Hi! You ask "how many at SO" do you mean how many in the Sea Org (usually known as "SO")? SO people do NOT make serious money, ever. But I am still not sure I get your question> How many people in Scientology (let's say) are making serious enough money to let the kookie "theology" stop them from Staying ...or do you mean leaving? Why would it stop them from staying? They ARE staying? IF you mean leaving,,that might make sense. Well, that is a good question...not many. The only people making lots of money on Scientology are the FSM's and the owners of WISE company's ..using Hubbard's Administrative Tech to milk the general public.
Re the lawyers and security people: Some are not even Scientologists..and are in it for the different reasons. My guess is mostly money.
As for the Scios who are attorneys and security...
the attorneys are in it because of the Bridge, and buying the Bridge to Totaly Freedom. Of course I am sure it is harder to actually break away when you ARE making zillions from people =you get the picture.
As for security, they usually are Sea Org, and they rarely get any auditing or training. They are just suckered into they are a part of the most powerful team on the Planet...blah blah.
But I wanted to say something to you about family and people you love who are in Scientology. Do not think there is nothing you can do. Andreas is a perfect example of that. I have two analogy's for Scientology. One is it is like the Truman Show (and if you haven't seen that, I highly suggestyou rent the movie). The other is it is as if each Scientologist were built of zillions of decks of cards....about as high as the Sears Tower. (If you live outside of America, get the idea of one of the tallest buildings you have ever seen). Ok. EVERY TIME someone does something that makes a dent in The Scio/Truman show...many cards are pulled out. The Huge building still exists, but each and every time, it gets weaker.
Sometimes things happen that I would say remove entire floors. If you go to www.lermanet.com/cos/toryonosa.htm
you can read my story about OSA, which I have to say removed entire floors of my building.
(much of it is here on xenu.net under PErsonal's Tory's story...but I haven't been able to get Andreas the last two and most important parts).
But even though things began falling apart in 1990, they seriously were coming down by last July, when I met Andreas. Did he know that he saying "I believe in truth, I believe in looking at both sides, and I believe in having the courage to stand up for what I believe in",,,would be THE FINAL CARD that once spoken was my final card? Did Andreas know that? OF course not. But it was.
And a few days later...after 30 YEARS in Scientology...I left, forever.
Was it only Andreas? Of course not,,and he was the first person to point that out to me.
But did he dramatically help me leave? Most definitely!!! And I will tell people forever about it, and thank Andreas forever for being such a good friend.
But that is what I wanted to tell you. You never know what bit of kindness might jarr someone loose. Say kind things. Be kind. Remind them of basic things you know they believed in before they got in the cult. Love is one of the most basic things that is missing from all cults. I know Scientologists reading this will laugh and say there is tons of love in Scientology. But the sad fact is, there isn't. It isn't even on Hubbard's Tone SCale! So spread love....and one day, they too will wake up, just as I have.
Meantime, realize this: They love you...and they miss you. So set aside your feelings, and be their friend as I am sure you have been doing. Congrats to you (and all of you here) who are working at spreadiing this truth. As someone who was trapped inside, I can tell you now that I am out...I knew virtually nothing. They had me completly snowed. Your work you do..every bit of it,,,is VERY VERY VERYYYYYYY important. Please continue
I hope that helps some.
Love to you all!
Tory/Magoo~dancing in the moonlight!