This is a thread to collect up all the Service Facsimiles spouted in Scientology.
First a couple of definitions, in my own words, check em out for yourself if you disagree:
Computation--a statement of "if you do such and such, then so-and-so will happen. Sort of like a formula in chemistry.
Service Facisimile—that computation worked out by a person that helps them survive (they think) and when looked at is usually as full of holes as Swiss cheese.
Scientology Service Facsimile (SSF): That computation generated by the C of S (by LRH or COB or just the arbitrary being applied to someone at the moment) which seems to help them survive but is still full of holes.
Now the insidious thing about the SSF is that it seems so right when you learn it that you have to step away for awhile before you can look at it and say, “OMG, that’s nutsl!”
I will start with what hit me today as being a serious SSF:
“The price of freedom is constant alertness, constant willingness to fight back.”
(I remember long ago the wording was “vigilance” instead of “alertness.” That would be like the difference between knowing what is really going on in another country so you can work to prevent future upsets, and just suddenly noticing that they are coming in hordes across the Rubicon so you have to send out the Roman legions to fight them off.)
Regarding the logic of this "Price of Freedom" statement: the mess this planet is in, is because we all fight back. We have a “Fight at the drop of a hat” culture and it has been going on for thousands of years.
The better, logical, sane wording would be, “The price of freedom is constant vigilance, constant willingness to HANDLE.” This would work between countries, bosses and employees, husbands and wives, parents and kids. We might actually get somewhere as a civilization.
If you’ve come across any more SSF’s, please share them. ML, M6