Editor Comment: Our previous post attracted an amazing amount of attention – with over 800 visitors viewing this article, the TA action was off the dial and wonderful to see. This is obviously what people want more of, and we are working on a number of similar exciting “good news” articles.In the meantime, it’s also important to keep an eye on what’s happening on the other side of the fence. The reporting of both sides of the coin (RCS vs Independent Scientology) is crucial if we are to accomplish our aim of keeping people properly informed of current events. With this in mind, we present the latest from the flip-side.
With Joburg North having announced they found a building, the fundraising will continue in earnest as it’s almost a guarantee they don’t have the full amount in hand to purchase the building just yet.
And then of course there are still the renovations to come. As they have only just found the building, the budget for renovations is an unknown factor.
If history is anything to go by, the original budget for Pretoria Org was R21 Million, and at the end of the day (after all the changes and amendments at Int Management level who couldn’t seem to make up their minds from one week to the next), they ended up forking out in excess of R37 Million. This is how come Joburg North virtually had to start fundraising from scratch last year – all the money they had collected for their building was funneled over to handle the Pretoria shortfall.
We believe there is another fundraiser happening this weekend and public are reporting receiving personal visits by SO Fundraising Reg’s for one-on-one reg cycles. The frenzy to get the money in for this cycle is being stepped up a few notches.
Today one of our correspondents sent us this which we thought was quite amusing: (Hint – look carefully for the mistake).
In case you missed it, there is a major oops between the top half of the promo and the details at the bottom – obviously someone did a quick “cut and paste” job, not noticing that the date and theme on the top completely differs to the data beneath it which contains details of a “Kings & Queens” fundraiser that took place 3 months ago!
Of course all sorts of pictures pop up when one thinks of Kings and Queens having a beach party, but we’ll leave that up to your creative imagination.
The point is, this is a pretty major mistake – and something LRH is quite definite about:
“The Cause of Suppression : Read “Basic Terms and Definitions.” (From the Scientology Handbook – online version)
Another indicator of a Potential Trouble Source is that in the presence of suppression, an individual makes mistakes. When a person makes mistakes or does stupid things, it is evidence that a Suppressive Person exists in that vicinity.
So even after the purge and SP labeling of some 50 Scientologists over the last year (as is being bragged about by CJC and others) – it’s clear that they have NOT found the Suppressive Person/s.
We see the newly-formed SCN house band Splurge! is being promoted again – whoever came up with this name probably got it from the LRH article “Joy of Creating” which contains the line “The greatest joy there is in life is creating. Splurge on it!”
We decided to do some research on the definition of this word in every day use and this is what we found:
Oxford Dictionary:noun: splurge; plural noun: splurges
- an act of spending money freely or extravagantly.
- a large or excessive amount of something.
And then we found this:Urban Dictionary:
To spend money freely with no remorse and very little consequence to your bank account.
As a final thought, this says it all: