Regraded Being April 7, 2017 By Mike Rinder 52 Comments Share this...FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
I feel like causing trouble, so I volunteer to mail a small care package (sweets, laudry detergent and soap) to any Sea Org member. If it causes paranoia, gets member into trouble with Ethics, causes jealousy or gets member contact with outside, I consider it $ well spent. Who will send me address of a family member still in? No questions asked, no strings attached, nothing asked in return.
alissa mower clough says
Can’t help you with the address, but minimus.biz makes excellent care packages for students and the military.
I was this guy! Back in the day I remember having to work two jobs while raising a young family because I was so in debt to Scientology. When I told the reg how exhausted I was all the time, she suggested the problem must be that I was not taking enough vitamins! Idiots.
Hmnn. Evolution of Greed and Getting What You Want (Havingness).
Early Ages thought: hit other person on head with rock take money/goods/wife/land/position.
Ancient Times thought: declare self a GOD/connected to God demand goods/services/land/power/riches/genuflecting/stark obedience for self and family..
Mid.dle Ages thought: politically maneuver it so you own all you survey, defend with soldiers/highwalls/murderholes/alligatormoat.
Wild West thought: Ride horse very fast take/goods/money/womenfolk/ride away very fast.
Advanced Thought: start a religion, convince members it is for the good of them, their families and the whole planet (flat or round) to work for the church (you) for no pay and give all their property/money/time/energy to the church (you). And that to question the church (you) is heresy/dangerous/will lead to loss/soul destruction/rash/death/very bad things etc.
Wash rinse repeat..
Humanity really has produced some sick f—heads, hasn’t it.
The leadership of this kind of evil is terrified of its own members. They only have as much power as the members grant them. Miscavige knows this, and that is why he is so paranoid. It can all be taken away so easily, if the membership would only wake up.
I believe they are starting to rouse from their slumber now. You had a good run, David, but the jig is up. So you better run off like the coward you know you are, deep down inside.
LOL! Indeed, yesterday we attacked our neighbors with spears to get their stuff, today big corps make deals with leaders of small nations to plunder the locals’ natural resources. Yesterday we gestured and grunted at each other at the community water hole, today we are incessantly chattering on our cell phones. Yesterday people worshipped the medicine man because he could do a few tricks with smoke and fire. Today people are doing the same with smooth talkers of high-sounding gibberish with attractive promises.
Human nature is human nature just as dog nature is dog nature. Humans are not going to be transformed collectively. The planet is not going to be “cleared”. That is a fool’s quest perpetrated by a con man so he could get other peoples’ stuff and sit on the highest rock.
This is exactly what caused me to blow from the church in 1996. Locked in the regg office with 7 staff members demanding my credit cards, wanting me to call and up my credit limits then call my bank for a $5,000 loan. I was 21 making like $10 bucks an hour. They were stealing my beer money!
I walked out and never went back.
RB – THIS.
This is perfect. How often did I hear this kind of talk from Scientologists. The Fleeced Ones would be hollowly bragging about how they were “totally helped” by their registrars to utilize “Spirit of Play” to “make it go right” to “play a big game”, meaning donating BIG to the IAS or whatever. …then you’d find out later – from THEM – that they’d declared bankruptcy. AND, they’d be covertly bragging about THAT. Like it was something to be proud of, that they stiffed everyone so they could give big money to Scientology. They had it ALL justified! Now, I admit that I played along and gave them the acknowledgement and approval I could see they needed. I mean, what was I going to say? “Wow, are you dumb”…? No, I played along. But inside I was thinking, “Wow, are you dumb”. So glad I’m out of there. Thanks again, RB.
Bjorn de la Cour says
They were Prosperity Experts. Their prosperity not yours!
alfonso esteban says
SAD and common story in SCN now. 50 years ago… a totally diferent scene.
Those were the days my friends, we thought would never end, we sang and
I’m sorry to assume that you are still a believer in LRH?
Please, read a little bit more about him.
You owe it to yourself to really learn about him, and see why there is warranted criticism
alfonso esteban says
WhatAreYourCrimes… thanks for your oppinion… I respect it but I stand by those words with myfull intention and love… I admire and respect the works of Source on all of the (his) lifetimes that I have been able to spot and recognize. It is kind of my continuing hobby… sort of thing. The best 2 you anyway.
The best to you too. We’re all in this together.
My discovered truth might be different from yours, but we can still respect each other.
P. W. Dilettante says
It’s at this point where people might consider signing the next billion years of their lives away, joining the Sea Org to advance up the bridge. Patron Victimorious indeed.
RB’s scientologites are representative of their non-cartoon counterparts. Were you to criticize scientology to them they would declare they’ve had many wins and gains, yet look at them. They’re a couple clowns being fleeced by the most obvious and lame peddlers of malarky. They kowtow to strong arm tactics that do harm to their lives. They can’t see what’s right in front of them. That folks, is the transformative power of scientology wins and stable gains.
Overrun in California says
Yea, you’d think the registrar stat is # of broke Scientologists. Like a pack of hungry hyenas around a fresh kill. One goal….get your money.
Oh man, RB, so hilarious, true, and terribly sad at the same time.
Copies of this cartoon should be handed out in front of every scientology location. If it wasn’t illegal, it would be so fun to see leaflets with this cartoon dropped from airplanes in strategic locations.
HA!! A mass mailing.
Absolutely, WAYC. That is one great idea.
So f#*ing true! I had a registrar show me a LRH reference about time and money being the 2 biggest ruins of a thetan. Then she handed me the phone to call one of my credit card companies to up my credit limit to pay for some course. It worked. So glad I’m out of there.
Old Surfer Dude says
Well, Carl, congrats on leaving! You got your old life back! Walking away from Scientology is true FREEDOM. The joy I felt was awesome!
Harpoona Frittata says
$cn preaches it’s own non-Christian version of the Prosperity Gospel, which actually works incredibly well! Unfortunately, it’s the cult that prospers at the expense of the parishioner.
Elron’s true evil genius was in finding that portion of the population which comprises the “you can fool…some of the people all of the time” group, then miking their foolish asses for all they were worth – a dubious tradition of exploitation that lil davey has carried on with determined zeal !
That little jerk Miscavige upped the game considerably though, to his eternal shame.
How will history judge this foolish, foolish man? He must think about that once in awhile.
I Yawnalot says
Conscience, meet reality. Spot on once again RB The only thing spiritual about Scientology is what is inside Miscavige’s whisky bottle.
It completely boggles the mind just how despicable the tactics employed and developed by the financial mechanisms of the Cof$. It is truly the home of the criminally, but creatively insane, yet they insist and use the excuse they are helping mankind. All they are helping is Miscavige develop ways of stealing money off their members. What isn’t shown on this week’s strip is the despair that now exists in Bill’s family. Kid’s & their education, their family home and any business they have is no longer theirs, it belongs completely to the bank via Scientology. All familial expectations of any sort of a future are now encapsulated by the heavy debt they are in, forever, if they remain within the Scientology prison of belief.
This may come in a comic strip format but the evil spread within and by Scientology literally takes the food out the children’s mouths of its members and cripples their futures. The tentacles of Scientology reach far and wide into it’s members familial and social lives, always punishing, strangling the very essence of life itself, always…
To rise up or be promoted within the Scientology organisation is indicative of and being guilty of, criminal conspiracy. Those that profit from Scientology or rely on its commissions to make money are just as evil and criminally blind the damage to people’s lives they actively create and endorse.
Yawnalot, your message here completely captures my thoughts and emotions. I wish I could have written what you so eloquently have stated. I 100% agree with you. It breaks my heart the harm that has been done to so many good people at the hands of this ruthless organization of malevolent leeches.
And to think they have tax exempt status in America. In AMERICA!
Every American citizen who pays their taxes in good faith has unknowingly subsidized the evil that this “church” inflicts. To every gutless politician, IRS member, or anyone else that has ever caved into the pressures from this demonic entity should hold their heads in shame. Grow a pair, and fight the good fight.
The celebrity voices of this evil organization will never see one red cent from me, and I will personally boycott every sponsor of their narcissistic “projects”. See the Mummy this summer?… not this movie-goer!
xenu's son says
Hilarious(but sad)RB nails it..The prosperity guys came and left me bankrupt.So Scientology.
Old Surfer Dude says
“So Scientology.” Yep…Scientology sucks. Really, really sucks…
xenu's son says
I know so many people like this.Including myself.i recovered somewhat after I quit though.
I Yawnalot says
Yes been there too! It’s similar to giving up tobacco, it can and should be done. Your health literally depends of it.
Yes. I fortunately left before I got into Bill’s predicament; I saw the writing on the wall.
I was in my 20’s when I began Scn and by my early 30’s I had spent $94,000 and was maxed out on 7 credit cards. I couldn’t make the monthly payments anymore so I had to negotiate lower payments with the stipulation that I couldn’t charge anymore. I had also stopped paying my Union dues for my job. After 6 months of non-payment I received a letter from the Union demanding payment of all back dues plus penalties or get terminated from my job.
It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. My financial situation became a “present time problem” so I had to go “off lines” to handle it. I enjoyed the freedom of being away from Scn that I never went back!
Yes, people can really be that stupid when brainwashed.
Old Surfer Dude says
And their Koop-Aid is the best in the universe!
One of the depressing experiences in Scientology was not having money for the delusional dream.
There was always a feeling that those with money were more OT.
So many of us would become door to door salesman. Back in the late 70s we sold wind up music boxes, laser prints from Impact Photos, metal etchings.
One of the dark sides of Scientology (Ron) is that it equated spiritual advancement with money.
To know the truth of life you need money
To be happy in the church you need money
To resolve the suffering in our lives we need money
To find out why we had some issue and resolve it we need money
On another note:
I just had a conversation with an x Scientologist who is a good friend. And in this conversation I realized what the equivalent word in Scientology for ego is; OT
Back to my original thought……
There is something very devious and psychologically distorting to cement, in association, the idea of spiritual freedom with money.
How many Scientologists have this silent inner feeling of self invalidation and self judgement because, try as they might, they have never been able to amass the 100s of thousands of dollars necessary to go up the bridge to make believe?
When I was in it was almost a desperation. I was one of those door to door sales people. It felt unfair and I was so frustrated.
But now, when I look back to those days, knowing what I know about the lies and delusions of L Ron Hubbard, that which I felt was a curse was actually a blessing.
I was blessed that I did not spend money to be hypnotized by the delusions of a madman. I now feel sorry for all of those folks who I was once jealous of.
Ha ha! Life!
What we think we need and want could actually be a detriment to our actual needs and wants.
Now I see that I was victorious over Scientology for not spending the money, and I see those who spent thousands or millions as the victims!
Up is down and down is up.
I have spend many years disentangling the concepts of money and self worth that L Ron Hubbard implanted in us for personal gain.
Putting our expectations of spiritual advancement in Hubbard and his scientism and sophistry actually causes a disempowerment and harm to our spiritual self determination.
I believe, once we agree to the idea of self auditing being dangerous, L Ron Hubbard then becomes our other determined spiritual trap.
Once he convinced you that looking within, on your own, without his auditing commands, was a bad and dangerous thing to do; say bye bye to your self determination.
Convincing us that only Ron can brave the bank and the mind causes an addiction to auditing.
For some reason, probably his bottomless feelings of insecurity and poor self worth, L Ron Hubbard was always convincing us that the mind, life and the universe was far too dangerous to navigate solo.
Only he, Ron, had the wisdom, power and intelligence to look at the mind and life.
Once this is agreed to, you will beg, borrow and steal to be hypnotized.
There no dangerous knowledge that can kill you.
Is it possible that he convinced of of this doctrine so that he would secure paying customers? That we would then be afraid of looking within on our own?
As a meditator for decades I can tell you it’s the opposite.
Do not self audit, is a crime of huge magnitude against the confidence in our ability to self progress and self evolve.
Do not self audit is the enemy of our own personal power to look within and find answers.
Once we gave the responsibility of our spiritual evolution only to Ron’s regimented procedures, that was the beginning of the death of confident sovereign analysis.
That, by definition, is the beginning of the other determined cult mind set and the securing of Ron’s paying customers.
Vive La Aftermath!!!!!
Please Leah, Mike and A&E, please unmask this man called L Ron Hubbard!!!
For the sake of future children. Remove the veil from him that he guarded with threats of violence and ruination.
TAKE HIM DOWN….. PLEASE!!
It is only now after almost 30 years out of Scientology that the real damage that Hubbard did can be measured. He sure did have some devious ways of extracting money. I could add a dozen more ways that applied to me, but it would be overkill on the job that you did in exposing him.
All Hubbard ever did was read a bunch of 19th Century Occult books that had been forgotten during WWII.
As a Catholic, I was especially vulnerable because most had been forbidden reading. I thought I was eating the forbidden fruit with Hubbard, but it turned out to garbage. Hubbard was the final high note of the 19th Century spiritualist movement. He was lucky to find baby-boomers such as myself who had the time and the money to spend.
Hubbard’s damage was especially deep for me because I got to the OT VIII level. Hubbard was an ego-maniac who borrowed from others and never gave credit. He sucked me in with his illusion.
Hey George, nice to connect as always. I appreciate you.
My prayer is that Leah, Mike and A&E really take to heart that the magic show starts to loose power when we show how the rabbit was put under the table: expose Hubbard. Expose his MO. Expose who he is behind all of the lies he thought would protect him from the truth.
All of this pain, all of these disconnection stories are the stories created, not by this non living thing called Scientology, a group, an anthropomorphic abstraction. All of this pain is caused by an applied philosophy out of the unsettled mind of only one deviant and anti social madman.
Scientology is the projected psychology of L Ron Hubbard. Without Hubbard……… no Scientology.
Without Hubbard……. no disconnection
Without Hubbard……..Sara would not be beat with the butt of a pistol
Without Hubbard…….. your family members would still be with you.
Without Hubbard……… Mary Sue does not go to jail
Without Hubbard……… no DM
He must be exposed! He must!
He is exposed, rest assured. All it takes is for the remaining members of his dwindling “church” to open their eyes to the truth of LRH and Miscavige. And they are, slowly but surely. This makes David Miscavige very, very nervous.
I don’t know about you, but I feel happier every day that goes by as his walls are closing in on him. I would never, ever, in a billion years, want to trade places with David Miscavige. His mind must be a tortured place of pure agony.
Old Surfer Dude says
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!
It’s what regges dream about…
That’s for sure Surfer Dude.
I hope all is well in your world.
Old Surfer Dude says
I’m a surfer and a rocker! It’s always great in my world, Brian! Especially since I live at the beach…
Where there is untapped credit or anything else that can be turned into cash, there lurks a Reg and the IAS. What’s next, Gold Teeth? With Miscavage trying to pay 10x the value of a parking lot in Clearwater, the regging will be getting much worse.
Don’t talk about the SuMP and their eternal fundraising for programs. Now you too can sponsor the ‘Gavin Potter Power Hour’ and make real the old Steve Martin joke about millionaires. ‘First, get a million dollars’…
As the the ranks of $cienoes sublimate into the atmosphere, the regs will have to do much better to keep the current structure running. Never mind all the cities that don’t have Ideal mOrgs, the little missions and current mOrgs, all will be turning off the lights soon. Unless YOU step and make it go right.
Never mind that there is no demand for ‘services’, and no way to keep the mOrgs in profit status, all must bow to the will of Miscavage. The will of Lron no longer applies. If it did, half of the current structure would be shut down.
Now, where is GAT 3 to make everything go right?
Old Surfer Dude says
The Church of the Frequent Bankruptcies…you nailed it, my friend!
Wayne Borean aka The Mad Hatter says
Ouch. I’ve heard that story so many times from ex-Scientologists.
Mick Roberts says
“Patron Victimorious”…..both funny and sad at the same time.
Very sad and very true 🙁
How many people do I know who ended up like that. Way to many, including myself.
Old Surfer Dude says
As a Scotsman, and being naturally cheap, I ‘only’ dropped $4,000 to go Clear and never attested.
Who gives anyone access to your bank accounts? I can understand a lot of the Cos bullshit, but that?
I don’t get it. Brainwashing really goes this deep?
That’s why reading stories from people who post at this blog is so enlightening and illuminating. People generally do not understand “brainwashing” and I’ve had many people tell me it does not exist or that only ‘stupid’ people can be brainwashed… but this just isn’t true.
Brainwashing is another name for subtle manipulation and influence systematically exerted on people over time with the intent to control their actions and thoughts and make them conform to another defined way of thought. Manipulation, persuasion, and influence are real things and most people are susceptible whether they know it or not, and whether they are aware they are being influenced or not.
Please, before writing off anyone as being ‘stupid’ or gullible, look into this phenomena. Read books about it, online articles, Wikipedia, and blog posts here, to come to a deeper understanding of how people can have their thoughts and actions changed by breaking down their physical and emotional and mental processes.
Knowledge, empathy, and understanding, not ridicule and condemnation… please.
Regraded Being, as always thanks for your insightful strips, we look forward to RB Fridays. 🙂
I Yawnalot says
Yes, but you have to look very closely and even then you have a hard time coming to terms with what you’re looking at. The victims of such things don’t advertise it openly. Despair camouflages itself very well.
Old Surfer Dude says
Deeper than you can possibly imagine.
Marie, Scientologists give cherch staff and Sea Org staff access to their bank accounts and credit cards all the time. I did, a number of times over a 25 year period. Its incredible, I know, but its not unusual in the cult.
Pamela Deighan Callaghan says
Good Morning Mike ??? I was thinking about you this morning and wondered what you were typing today lol I can’t tell you how much it made me smile to not see my daily communication from you!!! This is all so very intense I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like for you survivors, praying you get much needed relaxation and joy from the life you’ve taken/been given back ? I sincerely hope you have a peaceful day filled with joy Mike with your people who ever they may be ????????