Much has been written on the Net about Scientology Ethics. Many has been hurt by its implementation. But here I would like to draw your attention to one simple little quiz. Although you may not know much of Scientology or speak or read Scientologeese, you should be able to have a crack at this.
Background: There are three major parts of Scientology; Ethics, Tech and Admin. Ethics is a subject devoted to keep the person on the straight and narrow and true to himself. Tech is the main body of Scientology knowledge and deals with the improvement of a person’s abilities through training and counseling (auditing). Admin is the policies directed at the running of Scientology organizations. The purpose of Ethics is to make it possible for Tech to be effective. Admin is intended to make it possible for an organization to deliver Tech.
The policy called “Ethics Review” includes a summary of the various steps intended to ensure a person is ethical. You may find a few things questionable about this gradient list of ethics pressure, but I see one major flaw. I wonder if you can find it. After some comments by you readers, I will add my take.
Quiz: Find one major thing wrong in the following:
LEVELS OF ETHICS ACTIONS
Ethics actions in degree of severity are as follows:
- Noticing something non-optimum without mentioning it but only inspecting it silently.
- Noticing something non-optimum and commenting on it to the person.
- Requesting information by Ethics personnel.
- Requesting information and inferring there is a disciplinary potential in the situation.
- Talking to somebody about another derogatorily.
- Talking to the person derogatorily.
- Investigating in person by Ethics.
- Reporting on a post condition to Ethics.
- Reporting on a person to Ethics.
- Investigating a person by interrogating others about him.
- Asking others for evidence about a person.
- Publishing an interrogatory about a person that points out omissions or commissions of Ethics offenses.
- Assigning a lowered condition by limited publication.
- Assigning a lowered condition by broad publication.
- Investigating a person thoroughly in his or her own area.
- Interrogation stated to be leading to a Court of Ethics.
- Interrogation in a Court of Ethics.
- Sentencing in a Court of Ethics.
- Suspending a Court of Ethics sentence.
- Carrying out a Court of Ethics discipline.
- Suspension or loss of time.
- A Committee of Evidence ordered.
- A Committee of Evidence publicly ordered.
- Holding a Committee of Evidence.
- Findings by a Committee of Evidence.
- Submitting findings of a Committee of Evidence for approval.
- Waiting for the findings to be passed on or carried into effect.
- Suspending findings for a period for review.
- Modifying findings.
- Carrying findings into effect.
- Publishing findings.
- Loss of Certificates or awards.
- Denial of auditing or training by a Comm Ev for a considerable period of time.
- Expulsion from Scientology.
And to add some flare, here’s the wonderful Karen introducing how Ethics is done by the Church of Scientology: