Scientology - Disconnection Hurts

Interviews

Friday, 1st January, 2010 03:19:39pm

Name or Alias: George
How long ago was your disconnection? almost 4 years ago now
Are you a current member, an ex-member, or never a member?
never a 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?
My niece Deana, aged 23 at the time of her disconnection.


2. What were the circumstances surrounding the disconnection?
Deana was introduced to the cult by her boyfriend. After several months of 'lessons', her relationship with her parents, and myself and wife were very strained. At any family function or get together, she'd almost try to convert anyone who'd listen. About a year after joining this cult, they asked her to move to The UK. Manchester. Her relatives, parents, friends are all back in The United States. When her parents strongly objected and attempted to talk to the cult leaders by visiting that 'org'; at the time we didn't really know anything about this cult, or it's ways. And it is a cult in the full sense of the word. Well, after her parents tried to talk with the org superiors, she was sent to study in Clearwater, Florida. About a month into her stay there, she disconnected from her Parents, older brother, us (Uncle and Aunt).

Her parents have not heard from her in over 3 years. She called us just a few days ago to wish us a Happy New Year, and she said she had lost some weight and wasn't feeling that great. Her call was from Manchester, UK. She was on the phone for about 4 minutes. When I asked her to please call her parents, she refused and mentioned that her dad sees her religion as a cult. I said that I'm not worried about her religion, just HER. She's my little niece, and I love her dearly. I hope Scientology is fracking outlawed. I can imagine how much money they already sucked out of this poor youngster.

To recruit someone, brainwash them and send them off to a foreign country with zero contact with relatives is TRUE EVIL. I believe LRH was one of the sickest individuals of the 20th century. The more I read about this scientology, the sillier it seems. But young people looking for their direction in life fall for their hucksterism.

I cannot tell you how many letters her parents and others have written to Congressmen and Senators. We want our loved one back, NOW.


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 given no choice. I covered all of the feelings of dismay of my niece disconnecting from her parents, her aunt and uncle (me), and her older sibling.



4. Was a formal disconnection letter sent? If so, what did it say? If not, how was the disconnection communicated?
Yes, to her parents, no to us, it was communicated by Deana herself. Her sibling also received a verbal disconnection. Deana had taped a message and called, then played it for us and asked us if we had any questions.... The message sent shivers up my spine...


5. In what way has the disconnection affected your life?
My sister's peaceful, loving family has been basically shattered with the loss of their daughter to scientology. My sister and her husband are on a crusade to get their daughter back. Every holiday or family function sends my sister into deep depression and crying... Taking someone's child and twisting them to despise and disconnect from their parents is literally EVIL.


6. What were your feelings at the time about the disconnection?
I and my wife were extremely close to our niece, my sister's daughter as she was growing up. The disconnection completely blindsided me. It's obvious that had she not been converted into scientology, she would have never disconnected... She's a college graduate and it surprised me how easy it was to subvert her will. As I mentioned, before the disconnection, my niece after joining scientology was proselytizing and trying to convert anyone and everyone. This wasn't her will, and as we all found out a bit about 'WHAT IS SCIENTOLOGY', we learned just how serious this was....


Many scientologists compare disconnection to the Amish' Banishment.

Yet they leave out the Amish faith's very intelligent practice of 'Rumspringa'. As an Amish child reaches 16, the rules change. The Amish 16 year old is encouraged to experiment and explore. The idea is that teens will come back to the church after tasting the modern world -- they are encouraged to experiment, and 'live like The English'. - quoted from Tom Shachtman's book Rumspringa: To Be or Not To Be Amish



7. What are your current feelings about the disconnection?
I hope this dangerous cult is put out of business once and for all. It's obvious to any introductory psych college course that removing one's support system and isolating them further increases their susceptibility to be 'programmed'.

8. Has there been an attempt at reconnection? Were there any conditions for reconnecting? If there was an attempt, did you succeed at reconnecting?
Yes, and yes to a point.

9. If you are currently disconnected, would you like to reconnect? Do you believe it is possible, in your particular case? If not, why?
Yes, in-fact it's not only possible, it's likely.

Would you like to make any additional comments?
Basically, I believe LRH to be a criminal conspirator, and CoS to be a criminal organization which should be dismantled. Money is not a religion, nor is science fiction.

Disconnection Story Number: 21
Total Disconnection Stories: 26
Page: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] 21 [22] [23] [24] [25] [26]

Home
Be interviewed
Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, and Thanks