Scientology - Disconnection Hurts

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Saturday, 2nd August, 2008 10:54:30pm

Name or Alias: Bob Dalton
How long ago was your disconnection? 10 years
Are you a current member, an ex-member, or never a member?
current member
Did you disconnect, or did someone disconnect from you?
The other person disconnected.
1. What is (or was) your relationship to the disconnected person?
Friends (in Scientology).

2. What were the circumstances surrounding the disconnection?
I accepted an amnesty the C of S offered for celebrating the win of tax exemption from the IRS in '93. I declared my crimes and rather than accept and forgive per the policy issue the amnesty PL was not applied. I was labeled a criminal and declared PTS Type B for a crime I had declared.

3. Were you given a choice about disconnecting? Was there anything you could have done to avoid the disconnection? If so, please describe the choice involved or what you could have done. Do you now feel that you made the best decision?
I was not given any choice. One minute I was a Scn the next a PTS criminal.

4. Was a formal disconnection letter sent? If so, what did it say? If not, how was the disconnection communicated?
I was given a goldrod declare by the MAA ASHO. It said my only Scn terminal was the MAA.

5. In what way has the disconnection affected your life?
For several years I attempted to deal with the declare by getting advice and contacting attorneys who worked for the church and paying them to write letters countering the church's position and contacting ASHO for advice and guidance. All to no avail. So, after several years of this no communication, I left the church and got on with a life outside Scn.

6. What were your feelings at the time about the disconnection?
At the time I felt the disconnection was unjust, unfair and arbitrary.

7. What are your current feelings about the disconnection?
The disconnection was unjust, unfair ,arbitrary and deserved. I,'did the deed'. therefore, I had to,'pay the consequences'. In this case, 10 years disconnected from Scientology.

8. Has there been an attempt at reconnection? Were there any conditions for reconnecting? If there was an attempt, did you succeed at reconnecting?
After 10 years I was contacted by the church and told I was O.K. to be a member again. The 'statue of limitations' had expired on my 'crime'. I signed up for a course and bought a book but haven't been able to bring myself to being a clam again.

9. If you are currently disconnected, would you like to reconnect? Do you believe it is possible, in your particular case? If not, why?
I am now disconnected and because of my earlier upset about this and other areas of Scn I remain disconnected. I doubt I would be able to reconnect. I don't see the church changing. And I'm not changing to make myself acceptable to the church.

Would you like to make any additional comments?
This is a great resource. Thanks ethercat.

Disconnection Story Number: 11
Total Disconnection Stories: 26
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