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Doubt Formulas

Intentions and Actions Statistics One OT VIII’s Formula

DoubtsAs a Scientologist, I did my share of Doubt Formulas. Some successful – that is, they seemed to resolve the situation – some not so much. Particularly when they involved any doubt about the current Church management – its activities and methods.

I started feeling that there was something wrong with my Formulas, something missing. The application, when dealing with my doubts about the current Church, seemed somewhat rote and superficial to me. The outcome, that I would of course rejoin the group of “dedicated Scientologists” seemed to be a foregone conclusion, maybe too glib. After all, I wasn’t really in doubt about the subject, but about the way my Church was being run.

It’s an important distinction. One can have doubts about current Church management and not be in doubt about Scientology. And it’s not a crime to have doubts – it’s the normal functioning of a healthy mind.

The current Church management, led by David Miscavige, would like you to believe that doubts about their competence and the wisdom of their actions are tantamount to doubts about Scientology itself. But they are not.

We have for many years trusted that Church of Scientology management was competent, in-ethics and on-Source. But now evidence is mounting that this is not, in fact, the case.

So I decided at one point that I really wanted to apply the formula thoroughly, “for blood” as they say. And I did. And I found a major bug in the complete application of the formula as it relates to one’s doubts about the Church or its management – lack of information. The Church management’s real “intentions and activities” are shrouded in secrecy and obscured by PR releases. The actual statistics of current Church management are confidential and never released.  – and also obfuscated by glossy PR.

So let’s look at the first two steps of the Doubt Formula, as they apply to the current Church of Scientology, what I refer to as David Miscavige’s Brave New World of Scientology. Because that is “a group” which Scientologists are increasingly having doubts about belonging to.

1. Inform oneself honestly of the actual intentions and activities of that group, project or organization, brushing aside all bias and rumor.

2. Examine the statistics of the individual, group, project or organization.

What can we know about these things?

I’ve summarized what I have found under Intentions and Actions and Statistics.

There is also a link to one OT VIII’s Doubt Formula here.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. anonymouse permalink
    August 18, 2009 6:09 am

    To read more doubt formulas, remember… google is your friend.

    • dan permalink
      July 16, 2012 3:55 am

      Things are getting way better. Ten years ago, most people were hung up in doubt. Now it seems most people (Scientologist or not)know miscavvage is a criminal.
      Also, people declared s.p. were considered untouchables, low lifes. Now people are proud of being declared.
      The best Scientologists speak out and get declared. They are usually OTs, maybe they were class 12’s, or long time S.O. members.
      The whimps are all hiding,afraid to say anything.
      LRH canceled fairgame. miscavvage reinstated it. I say lets declare miscavidge and fairgame his ass!

  2. Rob permalink
    December 10, 2012 9:46 am


    I am not and have never been a member of CoS and honestly, I can’t understand how people can be caught in by this religion created by a person who violated his own rules and had to have people infiltrate the IRS to gain the religious status… Then again, when you’re on the outside looking in, it seems almost silly. I truly feel sorry for those caught in the web of lies and blackmail that is Scientology.

    When it comes to Science Fiction writers and their religions… I’d rather follow George Lucas and be a Jedi then follow LHR and Xenu… (Which is odd that considering that it appears to be a known “fact” about Xenu and all the oddities that it entails that you cannot find anything on the CoS official website, neither confirmation nor a denial).

    I wanted to say that this site is unique amongst the entheta sites that are out there. You make good and clear arguments and are extremely informative without the anger and venom that most sites have.

    Please keep up the good work, I’ve learned a lot from this site and with the amount that I search about various religions, it’s nice to know that there are sites like this out on the internet.

    Oh, and the whole reason that I posted in the first place, your link to the OT VIII’s doubt formula is broken.

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