Anyone involved in Scientology knows what Hubbard wrote in “The Aims of Scientology”:
A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology.
First announced to an enturbulated world in 1950, these aims are well within the grasp of our technology.
We welcome you to Scientology. We only expect of you your help in achieving our aims and helping others. We expect you to be helped. Scientology is the most vital movement on Earth today. In a turbulent world the job is not easy. But then, if it were, we wouldn’t have to be doing it. We respect Man and believe he is worthy of help. We respect you and believe you too can help. Scientology does not owe its help. We have done nothing to cause us to propitiate. Had we done so we would not now be bright enough to do what we are doing. Man suspects all offers of help. He has often been betrayed, his confidence shattered. Too frequently he has given his trust and been betrayed. We may err, for we build a world with broken straws. But we will never betray your faith in us so long as you are one of us.
If you have been reading the things I have written, you know I do not believe any of this anymore; However, I did for the better part of 22 or so years.
The following statement is my opinion and is the only reason why I really wrote this article.
Scientologists ARE NOT bad people!
How can anyone that works for those aims, wants to achieve those aims and go at it with everything they have in them every single waking moment be a bad person?
The above is a good intention(the first paragraph), if not GREAT intention and a very noble Aim. I don’t think otherwise.
Well, that’s what every Scientologist is working to do, every day, every minute, every second (well, we all get lax every now and then so I might have pushed the envelope there a bit). You get my point though about Scientologist not being bad people? I hope you do. If you don’t, you might as well just not read my story because it will not make sense to you. your mind is already made up.
Now, with that said, while referring back to my Keeping Scientology Working #1 article and with the above Aim in place in the minds of all Scientologists (on staff or not), I will say this:
Scientologist do some bad shit without even realizing it’s bad shit!
That includes me and EVERY single person that has been involved in Scientology. I have been out over 10 years at this point and I am not sure that every bad thing I did while involved has come to me yet. It’s amazing really. You get so caught up in it with a complete one track mind that it never even occurs to you that you might be doing something that you shouldn’t be doing.
I’m not going to give any examples of that right here. I’m just going to let all that come out in the timeline of my story.
I’m just laying ground work here so that when I DO get to my story that people actually understand it and actually GET what was going on, get the thought process and know why the decisions that were made, were made. That’s what is important to me here. To be understood.
Scientologists (and that includes anyone involved: Staff, Sea Org or just a member) are NOT bad people.
That’s is my opinion, has always been my opinion and WILL ALWAYS be my opinion.
Whether Hubbard was a good guy or a bad guy? Hell, I don’t know, I know he said that the above were the Aims of Scientology and that is what Scientologists work to obtain. I’ll let others Judge him. I got my opinion though.
Funny how he ends that last paragraph with:
But we will never betray your faith in us so long as you are one of us.
As, has been documented over and over and in many places on the internet, Once the organization of Scientology considers you NOT one of them, They work tirelessly to destroy you.
It truly is a “Us vs Them” mentality that gets set in the minds of Scientologist without the Scientologists even knowing it!
That does NOT change my opinion of any Scientologists out there. I know they are good people with good Intentions.