Living and working in the Sea Org was like this
But one red flag stuck big time was when at the Brisbane org one of the two brand new OT VIIIs was sick on arrival back from the Fartwinds that was the begining of the end for me.
Doom is Doom, Look, Dont listen
Aaron Judge Ex SO, Ex Course Admin, Ex Security Guard AOSH ANZO
My first was when a Franchise owner my husband and I were working for came back from doing some OT level nutier than a fruit cake. And this led to a comm ev originated by him. That's when I walked out the door.
Cautious as one crossing thin ice . . .
(LaoTze-TaoDeJing, Chapter 15. 2nd verse . . . )
For Ray - I have not forgotten you, my friend
Or you Scott, this is for you too. I hope you are out.
Kay is out . . .
My red flag was after I got out from Sea Org. I walked in the local org one day and saw their classroom almost empty. I've been in many Orgs before
and classrooms were always ful of people. When I saw only a couple of students,I thought something has changed.
My red flag was the first clear I met. (There wasn't an OT anywhere around at the time.) He smoked dope constantly. That should have been proof that it was all bullshit, but no. I was given the clear cannibal line and accepted it.
"Love" is more of a "spiritual energy". Certain eastern views describe "love" as the motivating force behind any and all creation. And, as far as human beings go, then there is also "inflow" type love and "outflow" type love. And those are two very different things, so different that they should probably have different words to define them.
I have read some people say that "love" could be thought of as "affinity" in the ARC triangle, where love has different degrees and intensities as one goes up or down the tone scale. But, that never really made total sense to me.
But yeah, the lack of "Love" as any sort of valid idea in Scn was also a huge red flag for me. The omission of THAT concept was a big outpoint.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
"They must know how to kindle and fan an extravagant hope". - Eric Hoffer about the "true believer". "Total Freedom", "your eternity", and "OT" involve a few of the extravagant hopes in Scientology.
Go HERE to view and/or download the essay, "The Three Basic Scientology Beliefs".