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Masturbation in Scientology

Discussion in 'Evaluating and Criticising Scientology' started by Alanzo, May 31, 2009.

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  1. Maria Cuervo

    Maria Cuervo Gold Meritorious Patron

    This link was posted a page or two back by Veda:
    http://www.religio.de/books/kaufman/isd-5i.htm
    The link is a sec check policy from Scn.

    Here is a quote from the link, with the part that is of interest in bold:

    "We are about to begin a Security Check....while we cannot guarantee you that matters revealed in this check will be held forever secret, we can promise you faithfully that no part of nor any answer you make here will be given to the police or state."
     
  2. Maria Cuervo

    Maria Cuervo Gold Meritorious Patron

    The below link says some great things about the value of privacy. It also comments on the negative effect of video-taping by police. While the article is not specifically about sec checking, or session video taping, or the way that Scn interferes with intimate sexual matters, a lot rings true here. I have quoted things that I think apply.

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/opinion/david-brooks-the-lost-language-of-privacy.html

    "Let’s start with the basics. Privacy is important to the development of full individuals because there has to be an interior zone within each person that other people don’t see. There has to be a zone where half-formed thoughts and delicate emotions can grow and evolve, without being exposed to the harsh glare of public judgment. There has to be a place where you can be free to develop ideas and convictions away from the pressure to conform. There has to be a spot where you are only yourself and can define yourself. Privacy is important to families and friendships because there has to be a zone where you can be fully known. There has to be a private space where you can share your doubts and secrets and expose your weaknesses with the expectation that you will still be loved and forgiven and supported."

    "Privacy is important for communities because there has to be a space where people with common affiliations can develop bonds of affection and trust. There has to be a boundary between us and them. Within that boundary, you look out for each other; you rally to support each other; you cut each other some slack; you share fierce common loyalties."


    "All these concentric circles of privacy depend on some level of shrouding. They depend on some level of secrecy and awareness of the distinction between the inner privileged space and the outer exposed space. They depend on the understanding that what happens between us stays between us."