Scientology does not deliver what`s promised. Repost from kiwianon board. Posted by ididntcomeback Peppered all through Hubbard`s books and lectures are assurances about the longevity of clears and OTs. If you read about the capabilities of a trained, in ethics, scientologist, you are reading about a master race. All the usual health issues that plague the rest of humanity are things that the scientologist never need worry about. It`s part of what keeps the scientologist on board. "Oh well my life has been one of suffering, self sacrifice, poverty, humiliation, and deprivation ...but at least I`ll always have my health." Before Mike Ferris took over the Office of special affairs in New Zealand, he had a predecessor named Bruce Gibson. Bruce has been an FSM, and a field auditor, flitting between Sydney, Australia and South Africa since leaving OSA in 1983 or thereabouts. He has been a dedicated full time scientologist for the last forty years at least. He recently turned 65 and decided to get health insurance in South Africa. Hubbard instructs scientologists not to get insurance. Invest in your (scio) self instead is what Hubbard recommends. So what`s up there ? Why would Bruce go against Hubbard`s advice.??? During the insurance qualifying medical it was discovered that Bruce has prostate cancer. He has returned to Sydney from South Africa to undergo surgery. Why isn`t he getting auditing ? What overts did he commit to pull in this worst case scenario ? Why do scientologists have to come here to find out about facts like this ? Are the top brass afraid that this information will be proof positive that Scientology takes everything you have and has nothing to offer when you actually need help ? Oh but we can give him assists ? Bruce is scheduled for surgery. That`s a lifetime scientologists vote of who he has confidence in. Good luck Bruce. Hope you stop phoning people who know me and asking after me when you get back on your feet. Dumb fuck !!