If the Sea Org doesn't legally exist, how does it run Scientology? - 2015-06-05

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F347.png If the Sea Org doesn't legally exist, how does it run Scientology? June 5, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Last week, Underground Bunker contributor Jeffrey Augustine began explaining to us the essential structure of the fiction known as "the Church of Scientology." This week, he dives even deeper, examining how the Sea Org really runs things even though it doesn't exist, legally. Confused? That's exactly the point. Scientology's byzantine internal structure was intended to make it difficult to follow lines of responsibility as a defense against lawsuits or government investigations. But sense can be made of things, and we're fortunate that Jeffrey has this stuff down cold...

Nothing in the Church of Scientology is as it seems. As we covered last week, there is no single entity known as the "Church of Scientology." Rather, as the Church told the IRS in 1992, the term "Church of Scientology" is one of convenience:

The Church of Scientology describes itself as consisting of an "ecclesiastical hierarchy of churches" in which all of its churches are legally separate religious corporations. So who exactly manages and operates this transnational, multibillion dollar ecclesiastical hierarchy of Scientology churches on a daily basis? We focus this week on the Church of Scientology's Sea Organization – the Sea Org — and its central role in Scientology. While the Church of Scientology likes to call the Sea Org its clergy, we will see that the Sea Org is not what it seems to be.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = If the Sea Org doesn't legally exist, how does it run Scientology? | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/06/05/if-the-sea-org-doesnt-legally-exist-how-does-it-run-scientology/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = June 5, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}