This Ain’t Our First Rodeo

One thing I have to admire is the level of integrity in an organization that will kick someone out, knowing full well that in doing so, it may blow up right in its face. My hat is off to the Church of Scientology for sticking to its policies on an even playing field, no matter the fame or status of the person involved. Paraphrased simply, the policy is: “If you cause trouble and drama, and refuse to stop causing trouble and drama, you’re outta here.” (Kinda like every other organization in the world.)

This ain’t the Church of Scientology’s first rodeo with special-interest- funded attacks, and it won’t be the last. And from what I’ve seen over the decades, it won't make a damned bit of difference. The tiny handful of people put on lavish display are just tools that happen to fall into the lap of the drug companies and other special interests who have been arrayed against the Church for decades. Like everyone else who has tried, they’ll make a bunch of noise and the Church will just keep on going as it always has. The people they are preaching to wouldn’t bother with Scientology even if you did nothing but puff pieces about it. These so-called “exposés” will offer them a vicarious dose of drama. Then they’ll switch off the TV, continue on with their lives and not give the matter a second thought.

The majority of people are quite content with who they are and the way their world is. They can find no reason, and hence no motivation, to improve. The next TV show, movie, video game, beer or bong hit is enough to look forward to. And God bless 'em. The vast majority are good, decent people who keep things going and make the world go around. I often long to feel that way myself, but I don’t and I never have. I’m not satisfied with the status quo. Most of the Scientologists I know are not. Scientologists want to change, they want to improve, they want to do better and they are willing to put in the work.

Every 15 or 20 years when psychiatry, their massive drug market, investors and other vested interests figure the Church is getting too big, they’ll fund a campaign to try to put the Church “in its place.” But the Church just keeps on going and keeps on exposing them.

I am married to a non-Scientologist. She’s an absolute delight to be around. She's a loving, caring, cheerful optimist and I wouldn’t change her for the world. I know the work it takes to make any change for the better; not that many people are willing to put out effort to make changes in themselves and their condition in life. Though anyone will benefit from learning some basic Scientology, I don't push it. I respect her. She respects me. We love each other. We're happy.

Most of the time the Church and its members are left alone and in peace. About every 15 or 20 years when psychiatry, their massive drug market, investors and other vested interests figure the Church is getting too big, they’ll fund a campaign to try to put the Church “in its place.” But the Church just keeps on going and keeps on exposing them. It never works out quite the way they want. They just end up giving us a bigger platform to get our message out.

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