We will not speculate here ... how I came to rise above the bank. [...] We're not playing some minor game in Scientology. It isn't something cute or something to do for lack of something better. The whole agonized future of this planet, every man, woman and child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology. This is a deadly serious activity. And if we miss getting out of the trap now, we may never again have another chance.
— L. Ron Hubbard HCOPL 07 February 1965 Keeping Scientology Working