Friday, June 27, 2008

Cutting to the Chase

I don't want to waste anyone's time with a welcome message; what I'm going to try to do is post one piece of interesting or enlightening information about Scientology every day. If this pattern can be kept, then hopefully a small, self-compiled record of Scientology's actions can be made and commented upon.

The first thing I want to post is a set of questions from a 1961 Security Check document that is still used to this day in the CoS. A Security Check (Sec Check for short) is a questionnaire designed for Pre-Clears (PCs) which is intended to force the PC to confess if they have any unclean thoughts about or against the Church. The purpose of a Sec Check (and of many auditing sessions) is to gather personal information about a Church member in case said member decides to turn against the Church at some point in the future. It's a fascinating list of questions to read, and it shows just how much knowledge Scientologists have about each of their members. It also shows quite clearly the track-covering and paranoia present within the organization.

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