce to you tonight, that while we only counted 136 orgs planetwide in 1993, today, 20 YEARS LATER, WE HAVE THREE MORE ORGS. That’s right, we now stand at a GRAND TOTAL OF 139 ORGS PLANETWIDE!!!!! THREE CHEERS FOR DAVID MISCAVIGE!!!
The Ideal Org Scam Rolls On
The way to keep a big lie going is never to acknowledge that it may not be true. Just plow on, ignoring all facts, all doubts and all evidence to the contrary.
An utter failure in expanding Scientology (other than its real estate portfolio) by anyone’s estimation, Miscavige charges onward and upward! The same Scientology site that lists the total number of orgs also claims (they are bit out of date, but oversights like this can be forgiven when you are wrestling with growing pains brought about by opening an org every 7 years) that:
The listing below includes new properties in planning or construction stage projected to open in 2012-2013.
UNITED STATES: Albuquerque, Battle Creek, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Harlem, Kansas City, New Haven, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Fernando Valley, St. Louis
CANADA: Toronto, Montréal
EUROPE: Copenhagen, Budapest, Basel
LATIN AMERICA: Bogota, Las Lomas, Caracas
AFRICA: Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bulawayo, Harare
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND/ASIA: Sydney, Auckland, Kaohsiung
UK: Birmingham, Manchester, Plymouth, Sunderland.
Perhaps this posting will tip them off that they didn’t make a single one of these “new” orgs in 2012…
But for any sharp eyed observer, they will note that there is a NEW ORG on the horizon. Kaohsuing in Taiwan. The IAS bought this building a 8 years ago and it has been just sitting and rotting — see my earlier post here David Miscavige’s Idle Fraud – Taiwan.
Starting into the third decade since the listing in “What Is Scientology?” looks to be a monumental year with new org number 4 bringing the average time to add a new org closer to 6 years than 7 in one fell swoop. Now THAT is straight up and vertical!!!
If you live near one of these “new orgs” perhaps you could swing by and shoot in some latest pix. After all we want comply with “Command Intention” and not ignore the massive growth proven by the Ideal Org Strategy! (pie face)
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