Scientology - Through the Door

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Wednesday, 17th October, 2007 04:59:44am

Name or Alias: Martin Foster
Training and/or processing level: Clear Sunshine rd
Org or location: South Africa
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 28 years
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
IQ test attracted me as I did badly at school and was forever being berated for the disparity between school achievements and a high IQ.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
The knowledge that one is a spiritual being. A thetan and that it was possible to leave the body whilst living.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Just wanted certainty on being a spiritual being.

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?
I justified all wrong doings and bullying as being for the greatest good for greatest number of life urges (dynamics)

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I believed there was nothing else which could do what Scientology was doing. We were the only group I know that was against the drugging of children, Electro convulsive therapy, educational programming etc.

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 - Temp GO staff for a time and public reg.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Yes, when I was forbidden to read what others had to say, I became most curious and surfed the Freezone and didcovered that the original intent and purpose of the church had been changed. In many and various ways the church placed stops on auditors and their willingness to help pc's. The church has become intent on producing robots and won't allow independent thinking.

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?
To get my family to LOOK I virtually forced the Church to declare me Suppressive. My kids who knew me as a dedicated Scientologist who under all circumstances would defend the Church knew that something had gone awry.

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?
Well they would have to Undeclare thousands they have declared. They would have to appoint class X11 auditors as directors and not have little tyrants running the church. They would have to reinstitute the original tech of Ron Hubbard. They would immediately stop harrasing those who disagree with them.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
It would be possible to get class X11's and others back - but would require top management being auditors.

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