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February 9, 2018 By Mike Rinder 108 Comments
February 10, 2018 at 4:15 am
February 9, 2018 at 9:38 pm
Another example of LRH, the promotional and marketing genius, pushing a good idea into a very bad idea. Maintaining prospect and customer files is a great idea for most businesses, more so if you have free labor that has to blindly follow directions. The problem for Scientology is that NO ONE can challenge a rule that may have briefly worked decades ago. Hey Scientology,Keep wasting your meager resources.
P. W. Dilettante says
February 9, 2018 at 8:26 pm
A little sophomoric humor, joking and degrading goes a long way.
Thank you RB.
February 9, 2018 at 8:25 pm
RB: Thanks for identifying this new disease that affects a few poor compliant schmucks that live within a few miles of an org. Poor Hubby has a severe case of Chronic Central Filitis.
The good news — CCF is a handy alternative fact (condition) for our post-truth world. — Handy to get a few days off your real job.
The better news, it is totally reversible. Have a glass or two of good red wine. Con passione punch an old pillow a few dozen times, or until the feathers fall out, while swearing “I hate their **** filing”. Then you must a phone to say you are disconnecting from the org. — NO ifs, a to e’s, or buts. Slam.
Sleep well, wake up refreshed and smell the spring .
February 9, 2018 at 6:53 pm
Oh, yes central files. It’s just what a cult needs. A source of never ending work and blame for why it’s not ‘working.’
Old Surfer Dude says
February 10, 2018 at 12:13 am
A source of never ending work and blame for why it’s not ‘working’. It’s NEVER Scientology’s fault. Ever…
Martin Ottmann says
February 9, 2018 at 5:27 pm
Little personal anecdote from the 1990s: In 1992 I was the head of Department 5 FSO. Part of if were the “Central Files”. They were of course backlogged and part of my job duties was “to get the CF into PT (present time)”, which meant “up to date”. At a certain point that was physically impossible as I had no staff left in the CF section. So I had to organize “all hands” actions where the whole org would sporadically come to my department and file some of the newly arrived invoices and letters. Needless to say, I spent days and nights between those files.
In the midst of all of this, someone told me that the Central Files from the “ship” (i.e. the “Apollo”) had never been merged with the CF of the “Flag Land Base” and that they had been sitting in the so-called “book warehouse” for the past 16 years. When I went over there I found approximately 12,000 files in old metal cabinets. I randomly looked through them and actually found the old Flag Ship Org CF file of Craig Jensen. “Let’s use this one and do a trial run.”, I thought to myself. So I took the file, walked from the warehouse to the Coachman building, into my department, to the J-section of the “hot files” of the CF. I found the Jensen-file and conscientiously added the precious letters and invoices from 1974 and 1975 to the current file.
While I was doing this an inner voice was telling me that I would never be able to get the CF into PT. “You are kidding yourself if you believe that you can do this.”, *it* told me. At the same time I was experiencing an overwhelming feeling of fatigue.
A few weeks later I returned to Germany and never came back.
The above story was one of the key moments that allowed me to gradually free myself from the organization’s ideology.
February 10, 2018 at 4:21 am
Interesting with personal stories like this:-)
How long had you been in the cult at that time?
What were yr thoughts when the cult got tax exemption a year later?
Personally I just couldn´t believe it and felt kind of devastated and still I left the cult in autumn 1982, 10 years earlier!
February 9, 2018 at 4:46 pm
Great one, RB.
What a waste of lives. Hubbard really maximized the amount of misery he could inflict on his followers. From the serious crimes to the mundane boring chores, scientology is just THE WORST!
Diane Cisneros Kekilian says
February 10, 2018 at 1:28 am
I’m watching the opening winter Olympics, this cult has commercials for Scientology.org, and states “we know your interested” with a figure 8 on its side meaning infinity. Am I the only one here wishing they would stop polluting the world? Why can’t I watch anything without them screwing it up?
Morticia Addams says
February 9, 2018 at 4:29 pm
Going off topic, a checkout rag this week proclaims that TC has “Left Scientology Forever!” & “1900 Days Enough!” & “Their Twisted Plot to Get Him Back!”
Mike Rinder says
February 9, 2018 at 4:36 pm
These stories are planted every year or two to try to deal with the fact that him being a scientologist keeps people away from his movies. Usually the stories appear coincident with a new Mission Impossible movie coming out. If you actually read the stories they don’t say what the headline implies.
February 9, 2018 at 7:01 pm
Well, my boycott remains in effect until I see Tom Cruise calling a press conference to announce he is done with scientology. Almost everyone I know is with me on this.
February 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm
Easy to avoid a Tom Cruise film because he’s always been a lousy, unimaginative actor and now he’s an aging, lousy, unimaginative actor. IMO.
Peter Norton says
February 9, 2018 at 9:20 pm
And rather stupid to boot doing his own stunts, breaking his ankle, just so he can brag he does his own stunts. As for his “acting”, he’s very obvious in his scenes. Same old same old. I recall seeing him in the role as the frenetic brother of Dustin Hoffman in “Rainman” and thought he was brilliant. Then I discovered that was his normal personality. That ended any TC films for me.
His career has been primarily built on what we used to know as “teeny boppers”. 12=16 year olds who “fall in love” with good looking actors. He’s pretty long in the tooth for that now, but too arrogant to acknowledge the fact of aging.
February 9, 2018 at 9:28 pm
Bingo Aqua. Ans I haven’t seen a flic of his since Top Gun
Kathy H. says
February 9, 2018 at 9:37 pm
The only one I enjoy is The Firm, because of the amazing supporting cast. Gene Hackman, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn, and Gary Busey.
February 9, 2018 at 9:42 pm
With a slightly puffed out cheeks.
February 9, 2018 at 10:50 pm
Mine too Aqua!
I Yawnalot says
February 10, 2018 at 12:10 am
Looks old and ugly on screen now doesn’t he. His screen presence is so 90’s trying to be something he is not. Apart from that he’s a cult jerk dipstick anyway.
February 10, 2018 at 2:28 am
You know, it is too bad that Tom Cruise is in that cult. I used to like his serious movies, not the action films. I felt he was robbed of the Oscar for best actor for Born on the Fourth of July.
But I just can’t bare to see him anymore. He is so tarnished with the toxicity of scientology. And even if he did leave scientology, he still has an awful lot to answer for, and many apologies to make… maybe starting with Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, and Suri.
February 9, 2018 at 7:02 pm
Ah. Thank you. The headlines of the Star read like a backhanded admission of disconnection.
Shirley Hubbert says
February 9, 2018 at 8:24 pm
Yea. I read the article about TC leaving Scientology. .he saying its a ” beautiful religion ” lol
He has been wined and dined ..been DMs favorite. .no wonder its “beautiful” ..
Never spent a day in RPF im sure
February 9, 2018 at 4:20 pm
MMM, nice, cool, refreshing Cal-Mag.
February 9, 2018 at 9:44 pm
I like my Cal-Mag on the rocks. Literally rocks…
Cult Free says
February 9, 2018 at 3:26 pm
Ahhhh Yes.. nothing keys out that reactive brain faster than a refreshing glass of Cal Mag! LOL
xenu's son says
February 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm
In fabulous form today RB even for your standards.
Arslycos is easier than CF.Too funny.
February 9, 2018 at 1:43 pm
Minor note… Where he says “I still don’t understand why we just don’t computerize or digitize..”
That IS what the CF updating is all about, entering the paper CF data into a computer database.
A room full of computers (the academy closed down to use the space) and volunteers and cheap carbs to munch on while entering the data.
Been there done that prior to the ideal org opening in my locale. I spent hours keystroking CF files….till I found my own CF and saw I had been dead filed!
Left in a huff!
February 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm
what is dead filed?
February 9, 2018 at 9:46 pm
It’s something someone filed, but died later.
February 9, 2018 at 4:31 pm
Dead filed is when they make a notation in your CF (contact file) that you are not to be contacted anymore. It literally says “dead file” on the file, but it stays in the CF so they know for future reference.
In my case it was because I got angry at a teenage ethics officer who suggested I divorce my non scientologist wife because she had problems with the high prices of doing services. I think he did it to cover up the upset he caused with me. I was in good standing and had money on account at the time. I was never told about this at the time or even called back into ethics, he just cut my comm lines to the org on the sly.
There is certainly some irony in the org asking for and accepting my volunteer service while supposedly a person not to be contacted anymore. I was still allowed to go the the idea org opening afterwards and still get contacted!
February 9, 2018 at 5:16 pm
Further irony…My non scientologist wife was and still is in that same org’s CF, and still gets letters! She did one minor 1 or 2 day Div 6 course 20 years ago and they don’t give up trying to save her eternity or whatever.
She has never called herself or considered herself a scientologist, and never replied to any calls or letters. They used commercial tracing services to update her address over the years.
February 9, 2018 at 9:26 pm
“I was never told about this at the time or even called back into ethics, he just cut my comm lines to the org on the sly.”
What a lucky guy!!!! 🙂
February 10, 2018 at 3:14 pm
Thanks for the explanation. Co$ has their own language.
February 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm
That is an amazing realization. I am sure most members wonder what crap scientology has on them. We all know Travolta is terrified. (I wish that guy would grow a pair.)
February 9, 2018 at 4:59 pm
“That is an amazing realization. I am sure most members wonder what crap scientology has on them. We all know Travolta is terrified. (I wish that guy would grow a pair.)”
Most members know what the CoS “has” on them as they gave it to them!
The CF (contact files) are mostly innocuous, contact information, copies of correspondence, notes on phone calls, etc.
The ethics files (which you are supposed to be allowed to see upon request) will have Knowledge reports (KR’s) others have written on you, which frequently are not really accurate, but deal with things they think they observed, and other documents about dealings with the ethics office, conditions assigned and there write-ups.
The real juicy stuff is in your PC folder (Pre-Clear Folder, all the stuff the auditor writes down during session and Case Superviser notes). You are never allowed to see this, but it is your most intimate life confessions. You should know what is in that! You are the one who provided the info.
Of course the CoS, with its totally borked CF, is also totally fucucated in its other files. They usually lose your PC folders in some warehouse. I’m not worried, they couldn’t dig out the dirt they have on me without calling in independent wog researchers at great cost, who understand and can navigate massive piles of unorganized papers.
Who cares if JT kissed another man or something. I don’t.
February 9, 2018 at 6:59 pm
I don’t believe that Travolta cares about his gayness, or former gayness, or any of his sexuality issues being exposed. I think he just loves being a father. I don’t know him, but I believe he really loved his son Jett and that he believed that what he was doing and not doing for Jett were the right things, and that when that boy died he was utterly devastated. I believe – again, I don’t know him so this is all based on a sense I have of him via decades of interviews and articles – I believe that the leverage the cult has on him is threat of disconnection from his children, and that the thought of losing them – including the new baby of course – is just unthinkable to him. My opinion is that if not for his children – not his wife, but his children, he wouldn’t give a tinker’s damn about anyone knowing he’s gay or bi sexual or whatever his orientation is. Now, that said,on the other hand, I think Kelly Preston cares ENORMOUSLY about anyone believing her husband to be gay. Once more, for the record, I don’t KNOW, this is just a sense I have of him, and of her.
February 10, 2018 at 9:27 am
That is exactly what I believe, too.
February 10, 2018 at 12:35 am
this is a wonderful word. thank you.
Many things about scn are fucucated.
this word is a great present.
February 10, 2018 at 11:14 am
Laughter – It might be a good coined word to add to scn admin and tech dictionaries with a definition liked scattered, dispersed, buttered all over the universe etc. “Things are getting rather fucucated around here.”
AARP tells me to keep an active mind. Word plays help.
February 10, 2018 at 11:52 am
I was of the impression that that was completely intentional; it’s just too genius a coinage not to be. And coming from me, this is a big compliment.
February 10, 2018 at 8:09 am
Dave – That’s an informative and funny summary above. Thanks! I also learned a new word, “borked” which hit my funny bone. I think I’ll add “all borked up” in place of you now what in polite conversation.
on fucucated maybe you meant furcated, forked; branching
Depending on how you pronounce it, fucucated is kind of a word play
February 10, 2018 at 10:40 am
As we all know from word clearing technology, use the word in a sentence to prove you understand it.
“Central Files is a borked and fukucated filing system in Scientology.” pass?
February 10, 2018 at 11:48 am
My borking spell check missed a couple of words in my above comments – sorry
February 9, 2018 at 5:36 pm
Dave, they were updating addresso, which is computerized. However, CF is still in folders and is filed physically. The orgs have not gotten rid of paper CF files.
Golden-Era Parachute says
February 9, 2018 at 10:10 pm
When I was active, the org had 4 or 5 different contacts for me. They would send stuff to old addressed and frequently had the wrong phone number for me.
Ironically, once I left they now have completely accurate info on me without me providing it, and have stopped trying to recover as if they know I am posting here under a pseudonym and on twitter.
February 9, 2018 at 12:34 pm
Brilliant RB. Best chuckle I’ve had all week. CF, where personalities go to die.
February 9, 2018 at 12:32 pm
OSD! I bet that is your long lost long board! It might be worth some money after all those years!
February 9, 2018 at 9:50 pm
Hey you whipper snappers! Bring back my board!
Golden Era Parachute says
February 9, 2018 at 11:33 am
Whoa! This RB has my homunculus doing cartwheels inside my head.
This guy’s Counter Intention is through the roof. Somebody call him a whaaaaambulance. He needs to get his Confront in so he can send a letter to the ED stating that he is Ending Cycle on Scientology with a salutatious ending of ‘Done, sir!’.
February 9, 2018 at 11:24 am
‘A million years from now, all you’ll need to re-stimulate a $cientologists is to say ‘Central Files’. A new engram is discovered.
Slowly I turn, step by step, inch by inch….Niagara Falls!!!
February 9, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Didn’t the Three Stooges do a sketch on that?
Geezes… you just made me think of life before Scientology.
February 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm
Life before or after is the great. While in and hammered, not so much.
Howd them thar stats come in fer ya yesterday good buddy. Time to start countin number of cockroaches in the courseroom if ya want a straite up an vertecal!
Lynda Castell-Blanch says
February 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm
Yes….the 3 stooges did, i remember it well…..i also saw something on youtube that TC was leaving CoS, but probably just BS. The day he makes a public announcement of that is the day it implodes.
February 9, 2018 at 12:46 pm
Now that’s a Super Power! Just go up to any member and say softly, Central Files. Then watch their eyes fog over.
February 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm
Wow! An “I Love Lucy” reference!
February 10, 2018 at 9:29 am
Original to the Stooges, I think. It was already a classic by the time Lucy hit the air. My best is that it began as a vaudeville sketch
Zemooo – “Niagra Falls!” Bwahahahaha!
February 9, 2018 at 10:49 am
The conversation in RBs strip is certainly close to home. Talking to a hardcore scientologist requires going back into HubThink mode. Truly mind numbing.
Roger Larsson says
February 9, 2018 at 10:40 am
We have all arrived to the world through a mother a father made it into and we are all the owner of a planet together to do the best of in our common interest.
February 9, 2018 at 7:26 pm
Why don’t people with Roger Larsson’s common sense run for office?
February 12, 2018 at 11:06 am
Mona Sahlin knows. Hillary is unknowing.
March 7, 2018 at 10:35 am
Ron Hubbard, that fucking bastard, fooled me to be the leader of a bunch of clams. What a sickhead he was.
CO$ Money Doc says
February 9, 2018 at 10:01 am
You can’t make this stuff up! More GobbledegookTECH (TM)…
February 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm
Isn’t Gobblegook Scientology’s language?
February 9, 2018 at 3:56 pm
Well, it has it’s own dictionary and all. And it’s a crime not to know what the words mean too. Gobbledegook with attitude!
February 9, 2018 at 9:44 am
What’s in Central Files? Is that just stuff people paid for or does it include auditing and ethics folders? Also, do they keep auditing and ethics folders . . . forever?
Two years ago I got a “How are you doing, are you still interested” letter from an org where I took services 30 years ago. At least I’m not in a (literal) Dead File.
February 9, 2018 at 11:07 am
Looking at the bright side of things and disregarding motivation, it was nice that 30 years later and 2,000 miles away from where I now live someone was thinking about me.
(ok, ok – it was just a joke)
February 9, 2018 at 12:58 pm
I just found this. I don’t know if it’s current or accurate.
CF, Central Files. “By policy, the names of any Scientologists at any org who have ever received a major service at an organization below Flag must be forwarded to Flag, where the names become the CF for Flag. A major service is considered paying for and completing a level or training, technical or administrative, or an auditing intensive. To sign up for a major service, a member must either have 6 months free IAS membership in existence, or be on the yearly paid membership.” – Joe Harrington.
February 9, 2018 at 1:04 pm
February 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm
For me it’s basically trivia knowledge. I could care less if the CoS or an org has my folders molding in a closet somewhere. One thing of note, however. That org had no way of knowing my current mailing address unless they searched the internet. Apparently there are now internet sites where, for a nominal fee, anyone can “research” anyone else.
February 9, 2018 at 7:39 pm
Correct, Richard. Anyone can get anybody’s address for a nominal fee. All that needed is the person’s name, age or approximate age, and state of residence or a state in which the person resided in the past. Punch this in and all KINDS of stuff comes up on a person. I know because I did it on myself. I did a search on myself because I’m looking to buy a place and I know these websites are used. Anyway, what came up on me included all my former addresses, phone numbers, relatives, social media accounts AND, shock of shocks, a bankruptcy in 1995 – the report said, innacurately. This had to have been confused with someone else of the same name because never in my life have I ever declared bankruptcy. Very upsetting to me at the time. So what’s reported can be wrong. It was one hell of a deal to get it straightened out. Anyway, point being, its totally a no brainer for the cult (or anyone) to get hold of any person’s current address, phone, email, etc. even if that person’s been missing from Scientology for many decades. Costs about $40 or $50 a month and there are literally hundreds of these online companies. They charge extra if you want court records like for arrests, etc.
February 9, 2018 at 8:02 pm
“There was even an old surfboard stored away there, waiting for some guy who Blew to come back for it.”
Gee, I wonder who that could be? But never mind, that’s one surfboard that’s staying where it is, correct, OSD?
Loved this comic, RB. Especially the guy’s eyes, the half closed lids 🙂
February 10, 2018 at 8:16 am
Yes – and getting keyed in to time he wasted on Arselickus
February 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm
IIRC there recently was a Tony Ortega blog post where it was stated Flag had 70,000 people in CF. If indeed people buying a major service at a Class V org also get into CF at Flag while never having been there, that maybe puts the 70,000 number in perspective.
Never in here, so what do I know.
And yes, it’s scary that I know the abbreviations and lingo, 😀
February 9, 2018 at 5:34 pm
In 1992 the FSO had about 125,000 files (10,000 of them were “hot files” = Scientologists regularly coming to Flag for service) and about 200,000 names in the computerized address system.
February 9, 2018 at 5:42 pm
“What’s in Central Files?”
Invoices of paid services, letters from the person, copies from the organization to that person and other random documents. I do not remember where it was stated but Hubbard said once that the “Central Files section was the brain of the organization.
February 9, 2018 at 9:40 am
“… but the guys who have to mail out letters every week won’t let me because it will bring down their stats”.
For the sake of stats, scientologists are doing a lot or irrational things that compromise their future, as they are concentrated on just the stats of the current week.
That comes possibly from a basic tenet in scientology, that says that the goal of man is survival, and statistics are measuring survival.
But that is a basic flaw, as the goal of man is not survival.
Actually the goal of man is happiness.
February 9, 2018 at 11:52 am
LRH inserted an arbitrary on Mankind’s goal because, well, he made himself the authority on the subject. No peer review.
His invalidation of any criticism was the statement: It doesn’t have to be true, only workable.
This leads us to the motto of Dianetics and Scientology: Postulate. Publish. Print. Charge Public.
February 10, 2018 at 1:39 pm
Curiosus, respectfully I disagree. That comes from a company’s usually unwritten policy which nevertheless gets communicated very clearly: “NO excuses. We DON’T want to hear excuses. PRODUCE, and produce CONTINUALLY, or you’re OUT”.
February 9, 2018 at 9:11 am
I can believe CF being THE major incident on the whole track. lol
February 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm
Oh, absolutely! Thirty years from now, they might up to the letter, ‘F.’
February 9, 2018 at 9:03 am
February 9, 2018 at 11:55 am
Oh, Old Surferdude? If you’re looking for it, we know where it is.
Every time I enjoy one of these Regraded Beings, I realize I could never be a scientologist because their nomenclature is very annoying to me. Makes me want to hit someone.
Zardou Bafflemaff says
February 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm
In the immortal words of Hank Hill,yep.
February 9, 2018 at 12:54 pm
HEY! You bring back my surfboard, dad gumit.
February 10, 2018 at 2:12 pm
We’re on it, OSD.
Look, we’ve been putting up with a lot from this cult.
Causing divorces, forcing children to disconnect from parents, causing bankruptcies, forcing abortions…we’ve been putting up with an awful lot.
But keeping your surfboard? NO WAY!
This is it. They’ve crossed the line, now. At this point there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the cult has to go.
Right, guys? Are we all on the same page? OSD’s SURFBOARD?
“Remember The Surfboard!” is how we will rally the troops from now on, OSD.
We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore.
R L says
February 9, 2018 at 8:59 am
From reading a lot of Thursday Funnies and before that regular posts about CF over at the bunker there is one thing that is almost always emphasized: How FUN!!!1!!, it is.
For all of you exes, did you ever find it fun&happy helping out with CF? I understand maybe not deep down, but did you convince yourself that it was?
February 9, 2018 at 5:54 pm
I am not ashamed to say that the Central Files of the FSO was my universe, the proof of my whole existence, my reason to live. The future of mankind depended on me getting that thing into “PT” (“present time” = “not backlogged” = “up to date”). There were many nights which I spent between those files, occasionally falling asleep on the floor, waking up in horror, continuing filing.
I was told by senior management (and I believed it) that “the FSO could not make it above the ‘Make Breakpoint’ unless the Central Files were in PT.”
February 9, 2018 at 8:57 am
Ah, yes, good ole Central Files! If these asinine orgs would only find a CF Officer who was competent and kept the damn files in present time, then these bass-ackwards filing assignments wouldn’t be necessary!
Or, like the husband said, just computerize the whole damn thing!
Yeah, I’ve seen instances where one person had a multitude of CF folders under several different names. Know why they wouldn’t just combine them? Because LRH said in a PL that you never remove a file from Central Files.
Cue the laughter!
February 9, 2018 at 12:56 pm
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Is that good enough?
February 9, 2018 at 11:40 pm
Perfect as usual, OSD!
Ms. B. Haven says
February 9, 2018 at 8:22 am
I must have done something right, since I no longer get any mailings from the cult, I must have been purged from the Central Files of at least a dozen orgs. Yeah for me!!!!!!!!!!
I should get some sort of commendation from the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace or SOMEONE for doing my part in saving the planet from deforestation.
February 9, 2018 at 9:18 am
You are lucky one this is a pile of scn mail spam to me and my wife only in January.
Most of it about redoing srd purif and student hat
February 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm
After years of no mail from the cult, I began to receive mail again…
I managed to stop this flow by writing “back to the sender, life is much better outside Scientology. Check http://www.forum.exscn.net” on the envelope.
It took about 2-3 months and bingo! no more mail!
February 9, 2018 at 2:25 pm
I am kind of under the radar most of the time, my brother is now trying again to go through OT eligibility and mother in law is on course (basic books and lectures or something )
Whoa! Now that’s a stack of letters! You’re one popular dude. And you have a cute cat.
February 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm
I can exactly say when org is having a really bad week or even month, when they start to call daily to everyone and send them tons of mail and email spam.
Our cat is awesome. And we have funny story about her and scn, when I was in the middle of grade 3 and my wife was on the NED our cat got very ill, so we had to miss sometime to look after her. Of course we were sent to ethics, where ethics officer absolutely seriously told us that our cat is an external influence and a distraction and that cats can be sp’s, and he can send us to the pts handling right now.
I asked her about LRH reference or policy letter about sp cats so we were of the hook.
But this was one of the first time when I asked myself what a hell I’am doing with my life.
February 10, 2018 at 12:20 am
Victor, I celebrate you being out! Ain’t it great? Now, you can whatever you want to do. Congrats!
February 9, 2018 at 12:21 pm
Ms. B – can you please do a “hat” write up for us all so that we can also enjoy this freedom!?
February 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm
Hat Write Up: Gittin’ yer ass out of Central Files fer good.
1) Save ALL of your cult mail.
2) When you receive a business reply envelope or postage paid survey, stuff all of your saved promo into it and mail it back to them on their dime. You can also pay for the return yourself, but if you’re like most ex-culties, you’ve paid more than enough already. My motto is “not one thin dime” for them ever again. NEVER.
3) Use a bold colored pen or marker to add cheerful notes to the blank spaces on surveys, promo, etc. Stay ‘up-tone’ and don’t sink to the OSA level of attack. These people are victims, not enemies. Ask thought provoking questions like, “are you happier now than before you became a scientologist?”, “how is your bridge progress?”, “when was the last time you talked to your family?”, “where is your passport?”, etc. Be sure to include a few internet resources like the address for this blog, Tony Ortega, OTVIIIisgrrr8!, Wikipedia, Chris Shelton, Operation Clambake, etc. If you must engage in snark, you can always ask about Shelly’s whereabouts. Or Heber’s. Or any high level exec for that matter. You can ask when SMP will start broadcasting or how full their ideal org is. These things are sure to land someone in ethics, but it might just be enough to wake them up or at least plant a seed.
4) Wait patiently. Your flood of mail will reduce to a trickle. Persist with steps 1-3 as long as the mail keeps coming, but it should stop completely within a couple of months.
5) Live with the regret. The downside of this is that with no more cult mail coming in, you won’t be able to send messages free of charge to the poor buggers stuck in the mail room. There’s always a downside to everything.
6) Rejoice in the knowledge that you are doing your part to save vast forests from the logger’s axe as a result of eliminating cult mail. Also rejoice in the knowledge that you may have planted a seed of doubt that might one day bloom in the bright sunshine of truth.
best of luck with this…
February 9, 2018 at 2:40 pm
February 10, 2018 at 12:22 am
I am too. You can’t see me because of my Super Powers.
February 9, 2018 at 5:47 pm
Much appreciated, thanks. I did something like this with a phone call. One of my questions was “when was the last time you had a decent meal”?, click. I’m happy to say that since then I haven’t received any more calls.
February 9, 2018 at 6:02 pm
“B” should stand for brilliant. I’m a #5er. Definitely dead-filed, no more cult mail. I’ll live with the regret 🙂 as I would LOVE to have cult mail so that I could follow your advice today. Not to gush but its superb, really.
February 9, 2018 at 7:43 am
This is an exciting time to produce a new sit-com for Scientology TV. I am working on some video clips showing Hubbard and Blavatsky in an argument. It will be very funny when it is finished. In the first take, Hubbard gets trapped by Blavatsky who accuses him of copying her ideas. Hubbard responds by reading the “source” policy. As was her custom when frustrated, Blavatsky throws the butter at him.
February 9, 2018 at 8:50 am
Can’t wait to see it.
February 9, 2018 at 9:13 am
Same here. There is a good parallel between the two scammers.
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