Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1962, 26 July
Document title: Prepchecking with Mid Rud Buttons
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Saint Hill Special Briefing Course
Location: East Grinstead, Sussex
Document ID: SHSBC-196
Description: Hubbard here uses the Catholic Church to emphasize the "sin" of leaving a prepcheck or security check question unflat in Scientology.
Now, a couple of times on TV demonstrations here I’ve seen a Prepcheck1 question left unflat2. as though it were not very important or something of the sort. Well let me tell you, man, that–exclamation point–important. Don’t ever leave a Prepcheck question unflat whatever else you do! The Catholic church has sins of blasphemy and other types of sins for which they burn people and armies shoot men for cowardice in battle. I think they shoot them now for being brave in battle–but anyhow, armies shoot people for desertion–when they are headed by Eisenhower.
Every group has its sins, see, but we don’t have many sins, we don’t pay attention to many sins, but there is a sin, really, is leaving a Prepcheck question unflat, because it amounts to a sinful situation. You’ve got somebody all upset and without knowing what is wrong he gets blowy and he is liable to leave Scientology and deny himself auditing. See? It’s important. It’s important. All sorts of wild things can happen by just leaving one Sec Check question unflat. The darnedest thing you ever heard of. I’ve never seen so much commotion!
God, I’ve had telex machines going wildly in all directions and everything else, just on that one basis. So, we’ll put that down as a sin. And you’re teaching an Academy student sometime–his is not to reason why he can’t seem to pass the missed withhold3 bulletin or something like that, just tell him it is a sin.
Hubbard, L. R. (1962, 26 July). Prepchecking with Mid Rud Buttons. Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, (SHSBC-196). Lecture conducted from East Grinstead, Sussex.