Gathering Minds

Why The Reformation Of Scientology Is Impossible

"When somebody enrols, consider he or she has joined up for the duration of the universe never permit an "open-minded" approach. If they’re going to quit let them quit fast. If they enrolled, they’re aboard, and if they’re aboard, they’re here on the same terms as the rest of us win or die in the attempt. Never let them be half-minded about being Scientologists. The finest organizations in history have been tough, dedicated organizations. Not one namby-pamby bunch of panty-waist dilettantes have ever made anything. It’s a tough universe. The social veneer makes it seem mild. But only the tigers survive and even they have a hard time. We’ll survive because we are tough and are dedicated. When we do instruct somebody properly he becomes more and more tiger. When we instruct half-mindedly and are afraid to offend, scared to enforce, we don’t make students into good Scientologists and that lets everybody down. When Mrs. Pattycake comes to us to be taught, turn that wandering doubt in her eye into a fixed, dedicated glare and she’ll win and we’ll all win. Humour her and we all die a little. The proper instruction attitude is, "You’re here so you’re a Scientologist. Now we’re going to make you into an expert auditor no matter what happens. We’d rather have you dead than incapable."

- "Keeping Scientology Working", by L. Ron Hubbard

An organization that so ruthlessly applies "standard technology" will never give up the loss of power that is implied with the term "reform". The center of power will never be moved.

The above scriptural passage clearly demonstrates how a Scientologist is to conduct themselves in the process of delivering "standard technology". Death will not stand in the way of ensuring the survival of the religion called Scientology, and of it’s supporting organizations.

No matter how hard dreamers will dream of a better tomorrow, there exists no room for namby-pamby, panty-waisted dilettantes who could not survive the "dedication" that is required of a Scientologist.

Reformation creates hope for those that need it and for those who wish to vanquish their own personal demons. The Church of Scientology, Inc. consists of tigers and forcing a tiger to change it’s habits of survival will only leave the trainer vulnerable for a demonstration of that which has been learned far too well.

"You’re here so you’re a Scientologist. Now we’re going to make you into an expert auditor no matter what happens. We’d rather have you dead than incapable."

If this is the jungle and the Church of Scientology, Inc. is the tiger, what does that make you?

Through the Mind anything is possible, but what about that which lies beyond?

Even the tigers have trouble with that one.1


  1. Note: This article was posted to the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology as part of a particular series.