A small part of the job description:
- Be passionate about Scientology.
- Keep in mind that Scientology is good. Always.
- Don’t admit to anything wrong in Scientology.
- Don’t admit that anything in Scientology could possibly have a negative effect on you.
- Keep a positive attitude toward anything pushed by the church.
- Treat anything written by LRH as gospel.
- Support all Scientology celebrities.
- When encountering anything negative about the church or about Scientology, disregard it as “entheta”.
- Always attack, never defend against any criticism.
- Ridicule opponents (like Anonymous)
- If a criticism “hits home”, react violently, loudly cry “foul” and dramatize so that the attacker can see how unfair the criticism was.
- Associate only with people who agree how excellent the Church of Scientology is.
- Label non-Scientologists and critics (like “wogs”, “SPs”, “PTSs” etc.)
Feel free to suggest additional points.
11 thoughts on “Job description: A Church of Scientology Party-line Toer”
I have to take exception to your point #6.
I believe that today’s scientologists “in good standing” with the Church must somehow keep themselves uncomprehending of what LRH actually wrote or spoke in his lectures.
I’m not sure how they manage to do this. Perhaps they memorize the words without having any comprehension or conceptual understanding of them?
In any case, stories abound on many sites of ex-scientologists, of how they were branded as trouble-makers, sent to ethics, and even kicked out of scientology for insisting that LRH policies or HCOBs be followed.
So I feel at best, today’s “Scientologists” within the Church pay lip-service to LRH, but actually act on something completely other -“Command Intention”, I guess.
Well, they are generally not given text to read or lectures to listen to that contain data contrary to command intention. So, point #6 still stands.
I would add the following:
1.Be passionate about Scientology, and that means being on course, receiving auditing or working one way or another to expand Scientology whenever you are not working to make more money to make more donations.
2.Keep in mind that Scientology is good. Always. And that includes any and all actions taken by the Church of Scientology and its management. Any negative or non-beneficial actions or results may be attributed to lack of training or misunderstoods, which will be routinely cleaned up in either Ethics or Qual or to poor earlier translations, compilations, coursework or missing materials.
3.Don’t admit to anything wrong in Scientology, unless it is something that has been done by someone who is clearly Ethics bait, in which case the reverse is required and the offender and his offending viewpoint must be stamped out of the Church and the offending viewpoint stamped out of the Church. Flaps, noise and problems are a sure sign of someone being ethics bait.
6.Treat anything written by LRH as gospel unless it contradicts the programs and orders of the current management of the Church, for they know best and are probably operating on LRH materials that have not been publicly released yet.
14. Be ready to risk and ultimately sacrifice the relationship with those you love, your time, your health and your money.
I love some of these additional suggestions! Excellent work!
And…14. Make all decisions based on what is best for the group, no matter the harmful or destructive consequences on the first or other dynamics.
15. Watch international events regularly and over and over so you can continue to feel good about the church.
Here is something written by LRH, send it to Scientologist:
“We own a tremendous amount of property. We own a tremendous amount of material, and so forth. And it keeps growing. But that’s not important.
When buildings get important to us, for God’s sake, some of you born revolutionists, will you please blow up central headquarters. If someone had put some H.E. [high explosives] under the Vatican long ago, Catholicism might still be going.
Don’t get interested in real estate. Don’t get interested in the masses of buildings, because that’s not important.”
They’ll not treat it as gospel but will attack you !
You need to correct point 6 :
” The quotes that DM says that have to be treaten as gospel ”
Here is another one:
“A floating needle is a rhythmic sweep of the dial at a slow, even pace of the needle.
“That’s what an F/N is. No other definition is correct.”
Tell that to a Scientologist that is trained, he’ll not accept it. His gospel is:
– rhythmic, its only when it sweeps 3 times. That is his gospel, even when Lrh doesn’t say it, but they think its from him.
Have a nice day !
14. Do NOT read “Virus of the Mind” by Richard Brodie. It is evil and entheta. Forget this book. “This is not a book you are looking for …”
This post deserves a rebirth. 😀
Haha yes it does! It will however be snagged in the very complete HEPA filtration system of Standard Scientology Technology. The party – line retort to this OP is that Scientologists do not toe any party line, have no need to toe any party line. In fact are the last free thinkers in this sector of the universe.