CofS breaks its promises routinely. Yes, the tech itself does, but the worst thing in my mind is the behavior of the cult. They don't care about even TRYING to "make Clears" or make OTs or even produce "releases".
John and I were talking about this the other day, about how so many people feel about CofS and why they are angry at CofS, LRH, and Scn itself.
It's because Scn holds out this wonderful promise of what people can be. It makes the claims, it tells people exactly how this can be done. Then, not only are the grades, releases, clears and OTs produced not functioning to those standards, but the church repeatedly has excuses as to not to even try to deliver anything. RPFing people, constant amends projects, constant threats from the IAS and other staff- those things don't produce case change, even if one fully believes and refers the theories about case change.
This was our conversation Friday night:
Me: "It's like they have this great promise they hold out and they break it."
Me: "It would be like being an orphan in a third world orphanage and meeting prospective parents. They told you they'd take you out of that hellhole. They'd even show you the adoption documents. They'd say that by a certain time you'd be with them. But then they'd say later"Sorry we changed our minds."
J: "And, and before that, they'd said, please send us your toys so we can get your room ready."
Me: "yeah, but you wouldn't get your toys back."
J: "They'd say "Here's a picture of the room you were going to have. See, we have other kids of our own. We are going to use your room as a playroom. And we like these toys, the kids like the toys, so we're going to keep them."
Me: "Yeah, and then you'd end up with even less than before."
J and me in unison: "Fuckers!"