Scientology - Through the Door

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Sunday, 12th November, 2006 11:06:10am

Name or Alias: PTS
Training and/or processing level: Spent lots of money . . .
Org or location: United Kingdom
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 10 Years
Recommended Website - Operation Clambake
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
I was introduced by a friend who lent me the book Dianetics, found it interesting, went to an org to check what it was like, and got swamped by the lying PR, covert manipulations and friendly looking people who appeared genuine and really wanting to help on the surface.
Little did I know at the time. In spite of being on my guard I
was not prepared for that level of covert manipulations and fanaticism, nor I knew at the time it could exist, until I 'found
out for myself', as one of their lying adverts states.


2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
It appeared convincing on the surface and I decided to learn more
about it, without having any idea of what a snakes pit I was entering at the time.


3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
General unhappiness, communication, and an interest for finding
answers about all the questions that life poses which, for quite
a long while, I thought $cientology had.


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?
Generally lots of fanaticism, bare faced lying, neverending pressures and manipulations to get ever more money, no matter how much you give, the neverending discrepancy between what was promised and what was actually happening, regardless of how much you pay, and the constant feeling that something is not quite right, the constant secrecy and covert agendas, but always explained away by the assumption that they were due to the fact that they were 'fighting for a better world' and 'fighting against lots of evil SPs' as they want you to believe.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
The (very wrong) assumption that they actually had answers about
life and something real to offer, in spite of all the red flags,
also the fact that I just could not conceive in those days, that such a level of utter dishonesty could actually exist, until
I found out at my own expenses that IT DOES EXIST BIG TIME, only covertly instead of overtly.


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, thankfully some inner voice inside has always saved me from
giving in to their relentless pressures to join staff, to the
great annoyance :-) of a lot of those fanatics, over the years, who
thought that their 'superior tech' ( lying and deceiving ) would have allowed them to get me to capitulate ;-)


7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Gone bankrupt, and finally could not ignore anymore the constant discrepancy between the actual reality and all the lies that these criminals were using to keep me going no matter what, and grabbing my money, with total disregard for the consequences for me, as long as it was done in ways that would allow them to get away with it legally.

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?
$cientology is not a church, it is just a criminal organization
who decided ( very cleverly ) to hide its criminal activities
behind the pretense of being a church, because of the legal and tax advantages that pretending to be a church offers; as long as people buy this lie, it doesn't matter how false it is, the advantages are many and are there for the taking.


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?
No

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
Only some advices.

Stay away from this criminal organization.

Do not buy any of their lies, no matter how convincing they sound
and how friendly and convincing the people who tell them look.

Never give one penny or make any agreement with $cientology, unless they first put in writing everything they promise with a full, no questions asked, refund clause. They will never agree
to it, for obvious reasons, ( they would all be in jail if they
did ) and so the lies will be uncovered right there and then, and lots of unecessary pain will be avoided.

Do what you can to spread the truth about this criminal organization.


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