Ask the Scientologist: Scientology: Getting New Converts

A recent suggestion got me thinking, “How is Miscavige’s Church of Scientology getting new converts now?”

It can’t be easy. The public at large knows all about the sooper-seekrit, confidential, highly-dangerous, OT information. They know all about Lord Xenu and the Body Thetans (which would be a great name for a band, don’t you think?)

The average non-Scientologist knows much more than the average Scientologist. As far as the church is concerned, any potential convert might suddenly blurt out information that would kill a lower-level Scientologist! How can they let the lower-level Scientologist out to recruit new members. It’s certain death! It’s impossible!

So, one assumes, only those OT III or higher are being allowed out for proselytizing. Only OT IIIs can man the Volunteer Minister’s tents. Only OT IIIs can give those “Stress Tests”. Well, gee, this must severely restrict their operations.

Now you have these OT IIIs out talking to the public, and they are required to lie. Someone says something about Xenu and the Body Thetans and the OT III must lie and say that Scientology does not believe or teach that. How do you think that goes over? The public person knows the Scientologist is lying, because they saw the information in L. Ron Hubbard’s handwriting or heard it directly in Hubbard’s voice. The Scientologist knows they are lying, and that if they could recruit someone, that person would eventually find out they had been betrayed.

That doesn’t make for a real effective recruitment. Since most Scientologists are merely misguided and gullible, not evil, this blatant lying isn’t going to go over too well.

What to do? What to do? David Miscavige needs to lure in more people, but the standard recruitment line is broken. What to do?