Scientology/Las Vegas economy

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Dear Laurie what is yoyr stand about gambling,and its proffesions like ''i am a Professional gambler''or''i am a casino dealer''or i am a prostitute''are they producing something of worth?or what?i mean if somebody wants something and somebody is willing to give it to you than you do have an economy?or don't you?

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Gambling implies something for nothing, which is a criminal form of exchange, and therefore not a pro-survival activity.

One should not necessarily equate or connect prostitution with gambling, I think, as the one does not imply the other.  That said, prostitution devalues the 2nd dynamic and is also not a pro-survival activity.  It at least involves an exchange of "value" for "value," but that does not make it virtuous.  The 2nd dynamic drive is about relationships rather than mere entertainment or simple sensation.  If it is the only outlet available, it is perhaps better than complete suppression of the 2nd dynamic drive - but probably not much better.

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Laurie Hamilton

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I am able to answer questions regarding Scientology practices and procedures, religious philosophy, donations, religious rites, management, administrative and staff matters.

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I am a second generation Scientologist whose parents began in Dianetics in 1950 and studied directly with L. Ron Hubbard. I have been personally active in the church for nearly 50 years, have eleven years former staff experience in both technical and administrative areas, and extensive technical and administative training and counseling. I am "clear" and "OT." I come from an extended family of many religions, but my spouse and children are Scientologists, as are my siblings and their spouses, several cousins, nieces, nephews, an aunt, and an uncle. Between us we have had every good and bad experience one might go through in the church at every level.

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Over six thousand hours of Scientology technical and administrative training. Fully qualified/certified for fourteen different organizational job descriptions. Ordained minister. Independent study of numerous religions.

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