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How Scientology Traps You Into "Keeping Scientology Working"

Discussion in 'Evaluating and Criticising Scientology' started by Lynn Fountain Campbell, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Lynn Fountain Campbell

    Lynn Fountain Campbell Silver Meritorious Patron

    Point #3 of Keeping Scientology Working (KSW, for short) is, “knowing it is correct.” To me that sounds a lot like taking it on faith. Or going into it with a sort of confirmation bias. In KSW, the old man said to apply it and observe that it works that way. He didn’t say try it and see whether or not it works. In fact, he frowned upon such an “open-minded” approach....

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  2. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    So true!
  3. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    once one latched onto hubbards rhetoric, it certainly was a trap.
  4. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    IMO, it's more like "I liked the Comm Course" or "I felt good after some auditing" THEREFORE all claims that Hubbard made about the "Reactive Mind" (e.g. DMSMH) or his notions of spirituality must be correct.

    Then they are mentally trapped in "the tech" even after they leave the official Church of Scientology.
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  5. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    I never did the comm course, but did do a free book 1 session from the dianetics book after reading it.

    In my first session I cried in front of the auditor, my thoughts at the time was I had a emotional release, and subsequently I bought more auditing thinking hubbard was right and I could go clear.
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