In its second 1992 submission to the IRS in support of 1023 application for 501(c)3 tax exemption, the Church of Scientology stated that, among other projects, the archival Church of Spiritual Technology, “also has firm plans to construct many large indestructible obelisks in different parts of the world with the express purpose of preserving for all future generations of man, the precepts from the book The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard.”
What happened? There were firm plans in place.
As of 2012 CST had a book value of $447,192,921 so it’s not like there is no money for the obelisks.
Perhaps the Church of Scientology went astray when it failed to build the planned Way to Happiness obelisks? I say this because the Ideal Orgs have not helped.
A dozen dramatic obelisks placed in the major cities of the world would surely have attracted far more attention than the bland and boring Ideal Orgs.
Imagine the stunning visual impact of magnificently lighted Scientology obelisks at night!
Alas, we have all been deprived of the grandeur that was to be.
Surely had these structures been erected at the principal byways of the world the social decline would have been arrested. But no. The obelisks have yet to be built and so the dwindling spiral consumes even the Church of Scientology itself.
I wonder if the IRS noticed that the Church reneged on this plan.
Other CST items of interest are listed in the PDF below. For example, we learn that CST manufactured an estimated 1,800,000 stainless steel plates and then stored them inside 15,500 titanium time capsules. These capsules were then wrapped in thermal covers, stored on special racks, and placed in vaults that are impervious to all but a direct nuclear strike.
CST candidly admits in this document that its vaults will be vulnerable to looters and vandals in a post-apocalyptic future. Even CST recognizes that future survivors will likely melt down the metals in the vaults to make utilitarian items such as coins, forks, knives, axes, tent pegs, and even swords and shields. Perhaps CST stores multiple sets of everything in its vaults in the hope of future survivors melting down most of the Tech while keeping at least one set intact. In such a case, future survivors of a nuclear holocaust can repeatedly touch the charred walls of ruined buildings while doing TR’s.
Categories: The Scientology Money Project