The purpose is to separate wanna-be gods from their money. It
actually does the rest of us a valuable service by separating the
hard core status seekers from their money. Just think about all
of the "Patron Meritorious" winners who have gone to jail or committed suicide.
Keep up the good work Davey! You keep coming up with ways to
fleece those who deserve it most.
I sympathize with this view, Miscavige is destroying things nicely all on his own, but the cost is so great to people who aren't necessarily evil, who have been deluded into donating for nebulous stuff (not services, memberships, titles, donations of books to librarys). Some of them are status seeking morons, sure. But some are just trying to do the best in a deluded way by the planet they ended up on and it's sad.
Please call me by my true names
so I can hear all my cries and laughs at once...
Thich Nhat Hanh