Good Morning folks! I have been slowly trying to change my thought processes as I let the mental conditioning of scientology slowly wear off of me. It came to my attention that scientologists often hide behind the ideas of evaluation and invalidation. Anytime you try to question their beliefs or challenge their gains. For example my father who is OTIII has severe asthma. He almost died a couple of months ago. Were I to mention that in relation to his case level as proof that he did not gain what LRH promised, he would simply use the thought stopping words ” that's evaluation and invalidation of my case”. This method of thought control is very interesting. It prevents a scientologist from acknowledging the existence of objective truth. I think perhaps what qualifies as ”invalidation” and ”evaluation” within the scientology world is actually very important input from people that allows you to understand yourself better and prevent you from becoming a detached, delusional, egotistical maniac. Another example is my father was spouting random bullshit last night as usual and out of his mouth pops this conspiracy theory that they put wood pulp in food. I turned to him and said, dad I have heard that one and I researched it myself and it is not wood pulp. It's called cellulose and it's in any plant that you eat. He became visibly upset that I had dared challenge his OTIII genius and do my own research. This is a regular occurrence in my home. I think this is something very important to the grip that scientology holds on its clientele. I think it is also something that former members need to let go. Its okay to tell people what is wrong with them. Do not be afraid to tell someone how they feel or what is going on with them.