4th April 2007, 06:57 PM
I do not care what Scientology and Scientologists believe, I do not care what restrictions or weird taboos they place on themselves. If my being somewhere or talking or posting makes them unable to be there, talk or write - that's their problem, not mine.
This is an interesting point.
Scientology, with its glue-like definition of "RESPONSIBILITY" and its emphasis on CONTROL and ETHICS, tends to make a person what the psychs call "co-dependent".
It's a very important concept to learn, although it can be difficult to sometimes find a straight definition for it. The best I could come up with was "trying to control others for fear of the consequences of their actions".
Note it says THEIR actions.
In Scientologese, it could be stated "Misownership of problems", or trying to solve problems of which you are not the source.
I agree fully with Mick: if you believe you should attend a funeral because you believe you should, then you should. Other peoples' problems are their own.
One of the benefits of leaving Scientology is no longer being under its insane and destructive control.
Make sure you reap ALL of those benefits for yourself.