… is even more ridiculous than I had ever thought before. this is from the WikiPedia article on the idea of a Thetan within the CoS.

When a person dies – or, in Scientology terms, when a thetan abandons their physical body – they go to a “landing station” on the planet Venus, where the thetan is re-implanted and told lies about its past life and its next life. The Venusians take the thetan, “capsule” it, and send it back to Earth to be dumped into the ocean off the coast of California. Says Hubbard, “If you can get out of that, and through that, and wander around through the cities and find some girl who looks like she is going to get married or have a baby or something like that, you’re all set. And if you can find the maternity ward to a hospital or something, you’re OK. And you just eventually just pick up a baby.” To avoid these inconveniences, Hubbard advised Scientologists to refuse to go to Venus after their death.

LOL. so if you want to avoid being lied to by Venusians and dumped off the coast of California then wander around til you find a girl who is going to “have a baby or something like that”, just refuse to go to Venus when you die. simple enough!