The Ideal Org program instituted by David Miscavige was based on false data that "if you build it they will come" — meaning if we build lavish oversize cathedral-like buildings maxed out architecturally, then they will fill up with people and staff.
In HCOPL 12 March 1975, Data Series 40, THE IDEAL ORG, LRH talked about orgs, mentioning along the way that an ideal org “It would have enough space in which to train, process and administrate without crowding.”
In a lecture entitled, “The Genus of Dianetics and Scientology” LRH explained further,
"We own a tremendous amount of property. We own a tremendous amount of material, and so forth. And it keeps growing. But that’s not important. When buildings get important to us, for God’s sake, some of you born revolutionists, will you please blow up central headquarters. If someone had put some HE [high explosives]under the Vatican long ago, Catholicism might still be going. Don’t get interested in real estate. Don’t get interested in the masses of buildings, because that’s not important.
"What is important is how much service you can give the world and how much you can get done and how much better you can make things. These are important things. These are all that are important. A bank account never measured the worth of a man. His ability to help measured his worth and that is all. A bank account can assist one to help but where it ceases to do that it becomes useless."
Through the Ideal Org program thousands of Scientologists were separated from their savings and chained to enormous debts.