I wrote this article for the Scientologists who are seriously thinking about joining Sea Org.
Why would a devoted Scientologist visit this website? Because he/she wants to learn more about the SP mindset. Curiosity is a natural human condition that even the Tech cannot cure -- if the Scientologists were lacking curiosity, they would not have become involved with Scientology in the first place.
All newly recruited Sea Org members are told by their superiors that everyone in Sea Org believes in clearing the planet. The senior staff sincerely believe that this assessment is true, so it would be unfair to call them “liars”. But they are badly misinformed about the situation -- a large number of the Sea Org members do not believe in Scientology.
A devoted Scientologist is entitled to this question -- why this article’s author knows more about the Sea Org conditions than my recruiters?
I know this stuff for three reasons: 1. I believed in Dianetics only when I was in Sea Org, the OT data meant nothing to me. This shows that my position was very close to the apostates’ position; 2. I made it clear to everyone that I am not going to write KRs on Scientologists because the whole KR idea looked very childish to me; 3. I am a very sociable person, which makes it easy for people to confide in me.
From a true Scientologist’s point of view Sea Org is rotten to the core because roughly 1/3 of its stuff do not believe in LRH and his Tech.
Now I am going to present the stories of the folks who joined Sea Org without actually becoming Scientologists.
1. Marcy was a writer, and a damn good one, I reads one of her novellas. She left her native Texas and moved to Los Angeles in search of a production company that would be interested in her movie script. When she run out of money, she joined Sea Org because she wanted to stay in LA. After slaving for five months for Sea Org, she got a letter from a movie studio. She eventually sold her playwright to the studio and got out of Sea Org the next day.
2. Ricardo wanted to be an aircraft mechanic. He could not take a college loan because of the low credit ratings (he declared personal bankruptcy once). His CoS recruiters told him that he could make plenty of money working for Sales Org. He should have done so in Clearwater, but he was recruited in LA. As the result, he earned very little money. Ricardo endured 3 weeks of sec checks because he did not want to blow. Later he joined Sales Org in Florida and earned enough money for a 2-year college. He was not interested in Scientology. His sister, who was living in LA at that time, told me that Ricardo had fulfilled his life-long dream when he got a job at LAX.
3. Ken was a semi-literate African American who happened to be very smart. He knew that his educational level was not enough for a college education. Ken wanted to become a manager. He joined Sea Org after he was told that, as a staff member, he could attend Hubbard management courses for free. That was true; however, the courses based on the Management Series were inadequate. Ken was an intelligent fellow, it took him only three months to realize how dumb the Management Series are. Scientology remained a foreign subject for Ken during his stay in Sea Org. He left CoS behind without having any regrets.
4. Abel was an Ethiopian. We became good friends when we both were in EPF. Abel’s visa had a provision allowing it to become a work permit in event an American company hires him. The CoS recruiters told him that they can convert his visa into a work permit. After Able joined Sea Org they tried to make the conversion but failed because CoS is registered as a Church, not as a firm. Abel left Sea Org in a hurry and found a real employer. He got a job at LAX as a luggage handler. Scientology was not something that Abel was enthusiastic about. He was an Ethiopian Jew who was not planning to abandon his religion.
5. Susan was a former drug addict, she married an ASHO Day course supervisor. She thought that she could keep herself from using drugs by staying in Sea Org (she was right about that). Susan and I were taking the same management course when I was in Sea Org. We both were not interested in the course. One day Susan was sitting next to me and giggling during the course. “What’s so funny, Susan?”, I whispered. “This crap is so boring”, she said. Later that day she told me that Scientology sucks.
I could go on and on with the stories of Sea Org members who just pretend to be Scientologists, but you got the picture -- Sea Org is not what it seems. Hubbard failed to produce a new and improved breed of humans. All imperfections that you find in a regular human society could be found in Sea Org. The CoS is engulfed in entheta, so to speak.
The Cos is fighting a lost battle, now it is in the death throes. There is so much negative publicity about Scientology these days that only a fool can overlook the fact that the Church is on a brink of the abyss.
Why would anyone want to be on a losing side? Use your head and
DO NOT JOIN SEA ORG.
“This OT shit is driving me insane. On a positive side, I laugh a lot these days because I’m at a funny farm.”
L. Ron Hubbard
No soy marinero, soy capitan del culto de mi padre.