(Originally posted by OldAuditor on September 23, 2011)
Now there are some who might ask, “Why would you want to evaluate a stable datum?”
Well, let’s say that your use of a certain stable datum was not reducing confusions and was causing your statistics to crash.
Another reason to evaluate a stable datum is that it is decreasing your ability to communicate with others and is therefore decreasing your income.
You choose a stable datum to hold off the confusions in life and to help you align things so they can be understood and managed.
A stable datum does not have to be the correct one. It is simply the one that keeps things from being in a confusion and on which others are aligned. (POW, pp. 23-24) — L. Ron Hubbard
Some people would like to classify stable datums as ABERRATED or TRUE datums with some stamp of authenticity from a supposedly reliable source. Unfortunately, stable datums are like most things in life. They are only as good as they promote survival of an individual or group.
You need to evaluate a stable datum for yourself to determine whether it promotes your survival. Having someone else tell you that some stable datum is the answer to everything makes you other-determined. Having someone force a stable datum on you and not letting you question how it came to be and how well it is working puts you at effect and limits your survival.
Thus, if you are prevented from evaluating how well a stable datum aids your survival, you are getting your first clue that this is indeed an aberrated stable datum.
Let’s take some real world examples of analytical stable datums:
- Believe nothing until you have experienced it and found it to be true.
- Compare what you have learned with the known universe.
- Trust but verify.
You can evaluate them against your own experience and can exercise your power of choice regarding your use of these stable datums. If they do not aid your survival, you can inspect them and find out what has to be changed.
Lets look at some stable datums that resist inspection and evaluation even though there are ample amounts of contrary data available for scrutiny:
- Carbon Dioxide is a poison and we need to reduce the percentage in the atmosphere.
- L Ron Hubbard is the only source of Scientology technology.
- David Miscavige is Scientology and the only source of Command Intention
- Altering Scientology (called squirrelling by L Ron Hubbard) only comes about from noncomprehension.
- Civilization faces a catastrophe because of Man-Made Global Warming.
People are exercising their power of choice regarding these and many other stable datums and you are welcome to do so also. You need to evaluate every stable datum for yourself to determine whether it promotes your survival.
If you are being prevented from evaluating a datum, that should give you a clue as to how aberrated it is. A true datum can be tested and will be seen to be correct if all the facts are available.
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