I was looking for a post that got into the entrapping nature of "The Code of Honor" that Hubbard laid down upon us, but instead I found that someone calling himself honorarykid @ Holysmoke.org did a nice job so I thought I'd bring it up. I'm sure it's occurred to a lot of others as well was that this list was designed to entrap and keep you in $cientology once you were in, but I also thought at the time "Hey, I'm a Catholic so according to Hubbard's code I shouldn't withdraw my allegiance to them either and I should never desert them? Didn't he realize that one could interpret it as such so as to never get into $cientology in the first place?" In any event, this is the link to kid's work, Im sure we could all add quite a few points of contention to this list. #3 for me is the most obvious because it's telling me that I can never change my mind and leave (blow) no matter what I discover or experience, Whadda crock! Additionally if I leave I must have overts and/or MU's! So he's got us cut off at the pass at all exits, or so he thought. http://www.holysmoke.org/hk000/52.htm honorarykid gave this response on 4/28/2000: Mamasays posted the Scientology's Code of Honor. I'll paraphrase it to more closely say what the Scientologists actually believe. 1. never desert a comrade in need. 1P. Never desert a fellow Scientologist 2. never withdraw allegiance once granted 2P. Never withdraw allegiance from Scientology 3. never desert a group to which you owe your support. 3P. Never desert Scientology. 4. never disparage yourself or minimze your strength or power. 4P. You need all your power, so you can help Scientology crush it's enemies. 5.never need praise,approval or sympathy. 5P. Don't pay attention if wogs criticize you. 6. never compromise with your own reality. 6P. You are not being brainwashed. 7. never permit your affinity to be alloyed. 7P. Be friendly to Scientologists. 8. do not give or recieve communication unless you yourself desire it. 8P. Don't listen to criticisms of outsiders. 9. your self determinism and your honor are more important than your immediate life 9P. We don't care if you die in the service of Scientology. 10. your integrity to yourself is more important than your body. 10P. Do what you think is right, but not if it's different than what LRH says. 11.never regret yesterday. Life is in you today,and you make your tomorrow. 11P. Never say you're sorry. 12. never fear to hurt another in a just cause. 12P. Don't let the wogs stop Scientology's expansion. Hurt them if necessary. 13. don't desire tp be liked or admired 13P. Wogs will not like you for doing what we tell you to do. Don't worry about them. They are not your friends, we are your only friends. 14. be your own advisor,keep your own counsel and select your own decisions. 14P. Don't listen to outsiders, but don't disobey your superiors in Scientology. 15. be true to your own goals 15P. Your goals are Scientology's goals.