Scientology - Through the Door

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Monday, 19th November, 2007 08:31:09pm

Name or Alias: the illusioness
Training and/or processing level: clear OT3 on nots now
Org or location: all around earth town.
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 20 years.
Recommended Website - http://www.centerforinquiry.net/
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
I was forced to go there by a parent.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
I really liked the people a lot that were there working,and the students on courses.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
When I got involved I didn't think I had any problems. I thought they had all the problems.

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?
Yes. But that happens everywhere. I see things that are not so right in the public school system, in Walmart, in local government, in restaurants, in hospitals, etc etc. I'm not really very critical. I come from humble beginnings.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I was having a lot of fun there. That was really important to me. I was in and out. I'd do something until I got bored and then I'd leave. Come back when I was bored too to do something else. I'd do a service and then leave for a year or more. Come back when I was bored with something else.

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. All. Public, mission staff and Org staff as volunteer at times. Though nobody took me seriously because I'd work for a month and then they wouldn't see me for a year. Sea Org was my big audition, lasted six years there until I left.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
I stopped having fun. Or it stopped being fun. whichever...
I really didn't care to see the way some people were treated. That took the fun out of it for me. Not to imply I myself was mistreated. But I saw that others were and that really took the fun out of it for me.


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?
Well, yeah. But I myself am not willing to work there so I don't think I really have a right to criticise the people who are working there. It's not my creation anymore. It's someone else's creation and they are doing whatever they want over there. It's really just interesting for me to see what has become of the activity through my life. I've learned a lot from watching. That in itself had been a valuable process. But criticising now that I am not sharing the burden, ..that's like selling a company to someone else and then standing on the sidewalk in front and complaining about how someone else is running the company since I no longer own it. Just doesn't interest me. I more or less feel like it's none of my business. I do make occassional jokes about it, because for the most part it is funny to me. It effects my life to read about the upsets other people have had with the Church. Most of what I've read on the net is all new news to me.

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. Never. All that I did in Scientology so was so I could be out living the moments I am living now. I feel like I made it out of the womb. I wouldn't want to go back. I don't have losses about the past. There is a good reason why people haven't followed me in to the future. I like the people in the freezone now, my auditors and CS. I still dabble around but on my own terms. Scientology is a lot more fun with just friends, everyone on their own terms, to me.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
I notice most people are a lot more serious about it than I ever was, even when I was on staff I didn't take it all that seriously, and nobody ever took me seriously either. I think the whole problem in every direction is people getting way too serious about it all. Of course, it is taught to be very very serious about it all, 'this is deadly serious activity' and all that, it is in the scriptures so people are set up for that. For whatever reason, I just felt like those kind of statements couldn't be meant for me. I felt like that was for someone else. Because nothing had ever been too very serious for me. I don't even take myself seriously. By the way, I recognise many names here as people I know or knew, some have even stayed at my house, a few from overseas. Nice web site! Have fun!

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