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Hello , I am an ex Scientologist , this blog is primarily about that but I may address other topics as the mood hits me to . I was in Scientology for 25 years and spent about 10,000 hours using the indoctrination and thought reform method "study tech " . I also spent time on staff and met hundreds of Scientologists and did hundreds of the cult practices . Many were the "ethics cycles and OW writeups " that really are an attempt to suppress or remove a person's identity and replace it with a mental pseudo clone of Ron Hubbard . To make a fanatical slave for the cult .

I looked outside the cult for answers in about January 2014 and left the cult in about March of 2014 . While in about 99% of members have no idea of the truth .

We are told we are in a mental therapy or spiritual enhancement or religion or science for helping people unlock potential . Or any of several other fronts that all pretend kind and humanitarian goals .

The truth is Scientology is a terrorist mind control cult and this blog is my attempt to understand and expose that . And try to state as clearly as possible the tools that I have found helpful in dealing with this .

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Scientology Logic

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Scientology Logic

From Ask the Scientologist
In a recent comment, a Scientology True Believer was absolutely convinced that when I criticized L. Ron Hubbard, it was exactly the same as saying I wished for the total destruction of the belief system of Scientology.  No amount of logical discussion could alter that bizarre thought process.
Anyone following along in the discussion thread would have thought the Scientologist to be very, very stupid.  There was no way the actual words written could mean what he interpreted them to mean.
But to the Scientologist, it was completely logical.
Let us explore, once again, a bit more into the strange world of Scientology.
For those who have never talked to a Scientologist, Scientology logic looks, to an outsider, like this:
  • If A
  • And if B
  • Then: Tuesday!
It just doesn’t seem to make any sense.  For instance, let’s take a very common example:
Does Scientology work?
  • L. Ron Hubbard proclaimed that his technology would and does produce a “Clear”, who would have perfect memory, be able to do lightening fast calculations, be free of most diseases and mental upsets.
  • On inspection, in the entire history of Dianetics and Scientology, with tens of thousands of people applying Hubbard’s technology, not oneperson has attained this mythical state of Clear.
  • Therefore, Scientology works!
This is exactly what happens when you try to discuss Scientology’s failures with a Scientologist.  Of course this makes it impossible to have any reasonable discussion.  But how can they be so, so … illogical?
Logic is not taught in Scientology, obviously.  In fact, logic is frowned upon.  They have a drill, called the “Obnosis Drill” which drills a Scientologist tonot draw logical conclusions. (Ironically, “obnosis” is a bafflegab word created by Hubbard to mean “observing the obvious”).  For example, the course supervisor brings in a person for the students to do the drill on.  The drill would go like this:
Supervisor: What do you see?
Student: I see an old man.
Supervisor: Flunk! Do you see “old”?  Do you see “man”?  What do you see?
Student: I see a person with wrinkles and short grey hair.
Supervisor: Where do you see wrinkles and grey hair?
Student: I see a person with wrinkles on this side of its face and on the one hand I can see, and grey hair on this side of its head.
Do you see?  Students are drilled not to think, not to draw obvious conclusions, not to assume the self-evident fact that there is an old man there.  As ridiculous as you may think my example is, it is essentially a verbatim quote from a real course room drill I witnessed.
And that is just one of a number of Scientology techniques that turns off logic.
Another technique is the constant repetition and enforcement that you maynever question anything Hubbard says.  What you see, if it contradicts what Hubbard said, is wrong.  You must work at it until you can work out that what you saw actually validated what Hubbard said.
The final trick is the installation of certain “truths” that may never be questioned.  Some of these are:
  • L. Ron Hubbard is always right.
  • Scientology always works.
  • Evil forces are fighting Scientology.
  • Anyone who disagrees with this is Evil.
  • … and so on.
And now you have Scientology Logic.  Let’s look at that example, above, but let’s peek behind the scenes to see what is going on inside the Scientologist’s mind:
Does Scientology work?
  • L. Ron Hubbard proclaimed that his technology would and does produce a “Clear”, who would have perfect memory, be able to do lightening fast calculations, be free of most diseases and mental upsets.
  • L. Ron Hubbard is always right.
  • On inspection, in the entire history of Dianetics and Scientology, with tens of thousands of people applying Hubbard’s technology, not oneperson has attained this mythical state of Clear.
  • That statement must be a lie because it contradicts what Ron said, and Ron is always right. 
  • There must be Clears somewhere, even if I’ve never seen any, because Hubbard said that Scientology does produce Clears.
  • L. Ron Hubbard said Scientology always works.
  • Therefore, Scientology works!
Now you can see it.  Now you can see why, to a Scientologist, that whole “logic” sequence makes sense.  They have these additional, hidden, “truths” that color every thought — and they can’t think about or question these “truths”, they must only believe and accept them.
Now you can see why, when I dared to criticize Hubbard, I was (to the Scientologist) actually saying that all of Scientology should be destroyed. That’s Scientology Logic!
And, until a Scientologist recovers their ability to think logically, to perceive what is really there and think about and draw obvious conclusions from what they actually see, they will continue to make the most bizarre statements and erroneous “leaps of logic”.
But now you know why you can’t reason with a True Believer.  Their “logic” is pure Scientology Logic.

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