Unfit for duty
In talking to a friend of mine regarding my Doubt write-up, he gave me a very simple view on why he thinks David Miscavige is unfit to manage the Church of Scientology.
My friend is a very bright guy, a Scientologist in good standing. He noted: “I have observed falsified statistics presented at international events by David Miscavige“.
He went on: “There can be only two possible explanations for this: 1) He doesn’t know the statistics are false, or 2) He is blatantly lying. In case of #1, he is unfit to lead the church as it is his responsibility to know the true statistics of the group. If #2 is true, he is obviously also unfit for duty“.
You don’t need the ultimate calculator in order to deduct that there are no where near 8 million Scientologists world wide (this would amount to 47000 Scientologists in the field of each and every church). Even the Tampa Bay area cannot muster more than 9,523 Scientologists. And then there is “Scientology is the fastest growing religion in the world”. Just one simple example shines the light on that lie: The All World Gayatri Pariwar has existed parallell with Scientology and grown many times faster. And as an extra; you only need Wikipedia to see that there are not 234 countries in the world.
Maybe you have seen similar false statistics reported by church management? I am opening for comments to this blog post so that the reader may submit their own examples.
My guess is that most Scientologists know very well that church management is lying. My second guess is that most of them are unfortunately also suppressing that knowingness or knowingly looking the other way.
Time to look. Time to really take a look.