Shortly more than a month ago on this blog Mike Rinder predicted the following:
“Next up on the Vulture Culture agenda, once all personal possessions, teeth fillings and hair are sold off:
BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS”
You can review that posting here: http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/what-will-they-think-of-next-2/
Well, now that I have reviewed the latest Ideal Org promo Scientology Inc is sending out, I suppose I will never accuse Mike Rinder of using hyperbole again. Please be sure you are sitting before you get a load of this one:
And on the brighter side of life, don’t forget the only pay there really is for living:
Well, if you’re going to live life without feeling, without sensation, communication, ARC, understanding and a few other minor quantities, why live? Why live? Why not just be a — just take the cog out of the machinery that one is and just go out and lie down in a field someplace and expire, because there’s no point in it; because the things I’ve named are the pay you get for living; and there’s no other pay.
The pay is communication, sensation, ARC, understanding, cooperative endeavor, enthusiam over goals, activity; the feeling one is going and doing something. These are the only payments that can be made to one for living. There are some things that try to substitute for them: mink coats, Cadillacs, and big bank accounts. Person says, “Well, if could just make a couple of million, then I would’ve been paid for it.” Well, ou and i know the answer to that. We see some of these follows that slaved through it for 20-25-30 years, let everything go by the boards but that first couple of million, or something like that, and there they sit in the preclear’s chair with ulcers. They were paid, apparently; they were apparently paid; paid in cash — but they weren’t paid in communication, sensation, understanding, feeling of a job well done, ARC. These payments they didn’t get, and it made them sick! So there is something real about living, and that something real is life.
-L Ron Hubbard, 29 December 1957, Experience – Randomity and Change of Pace, from Ability Congress