Scientology - Through the Door

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Sunday, 29th January, 2006 04:23:21pm

Name or Alias: Pieter
Training and/or processing level: Basic Courses
Org or location: Amsterdam Org
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 10 years
Recommended Website - scientologypayback
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
A guy name Johnny stood in the center of Amsterdam as a bodyrouter and he took me to the Org to do a personality test. A guy named Hans sold me Dianetics.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
I knew a professor when I was young, he was a friend of L. Ron Hubbard and he did all kind of strange things. I was interested in Scientology because of him. There would be all kinds of things you could learn which are 'para-normal'.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
No

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?
Yes I remember the LC screaming on the hallway setting somebody out.

I saw that windows regularly were being smashed with stones and that there were bulletholes in the windows at the second and third floor.

I disliked the dirty sink where all staff were leaving their plates and other dirty stuff.

While I worked in the central files I noticed that so many have been SP declared, had ARC break, spread Entheta and were deadfiled.

I was in various houses of scientologists and in all these houses it was so extremely dirty and such a big mess, I never saw such things before in my life.

Almost all scientologists that I knew where in huge debts. They had hundreds of thousands of euro's of debts.

I saw people clapping hands and screaming hurray in front of a statue of L. Ron Hubbard. This is really scary to see.



5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
Because of the promises made, which later all turned out to be untrue.

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'?
Yes I worked for OSA Amterdam. I also volunteered to help on the Cental files project, which was working away backlogs. I volunteered distributing flyers and did bodyrouting on the street and worked on some exhibitions.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Yes a IAS event in which people were put to the limit. Only so little people showed up and for me it became clear all was about money, money, money.

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?
First of all the international management should be kicked out. Second, the whole ethics system has to be reviewed and SP declares have to be withdrawn.
Third, the scientologists should start to communicate and stop to impose their rightness and learn to ask questions, to listen, to give feedback, stop being scared, start finding what's good in people outside of their group.
Fourth, they should kick out all the altered tech and use so-called standard tech.
The structure of the organisation has to change. Now if someone takes over the top of the organisation, the whole organisation is ruled by weird people.


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 ever. This group of people doesn't want to look. Somehow they seem to have a need to be ruled by a leader. They not ask any critical questions and they easily out of fear leave their comrads in need.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
If you wanna step out of the church of scientology, try a ronsorg, its a great gradient.

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