in my opinion, PTA makes films that shows us how people are not how any one group or culture is. I hope this film will also accomplish that. The COS is made up of people, and from my point of view, if the COS is as flawed as is promoted on this MB, it is no different then what the rest of us are doing and not doing, our own versions of it all of course. We are just as lacking in integrity, greedy, self centred, dishonest, forceful, narcissistic etc. I have never heard one thing said about Scientology that I do not see displayed in all people. It may be organized in a different way but same human stuff. If one believes what news media reports, the state of the world is all the evidence needed.
This reminds me of something. A while back- I think last year (2011) the new scientology response to critics became "we're not perfect- who is?, we make mistakes- who doesn't?". This message was echoed from various OTs confronting protesters on the streets.
It's funny because no protester has ever said that they expect scientology to "be perfect". And yes, the official PR response from scientology IS ALWAYS "we've done nothing wrong, those people are all liars". They have never once admitted to ANY mistake. I wish one of these OTs making these statements had been asked "Ok, so you sound like you are admitting to some mistakes. What do you think those mistakes are?" just to see how they'd respond.
Anyway, Turtlez' response reminded me of that.
For the record, we already know scientologists are only human and are not the "super human homo-novices with seekrit OT powerz" that they claim to be. We are not asking nor expecting them to be perfect. We only ask that they stop being blatantly and over the top unethical, fair gaming critics, abusing, terrorizing, lying and committing criminal acts, as an organization
, especially if they expect us to recognize them as a "church". But I expect it will be a cold day in Hell before they ever say something like: "We've made mistakes and hurt people by practicing such-and-such and here's what we doing to try and fix it".
Back to topic.