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Jonathan Burke - Executive Director of AOGP
Kansas City, Missouri
28 Oct 2020 2 min read
From: HCO POLICY LETTER OF 19 MARCH 1968 "SERVICE"
"We will win if we are Scientology not a lot of isolated groups.
The watchword is service.
I don’t care how many rules you break if they’re broken to give unselfish service to one another and the public. We live for service not for rules.
If the combined power of all of us and all organizations were exerted as a shoulder to shoulder effort we would take this planet just as we are and with no more than we know.
“Competition” is a trick of the weak to fetter the strong.
Where there’s a group to be helped or a preclear to be processed or a student to be trained, see that it’s done and if it gets done don’t count the costs in broken rules.
We are essentially an evolutionary group. All of us together. We must not fetter ourselves beyond increasing our own efficiency, nor must we entangle our purposes with arbitrary laws which do not further our cause.
Service is the watchword. Orderly service is preferable to disorderly service but any service is better than no service.
We are essentially breakers of “now-I’m-supposed-to’s”. Don’t fall into our own new rituals so hard that we are no longer brave and effective.
Worldwide we are doing better today because of orderly comm lines and administrative patterns, we are making more headway and suffer less confusion, but don’t worship our rituals. Be as orderly as you can. Follow our rules as best you can. But a rule can be wrong and service and our mission can never be wrong.
Use the rules until they prevent you from doing your job. But if these stop you, then to hell with the rules! Get the show on the road!"
L. RON HUBBARD