Scientology - Through the Door

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Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 08:10:51pm

Name or Alias: No comment
Training and/or processing level: No comment
Org or location: No comment
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: Seven years
Recommended Website - http://lisamcpherson.com
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?

Through friends.


2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?

A modern science of the mind sounded great, but was,
unfortunately, untrue. A world without war was also
appealing to an idealistic youth, however, scientology
is quite a war-like group. (eg; delivering blows to
their perceived enemies, attacking never defending, etc)


3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?

Yes. In spite of my youth, inexperience and lack of
education, scientology was willing to give me a job.


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?

Over time, yes, but I believed that with diligance, things would improve. I was wrong.


5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?

My job, hope, and wonderful people.



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'?

Yes.


7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?

I gradually dropped out of touch. By now, having seen how
they hound, lie about and mistreat people of their own (Lisa
McPherson, and others) as well critics (Keith Henson, etc), I
would say that scientology is an anti-democratic and extremely
harmful corporation.



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?

Yes. First, a church is a house of worship; scientology is
not. Second, instead of claiming to be a science (false
advertising) scientology should subject itself to actual
scientific examination. Third, stop pretending to be
non-profit.





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... there would no longer be a 'church' to join or stay in.




10. Any additional comments you would like to make?

I feel deeply sorry for those good people who remain with the
scientology corporation. They are in denial, or unable to look
at the actual statistics of their group, at the lies of their
founder (Hubbard was not a war hero, nor was he a physicist),
and so are unlikely to be able to make it better.



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