We recently posted an article about Yet another library scampaign looking to get 2 copies of Clear Body, Clear Mind into “every library in the world”. A new email doing the rounds on this campaign uses an LRH quote that has been used to punt the idea of library donations:
“You’ve got to put the books in the local library You’ve got to do these things or nobody believes you’re there. Because they go and ask to be told by the shelf, before they’re told by a human being.”
It is not clear where exactly this quote comes from or when it was written or said. However, it is so indicative of how the thinking within the church has become moribund.
Without any deep research in the matter it is clear to anyone that the truth of this statement has long passed. Somewhere in the mid 2000s Google took over this function. We would be willing to bet that not a single reader of this blog ever goes to a library to ask a question.
This is not to say that the value of libraries has become defunct but to present a 40 year old statement as a unulterable truth in the modern digital world tells us why the church still believes it is possible to survive by control through the process of enforced disconnection.