It is no secret that I have distanced myself from Scientology these past few years. Being born into Scientology, this has been a slow difficult process. Recently I have been reading closely the seminal materials that comprise the Scientology canon and I came across the following, written in May 1950.
“Perhaps at some distant date only the unaberrated person will be granted civil rights before the law. Perhaps the goal will be reached at some future when only the unaberrated person can attain to and benefit from citizenship. These are desirable goals and would produce a marked increase in the survival ability and happiness of Man.” (Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, page 483)
I could not move past it. I disagree. No doubt such a practice contradicts various human rights conventions, not to mention legislation in many countries. Whatever good there may or may not be in Scientology, its central thread is a hierarchical metaphysic which promotes the ‘unpersoning’ of all those who are found ‘low’ on its scale. That cannot be acceptable.
I have therefore formally resigned from and severed all lingering memberships that may exist between Scientology and myself. I additionally denounce it. I trust this clarifies my previous post concerning whether I am a Scientologist or not.