Talk:Operating Thetan

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I'm saving this paragraph which was just deleted with, it seems to me, inadequate rationale. While the paragraph could be improved, it's not the case that the article is just about the doctrine: the fact that OT materials were leaked onto Wikileaks, for example, isn't just a fact about the doctrine. It's understandable that someone wanting to read about Operating Thetan doctrine might want to learn how people learn the doctrine, including how much they pay to do so.

It is alleged that people are encouraged to complete very expensive courses and expect wonderful results; when the improvements fail to happen they are told the next course will bring the changes they anticipate. Members continue paying out steadily more for courses, and some even put their families into debt while chasing the elusive life-changing results.[1]

  1. ^ Atack, Jon [1990] A Piece of Blue Sky, Carol Pub. Group, Chap 3, ISBN 081840499X

MartinPoulter (talk) 14:57, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

I agree there was inadequate rational for deletion. I've reverted that edit, so the text is still in the article. I'd welcome Paul Richter to contribute here to clarify his reasons if he still wishes to see the content removed. All the best,   — Jess· Δ 17:08, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
The criticism is pretty generic and reads like a rant in that it could be said of anything expensive. Imagine it was said of a college education. It also implies the courses don't give any results. Perhaps it should be more blunt and just say that some believe the courses don't work, are not worth the money and people who can't afford them are encouraged to buy them anyways. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
The quote by Melton in the lead is a bit critical (and doesn't sound like a rant), perhaps it doesn't belong in the lead and should be moved here. Just a thought. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2011 (UTC)