BIC has periodically updated readers on the dismal status-quo of Ideal Orgs Africa.
This continent is not unique – it’s a worldwide phenomena. Mike Rinder recently published an article on Nashville Ideal Org, which he followed up a day later with this update. Same story, different continent.
With Joburg’s grand opening in 2003 and fundraising for this project having started around 2000, South African scientologists have now been in fundraising mode for 15 years. In that time, only 2 Ideal Orgs have opened for business, both of them now bankrupt. Joburg Org was in serious financial trouble within 3 years of their grand opening and Pretoria was in the red BEFORE they opened their doors for business.
Article by Morris Adams
WHY YOU CAN’T GET CASE GAIN INSIDE THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
Probably the most telling failure of RCS (Radical Corporate Scientology) or what is today laughably still called the “Church of Scientology”, is that a person cannot get any significant case gain while he or she is a part of it.
Tremendous gain is available from doing Scientology – beyond your wildest dreams. But you can’t get it by receiving auditing or doing training as a member of the Church of Scientology. The best you can do there is get just a small taste of it.
Here are the reasons:
- The church is being run by an SP. All staff are PTS, Sea Org most of all. If you are on lines at an org, you are, or soon will be, PTS. “And may you never be the same again.” This used to be a good thing, but today in the “church” it means you will never be yourself again.
The build-up to the much anticipated documentary Going Clear which aired on HBO yesterday (29th March 2015) took on epic proportions. Now that the show has aired, the media feeding frenzy is in full swing.
Certainly this event deserves it’s place among other crucial milestones in “project expose RCS” – right up there with The Truth Rundown and Debbie Cook’s email.
BIC has, up until this point, not joined in the fray.
This has not been due to our indifference – conversely so. In view of how broadly and comprehensively this has been covered by numerous other blogs, facebook groups and other forums, we felt it not necessary to add our voice to the many out there who have done a wonderful job of keeping us updated. We acknowledge all the efforts in this regard.
(Article submitted by Kent Bengtsson)
CONFIDENTIAL: WHY PEOPLE LEAVE – LRH
A while ago I received a “friend request” on Facebook from Bill Franks. My first impulse was to ignore it from the accounts I had heard of when he was ED Int, back in the early eighties. But then I thought; many people who are today outside, were doing bad things back when they were on high pressure posts in the SO, so why not give him a chance.
So I looked at his profile and my attention got caught by a Blog article called “The real reason people leave Scientology – ARC Breaks” (Link supplied at end of article)
This is the part of it written by Bill Franks himself, and it appears he wants this to be spread, for many to see, so I have taken the liberty to copy it here:
On Human Rights And Fundamentalism – An Analysis Of The Conflict In The Field
by Theta Clear
Human Rights is a subject unknown to many and alter-ised by many more. They were fully sketched and explained in 1948 in the famous but yet unfamiliar to the general populace , “Universal Declaration Of Human Rights” (UDHR) . It was adopted by the newly formed (1945) ONU, and ratified by 48 countries.
During World War II , the “Four Freedoms” were created by the Allies in an attempt to establish some basis with which conflicts could be handled by the use of Reason. They were : freedom of speech , freedom of religion , freedom from fear, and freedom from want ( this one is understood to establish a minimum entitlement to food, clothing and housing at an adequate level). A new era for the encouragement of the Human Rights and respect for the dignity and worth of the Human Being had been born ; and all w/out distinction to race , sex, language or religious belief.
After the atrocities of The Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany, the world community found it necessary to define and list more accurately the inherent rights of the human being and state them as a broadly agreed upon policy to detect and prevent the same atrocities from happening again. And thus, “The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights” was created by an international committee of 18 delegates of different countries including the USA represented by the Chairperson of the Drafting Committee , the heroin Eleanor Roosevelt.
Our apologies – this is a day late. A gremlin got into our publishing schedule, but we figured it’s still Wednesday somewhere on the planet, so we’re good to go 🙂
We present this week’s weird ‘n wacky collection, this time focusing on an assortment of Idle Morgues campaigns.
First up is this oddity – a promo piece which landed in the email of a South African Scientologist who has never put his foot anywhere near the UK. Really odd positioning of two Roman/Greek columns accompanied by the question “What do you Get?”.
Whatever the message was, we didn’t get it.
Joe Van Staden
IN TELLING THE STORY OF SCIENTOLOGY
TRUTH IS A VARIABLE, PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING
Perhaps at this juncture in the unfolding saga of Scientology it will be useful to pause for a moment, stand back and view developments from a different angle – a wider perspective – so to speak.
Whatever one’s position – in, out, in-between or never in – two issues seem to be at the heart of the matter; freedom and truth. Some out or never in will tell you that the C of S undermines individual freedom. Those still in will argue that without Scientology there can be no freedom – the Scientology Bridge is the only way to real freedom. As for the truth, just about everyone with a point of view on the matter will believe that the way they see it is the way it is.