A friend of mine that I met while doing OT VII (one of the highest spiritual levels in Scientology) told me an interesting story about his wife’s relation to Scientology.
You see, she was not a Scientologist, and they had been married since the 70’s when he got into Scientology and she had no interest in the subject. He tried early on to get her interested, but to no avail. Other Scientologists tried to get her interested, but nope, “not for her” she said.
It became an issue with the church that my friend was moving up the levels and being married to a non-scientologist. He got in trouble for this and more effort was put into converting his wife. He got frustrated – both because he couldn’t get her to see the light and because it was getting to be a situation with the church. And so he decided to write to Hubbard for advice on how he could get his wife to become a Scientologist. This was back in the 70’s when Hubbard was still in communication with his public.
He got back a very different answer than what he was hoping for. After acknowledging my friends letter, Hubbard simply said:
“Scientology is not for everyone”
I thought that was an interesting answer.
Any time thereafter when the church would bring up the issue of his non-scientologist wife, he would simply point to the letter.