Scientology - Disconnection Hurts

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Friday, 26th August, 2011 08:24:48am

Name or Alias: Pete Griffiths
How long ago was your disconnection? 2 years
Are you a current member, an ex-member, or never a member?
ex-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?
Brother

2. What were the circumstances surrounding the disconnection?
When my brother found out in 2008 that I was declared SP in 1990 he disconnected from me. The fact that we had remained friends and brothers from 1990 to 2008 and that I had run a mission as ED while declared had no impact on his decision to disconnect. He is connected to my ex-wife and my children and our parents but of course they haven't been 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?
He informed me that as long as I associated with an international terrorist organisation he would disconnect from me. He was referring to the fact that I had begun to attend protests.

4. Was a formal disconnection letter sent? If so, what did it say? If not, how was the disconnection communicated?
No, it was over the telephone.

5. In what way has the disconnection affected your life?
I have lost my brother to a cult.

6. What were your feelings at the time about the disconnection?
I hoped he would come round and see the facts about the cult, I am pretty optimistic.

7. What are your current feelings about the disconnection?
I want my brother back.

8. Has there been an attempt at reconnection? Were there any conditions for reconnecting? If there was an attempt, did you succeed at reconnecting?
I have attempted re-connection but was rebuffed as an SP and a 1.1 as well.

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, I want to re-connect and I believe it will happen as he has left the SO. I have no idea why or how but it bodes well for the future.

Would you like to make any additional comments?
Trying to talk to my brother is so frustrating because I know exactly how his thought processes are working (as in all Scientology clones) and yet I still can't get through to him.

Disconnection Story Number: 23
Total Disconnection Stories: 26
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