Scientology - Through the Door

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Sunday, 15th October, 2006 06:59:49pm

Name or Alias: allrightnow
Training and/or processing level: OT
Org or location: east coast to west coast
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 30 yrs
Recommended Website - http://
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Signed up for a course to get approval from friend who was involved.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
People did seem warm and interested in helping other people. What I read by Hubbard sounded open arm, 'nothing before you came here will be held against you', and I found that was true then (1970's).

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
No, to tell you the truth I was doing great.

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?
Not in the beginning, only after Hubbard died. But I was not on staff. Later, after Hubbard died, everything changed. Bad Managment, unhappy staff, Mean staff actually. The Flag Base became a place I didn't care to go to anymore. People did ot Vll and training and then got told they had to do it all over again. The place as a whole was obviously in confusion and the people working there seemed in very bad condition. How many red flags does one have to notice?

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
Wanted to finish what I started with the program.

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'?
I was public. I 'helped out' a lot with donations.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
There was a show on television , more than one, and I saw the people in charge of the Church lying on national television. David Miscavige and Mike Rinder. That was enough for me.

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?
They just need to get rid of the people who took over the place when Hubaard died, they've done a terrible job at managing things. Unfortunately it looks like they have it all locked up legally. What a waste. That disturbs me the most.

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?
I would be glad to go back if the place was inviting, safe, honest and sincere. It used to be a very nice place.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
The practice is well worth pursuing away from the church and everything is available from what I can tell, outside of the church if people search.

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