Scientology loves to claim they are responsible for “Clearing the planet” and “bettering society” — proclaiming they are “slaying the four modern horsemen of the apocalypse, drugs, illiteracy, criminality and immorality.” They routinely take credit for all sorts of things: reducing crime in Colombia by 50%, increasing literacy rates in third world countries, eradicating gang violence etc. They find a statistic and then claim “we handed out 74,000 copies of WTH and the number of divorces in Denmark is lowest in a decade. ” It is clear (in their minds) that this is incontrovertible evidence that “WTH solved divorces in Denmark” and “we are making a better society thanks to the IAS and COB”… This scenario is repeated in every scientology major event ever held. (They ignore their role when the divorce rate goes back up — that of course is the psychs at work).
This is what is known as correlation without causation. Less eggs were laid in Georgia last year than the year before. More red M&Ms were consumed than ever last year. Thus eating red M&Ms causes chickens not lay eggs. This is scientology “logic”.
Scientology also loves graphs – though they often have no numbers on them and are not verifiable in any way.
So, here we have the latest example of both correlation without causation and bizarre “graphs” – with a twist.
Here is the twist.
These people are so incapable of critical thought that the graph they are promoting “proves” that the ideal org has had absolutely no impact on yearly crimes. If this unscaled graph is to be believed, you must UNDO your ideal orginess and crime rates will continue to go down. Just revert to a hole in the wall with no staff or public, rather than a grandiose empty building with no staff or public. Becoming ideal has resulted in crimes committed not improving since 2011. In fact, in 4 of the 7 years it’s actually worsened.
And this is something you are proud of.
Perhaps this is the explanation for the horrific crime that took place right in your ideal org with a Bentley-driving sword wielding man shot dead by police?
You have been suspiciously silent on the subject. Where is the STAAD League decrying this “hate crime” that was “caused by Leah and Mike”?
Must have been one of your own…
This just in. IAS Freedom Medal Winner Meghan Fialkoff has single-handedly convinced 72% of all New Yorkers are “opposed to pushing marijuana” (whatever that means?)
Just for shits and giggles this is from a 21 June article:
Friends, WE ARE WINNING! Thanks to your support of the IAS. So hand over some more money…