While scientology continues to promote ScientologyTV network (and don’t you dare refer to it as a streaming channel –even though that is exactly what it is — or scientology will accuse you of being a bigot because you don’t buy into their “network” nomenclature) it seems they have forgotten, or are ignoring the wisdom of their Founder. L. Ron Hubbard banned TV for Sea Org members, referring to it as: “only a pattern of lights and shadows which is a restimulative mechanism to shuffle your bank around, and give you again some segment of that which you have already experienced.”
Below is an issue I came across from 1982, courtesy of Christi Gordon.
Ron is pretty clear how bad TV is for everyone, except perhaps himself — as he always had a TV and VCR in his bedroom to watch movies which he did almost daily.
As with so much in scientology, it’s “do what Ron says, not what he does.” And another rule of thumb—apply the rules when they are convenient, ignore them they’re not…