Hubbard’s view on the chances of meeting an SP in Scientology
On July 18, 1966, L. Ron Hubbard gave a lecture called “About Rhodesia”. He had just come back from his trip to the country now called Zimbabwe and discovered that there had been a bunch of SP (Suppressive Person) declares back in the Scientology headquarters at Saint Hill Manor in England. He gave the audience a wholesale correction on this point:
“But you don’t have somebody that’s been around three years and […] turn up suddenly to be an SP.”
“In all the time we’ve been around here we’ve only had one SP that I know of…. Now whether he was an SP or PTS I’ve not made up my mind to this date because I haven’t investigated the case enough.”
So, in 16 years of operation, Hubbard had only found one SP candidate.
In contrast, one may wonder how many David Miscavige thinks he sees in one year.