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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Scientologists: Vital Financial Data You May Have Missed

Are you deeply in debt? Are your credit cards maxed out? Is your home mortgaged to the hilt? Are you looking for ways to borrow even more money to give to the church?

If so, then you are just an average member of the Church of Scientology. Miscavige's church just keeps hammering at you for more money, doesn't it?

But you may be missing some very important information from L. Ron Hubbard about all this. Something that the church really doesn't want you to know. The church wants you to borrow more and more and more and send everything to them, but that violates Ron's very specific policies about how to handle your finances. You didn't know that, did you?

You see, Ron didn't want you to go into debt. He really didn't want you to go into debt. He was very adamant about it.
The basic principle of financial management is a simple one, income must be greater than outgo.

Amongst the principles of financial management are these: One cannot spend money unless he has it. Never contract bills or debts unless the money is immediately in sight to pay them.
L. Ron Hubbard
Oops! Did the Church of Scientology forget to tell you about that one? It's right there in OEC* Volume 3. It's one of the most important financial policies that Ron wrote -- and you should be following it.

I've mentioned this policy to the Registrars* and they do know about it. They hate it. They don't want you to know this policy letter.

To attempt to negate what Ron says, the Registrar will probably say something like, "Oh, just postulate* the money being there -- that makes it 'in sight' doesn't it?"

Factually the answer is "No, it doesn't". "Postulated money" is not "immediately in sight" by any definition. That's just irresponsible! Can you imagine some church executive explaining to Ron why he put the church deeply into debt, "Oh I just postulated that money would come in!" Can you imagine what Ron's response to that idiocy would have been?

No, finances are very important to your survival. You don't operate your finances on "maybe", "if", "soon" or "I hope". With finances, you operate from the way things are, not the way you wish they were. You must not go deeper and deeper into debt. Not only does Ron tell you not to, but simple common sense tells you not to. The basic principle of financial management is "income must be greater than outgo". If you run up any debts, you are violating this vital rule.

But Miscavige's Church of Scientology doesn't want you to know this key policy from Ron. They need you to keep violating this important financial policy so they can get more money. The fact that your survival is severely endangered by their actions doesn't bother them at all.

*OEC: Organization Executive Course. A set of eight volumes containing most of church policy.
*Registrar: Sales person who brings in money for the church.
*Postulate: To say and believe something will happen.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

David Miscavige's Qualifications

David Miscavige is the leader of the Church of Scientology.

How did that come about? How did he get into that position and what are his qualifications?

Well, he wasn't assigned by L. Ron Hubbard. Most Scientologists actually believe that he was put in charge by Hubbard, but that is totally false. Hubbard very specifically left other people in charge of the Church of Scientology. However, those that Hubbard left in charge are the people that Miscavige removed. Everyone that Hubbard put in charge of any part of the church has been removed by Miscavige. Not only removed, but most of them are now out of Scientology entirely.

So how did Miscavige take over control of the church? Well, he just did. He, with a group of strong arm followers behind him, said he was in charge, and nobody was able to dispute it. You see, there was and is no policy or procedure to stop someone who just assumes control of the church. Someone steps into that office and says they are now head of the church and unless the current head has more strong arm followers, well, the church has a new leader.

And that's what happened.

Miscavige then "declared suppressive" anyone who had the temerity to object to his coup, so the Scientology public would never hear what really happened.

Well, what are Miscavige's qualifications? What makes him qualified to run the Church of Scientology?

Did he run a Continental Office for Scientology, booming a whole continent?

Well, no. He's never had that kind of experience, or success.

Did he run one of the big churches, an AO, an ASHO -- Flag Land Base perhaps?


OK, how about a smaller, local church? Some big city church?


A Scientology Mission? A Scientology Group?

Nope. Miscavige has no experience running even the smallest Scientology group.

Well, was he a well-trained executive who had years of on-the-job experience, helping one of Hubbard's selected leaders in some successful endeavor?


Well, maybe he's a proven leader outside of Scientology, in a related field perhaps? Ran something that was highly successful?

Still no. Miscavige was a Scientology kid. He has no experience outside of Scientology. He barely graduated high school and has absolutely no experience living in the real world. All he knows is the Sea Org and Scientology.

OK, so he has no leadership experience or qualifications. What are his other qualifications?

Is Miscavige a highly trained technical person? He has revamped all Scientology training and rewritten Hubbard's books extensively. He directs technical matters world-wide. Surely he is highly trained, Class XII perhaps?

Nope. While his "biography" on line is exceptionally vague about his qualifications, it is known that he completed the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course and, according to his biography, he "audited some people". That's all that is known. What is obvious is that there are thousands of people who are more highly trained and more technically qualified than Miscavige.

Well, then, Miscavige is at least an OT VIII, isn't he?

Well, no. On the Bridge, Miscavige is stalled -- badly stalled -- on OT VII, and has been for 15-20 years. To be a bit clearer: Miscavige has had no significant auditing for 15 years at least. None. He wants "all Scientologists" to keep paying and moving on his "Bridge to Total Freedom" but, even when its all free to Miscavige, he won't go into session.

OK, well, despite the fact that he has no experience or qualifications for the job, has Miscavige at least proven himself on the job?

Are you kidding? Pretty much everything Miscavige attempts has been an abject failure. This is factually true. He really has had a bad time of it.

His primary job, according to extant Hubbard orders, was to get every church to the size of "old Saint Hill"--the size of Scientology's main center in its heyday. That was supposed to be the criteria for "releasing OT IX and OT X." This was more important than anything else he could be doing. He totally failed. Although statistics are carefully hidden, it is doubtful that any of those previously celebrated "Saint Hill sized" organizations still exist at that size, anywhere. To make it easier on himself, he changed the definition of "size of old Saint Hill" several times, but, even with the smaller numbers, he still has failed. Instead, Miscavige has "led" the Church of Scientology to its destruction.

Another very important project which Hubbard said was key to "clearing the planet" was Super Power. Miscavige collected hundreds of millions of dollars, built a huge building in Clearwater and then ... he ran into technical problems on how to actually deliver the new Super Power services. So what did David Miscavige do? He gave up. The building has remained unfinished for years because Miscavige doesn't know what to do.

Technically and organizationally, Miscavige has done more to destroy the Church of Scientology than any enemy of the church in its entire history. His lack of technical and organizational knowledge and experience has been disastrous for the church.

So why is Miscavige still in charge of the Church of Scientology?

The answers are simple. First, Scientologists simply don't know how completely unqualified and incompetent he really is. Second, any Scientologists who do find out, and say anything, are immediately "declared suppressive" and kicked out of Scientology.

But the primary reason is that there is no way to remove him. There is no procedure, no policy, no way to remove the leader of Scientology. No matter how much damage he does, they're stuck with him.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Scientology: Getting New Converts

A recent suggestion got me thinking, "How is Miscavige's Church of Scientology getting new converts now?"

It can't be easy. The public at large knows all about the sooper-seekrit, confidential, highly-dangerous, OT information. They know all about Lord Xenu and the Body Thetans (which would be a great name for a band, don't you think?)

The average non-Scientologist knows much more than the average Scientologist. As far as the church is concerned, any potential convert might suddenly blurt out information that would kill a lower-level Scientologist! How can they let the lower-level Scientologist out to recruit new members. It's certain death! It's impossible!

So, one assumes, only those OT III or higher are being allowed out for proselytizing. Only OT IIIs can man the Volunteer Minister's tents. Only OT IIIs can give those "Stress Tests". Well, gee, this must severely restrict their operations.

Now you have these OT IIIs out talking to the public, and they are required to lie. Someone says something about Xenu and the Body Thetans and the OT III must lie and say that Scientology does not believe or teach that. How do you think that goes over? The public person knows the Scientologist is lying, because they saw the information in L. Ron Hubbard's handwriting or heard it directly in Hubbard's voice. The Scientologist knows they are lying, and that if they could recruit someone, that person would eventually find out they had been betrayed.

That doesn't make for a real effective recruitment. Since most Scientologists are merely misguided and gullible, not evil, this blatant lying isn't going to go over too well.

What to do? What to do? David Miscavige needs to lure in more people, but the standard recruitment line is broken. What to do?

Miscavige's previous "solution", the shiny new buildings, is not working! Not only are they not getting bought or renovated quickly enough but any that are fully completed just aren't pulling in new people anyway. Street recruitment via "Ideal Org", "Personality Tests" and "Stress Tests" is broken. What to do?

Miscavige the Failure now has a new program. Oh, this one surely will work when all of his past programs have failed. He's going to sell books!

Oh, not David personally, no. He can't actually handle that. He has ordered everyone to go out there and sell books. Sell-sell-sell-sell! Surely that will work!

He's absolutely sure that people will buy the Scientology books that he has so painstakingly "corrected". People will buy his books, read his wonderful, new-improved "wisdom", and, magically, come in and start sending Miscavige money.

But that is yet another abysmal failure. People didn't particularly want Hubbard's books and they really don't want Miscavige's "corrected" versions. It would be possible to properly market one or more of Hubbard's books and have some success -- it's been done -- but Miscavige can't do it. It takes intelligence, bright ideas, surveys, analysis, testing and quite a bit of time and money. Miscavige doesn't have the intelligence, doesn't want to waste time and money doing all the hard work -- he only relies on "Miscavige-bright-idea" power.

Oh, my! Those are the "bright ideas" that have failed consistently for 30 years.

His book selling project has failed from the very start. You see, selling books is a well researched and well mapped out activity, and Miscavige doesn't know anything. Here's a hint, David: You don't send out hoards of people to the street to "sell books". That's stupid. Also, you don't send out people to harass bookstores. Do you think it's smart to seriously alienate bookstore owners? And you don't pull out 30-year-old ads which were carefully tailored for that time and run them now, in today's Internet world! That's lazy! And very stupid!

The only "successes" Miscavige has with his project were created by FORCING Scientologists, who already have all the books, on threat of heavy punishment, to buy his books. Good one, David! But he very quickly ran out of people he could force to do this.

Miscavige is down to force and punishment. That's the only way he can operate: Force and punishment. He is now forcing people to buy his stuff. He is forcing people to send him money.

But Miscavige can't force the public to buy his crap. He can force some Scientologists to go out to try and sell his crap, but they can't force the public to buy Miscavige's crap either.

Woe betide his system of force and punishment when his victims realize that his threatened punishment is without teeth! His threats have no power.

Many Scientologists are realizing that, if Miscavige is an example of the best that Scientology can produce, there is something seriously wrong with Scientology.

What good is a threat to "banish someone from Scientology" if people realize they don't want Miscavige's version of Scientology anyway?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Scientologists: Why Scientology is Attacked

As a Scientologist, you are, undoubtedly aware of, and concerned about, the continuing attacks against the Church of Scientology. And very rightfully so.

In your world, Scientology is very, very good. Why would anyone attack it?

The church has presented various explanations for these protests. "People are being paid to protest", "Suppressives are spreading false information," "Big drug companies are working to destroy Scientology," and so on.

However, you have been taught that the "right Why", the "right item", the correct reason for a problem, when spotted, will resolve the problem.

And still, the protests continue.

To make matters worse, the mainstream media are reporting bad things about the Church of Scientology. There are reports of abuse within the church, and worse. It is upsetting.

And, even further, you see other problems. Your local church is struggling. There are few new people, if any. You know your own involvement in Scientology is also fraught with problems. Perhaps your case is stalled, or you've been told to repeat earlier levels, or you now find yourself "off lines" due to various problems. And the Church of Scientology is demanding more and more money from you -- to "solve" problems that persist in not getting any better no matter how much money they collect.

It seems there are many problems today, and they are not getting better.

Hubbard tells us that, if things are not resolving, then one doesn't have the correct source of the problem, right?

David Miscavige's Church of Scientology is pointing the finger of blame outward -- and nothing is getting resolved. The protests continue. The local churches continue to struggle. Scientologists continue to struggle.

Here is what L. Ron Hubbard says, in Keeping Scientology Working:
Trouble spots occur only where there are "no results." Attacks from governments or monopolies occur only where there are "no results" or "bad results."
Note that he says "only". "No results" or "bad results" are the only cause of attacks. He doesn't say "usually" or "mostly" or "often". He says "only".

He also said this, in Keeping Scientology Working:
One: Having the correct technology
One above has been done.
He wrote this in 1965 and emphasized it in later issues. He didn't say, "The technology is well along but needs some improvements by someone". He said "done". He also said that it should be protected from corruption -- that's what Keeping Scientology Working is all about.

25 years ago, when the churches were doing better and there were very few attacks, one can make the case that the Church of Scientology was mostly delivering what was promised. One could assume there were results and that they were "good results".

What changed?

Well, to be frank, most of Hubbard's tech has been changed. Training was completely ripped apart and redone. His books, that he prized and took so much care with, were re-written, twice. Tape lectures have been edited. Vast changes have been made to the administration of the Church of Scientology. Technical "advices" from upper management have been changing the way the tech is applied and there is word that even the Grade Chart is being completely redone, with much material being removed. Virtually nothing has escaped the touch of David Miscavige, "improving" things.

And now Miscavige's Church of Scientology has "no results" and "bad results", doesn't it? I suspect that you, personally, have experienced this. Well, that's not difficult to guess, just about every Scientologist is experiencing "no results" or "bad results", now.

The problem, according to Ron, isn't "out there", it's right there in front of you. You've watched it happen. The only cause of the attacks is "no results" and "bad results".

That's what Ron says. He also says, towards the end of Keeping Scientology Working:
So the ogre which might eat us up is not the government or the High Priests. it's our possible failure to retain and practice our technology.
Do you expect the person corrupting everything and creating the "no results" and "bad results" to admit it? No, that person is pointing the finger everywhere but straight back where it should point.

But now you know the real reason Scientology is being attacked.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Scientologists: What IS the Greatest Good?

L. Ron Hubbard taught that all decisions should be made on the basis of the "greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics". This is how Scientologists believe they are supposed to weigh things and make decisions.

The "dynamics" that Hubbard referred to were:

The first dynamic, self, is the effort to survive as an individual, to be an individual and to fully express one’s individuality.

The second dynamic is the urge toward existence as a future generation. It has two components: sex and the family unit, including the raising of children.

The third dynamic is the urge to survive as a member of a group. A company, a political party, a church or a social organization are all examples of the third dynamic.

The fourth dynamic is the urge for survival of man as a species. All of the races of man together constitute the fourth dynamic.

The fifth dynamic is the urge to survive for all life forms — animal or vegetable and anything directly and intimately motivated by life.

The sixth dynamic is the urge for survival of the physical universe and reflects the drive of the individual to enhance the survival of all matter, energy, space and time –the component parts of the physical universe.

The seventh dynamic is the urge toward existence as a spiritual being.

The eighth dynamic is the urge toward existence as infinity. This is also identified as the Supreme Being. Thus, this dynamic can be called the infinity, or God, dynamic.

I'm not saying this is the correct way to make decisions, I'm merely noting that Scientologists are supposed to do it this way. They are supposed to balance all these "dynamics" to get an "optimum solution".

But they don't. They are not allowed to. They are forced, by the Church of Scientology to do what David Miscavige wants. They are not allowed to evaluate, for themselves, what is the "greatest good". All that is required of Scientologists is compliance.

But let's do the forbidden evaluation, shall we? Let's see how David Miscavige's "solutions" stack up in the "greatest good" test! We can only look at the first four. Determining what is the "greatest good" for the physical universe, God and such, is a bit presumptuous, if you ask me, so we'll skip those.
  • First dynamic - Self: Scientologists who fully support Miscavige's solutions are, to a person, deeply, deeply in debt -- all their credit cards are maxed out, extended and maxed out again. If they own property, the property is mortgaged to the hilt. If they can manage to keep up on their monthly payments (and this is a major problem), it is only the minimum -- so they are only paying on the interest. This means it will be "forever" before they can pay their debts.
"Good" Scientologists have no time for relaxation, no time for family and friends. If they have any free time after work and weekends, it must be spent on Scientology courses, volunteering at the church or fund-raising.

If a Scientologist's credit is not maxed out and if they are not constantly involved in Scientology, they are made to feel very, very guilty. Heck, even if they are doing all of that, they are still made to feel guilty that they are not doing even more.

Scientologists might claim that they are taking courses, getting processing in order to improve themselves, but that's not quite what's happening for most of them. Most are buying books they've already bought, taking courses they've taken before and otherwise covering ground they already covered. Instead of moving forward, most are moving backward. In addition, many have found themselves in trouble and are now off lines, getting "security checked" and doing ethics programs and conditions. If you check, you'll find that, for the most part, Scientologists are not "progressing up the Bridge" but are paying for and doing something else required by Miscavige.

No, Miscavige's Church of Scientology and its constant demands makes every Scientologist's personal life much more difficult.
  • Second dynamic - Family: A "good" Scientologist has, by now, "disconnected" from any and all family and friends who are not 100% gung-ho Scientologists. This is actually true. Miscavige's church requires total commitment from all its members. If a Scientologist had any friends or family who were not in Scientology, the Scientologist was required to work on them to get them into, and busy, in Scientology.
So, typically, all a Scientologist's friends and family become separated into two groups: Those who did get involved, and those who refuse to get involved. See where this leads? All those who refused to buy into Scientology must be "suppressive" -- and the Scientologist must "disconnect" from them. As it is proven that Scientology actually appeals to less than 1% of the people exposed to it, this means that virtually all Scientologists have had to "disconnect" from more than one of their immediate family.

No, Miscavige's Church of Scientology breaks up families; separates spouses; disconnects parents from their children. It is a very rare Scientologist who is still connected to all his or her family. See Ex-Scientology Kids for more information about this serious problem.

Perhaps this is why Miscavige has recently redefined the Second Dynamic as "creation", so it's OK to break up families -- families are no longer part of the Dynamics.
  • Third dynamic - Groups: This one is a bit strange. You see, David Miscavige has redefined the third dynamic to mean only the Church of Scientology. "Good" Scientologists may have no other groups in their lives. Work, clubs, neighborhood, friends - they are not included in Miscavige's definition of the "third dynamic". When Miscavige (and, therefore, everyone else in the church) talks about "the third dynamic" he is referring to only one group. If the Church of Scientology improves, but every other group in a Scientologist's life declines, well, that's positive, you see!
The stress of heavy debts and heavy guilt, and the lack of time, makes the "good" Scientologist a poor member of all other groups. At work, the "good" Scientologist is constantly stressed about time and money. They need a raise, or a better job, but they can't put in the "extra effort" that other staff can. The "good" Scientologist is never available for emergencies, or important work projects in the off hours -- they're at the church, on course or out fund-raising.

The fact that the Scientologist's time is all wrapped up in Miscavige's projects means they have no time for their friends, their neighbors, or their clubs.

The Church of Scientology actually destroys the Scientologist's participation in any group but itself. No, it isn't very "pro-survival" for groups.
  • Fourth dynamic - Mankind: Miscavige's Church of Scientology claims to have the answers to all of Mankind's problems. If you read the Scientology press releases and web sites, you would be convinced that all the problems of Earth would be solved if only Scientology would do its magic.
And, if you've seen any of David Miscavige's wondrous events, you would be equally convinced that the church is solving all the world's problems.

The only problem is, it isn't happening. The incidents reported by Miscavige, when investigated by others, can't be found. The areas that "were improved" are found, on inspection, to be unchanged -- not actually improved at all. The "leaders" who are quoted in the event videos can't be found, aren't actually the leaders they were proclaimed to be or, when contacted, say they where quoted out of context. The huge "successes" reported in the events are, on inspection, simply not true.

The Church of Scientology "solutions" are untested, or when tested by unbiased observers are found to be not particularly effective or noteworthy. If these solutions actually solved the problems, the Church of Scientology would have some proof that this is so. Trust me, the church desperately needs such proof and would have eagerly provided any such proof to the world.

The fact that the church never provides any proof means there is no proof. There are only press releases with vague stories of "success" but no real evidence. There are only flashy event videos of questionable veracity.
Any evaluation of "greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics" must require that the data used for the evaluation be real and absolutely true -- otherwise the conclusions would be incorrect.

So, Scientologists, take an honest look at your first Dynamic. Are you flourishing, or struggling? Are you happy, or stressed and worried? Are you living the life you want to live?

Take an honest look at your family. Do you get on well with everybody in your family? How are your parents, your children, your siblings? Or have you been forced to disconnect? Do you miss your family?

How about groups? Are you active in the groups you should be, or want to be, part of? Or are all activities not dictated by the Church of Scientology pretty much off limits? Do you miss your previous friends and activities?

How about mankind? Do you simply believe that the church is having an effect on the world, or do you look for some evidence on your own? Do you see any evidence?

According to Hubbard, it's up to you to evaluate for yourself, using real data, not just "what you've been told". It's up to you to make the decision -- and not just "follow orders".

It's up to you.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Scientology and Religious Tolerance

David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology are constantly waving the banner of "Religious Tolerance". They wave this banner in France. They wave this banner in Germany. Wherever people are protesting the crimes of the Church of Scientology, the church makes sure to wave their banner demanding "Religious tolerance".

And it makes one wonder, with all this fuss that the Church of Scientology is making, there must be some religious intolerance around. Let's see exactly who is being intolerant of other religions.

Does the Church of Scientology practice religious tolerance itself? To learn about the core beliefs of Scientology, one, naturally, looks to L. Ron Hubbard who created every bit of Scientology's scripture.

Upon investigation, we find that Hubbard was very, very intolerant of all other religions. Very intolerant. And, because whatever Hubbard said is considered by the Church of Scientology to be irrefutable Truth, his attitude of intolerance is taught to all Scientologists. Of course, this intolerance is never taught at the lowest levels where the church is still pretending that one can "be a Scientologist without giving up their religion of choice." But, eventually the intolerant "wisdom" of L. Ron Hubbard is revealed--and taught--as Absolute Truth.

Hubbard maligns other religions in many lectures and writings. One quote from Hubbard about Jesus Christ is rather famous now:
Somebody somewhere on this planet, back about 600 BC, found some pieces of R6, and I don't know how they found it, either by watching madmen or something, but since that time they have used it and it became what is known as Christianity. The man on the Cross. There was no Christ.
- L. Ron Hubbard
The Class VIII [Auditor's] Course, "Krakatoa and Beyond", Oct 3, 1968
"R6" is a reference to Hubbard's claim that false memories were "implanted" in people millions or billions of years ago as a huge, evil method of control. Hubbard taught that these evil, false memories are the basis of all major religions on earth. In the following quote, he claims that the basis of Islam is just another false memory implant:
..finds this enormous stone hanging suspended in the middle of a room. This is an incident called the Emanator by the way. ...and this thing is by the way the source of the Mohammedan Lodestone that they have hanging down there,...

...that, eh, when Mohammed decided to be a good small-town booster in ah Kansas, Middle-East, or something of the sort.

By the way, the only reason he [Mohammed] mocked that thing up, is the trade wasn't good in his hometown. That's right. You read the life of Mohammed.
- L. Ron Hubbard
Whats Wrong with this Universe: A Working Package for the Auditor, L. Ron Hubbard, 9 Dec 1952.
Hubbard says this about other religions:
I wonder what these people [of other religions] are all worshiping? It can’t be God.
Religion is always different than truth. It has to be, BECAUSE THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM.
Organized religion tries to control, so therefore it must be lying.
- L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 25 June 1952: Technique 88: "Overt Acts, Motivators & DEDs" Continued
Religious tolerance? You will not find it in the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard. And these concepts are taught by Scientology. Scientology teaches religious intolerance, straight from Hubbard.

So, what does the Church of Scientology mean when they talk about "religious tolerance"? They mean they should be accepted as a religion by everyone even while their teachings do not tolerate any other religion. It's a one way street.

Further, the church means, by "religious tolerance," that everyone must ignore the crimes of the Church of Scientology, the abuses and the fraud, or they are being "intolerant" of the religion of Scientology.

Do you see what that means? This is very revealing! If protesting the crimes, abuses and fraud of the Church of Scientology is "religious intolerance", it means the church is claiming those crimes, and the abuse and fraud are actually part of the religious practices of Scientology. Yes, that's what they are actually claiming!

But wait, there is even more evidence of the church's intolerance of other religions.

What happens if someone looks into Scientology, but ultimately leaves? What if someone finds out their religion of choice is not tolerated by Scientology's teachings, and they leave the Church of Scientology? If the church is "tolerant" of other religions, that would be OK, wouldn't it?

But no. Once you have bought a book or taken a service, you are counted as "a Scientologist". And you may never, ever leave Scientology. Leaving Scientology is considered a "high crime" by the church:
Public disavowal of Scientology or Scientologists in good standing with Scientology organizations.

Public statements against Scientology or Scientologists ...
If one is guilty of such a "Suppressive Act" one is declared "an Enemy" of the church. And Enemies of Scientology may be
... deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.
Hows that for "religious tolerance"?

The Church of Scientology demands that we be "tolerant of other religions" but the Church of Scientology teaches, and practices, religious intolerance.
hypocrisy: The act or practice of a hypocrite; a feigning to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; a dissimulation, or a concealment of one's real character, disposition, or motives; especially, the assuming of false appearance of virtue or religion; a simulation of goodness.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
The Church of Scientology is guilty of vast hypocrisy. They bleat about "religious tolerance" but do not practice it.

Religious tolerance is very important. So, Church of Scientology, why don't you practice it?!