Given the insane media reporting today, I wanted to repost something that went on ScientologyMyths.info about a year ago. Here it is:
Church Expansion and Fundraising Activities
Scientologists contribute voluntarily and generously to the Church both for the religious services in which they participate as well as to support the opening of new Ideal Scientology Organizations and the implementation of large‐scale humanitarian and social programs around the world.
A great number of international Church programs, particularly in the fields of drug education and rehabilitation, raising literacy standards and advancing human rights, are funded by grants from the International Association of Scientologists, which raises donations from its members without regard to their participation in any services.
Scientologists contribute because they want to receive the benefit of L. Ron Hubbard’s technology and they want millions of people world over to benefit from it too and thus achieve the Aims of Scientology.
The result of these efforts is unprecedented expansion in the actual delivery of Scientology religious services—an increase of 40 times over previous levels—and the religion now measured in terms of more than 10,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.
It is no surprise this individual is complaining, with orgs reaching into their communities at unprecedented levels. L. Ron Hubbard (LRH) covers this in a Bulletin of 1 May 58 called SIGNS OF SUCCESS:
Whenever we’re really winning, the squirrels start to scream. You can tell if somebody is a squirrel. They howl or make trouble only when we’re winning. — LRH
What follows are applicable LRH references in response to specific claims made by some squirrels who, while claiming to be a “auditors” or “trained”, never did any of the Golden Age of Tech line up, never did the Basics Books and Lectures and wasn’t even around for the ACCs release.
3. Using Policy to Stop
4. International Association of Scientologists
5. Ideal Organizations
6. Donations for new buildings
7. PCs or Pre-OTs doing an Return/Advance Program
8. Length of time on Lower Grades