As Scientology shrinks, its leader dreams up new ways to convince followers otherwise - 2017-02-21

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F347.png As Scientology shrinks, its leader dreams up new ways to convince followers otherwise February 21, 2017, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Almost a year ago, former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder posted an explanation of what it meant when Scientology talked about one of its churches going "Saint Hill Size."

That phrase refers to Saint Hill Manor, in East Grinstead, England, the estate where L. Ron Hubbard lived from 1959 to 1966, and where Scientology was for a time a real going concern. Saint Hill is still the UK headquarters of Scientology, but when Scientologists refer to something being Saint Hill size, they're referring to those halcyon days while Hubbard actually lived there.

As Rinder explains, in 1982 Hubbard (who was in seclusion at the time) announced a new goal — for Scientology orgs to achieve Saint Hill Size by booming their stats by 5.4 times in a single year...


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