Here is one of those LRH quotes the church sends out without apparently even reading what it says.
Whether you or I find this quote credible, there is no question that the person who sent it out from New Era, and any scientologist who received it, accepts this as gospel truth.
That being the case, one has to wonder whether they read this:
…if you see an impulse on the part of a human being to control you, you know very well that that human being is lying to you. Not is just going to—is lying to you. Check up the facts, you’ll find out they’re always true; that person is trying to control you, he’s lying to you. He’s got to tell you lies in order to continue control…
Land if they have ANY thought about the amount of control that is exerted over them by the church.
They are constantly being told they must attend events, file CF, be on course, participate in “4D activities” etc etc.
They are told what they can and cannot do with their money.
They are told who they may or may not communicate with.
There is a lengthy list of “Misdemeanors”, “Crimes” and “High Crimes” that dictate what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior. And there is even an Ethics Department to police this with an iron fist and impose and enforce penalties.
They are informed who they may have as friends on Facebook.
They are told what they may think — it is a sin to have “bad thoughts” about COB or LRH.
And plenty more.
It is another indicator of how controlled the world of scientology is. How slavishly blind can one get — to believe on one hand that everything L. Ron Hubbard says is true and infallible and on the other hand to be confronted with a quote from him that if you believed you would have to see that the church is lying to you, and yet the connection is apparently never made.
It is like those who do Super Power and don’t realize what a sham the church is — the Ethics Repair List alone should convince people the ethics and justice activities of the church have systematically suppressed people. Let alone the “Bright Think Rundown” that apparently results in dim thinking as otherwise everyone who completed it would be bright enough to see what is going on before their very eyes — if nothing else, that Flag is EMPTY.
The bubble that is the world of scientology is a study in how to NOT think for yourself.
Sometimes you observe people who have a problem with “control”—specifically “being controlled.” Well, here’s a related datum from L. Ron Hubbard that I am sure will be of use to you!
“When you find an individual is lying to you, you know that the individual is trying to control you. You can put that down. One way or the other, this individual is trying to control you; that’s a mechanism of control. …
“Conversely, if you see an impulse on the part of a human being to control you, you know very well that that human being is lying to you. Not is just going to—is lying to you. Check up the facts, you’ll find out they’re always true; that person is trying to control you, he’s lying to you. He’s got to tell you lies in order to continue control, because the second you start telling anybody anything close in to truth, you start releasing him and he gets tougher and tougher to control. So you can’t control somebody without telling them a bunch of fibs.”
— L. Ron Hubbard, Technique 88, lecture “Overt Acts, Motivators and DEDs” (25 June 1952)
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