Possibly the biggest footbullet to come out of the New Yorker story is the following excerpt by Tommy Davis:
At the meeting, Davis and I also discussed Hubbard’s war record. His voice filling with emotion, he said that, if it was true that Hubbard had not been injured, then “the injuries that he handled by the use of Dianetics procedures were never handled, because they were injuries that never existed; therefore, Dianetics is based on a lie; therefore, Scientology is based on a lie.” He concluded, “The fact of the matter is that Mr. Hubbard was a war hero.”
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... z1DV2r1Ur5
See the circular thinking?
Hubbard had to have been injured because there would be no tech, no Dianetics, so it had to be true.
But in the 900 pages of documents obtained by the New Yorker from the Navy, there is NO EVIDENCE he was injured in the war.
The best Tommy could come up with is a "source" who says the records were "sheep dipped" because LRH was involved in intelligence.
This is a huge problem for the church, and as others have said, could be a problem for Tommy Davis.
If Tommy decides to leave, he is more than welcome to start posting here.