It’s Saturday, must be time for Terra!
Scientology’s Code of Honor
A code of honor sounds like a good thing to carry around in a wallet; a concise set of moral guidelines; principles on which to build a solid foundation. And yet…not all codes are equal. Some justify acts of unethical behavior in individuals. Some justify unethical conduct by organizations.
Let’s see how L. Ron Hubbard’s Code of Honor stacks up.
(Having just read Marty Rathbun’s latest diatribe, I couldn’t help but think how parts of this code might relate to him.)
- “Never desert a comrade in need, in danger or in trouble.”
Society typically frowns upon deserting comrades. Standing by one’s friends is considered the more honorable path. King Arthur and his Round Table of knights advanced this concept. So did lots of other famous heroes throughout history.
Few drowning people would wish to be abandoned by their best friend. Many take exception to being excommunicated from organizations and forsaken by all its members.
Ordinarily, deserting a comrade in need is not beneficial to both parties. But never? What if this comrade turned out to be a criminal? What if you realized this “friend” was a real SP—a suppressive person, bent on destruction? Someone like David Miscavige, the current head of the Church of Scientology. What if the “greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics” demanded cutting ties with this “comrade” for the safety of the larger group?
What if this comrade had been brainwashed into joining an evil organization that had brainwashed him into having nothing more to do with you? What if he was deluded? Would you still abandon him? Or wait patiently on the sidelines until he returned to his senses? I’m sure there’s no time limit when waiting for sons and daughters.
- “Never withdraw allegiance once granted.”
Again, I would do away with the word “never.” I can think of too many reasons why withdrawing allegiance would be the right thing to do.
For instance, what if you finally realized that the organization you’d been a member of for many years wasn’t all it was cracked up to be? People frequently join clubs, political parties, fraternities, and religions without fully knowing what they’re getting into. Oftentimes, these groups’ purposes and policies aren’t made available to new recruits.
Sometimes executives seize the reins, replacing that which worked, with damaging strategies and programs. Even churches have been known to follow this pattern.
I reserve the right to withdraw my allegiance—granted or not—anytime I choose.
- “Never desert a group to which you owe your support.”
Generally, deserting a group to which you owe your support is viewed as dishonorable. Especially abandoning really good groups that may have helped you or you pets. Like the Humane Society. Or Doctors Without Borders.
The question that must be asked is whether the group to which one belongs is worthy of support. And if not, is this support still owed? I don’t think so.
What if your “exchange” is in with a particular group and you wish to leave—whatever the reason? Do you still “owe” them your support? Or are you “all even?” Maybe, maybe not. Depends.
Within Scientology, it’s understood that members owe their support to the church for life. Walking away on one’s own determinism is considered an overt act. Telling anyone about it is a “high crime.”
Groups change. And with them, one’s obligations.
- “Never disparage yourself or minimize your strength or power.”
Unless, of course, this involves groveling in Ethics (that branch of a Scientology organization charged with the administration of justice and ethics) while divulging your overts (ethical and moral transgressions) and withholds (undisclosed overts).
From the moment after a person signs up for his first course in Scientology, he cedes much of his decision-making strength and power to LRH; to current leader, David Miscavige; to Ethics; to Qual; to his course supervisors; and to all those inside the organization who’ve been around longer and “know better.”
- “Never need praise, approval or sympathy.”
Unfortunately, #5 gets twisted to mean “Never praise, give approval, or sympathize with another.” Especially in Scientology.
Scientologists don’t need validation from others. Because real Scientologists are thetans. All knowing. All seeing. And all powerful.
And if you fall down—physically or spiritually—don’t expect any sympathy from a Scientologist. You “pulled it in.” It’s all on you.
- “Never compromise with your own reality.”
You can’t be a true Scientologist without violating this one. Ever.
All Scientologists must compromise with their reality while:
Reading most anything written by LRH.
Accepting condition assignments and ethics programs from snot-nosed kids who’ve never lived a day of their lives outside of the church.
Clapping at events.
Accepting that what you’re looking at in session is real.
Donating money toward an “ideal” org.
Disconnecting from your parents.
Believing David Miscavige is a humanitarian of the highest rank.
Pulling out their wallets in the Reg’s office.
Cults are built on the premise that human beings compromise with realities. And integrities. You can’t play their game without surrendering a hefty chunk of those. (Make that a HUGE chunk.)
- “Never permit your affinity to be alloyed.”
Except when Ethics orders you to disconnect from your son, daughter, or best friend—who’ve been arbitrarily labeled suppressive and shunned.
Except with your sister, who just received her degree in psychology.
Except with your brother, who read something on-line, not complimentary to the church.
Except with Uncle Bob, who works for the IRS.
And Aunt Betty, who works at the Daily Planet.
And your best friend from high school serving in military intelligence.
Scientologists routinely alloy their affinity with all non-Scientologists. Because “Wogs” just don’t measure up. They don’t have the tech. They’re not as evolved as Homo Novis.
But especially, never permit your affinity to alloyed with LRH or DM. That, my friends, is a big overt.
- “Do not give or receive communication unless you yourself desire it.”
Unless you’re sitting in front of the MAA (Master at Arms, in charge of doling out justice in Scientology) or the E/O (Ethics Officer, the equivalent of an MAA, posted at lower orgs and missions).
Unless you get a phone call from the Flag Office “inviting” you to the next Maiden Voyage event
Unless ordered to by senior personnel.
Scientologists are implicitly obliged to communicate with staff. Reticence indicates the existence of overts and withholds.
This precept is wholly disregarded in Scientology. There is no privacy in the church. Members are expected to reveal their innermost thoughts, not only to their auditors, but to pretty much anyone who asks.
- “Your self-determinism and your honor are more important than your immediate life.”
Self-determinism is not only not appreciated in scientology, it is considered to be “counter intention”. Just try being “self-determined” about attending events. Or giving money to the IAS.
There should be a new term invented “scientology-determinism” to describe what is expected of ALL scientologists that is definitely more important your immediate life.
10.“Your integrity to yourself is more important than your body.”
Usually. Shakespeare said, discretion is the better part of valor. Caution is preferable to rash bravery.
Devaluing life and limb helps to justify working staff to the bone, allotting miserly amounts of food, and withholding medical attention. This is especially prevalent in the Sea Org.
Screw the body. If you have any shred of integrity, you help Scientology save the planet at whatever the cost.
11.“Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow.”
Never regret all the money you wasted on courses and auditing that were replaced by new and improved versions that you were forced to buy at twice the cost.
Never regret all the mistakes your auditors made in session and the thousands and thousands of dollars it cost you to get “repaired.”
Never regret all those times you were screwed-over while on staff.
Never regret disconnection from loved ones. Never regret you haven’t talked with your son or daughter in a decade.
Never regret all your overts and withholds. Like when you were at that conference in Las Vegas last week and you sat down next to this pretty woman, the one with the really short dress, who scribbled her room number on your palm, and…
As for “making your tomorrow,” the only way that’s gonna happen is for you to get up the Bridge to Total Freedom as quickly as possible. So be it if you have to take out a second mortgage on the house and bump up your age of retirement from sixty-five to eighty.
Damn. That’s a lot of regrets. OT 9 handles this, right?
12.“Never fear to hurt another in a just cause.”
Never? Like don’t’ even think about it? Don’t take a few seconds to consider what is just and what isn’t? That maybe the person you’re destroying has a family and is trying to survive just like you.
Scientologists don’t have to decide what’s just or not because LRH and DM already figured it out for them. And since the two are considered infallible, this gives members the right to destroy any person or organization the two say deserves annihilation.
I would like to believe that an evolved being would fear to hurt another—despite the cause.
13.“Don’t desire to be liked or admired.”
Not even a little? Maybe just a teensy-weensy bit?
Twisting #13 allows executives to bully and degrade their juniors. So what if their subordinates don’t like them. What’s important is that they get their product and stats up by Thursday at two.
14. “Be your own adviser, keep your own counsel and select your own decisions.”
Seriously? In Scientology? In the Reg’s office? LRH was joking, right?
The moment a Scientologist truly becomes his own advisor, keeps his own counsel, and selects his own decisions, is the moment he walks out the front door of his local church and never returns.
15. “Be true to your own goals.”
Unless those goals conflict with going up the bridge.
Unless your goals involve working in a profession that doesn’t pay enough to go OT—like ninety-five percent of all the jobs in the world.
Want to be a teacher? Get real. Sell something—like insurance. Or become a stock broker and short some companies destined to fail.
Want to have kids? Not if it means you and the spouse won’t “go free” this lifetime. You’ll have an eternity of lives to have kids. Have a few next lifetime—or at least the one after. Then again…better make that three lifetimes from now.
Want to pay for your daughter to go to college? Not at the expense of an “ideal” org. She needs no more education than what she can get in Scientology.
Unless your goals are Scientology’s goals, you really aren’t being “true” to yourself. Because your personal goals pale in comparison to those laid out so eloquently by LRH.
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A Diamond says
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Barbara Pijor says
Oh my God! Stop this farce of a “religion!” Thank you, Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, et. al., for your efforts on behalf of all the misguided individuals still caught up in this travesty!
Paul Day says
This reminds me of the quote atrributed to Oscar Wilde (though not proven that “A gentleman never insults anyone unintentionally.”
Fink Jonas says
This was one of the reasons I joined Scientology, I thought I was joining a highly ethical group with solid moral values at times I thought it had a grip on it somewhere but I accepted it and believed it with open arm in spite of friends warnings, that was prior to the INTERNET, and then the internet came and my castle came crumbling down I almost got a nervous breakdown to learn all the horrible things my friends were right.
Suzanne Lee says
Those who are trying to destroy this religion and its technologies are throwing the baby out with the bathwater. That is even MORE insane than the mistakes being made within the Church.
OSA Clam, aka Suzanne Lee, you DO know that you are posting on a two year old thread? LOL
Suzanne, there is no baby – just an unfortunate stillbirth.
If Dianetics and Scientology were workable in any way, at least independent Scientology – some of whose efforts have been lead by bright early lights of the tech from Jack Horner to David May – would have come up with something viable, and thriving. The only thing that has ever really worked in any way, was a brief period when Hubbard was able by force of personality to con some of the large number of then-young baby boomers who were desperately seeking something, anything.
Shareen Goodroad says
The more I learn/read about Scientology, the more it reminds me of Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass”. Hubbard created a whole system where left is right, and up is down, and nothing is as it is perceived. It is amazing to me that anyone could live in such an inverted state of reality and maintain any shred of sanity. Everyone who managed to escape this web of hypocrisy and lies with their sense of self intact, must truly be a strong and resilient person imo.
It’s interesting that Alice in Wonderland is closely tied into scion training drills, perhaps l ron used its upside down thinking as a basis for scientology, simply he set out to make a way of thinking the opposite of what the rest of us call common sense.
I think I’m going to go to the backyard and burn my framed copy of the code of honor!
Can I come over and roast wienies over the charred embers?
Suzanne Lee says
Very sad. If someone criticized the Christian bible, i suppose you would burn that too? Most things said or written are not meant to be taken literally. This is how President Trump is so heavily criticized for telling “lies”. People twist what he says and they try to take it out of context or interpret it literally. People who do that are very low on the emotional tone scale. They dont understand the spiritual universe vs. the physical universe. They see everything in black and white, unable to understand or appreciate the beauty, depth and harmony of art and wisdom.
Excellent analysis as always, Terra.
What is at fault here is not the Code of Honor itself. At least for me, that code is a masterpiece of sanity IF applied with common sense and is really understood. I’ve dropped almost EVERYTHING from my studies of Scn. But this one I’ve kept as I find it very similar to many of the teachings of Buddhism which I am very familiar with. And whenever I find life beating me very hard, I inevitably discover that I am not keeping one or more of the points of this code. Of course, I believe on its points based on my OWN concept of honor and integrity, and not based on LRH’s or anyone else’s.There are a few lectures where LRH explains this code in great detail, and if we listen to it, one would able able to see that he satisfactorily cleared all the apparent confusions that Terra is bringing up, especially on points 1, 2, 3 and #12.
What is at fault here – which is the COMMON DENOMINATOR of EVERYTHING that is at fault with Scn – is LRH’s GROSS misapplication of his OWN teachings to his own life and interactions with others, and his fixation in focusing all his teachings to the alleged infallibility of Scn as both, an alleged workabke therapy and humans’ “only” route to salvation.
Without his delusions of grandeur, and if LRH would have been humble enough so as to listen to others, I feel that he had what it takes to had become a great motivational speaker and writer, perhaps among the greatest ones of the century. Astrologically speaking – and I KNOW that this will rise quite a few eyebrows for those you know me – he had what I consider a Great chart. But he apparently had two paths to follow. One route would have made him a great spiritual motivational writer. A VERY unconventional one quite ahead of his time. The other path would kick in delusions of grandeur – which it DID – and would turn him into a cult leader blinding him from truth. The rest is history.
Dead Men Tell No Tales says
As LRH said, this code is only valuable.if it is applied on a.self-determined basis He said that any other use could result in a considerable deterioration in a person. If you do not agree with any part of this code then you should not apply that part. It is only the enforced bad parts of Scn that bother me. If you do not like the Code of Honor just ignore it. If someone tries to enforce it on you just tell them to go to cramming or get fucked.
Think about how Christ was ridiculed. Yet he was a GREAT prophet, if not THE son of God. LRH was a GREAT man and a prophet. This will be revealed once his mental / spirtual health technologies are more widely adopted and utilized to bring sanity to our world. Until then, we should do all we can to encourage the use of these technologies and to erradicate psychiatry in order to achieve a saner world.
Tell that to Lisa McPherson, oh that’s right you can’t……🤔
Gui Gascon says
My question is: How comes so many intelligent people still believe in all this? The lies are so obvious
Jaye R says
Great post as usual TC. Many thanks for your analysis and input. Much food for thought there.
Thanks, Terra. Thoughtful as always.
Regarding this: “What if you realized this “friend” was a real SP—a suppressive person, bent on destruction?”
I hope that was merely a unintended slip back into Sci-speak and you fully realize there are no such things as suppressive persons, “real” or otherwise.
There are obviously destructive people out there. Charles Manson, David Miscavidge, Jim Jones, Pol Pot, etc. Whether you call them inhuman monsters, sociopaths, or SPs makes no difference.
TC – another well written thought provoking essay. Yikes, I’m going out on a limb here. I’ve always liked and still like/try to apply the Code of Honor. Your breakdown shows that one can’t follow this through being part of this cult due to robotism. This is why I’ve always been at odds with staff and robotic die hard loony scios. Being a rebel all my life, I was also a rebel scientologist. Examples, before scientology, in school, I never desired to be liked and admired by the “in crowd”, I always followed my own path. This I carried over when part of the church. Yeah, I was the bitch not standing and clapping at every sentence muttered by DM at those events. Yeah, I was the pain in the ass “OT”/auditor in training not clapping at the end of each course at Hubbard’s picture, etc. I insisted show me “policy” that I must do this when threatened with ethics. Yes, I was the one who refused to disconnect from my gay child hood friend, and on and on. Relatives that worked in government, etc.
Anyway, the exes here obviously have applied many of the above points is why we have walked away and are here now. We have all here obviously “Never comprise with your own reality” and a few other ‘codes’ mentioned above.
PS – for those not agreeing please no pouncing for liking “Code of Honor”, don’t want to argue
Two plus two equals four no matter who says it. There is no reason to reject a concept just because LRH was behind it. Tear the truth free from scientology’s claws – it certainly does not belong to them!
I’ve always liked showing that scientology fails when judged by its own rulebook, or using LRH quotes against the church. What are they going to say?
All so very true. And ridiculous when viewing it from the “outside” now.
Dave Stewart says
I had to laugh at #6 -Never compromise with your own reality. I bought a copy of Dianetics in 1987 and actually managed to get through it. To accept a lot of what I was reading would have taken a pretty serious compromise with my own reality. But, it wasn’t all bad and I thought about sending in the card asking for “more information,” but didn’t.
Imagine being in an organization where each and every day of the week……every second, minute, hour/day that goes by you live in fear that someone might write a Knowledge Report on you& you’d be hauled in for questioning……slapped around….or sent to “the hole” for an undetermined amount of time.
To never realize that no matter how hard you worked, how much time, money, effort and money you put into “the organization” the chance to “cross that Bridge” will never be achieved because someone keeps moving the ends of the Bridge.
The BIG question is just WHO will take over when and if DM leaves hi “physical body”?????
disco george says
This is another great example of what many of you have pointed out repeatedly… there’s a veneer of “respectability” on the surface that belies a ruthless adherence to rules without regard to context or situational ethics. It’s just another way to strip members of their ability to think critically in pursuit of some abstract “greater good”.
I’d think it’s part of how so many thoughtful, intelligent, caring people have gotten sucked in over the years, but I can’t speak to that experience personally.
Well said disco george.
On The Wall That Trump Won't Build says
I just feel bad all around. I’m watching this play out. You all had/have a good heart. All in search for the Truth and peace in life and almost the worst thing happened. My son died from cancer. That’s the worst.
Todd Cray says
Thanks, TC. As the Scientology organization points out, Scientologists in good standing never get their say. Not that I don’t enjoy hearing from SPs like Rinder. But you fill an important niche as far as the “church” is concerned. Keep up the good work!
It’s been pointed out that one of the marks of a cult leader is that s/he gets to redefine ethnics. For one thing, this undermines the minions’ own sense of their own convictions and self-determination and provides much needed thought stopping. But for another–since only god gets to set standards compulsory for all humans alike–it cements the leader’s rightful place as “god” (or “source”). For that reason I’ve always found it rather disingenuous when the Scientology “religion” claims that it’s NOT worshiping the fat dude.
White Light says
Spot on! The Scn ‘code of honor’ is just another one of their hooks to get people to think ‘hey, that sounds good, they must be doing good’…. but the reality is the opposite. It’s like one of those magic tricks – create distractions (illusions) while really doing something else. It’s the perfect trap.
“Your self-determinism and your honor are more important than your immediate life.” But NOT more important than scientology, so you should be a lying robot whenever scientology needs you to be.
Never fear to hurt another in a just cause.
El Wrong Tubbolard is the arbiter of what constitutes a just cause. A just cause is the silencing (by any means) of anyone who dares criticize El Ron, scamology or da “tek”.
Yes, Ron supporters are stark raving mad.
xenu's son says
Great write up TC..Could imagine the RBTC rundown.Read 100 RB strips.Then read this write up.
Then make your own list.
I Yawnalot says
Wow, you’ve opened and tackled a real can of worms with having a good look at the Scientology Code of Honor. All I can really say is well done Terra, it took some hard work and true grit to really look at the betrayal strewn throughout the application, or better stated and portrayed as the misapplication of what is basically a stupid code within and enforced by Scientology. That Code all by itself gave rise to a dictatorship based upon stupidity. Hubbard lied when he stated that or any moral code must be voluntary.
I will however, take a page from Hubbard’s “playbook of research” and settle out what I think is the common denominator of why that code was implemented and then reversed by that group’s behavior. My common denominator also encompasses all of Scientology policy and the greater majority of and the complete upper levels of the final technology the Church settled upon and sells as it’s Bridge to Total Freedom – human beings are complete morons and walk around on auto in complete amnesia doing themselves in.
The stupid (Axiom 38) humanoid mortals running around in life per Hubbard haven’t got a clue how to act, behave or do anything that aids there survival, nor will they ever work out anything for themselves. All survival considerations and wherewithal must, must, must be directed towards the the Cof$ and it’s well being by extracting all your money and then demanding your devotion. Hubbard wrote, said and ending up enforcing every aspect of how he deemed you, I and the rest of humanity has to act, live and think if you want to put an end the horrible state you, I and the rest of humanity are obviously in. Hubbard went out of his way, time and time again reassuring every Scientologist we’re all headed for the Thetan shit heap unless you adhere and follow his every word and direction, without exception. Those words and directions are now enforced and ingrained into every Scientologist by their very obvious betrayal and that the organisation is exempt from its application or has any association at all with that Code. It’s directed solely at the individual to confuse and drive them into being completely compromised by it.
If there ever was a real Merchant of Chaos’s playbook it was devised by Hubbard, followed and improved by Miscavige and implemented without remorse by the robots of Organised Scientology!
Oliver Twist says
Agree with much of what you say Terra. With regard to never deserting a comrade in need, danger or trouble, it would be beneficial for both sides to realize that those still in and those now out are basically still comrades. Only the curtailing of freedom in the form of enforced policies create a false us versus them mentality.
Dead Men Tell No Tales says
I have it on good authority, namely the Security Clearances I/C OSA WUS that ex SO member do not have friends.. Ever. Anywhere.
TC, really good dissertation. Hubbard made it clear that this was a self imposed code not one that he demanded be followed. That’s a beautiful trap in itself. Hubbard violated every code point. What a mass of contradictory rules to live by.
No wonder members go crazy or turn criminal on a regular basis.
Hubbard created the “Bridge To Total Folly”. And in the end he achieved his goal.
Excellent summary, TC. Maybe this is why the code of honor is supposed to be a luxury. Because it’s impossible to follow or apply to the church. You’ve lost all your honor and integrity just by begin a member. So let’s justify it!
Hip Hip Horrendous says
The “Code of Honor” of Scientology has no virtually no meaning except as a measuring stick for its own hypocrisy.
Senior Scientology leadership does not exemplify these principles in its own conduct toward its membership, it’s staff or its vendors, but shrieks in horror at the slightest hiccup that affects themselves.
Thus this “Code” serves zero purpose except as an twinkly ornament to show the IRS in support of the utterly false pretension that Scientology is engaged in charitable purposes.
Scientology is a well disguised money-making fraud.
One thing the church of scientology does not have right now is Honor. What you DO have in this church is friends against friends, scientologists against scientologists or scientologists against ex scientologists, families against family member(s), ex scientologists against ex scientologists….
It’s a mess. Until it corrects itself HONOR is not even in view.
I Yawnalot says
Scientology is fundamentally a conflict based activity, the people in it don’t seem to realize it is forcing them to be at war with life itself. Until it drops this “have to have an opponent, otherwise what in the hell is this freedom I’m being promised then?” (organised Scientologists really are quite stupid people. They don’t even make auditors anyway so all they are left is conflict to demonstrate allegiance). They will fight and fight and fight and go to extraordinary lengths to find someone to pick a fight with, they even rip up personal relationships and tear their own families apart. On staff they shout at and threaten each other as a daily activity. In another time Scientology would have been a bloody affair, as it is it settles for ruining your life, your relationships and gets its jollies by stealing money, telling lies and then demands you follow false hope.
I’ve never really understood some of the honor systems of warriors like the Samurai etc either. Where they place some sort of integrity system first so they get an opportunity to get an Adrenalin rush and feel like they are in an exclusive type of club. Once they give allegiance to someone, a licence to kill for the cause is issued and that becomes an “honor code” of its own. Saw on the Antiques Road Show recently a set of dairies of an SS Officer, geezers… those guys really believed that gory shit they did was honorable!
Got to have a hobby, as my sergeant use to say.
Jaye R says
McCarran, You’ve hit one of my sore spots with scn. Another point that I always grappled with was how scientologists treat their fellow group members in employment, business, friendship, and familial relationships and how that seemed at odds with the code of honor. Having had my fair share of generally bad treatment as an employee, friend or tenant of group members, I wondered how this could be. Only when I declared myself as an ex-scientologist and came to the blogs, did I begin to understand why this could be.
One of the first things to go in the garbage was a brass engraved and wood plaque of the scn code of honor.
“Death before dishonor” in a military combat situation with allegiance to my group may work for that situation but not in general.
I know what you mean about dealing with other scientologits[sic] I never met a more penny pinching mean spirited bunch of people, they would charge their own mother money for taking out her garbage if they thought they could do it. I saw them haggling for pennies over such things as cigarettes and food.
Jaye R says
I was fired for an accusation by my senior’s assistant (friend) of stealing a single (office) postage stamp. I was accused by a landlord of plugging in a landline phone to an active outlet and calling 900 #s for which the landlord was billed. When I asked if the phone company was called to query the charges before coming to me with this absurd allegation, the answer was no. Solution accepted and fixed instantly. Preposterous!
Well said Terra. Why buy in to Lron’s sense of dishonor? That is what you are ‘running’, Lron’s pitiful, disgusting life.
North Korea would be like this, but they don’t have e-meters. Too ‘American’ for them.
Old Surfer Dude says
My take on this is, they’re saying, WE OWN YOU!
I Yawnalot says
And all your money & time, plus anything you’re potentially worth and Scientology has complete control over who or what you associate with at anytime or place. You don’t get to choose anything, they do all that for you.
Old Surfer Dude says
1984 all over again.
You are always a breath of fresh forest air, in a stinky world.
Your intellectual and perceptual integrity are uncompromised.
Your ability to uncover the embedded truth behind Hubbard’s dogma is amazing.
Dogma: a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.
Your karma ran over Hubbard’s dogma.
#13 shows LRH to be a hypocrite- actually #1-15 when compared to his Affirmations. LRH was doing the opposite of these Codes of Honor. He betrayed his wives, his friends (Parsons), his children & even himself. LRH had no honor except to himself…what was his Code? If it’s true for you, it’s true..
VICTOR SUNSTAR says
Yep… Just like Trump, Miscarriage and all other DICKtators a minority of people who have always been the ruin of society and our planet for ego greed and power… What they do is destroy destroy destroy everyone and every thing…
Old Surfer Dude says
And remember! Hubbard said he would “chop up” his daughter, Alexis, if his third wife, Sarah Northrop, didn’t retract all the bad things she said about him.
This man was a monster…
Shirley H says
Im reading the book Going Clear right now…very disturbing how Ron treated his own family..He was a very sick person indeed
Old Surfer Dude says
Shirley, please read, Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard, by Russell Miller. It will be an eye opening experience.
Scientology couldn’t sue Miller because everything he wrote was true.
Old Surfer Dude says
And Shirley, you can also get his book in e-book form.
That is a great book , the first one I read in my effort to deconstruct the L.Ron Hubbard that I thought was the savior of mankind from my years in the church.
Another book I would recommend is “L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman” by Bent Corydon. This one has some disturbing shit that really made me think “what the fuck was I involved in.” Corydon was the former mission holder of the Riverside Scientology mission. Hubbard’s son from his first marriage contributed to this book, going by the name Ronald DeWolf.
Rick Mycroft says
Their PR frequently mentions the Code of Honor and similar, but what they don’t mention is how those rank compared an Order, Policy Letter, Advice, or just plain Command Intention from above.
I’ve read so many accounts of Scientologists who stuck to the principles of the Code of Honor against an order, and they never turn out well.
Harpoona Frittata says
That’s an excellent point to consider when it comes to evaluating how well Elron’s abstract moral/ethical philosophy is practically implemented within his very elaborate and wide-ranging set of orders and directives on everything under the sun, from barley water baby formula recipes to how to “cure” psychosis.
When you do so, it quickly becomes evident that there’s a huge disjunction between what is practiced and what is preached; but if you voice your concern about those glaring discrepancies as a $cilon in good standing with the cherch, then that status becomes threatened the moment you open your mouth, If you don’t find a way to push the cognitive dissonance down, so that it no longer registers in consciousness, then you will either be shown the door or feel compelled to walk away from the cherch through it of your accord in very short order.
$cn’s absolutist, fundamentalist, jihadi approach to achieving spiritual freedom acts as a filtering and concentrating mechanism which works extraordinarily well to get rid of the “reasonable-minded” and critical early on in the conversion process, so that their doubts, questions, disagreements, etc. do not contaminate the minds of those within the $cn bubble world. Those who remain quickly learn that even having private thoughts that aren’t in perfect alignment with the cherch’s orthodoxy directly leads to aversive consequences, such as being placed in lower conditions and being subjected to metered interrogation at your own financial expense.
Stay in long enough, spend enough of your resources on courses and auditing, disconnect from enough family and friends and, in general, make whatever other sacrifices that are required of you, and the totality of those “sunk costs” all combine to make waking up to the reality of your self-incarceration within that “prison of belief” very difficult indeed to achieve,
About all that one can say there is that, as the cult continues to implode under the weight of its own crimes, abuses and total idiocy, there’s never going to be a better time to get out than right now, because it’s only going to get worse for those who remain inside as the cult’s End Times travails continue to multiply and grow deeper. And since $cn is never wrong, all the cult’s problems and failures will be blamed on those who remain within the cherch…so please, don’t let that be you!
My Inner Space says
Wow from reading this being a Scientologist sounds lonely and scary. You can’t count on anyone, you don’t have support when things happen to you. I mean did John Travolta pull it in when his son died? Did Tom Cruise pull it in when his mother died? I just don’t get it. And from what I’ve seen these Codes while sounding nice are the exact opposite of what really happens. It’s crazy making. You’ve not been declared Terra but I guess you stay in due to family, etc. How do you hide your feelings from them. It must be hard to keep up the act in order to remain “not declared”. My sympathy and empathy to you for what you must be going through.
Terra Cognita says
Who said I’m still in?
Excellent! This was hard to get through, when leaving for good, but made complete sense when really, honestly looked at. Thank you!
I Yawnalot says
Yes, it’s hard thing to read isn’t it? It’s similar to trying to come to terms with the technical warnings that come all folded up with tiny print on the inside of some pharmaceutical drug boxes. Introverts you and makes you realize something is really wrong with you that you have to take a concoction like that. Better off not to read them sometimes.
Exactly the reason I do not take such drugs and have not since the 60s. When prescribed, I always look up all the details and find that they’re all *very* risky and often contradictory.