Scientology - Through the Door

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Sunday, 15th October, 2006 09:30:51pm

Name or Alias: Irma
Training and/or processing level: clear. staff training Sea Org
Org or location: F.S.O.
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 14 years
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
I went to work for a Chiropractor who implied I needed to be involved with his Church if I were to keep my job.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
I was in Florida and there were many people at the Scientology resort who seemed to be professional and intelligent. The courses I did seemed to make perfect sense, and the auditing helped me. What was there to complain about? I was happy to be involved.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
I liked the many friends I made very fast just by being on the property. Maybe I was too lonely before I became involved.

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?
While I was a paying public person everything was perfect. Once I joined staff, it became a nightmare. That is what people can't sort out. It is a great adventure and very worthwhile as long as you are spending the money. Once you join staff it is a total different scene. There is only one way to go, SOUTH! I don't even want to repeat the sadistic abuse I watched staff and myself go through. There were times I was driven to consider suicide. For what was done to me, for what I saw done to others. 'Manners' and 'ARC' are non existant amoungst staff. Staff do not care about the people in front of them, they pretend to be civilized to public but the public are hated too, for not being on staff. Staff are more or less driven through deprivation and abuse into bizarre states of existance if not psycotic breaks. I had to sit up all night long to watch a young woman, Jenny DeVogt now Jenny Linson, after she went into a complete psycotic break. She wasn't the first.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I thought I could change it. I thought I could last one billion years. Those were unattainable goals.

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'?
Both.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
One day I became so misemotional I knew if I didn't start walking down the road I would go absolutely mad. I admited I was PTS and decided to disconnect.

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 people at the top have created an operating basis that others will only copy until this practice is no longer visable beyond the FREEZONE.

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 will never become part of any group again. I prefer to keep my own identity and use that to survive.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
Please seperate your dynamics with your decisions about this movement. What can help you on the first can bury you on the third.

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