Scientology - Through the Door

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Thursday, 12th April, 2007 05:12:46pm

Name or Alias: Boogaloo
Training and/or processing level: None o yo bidness
Org or location: Ditto
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: over 15 years, still in
Recommended Website - Church of Scientology
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Met a Scientologist at a company I worked for.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
It answered a lot of my philosophical questions with non-Judeo-Christian answers.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
I thought it could turn my life around. And it did.

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?
All things that I felt were not right, I wrote up or attempted to change personally. I didn't care where someone was on the org board, I'd write their ass up, if appropriate. In my opinion, no one was senior to policy.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I stay in because I gave my allegiance and because life continues to get better every time I apply Scientology to my life.

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've been both staff and public. I was in OSA for over a decade and I continue to volunteer for various activities both for OSA and for the churches, in general.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Haven't left. Won't leave. I've had far, far too many positive experiences that no critic can undermine or attempt to brainwash me out of, as so many of you have done.

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 think the Church is definitely moving in the right direction, getting more involved in human rights issues, providing help to people all over the world in disaster areas and generally fulfilling the Aims of Scientology.

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 continue to stay and will continue to get other people to join and become happier and more able to handle their lives.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
I've come to the conclusion that so many of the critics have a couple of things in common: auditing over PTSness and a lack of application of the HCOB Honesty and Case Gain.

Middle Class PTSness is a killer and not coming fully clean on your overts and withhholds is also a psyche killer. I've always given up my overts and withholds to get as squeaky clean as possible. I advise the same. Not having to look over one's shoulder because 'you might get caught' is a quite freeing feeling. And don't forget, even for the most suppressive of you, the door is always open, even just a crack.

It is easy to fall into the trap of believing the critics, as the bank follows the line of attack quite easily, so salacious stories and gossip do tend to get believed by cursory researchers.

But get the other side. Find out what it can do for you but be honest with yourself that you truly want to become a better person and you will.


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