What does Scientology have to offer after all?
In one word: Integrity.
Integrity is defined as:
- The state or quality of being entire or complete; wholeness; entireness; unbroken state; as, the integrity of an empire or territory. –Sir T. More. [1913 Webster]
- Moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting influence or motive; — used especially with reference to the fulfillment of contracts, the discharge of agencies, trusts, and the like; uprightness; rectitude. [1913 Webster]
- Unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state; entire correspondence with an original condition; purity. [1913 Webster]
The Scientology technology will give you more integrity. And integrity is a gradient scale. It goes on up perhaps forever. Delivered correctly, Scientology will make you more you.
The Church on the other hand is mostly offering hope. The carrot is kept out in front of the parishioners for as longest as possible. Enough for the church to squeeze out contributions year after year. And more arbitraries are added every year – The Congress lectures, The Basics, Mandatory raising of IAS status, Ideal Org donations, Super Power donations, Library campaign, etc.
The most fanatical Scientologists I’ve seen are those who have done the least Bridge progress (spiritual journey in Scientology) and has the least integrity. That combination is the most dangerous. With little personal gain, with little integrity and with lots of faith and hope for what could come, they are adamant that nothing in the Church could possibly be wrong.
Hope is a powerful concept. It’s a great driving force. It can also be exploited. The more hope the person has above his integrity, the more others can take advantage of that person without him leaving. The hope for an eternity is the strongest there is. It may explain why Sea Org members will take a lot of abuse before they snap to their senses and integrity goes in.
I believe David Miscavige is actively preventing OTs from becoming truly OT by harassing them to the point of no spare time, no money and no integrity – and thus no opposition to his rule. Some slip through the net, gain their integrity fully and breaks the spell.
More OTs are going to action as we speak.