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Personal Integrity vs. Fear

August 26, 2009

LRH defines personal integrity in this way:

“Personal integrity is knowing what you know – what you know is what you know – and to have the courage to know and to say what you have observed. And that is integrity.”

Most Scientologists know that there is something deeply wrong with their Church.  They have observed it for themselves:

Lockdown recruit cycles

Endless phone calls

Late night home invasions

Continual and unreasonable demands on one’s time

Unending demands for more and more money

Violations of Policy

Violations of HCOBs

Ethics handlings for missing events

Any one of us can add to the list.

So why don’t people speak out? Why don’t they complain? Why don’t they write reports?

We all know why.

Fear.

They don’t want to stand up, to stand out, to be a target. They don’t want to be the one to be sent to the Ethics Officer, to be questioned, to be put on the spot.

They don’t want to endanger their OT Eligibility, or waste more time and money in Security Checks.

They don’t want to risk being declared, to risk being disconnected from their family, their friends. They don’t want to risk losing their job.

So they keep quiet. Observing outness after outness. Putting up with it. Tolerating it.

Watching their Church go down the tubes. Watching a few incompetents and SPs at the top destroy everything.

If ever there was a time for personal integrity, a time to stand against those things we know are wrong, that time is now.

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6 Comments
  1. August 26, 2009 4:17 am

    Rebel I applaud your ability to tell it like it is.

  2. Rebel Too permalink
    August 27, 2009 5:13 am

    Thanks once again Rebel008. You’ve hit it on the nail.

  3. August 28, 2009 10:34 pm

    The Church leadership began to be suspect by significant numbers of executive staff members and mission holders in the late 1970’s.

    Many hundreds, if not several thousand, each dealt with the personal integrity issue in their own individual way in the latter part of that decade into the early 80’s . Which is of course as it should be, it’s the “personal” that is so important.

    We were either kicked out or left.

    There is a reason Christianity has no many different sects or “churches” within the main body of the religion. We can only assume the same will be said of Scientology, as long as the leadership insists confusing organized religion and spirituality.

  4. Jim Logan permalink
    September 5, 2009 4:49 pm

    Jackson,
    Spot on. Scientology is defined as a means to gain high level truth in it’s very first meaning from a lecture given on 28 Dec 51, Chart of Attitudes.

    It is a means for the individual to attain truth, his own spiritual being.

    When that is lost site of, then it isn’t Scientology. It’s mere robotic ritual, under threat and duress.

  5. September 24, 2009 5:06 pm

    You state:

    “If ever there was a time for personal integrity, a time to stand against those things we know are wrong, that time is now.”

    I enjoyed reading your articles and thought they were spot on, but I couldn’t find who you are, so how can you ask others to stand up to those things they know are wrong if you don’t even state who you are. Please correct me if I cam wrong and just didn’t look in the right place to find out who the author is.

    • rebel008 permalink*
      September 24, 2009 5:24 pm

      This blog is put together by several OTs, some of whom are “flying under the radar,” that is, the Church does not know they have left. This is how we can keep track of what is going on inside the Church. So, apologies for not giving our names, it has to be that way for now for this blog to be what it is.

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