Scientology - Through the Door

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Wednesday, 7th March, 2007 00:26:56am

Name or Alias: Prometheus
Training and/or processing level: Level 2, Invalidated Clear, Pro Sup, Pro W/C, OEC Volume 0
Org or location: Canada
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: Since 1982, involved in Dianetics from 1954-1959 (past life)
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Room-mate's said I couldn't communicate, took me to the mission, I did the Comm Course and Dianetics seminar

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
That here was something that I could actually understand and USE in
my life.


3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Yes - I was very introverted, and generally not doing well over-all.

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?
Well, back in '82, I was on staff for about 6 months, and I left, because I was seeing some weird things going on, i.e certain staff being made to stay all night to get money, people being yelled at,
and so on. I was off until 1985, when Portland happened, and I felt I needed to do something about it - boy, did I feel like an idiot. Badly run, lots of wasted money, very poor berthing/food overall.


5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I know that the technology does work - it does have to be done correctly - I know there are nay-sayers, but I personally have made progress, and have also applied both admin and tech, and have seen it work.

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 have been both. Staff for over 10 years, public for about three or four years.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
I have not left.

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?
Damn right it does. A LOT of staff are not trained for their posts, and it is a damn shame. I see so much crap, and it dismays me.
I was fully trained and hatted for my posts, and I demanded that staff get trained, as I knew that if they were, their posts and duties would generally go better, and there would be much less screw-ups due to not knowing what to do.
Also, I do not feel that Class V orgs in Canada are getting the support they so desperately need from INT Management.
Too much money and good staff have been pulled out, and because of that, the orgs are not doing well - I KNOW LRH would never have allowed this to occur - he valued staff, and he made sure they could make a decent living.
When I was on staff, I worked hard - I liked supervising, and my students liked that I did it standardly - I never mis-treated them when they made mistakes, and I hated it when the Sea Org would send in Missionaires that were essentially clueless when it came to inspecting my Academy - a lot of times they were disruptive to my students, and strangely enough, every single time they came, my stats dropped - this is no joke - it was verified by three different executives.

Another thing I have a huge concern is the costs - books/tapes/CDs, and auditing are way overpriced - how can the average person remotely afford these things?
I know it takes resources to deliver auditing, but come on, do you think Mary Housewife can afford to pay $4000 for 12 1/2 hours of auditing? That's ridiculous. And that's another thing that bugs me - how come when an org does sell a big chunk of auditing, the average staff member does not see a whole lot of it?
They work hard - they should be paid properly.


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?
Yes - because I feel that overall, Scientology does work.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
Nope.

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