Scientology - Through the Door

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Sunday, 29th January, 2006 01:42:44pm

Name or Alias: Finally Awakened
Training and/or processing level: OT 5
Org or location: AO
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 25 Years
Recommended Website - XENU.NET
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Read a newsletter from the church.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
The spiritual part, man as a spiritual being.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Not really. I figured all the minor problems would be fixed once I went OT.

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?
There was some times when I received poor or terrible auditing that I was paying thousands of dollars to receive but I figured Scientology had the answers and I had to just keep moving up the Bridge.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I believed I could reach the goal of spiritual freedom and certainty of self as a spiritual being as promised by the church and L. Ron Hubbard.

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'?
Public

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
I had an awakening. I realized that there wasn’t one Scientologist, Ex-Scientologist or anyone else on planet earth who could prove they were a spiritual being or prove they had lived a past life.
One day I was thinking about all the things a person could do if they could go exterior (leave their body) and were able to see and hear outside of their body. If you weren’t very ethical you could make millions and millions of dollars just by playing Texas Holdem. Just look at everyone else’s cards, how are they going to know. And I’m very sure the FBI and CIA would love to use you for their covert projects. In the middle of thinking about all the possibilities of going exterior I stopped and realized it’s all a sham. No one can do this. No one can prove they’re a thetan. No Scientologist or anyone can give details about their immediate past life, like their name, their spouse’s name, social security number, kid’s name, and places they lived, etc. Not even Past Life Clears! If anyone could recall this data they could easily jump on the Internet and prove a lot of it very quickly or take a vacation and go back to the town they were born in (in their last life) and verify the data. No one can do this, not even LRH.
I realized that I’d been lied to and promised things that can never be achieved. I felt very stupid for believing Scientology was the real thing for all these years and felt very betrayed. I thought about all my Scientology friends who still believe that what LRH says is true. Never questioning, never wondering whether a success story written by a Scientologist stating that they achieved “Certainty of Self as a Spiritual Being” or saying they have “Total Recall of their Entire Past” is really true or not. A good Scientologist never questions these things. Once I was a good Scientologist but no longer.
Scientologist can believe they are a spirit or “know” they have lived before, it’s just that not even one can prove it, to themselves or to anyone else.


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?
The church needs to be honest about what a person can and cannot achieve in Scientology but that will never happen. If people knew up front what they were getting for their money the church would go broke and cease to exist.

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?
Never. I’m done for good.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
Scientology does not deliver what it promises or implies. If it were possible to give back all that I received while in Scientology for the $200,000 I spent, I would do it in a second. If you’re looking for total freedom as a spiritual being, certainty of self, cause over life or would like to gain the ability to go exterior with full perception, you’re looking in the wrong place. They are all carrots on a stick. They are those big fat juicy carrots that keep you paying your money, hoping for a taste of freedom but finding a road to nowhere.
For those who are still part of the church I wish you your own awakening. For those who have not yet entered but heading that way, you should see a signpost up ahead that says, “No Answers Here.”


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