Do Scientologists consider L. Ron Hubbard God? Part Two of the Aaron Smith-Levin podcast - 2015-07-18
In Part 2, Aaron Smith-Levin continues his fascinating and wide-ranging excursion into the world of Scientology from the eyes of a Sea Org member. Aaron opens by describing how he realized that the highly dysfunctional operating conditions of the six Los Angeles Orgs are a reflection of the same dysfunctional conditions at Int Base.
Aaron then shockingly describes how Flag "handled" the medical emergency that befell a long term Scientologist who was routing into Flag. Aaron and I then segue into a discussion of Flag Land Base and its highly adverse reaction to any Scientologist who originates in session having contacted extraterrestrials. This is a strange part of Scientology because Hubbard taught extensively about alien races and how Earth itself is a dumping ground for aliens. Nevertheless, any Scientologist who discusses extraterrestrials, angels, or demons may not be allowed onto the upper levels. Conversely, Scientologists can only discuss Scientology-brand body thetans as the Church can monetize these metaphysical entities. The "BT restricted" cosmology created by L. Ron Hubbard fundamentally locks Scientologists into a strict Scientology-centric worldview and this becomes a fundamentalist identity. We then compare and contrast the Christianity and Scientology in terms of how their respective adherents insist upon universalizing their subjective experiences.