Being Reasonable 1 (of 2)
Here is an example of how a misunderstood word
can cause trouble.
In the following posts you will see me clear up a definition
with Konchok. His misunderstanding probably once caused him and his
co-workers a lot of trouble.
If it hadn't been cleared up, then he would have continued asserting the
same serious error.
He would have complained, perhaps to his dying day, about what he firmly
believed was a grave wrongness in Scientology.
Some former Scientologist critics are suffering from not having directly observed what is happening in the
Church for many years. A number of the outrageous things that get
mentioned on the internet were also spotted as being outrageous inside
the church, and have been changed.
If this strikes a chord for anyone reading, I would recommend going to one of
the big events.
Ask to see one of the Golden Age of Tech course packs. Talk to a
long-term staff auditor about their experiences. Are they getting their enhancement
time? How has the new tech line-up improved things? What changes in the Church
have they noticed over the past two decades?
Do I think things are approaching perfect in the orgs?
No I don't.
When I spend some time there I can always find something I disagree with.
Something off-policy, a poor decision, an attitude I don't like . . . But things are better than they were.
By God, they are.
This particular exchange started back in September 2000.
Someone had written an open letter addressed to
Konchok Penday then tried (in his own inimitable fashion) to correct what he
thought was a mistake.
That being reasonable is forbidden in Scientology by policy.
I initially thought that he was just being naughty...