Scientology, in the “spirit of Christmas” wants you to give them money for a building in Puerto Rico. “This is our chance to give an incredible Christmas gift…”
So typically scientology that “our gift” is for you to hand over your money…
Two public people are “hosting” what they call the “Ideal Miracle Event” in Flag’s restaurant. The Old Man is spinning in his grave thinking about “FCCI’s” doing events in Sea Org buildings.
The best bit about this is LRH quote. Such incredible arrogance: “We are the protectors of the real tradition of Christmas…” — that “real tradition” would be the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Something Hubbard said was a part of the reactive mind implanted in Incident 2 which is part of the Xenu story of OT III.
And finally, if you give us some more money, “it will be celebrated and your presence will be felt as we gather to make miracles happen for… the World!” Ho ho ho ho….
At the total risk of being an indefatigable bore, I’m sharing yet again how deeply grateful I am for another Christmas season wherein I am no longer furiously importuned for money by the “Church” of Scientology.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
And I am demonstrating this gratitude by “outflowing” !
NOT to an indefatigably greedy, grasping, lying cult which purports to help everyone and helps no one.
But instead to many organizations which actually DO help.
Organizations which help hungry people, sick and destitute people. Organizations which help animals, birds, fish, and the threatened environment.
Small checks – tiny, really! to each of these. And lots of them! Lots of tiny little donations.
That’s what I’m doing, to show my gratitude for having woken up so that good (if not big) money is not thrown down the rat hole that is Miscavige’s Potempkin Village Cherch.
Also I invested in a few more of Mike’s books to send to… certain people. Hven’t decided the recipients yet. Not sure to whom yet. Any suggestions are welcome!
Yes, Jesus in an implant, but at the same time, Jesus was not the nice guy he’s said to have been. Apparently, this person, who never existed, was a lover of young boys and had a really bad temper. Which is quite an achievement in itself for a person who does not exist.
Laura H. says
I donated in the spirit of Christmas. I donated to the Aftermath Foundation and bought an SP bracelet. I feel that is a proper gift for Scientology.
Fred G. Haseney says
This Flag event took place a week before Christmas?
To anyone who attended that event: your “church” is a con and a scam. Instead of allowing their robbers to pilfer your pockets, OPT OUT the next time a staff member at your org attempts to lure you to another event.
(It felt good to write that after the 37 years I wasted in that cult.)
Nermin Odkan says
Cheers to you Fred!! I was exploited in 1975, to work Boston Org staff and quit buying the lies by 1992. ( Golden Age Tech scam).
I don’t get why anyone today would sign such contracts to work for the cult at nothing pay for the week…not even minimum wage.
Fred Haseney says
Hello, Nermin Odkan. The word “exploited” is appropriate when talking about your/our history as a slave to scientology.
I didn’t know about the GAT scam until after I left that cult. After two decades of being very active in scientology, I started drifting away. I’d do just about anything to stop getting their mail, email and phone calls. Instead of buying new cult items from an authorized book store, I turned to eBay instead where I found a treasure trove of everything Hubbard for pennies on the dollar.
I’m so glad we’re out!
I know just how you feel, Fred! What kills me is not the money itself. Honestly, what I threw down a rat hole was NOTHING compared to what many Exes have thrown away, although my donations did cause me considerable inconvenience and themselves incurred even more expense down the road. But No, what kills me is the waste. Because even the modest amount I donated overall could have been put to excellent usages albeit on a small scale.. That’s what continues to bother me. If what I had donated had at least helped some people (other than staff members who needed a stat by Thursday 2PM – if you can call that “help”) – if donating what I couldn’t afford at these time had done at least SOME lasting good, for SOME people, I wouldn’t regret my cult donations or resent them today, as I do.
After writing this I went to the comments/
After reading them, now I have to say that the REAL waste, the REAL crime, was and continues to be the WASTES of precious time and effort, the blood, sweat and tears and the loyalty and devotion exploited from Class V org staff and Sea Org members.
So now my blood is boiling again – not for wasted money,mine or anyone elses’, no, but for the waste of earnest efforts, of honorable, unselfish work poorly paid or not paid at all, and, last but not least, the exploitation honest, pure and sincere intentions to help.
Fred Haseney says
Aquamarine — I got what you said. My adventure with scientology (and life, in general) kept me from making money. No matter what I did, I could never produce more income. Granted, low self esteem keeps one from having more than just the necessities. But I still have a firm belief in reincarnation. A past life brought a fortune my way and living life (this life) as more or less a pauper is a lesson I needed to learn.
In addition, scientology put me in a category that I could not escape: the Non-Interference Zone between Clear and OT3. The funny thing is I had never formally attested to Clear (although I had originated that I might have gone Clear). So there I sat, year-after-year, so I worked hard at many scientology front groups so as to help and contribute to “the cause.”
This actually worked out for me, in the long run, because I didn’t go up the Bridge. I never earned a “status” by donating to the dreaded “Ideal Org” campaigns.
I thought PR was a mission, it’s such a small and failing operation that hardly ever gets heard from, but even if it now is a Class V org, it’s one that can’t possibly really need anything more than a small space of its own – and not too fancy, either. But looking for a picture, I discovered that in 2016 they claimed the “acquisition of one of the most visible buildings in downtown San Juan, Puerto Rico.”
That’s the former Impec building at 1208 Ave Ponce de Leon. It shows up on their “ideal” Facebook page in a remodeled rendering:
So they’re apparently another of the orgs with a large empty building, going on 7 years now, that is left trying to raise money to fix up far more space than they actually need. Any sensible, financially responsible organization would at most quickly fix up the first floor, move in and stop wasting money on renting their old location, and only do work on further space in the building as actually needed – but that’s not Scientology.
Sara Baxter needs to be crammed on the policy “To little To late”
Her Dec 18th email for a Dec 18th event.
She’s probably freaking out because only 5 people reserved for the event and OMG what will Tom and Victoria Cummings think? and I’m gonna be in soooo much trouble if COB finds out I failed 😔
Suggestions Sara: It’s Christmas 🎄 Visit and or phone your family and friends and walk away while you’re not yet locked up.
Happy Everything will come I promise.
Merry Christmas Mike and Family. Thank you for your never-ending work exposing the con. Oh, and the book!
John Doe says
As I sit on this balcony overlooking the pacific, on a well-deserved respite from my very busy and remunerative year, I give thanks I’m out of that cult, where celebrating Christmas means getting “enlightened” out of my hard-earned dollars.
Merry Christmas to all my fellow Special Persons!
Damn, here I go again:
So what is Christmas?
It’s commonly held to be the celebration of a birth.
But there’s something more to Christmas and it’s the idea that God would come to us as a person to speak to us as people. No priests as intermediaries or a light show miracle, just a conversation on a personal basis.
Some Christians don’t understand this.
Les, Christmas is just a version of the winter solstice holiday, celebrated around the world from time immemorial to the present day as the point in the year when the days begin to get longer again, and seen symbolically as representing rebirth. That’s why when Christianity became centered in the Roman Empire, it was chosen to adopt as their celebration of Jesus’ birth (perhaps specifically to piggyback on the host culture’s Saturnalia celebration), even though the actual date of the nativity, not important to early Christians and so not recorded (and marked differently by various branches of the Christian Church to this day), had most likely been sometime in the spring.
Besides rebirth, I’m not aware of any common themes of celebration of the season. But in general such were times for communities where everyone was dependent on one another and on each others’ cooperation, to come together and celebrate as a connected group. Hubbard’s notion of ‘survival’ is an egotistical and modernist one that ignores our ultimate dependence on connection and concern for one another, which is why for example it so readily and callously breaks up people and families to serve the narrowly defined ends of a group that is failing to survive in the long run.
Think, sadly, of how many people and families aren’t gathering together and joyfully celebrating Christmas, or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or whatever their winter solstice celebration is (or isn’t), because of Scientology. I’d say that reflects the real tradition of the season, that Hubbard the narcissist and psychopath missed.
From the Elron quote in the letter, “We are the hope of Man – – the only hope.” Add to that “We (Hubbard/Scientology) know everything about everything and we’re right and everybody else is wrong.” and I might tend to think I’m in a cult.
I can’t remember exactly how long I was out before I looked back and came to that conclusion but that was my final “verdict”. 😇
WWW : Wisdom of the Wog World says
Guy didn’t knew about internet and digitalisation of all mode of communication which would result in steep downfall of his ” Utopia”
Your presents will be felt, weighed, and judged.
Armed robbery would be actually be more honest than fraud.
With Scientology you get both. It’s called crush regging.
Wishing you and all the readers here a very merry Christmas.