Demented LRH wrote:
The thought that the thread title is judgmental did not cross my mind; sorry if you see it this way. As you can see, I did not spare myself from my criticism; I thought that Scientology recruits can learn something from my mistake.
Some websites with Xenu data contain photocopies of Hubbard writings presenting the OT 3 data. I do not think that a person who just got interested in Scientology would doubt the validity of this data, unless he believes that the data was forged. But that would be a strange assumption, to say the least.
An individual must analyze the Xenu data to see if it makes sense to him; no one can do the analysis for him. But at least he should take a look at the Xenu data before making decision of joining the cult.
There's nothing wrong in being analytical, DLRH. but it is a part of the human condition in all of us to make decisions based on our own observations & experiences. That will never change.
Would thousands of people never been victims of the Nigerian 409 scams if they had researched the veracity of it first on the Internet first? Probably.
Would all the senior citizens who received Publisher Clearinghouse Sweepstakes mailing that they won big $$$ not taking trips to Tampa, FL to collect their assumed winnings, if they researched the marketing scam on the Internet first? Probably.
Unfortunately, society doesn't teach us to weigh all our decisions based on Internet research. If I was totally clueless about Scientology, and read the OT-3 data, I might blow it off as fictional text from his science fiction books, and not connect the dots to the cult.
The cult has often claimed the OT-3 data was part of Hubbard's science fiction writings and has no relevance to the "church".