Having noticed that my recent blog posts gathered lots of comments around the Net and on e-mail lists, I have decided to answer a bunch of them here. Rather than answering on the various sites, I think it’s better for people to find a collection of some of my views here… regarding Scientology, Hopefully this will be the last blog post on that subject for at least a little while.
Here’s some relevant and some weird statements that I will answer:
- Geir has abandoned Scientology altogether?
I have basically abandoned all methods in favor of doing what is right to deliver value in a given circumstance. Goal is senior to method – always.
- You are ditching the best mental technology known to Man
I don’t know if Scientology is the best mental technology. I am open to any tool that may help a person reach his own goals.
- All you want to do is to prove Hubbard wrong
I don’t care about Hubbard. But I am interested to find out where the root cause of abuses perpetrated by the Church of Scientology comes from. It seems to me they are rooted in the writings of Hubbard – and locating these root causes may help prevent recurrence.
- He is influenced by some SPs (Suppressive Persons)
I am influenced by all sorts of people. But my main influence is my curiosity and relentless quest for my own truth.
- Geir is still stuck in the cult mindset
I am not stuck. I am a work in progress. Hope you are too.
- He will eventually wake up and realize that there is NOTHING good in Scientology
I think absolutist statements about a subject as big as Scientology is stupid – whether the claim is that it is absolutely perfect or absolutely useless. I prefer tolerance and respect for other’s views.
- He will soon understand that he didn’t have any real gains in Scientology
It’s like saying I will soon wake up and understand that my childhood education didn’t give me anything after all. I gained what I gained in Scientology and it was great – even though some would love that not to be true.
- Geir has an annoyingly haughty writing style
I am curt on my blog and on forums and have been labeled “the champion of conciseness”. That may come across as haughty. I am a fan of Winston Wolf. I have limited time. I prefer to spend my quality time together with my family and friends face to face. I so love personal contact. You will find having a coffee with me quite different than discussing with me on the Net. You are hereby invited.
- He has gone over to the dark side
I am on nobody’s side. I am on a quest for my own truth and I bring my own torch.
- You need an L1C on Scientology (an auditing action to handle a person’s upset)
I am not at all upset with Scientology or with Hubbard. Scientology has been a good stepping stone for me on my personal quests.
- Geir wants people to have lofty goals. It’s akin to Scientology’s “Clearing the planet”
I don’t want any goals for others. people should find their own paths and goals (or not). I want to help those who have a burning desire to reach some goal – whether that is a small personal goal or a goal to make the World a better place.
- Geir is only focusing on “a person’s own goals” – that’s so first person oriented, so Scientological
I don’t care what goals people have. But I am always ready to lend a hand if anyone needs it. And I do help a lot of people do things they didn’t think possible. I love to see others succeed.
- Geir is setting himself up as another guru
No thank you. The one thing I hated about having reached OT 8 in the church was to be treated as someone’s Personal Jesus. Let’s do away with guruing altogether.
- He wants to take over as the leader of the Church of Scientology
What have you been smoking? I am done with organized religion.
That was some of the statements that I picked up. I am sure I have missed plenty. Got more questions or statements for me? Feel free to post a comment.
(Hugh at Gapingvoid.com)