Scientology Public Relations: Is It "PR"?
"If you have no ethics presence in an org, then criminality shows its head.
Such people lie rather than be made to confront. They false report -- they even use "PR" which means Public Relations to cover up -- and in our slang talk "PR" means putting up a lot of false reports to serve as a smoke screen for idleness or bad actions." ~~] HCO Policy Letter of 4 April 1972, "Ethics", by L. Ron Hubbard
Is this still applicable today?
If Scientology is to be furthered through the use of a Public Relations Department, then what of Scientology's banner of "religious freedom"? Could that be called a "smoke screen"?
If a religion seeks converts and uses a Public Relations department to ensure that it is looked upon with good favor, then what does that tell you about that religion? It tells you that it's beliefs cannot stand on merits alone. It must be sold.
Welcome to the world of Scientology where religion can be bought, and sold. Where "truth" requires advertising and becomes "techno-speak", available only to the chosen.
All it costs is everything you have, plus a billion years of your time. Is that "PR" or what?1
This article was posted to the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology as part of a particular series. ↩