Scientology - Through the Door

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Tuesday, 4th October, 2005 10:21:06am

Name or Alias: track
Training and/or processing level: hqs (+staff training)/clear
Org or location: go ww, others
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 5 years approx
Recommended Website - http://
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
personality test

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
order and method, the obvious enthusiasm about capability of improvement

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
loneliness, rejection

4. Did you see, experience, or hear about things that didn't seem right while you were in the Church of Scientology? What were they, and what convinced you to set aside your feelings?
Saw many things I felt were wrong, but in general the positives outweighed the negatives. I never felt comfortable with the way scn treats former staff, though.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I didn't. 'Blew' from high level i/t position

6. Were you staff or public? If staff, was it at a mission or an org? Were you ever in the Sea Org or OSA? Which unit? If not on staff, did you ever volunteer to 'help out'?
Staff - in central office where I met my level of incompetence...

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Could not live with the lack of personal freedom. One day I realized that there was a conflict between the dogma of total freedom and the requirement of absolute constriction for those who wanted to help achieve that goal. This did not make much sense to me, so I left.

8. Do you think the Church of Scientology needs to change some of its practices? If so, what should be changed? How did those practices affect your life?
I think CS is incapble of change beyond what is legally required from society - and sometimes not even that. It would be a waste of time to suggest change. Those who request change are viewed as suppressive elements.

9. If the items you listed in the previous question were changed, would you consider rejoining or staying in the Church of Scientology? If so, why?
Yes, but it will not happen. Of course, I am curious as to upper levels I never made.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
It is many year since I left Scientology, and what strikes me even now, is that much of the common-sense approach to life and learning that Scn teaches, are extremely valuable for any human being.

I so wish that Scn would one day come to the realization that people are different (sic), and that you cannot treat everyone who breaks Scn rules of behavior like criminals without it having severe implication on public image.

My perception of Scientology is still that fanaticism runs rampant. If each person were allowed to develop at his/her own pace, Scn would likely be a major religion by now. But I am not holding my breath...


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