Scientology - Through the Door

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Friday, 29th September, 2006 05:35:15am

Name or Alias: Adelaide Oakley
Training and/or processing level: Clear (assumed past life clear)/MCSC
Org or location: Adelaide Day Org
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 3 Years, then harassed for the next 15 years
Recommended Website - http://alley.ethercat.com/door/beinterviewed.html
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
I had moved in with a group of people, and although I didn't know it at the time, they were Scientologists (staff members and public). I was eventually 'body routed' into the organisation from a person doing the questionaire that eventually led to the personality test inside the building. From here I ended up doing a 'Book 1' course and things seemed to click or make sense to me.

I was a little lost in life having left home and moved interstate and following High School and starting University I really went through that stage of searching for meaning and purpose in life.


2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
I thought I could (with scientology) make a difference in the world and discover a real meaning in life.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Purpose.

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?
Many times, no pay, very very hard sales pitches. Life was really really hard, I look back on pictures of myself then and I really was so so skinny, through just not having food. There was encouragement to disconnect from my family once they showed they did not support me in this endeavour (labelled as SP's (Suppresive Persons)).

I did what was called the Cont TTC, which was in Sydney and went days without food while training on technical information from 8 in the morning untill 10 at night. It was just draining and I was totally disconnected from the real world, my family (who had no idea where I was at this stage) and my friends.


5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
It became all I had, you were contracted to staff for five years, and at that young stage thought this was some sort of binding contract, and in addition to this, I was threatened to be declared an SP myself if I quit staff (blew)and it was claimed that if i did this terrible things would happen to me, not as a direct threat but that the universe in some way creates this.

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, at Adelaide Day Org.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Survival, I would not have been able to stay healthy and would have shrunken into some sort of fanatic had I stayed. I couldn;t agree with all this money being paid, and the control that certain people had over your every moment.

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 believe it shuld be closed and believe it is very very dangerous.

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

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
I permit anyone to have their own beliefs and would never directly try and talk someone out of being a Scientologist. I met some very nice people there and thought they were friends. I have friends of all creeds, my true friends and family remained just that when I was a Scientologist, it is a shame that these people (those who were scientologists and I thought friends) who claim to be so enlightened and be in such control of their lives become paranoid, distrustful and hateful when you are no longer a Scientologist.

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