Despite its absurd claims otherwise, Scientology is the most REASON-able organization on the face of the earth.
Everything has a reason. A why. An explanation. A justification. A who. A piece of tech that explains why the other piece of tech did not work.
Pardon this rather sobering example, but it just happened.
A friend of mine (a Scientologist) recently died quite suddenly and unexpectedly. Survived by their spouse, this couple were full-time, dedicated lifetime OTs. They were about as close to Ideal Parishioners as any church might hope for.
Around the time of the funeral, I spoke to another very close friend (also a KSW-Clearwater-Scientology OT) and asked about the deceased. The person I was speaking to knows that I am not a Scientologist and was rather frantically searching for answers to my probing questions. Searching for "correct" answers I should say.
I quite innocently asked things like: "So, was _____ auditing on VII?"
You could hear the wheels spinning as they hesitated and haltingly tried to re-spin this badly non-standard com cycle back onto a good public relations track.
The gears were grinding and smoking....and I can assure you that OT's do not like questions from non-Scientologist (former OT's) about suddenly-dead OTs. I will spare you the awful details of that conversation and just cut to the REASON.
The suddenly dead OT was on Solo NOTS for many, many years but for some reason (unknown to the person handling me) they were "off the level" for some length of time. "Oh! _____ was actually off OT VII? I didn't know that." (as if I cared or it made any difference)
I wanted to nudge my friend into a corner and see what REASON they would give me for the suddenly dead OT.
Thanks, dear reader, for your patience. Here it is, in all its REASON-able splendor:
"Well...they never did the Golden Age of Tech."
There you have it! The reason!
They were Clear and they still dropped dead.
They were OT III and they still dropped dead.
They were OT V and they still dropped dead.
They were on OT VII for a decade and they still dropped dead.
They dropped dead because they did not do the Golden Age of Technology.
And Scientology has a REASON for everything else that happens too.
They can explain absolutely anything to you.
THAT IS THE ACTUAL TECH OF SCIENTOLOGY. IT'S REASON-TECH. NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS THERE IS A TECHNICAL REASON FOR IT AND YOU JUST NEED TO PAY FOR THAT TECH AND IT'LL BE 100% FIXED.
Since 1950 and Book I (which itself gives the engram as the reason for all human suffering, mental illness and disease) the progression of Scientology is nothing more and nothing less than REASON-TECH.
Each new process.
Each new rundown.
Each new OT Level.
The entire Grade Chart itself is an aggregation of REASONS.
Scientology is simply the Road To Total Reasonableness.
It's a mindset.
It is what keeps people in Scientology after it doesn't work.