This blog post was submitted by Alanzo, one of the frequent commenters on this blog). It proposes a way to evaluate Scientology – by the way proposed by Scientology itself. This should prove interesting:
As Hubbard said, Scientology does not produce Understanding, but it produces UnderstandingS.
A good way to produce understandingS on Scientology itself, is to apply Logic 8 to various parts and areas of Scientology.
Logic 8 is “A datum can be evaluated only by a datum of comparable magnitude.”
So I propose the next thought experiment here on Geir’s Blog: Take a piece of Scientology and apply Logic 8 to it. Take any datum of comparable magnitude to any part of Scientology and compare the two data.
Here’s an example:
Compare the first Auditor’s Code (Original Thesis 1947) to the last Auditor’s Code (HCOB 1980).
Evaluate these two pieces of Scientology by comparing them with each other. Look at how one point of the code has been left out. Look at how another point has been added. Sometimes there will be explanations for these changes, sometimes not. You do not have to accept any explanation for what you see when you compare, just look at the differences, similarities and identities and decide for yourself.
This exercise is totally free of any agenda, either pro Scientology or anti. It’s purpose is the same purpose as Logic 8 – to evaluate Scientology.
It is the application of Logic 8 to Scientology itself.
You don’t have to be limited to comparing something in Scientology only with something else in Scientology, though. In fact, I believe that the real value of Logic 8 begins to emerge when you start comparing parts of Scientology with things outside of Scientology.
Compare the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights to Amnesty International.
Or compare the Volunteer Ministers to the Red Cross.
“A datum can be evaluated only by a datum of comparable magnitude.”
LRH says that this is the ONLY way to evaluate something.
So let’s evaluate Scientology, then!
Who’s ready to start?