Ethics, Values, and Morals (and Consciousness)
Apostate testimony is generally thought to be of suspect value. Why?Often The Manifestation Wizard is accidental, not deliberate, but they are ashamed anyway. Generally victims of their own misdeeds crave a reason to explain to others why they left that group. Their reasons are easy to spot, "I had to leave because of look what they did to me..."In reality it is what have they done to their group that caused them to leave. This is not just Scientology I am writing here about, it is any group, even a marriage. Man is basically good and he leaves the group so as to protect it. But he must justify his actions to himself and others and this is how it is done.
When a person has committed an action to harm another or a group, he has a motivational force within him to be right. It is survival for a person to be right. In following this force to be right, if a harmful act is done, the person will feel compelled to repeat the same harmful act, over and over. Sometimes he does it oblivious to himself that he is following this pattern. This is why apostates are particularly dangerous to their former group as far as testimony goes. Once they have said an untruth they can do it over and over again.The next thing to note is that everyone is somewhere on what we can term a cycle-of-action with regards that former group.
Hirsch Bengtson Apostate testimony is generally thought to be of suspect value. Why?Often The Manifestation Wizard is accidental, not deliberate, but