Scientology - Through the Door

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Wednesday, 26th December, 2007 03:42:25pm

Name or Alias: 4truth
Training and/or processing level: Student Hat, Objectives
Org or location: SFO Day and Foundation
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 11 years (1984-91, 95-99)
Recommended Website - http://www.xenu.net/
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Read Dianetics, walked into org, took personality test, took first basic course.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
The promise of OT, the premise that mankind was inherently good, not evil, trying to make the world a better place, an already in-place distrust of religion, business and government.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Relationship, health (epilepsy) and family problems. Scientology promised to help with all three.

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 began to see them almost immediately, but initially shoved them aside since I reasoned to myself that NO religion or organization was 'perfect'. But the longer I remained, the more disgusting and egregious these imperfections became. Among them, personally, were more 'stops' and barriers to my own progress. I was constantly being asked to do re-treads of courses I already did, and to re-purchase 'new' editions of books I already bought and read. It dawned on me at that point that the entire 'Bridge' was a scam.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I left the first time in 1991 (I posted my story at OCMB), then for the last and final time in late 1999/early 2000. Nothing could possibly make me return.

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 was on staff for roughly one month in 1985. I was 'offloaded' once it was revealed in an auditing session that I saw a psychiatrist when I was a teenager. I also did quite a bit of volunteer work in their central file system, among other things.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
I hated the way people were treated, including myself. The 'little things' I hated began to pile up to 'big' things I could no longer ignore or justify. The internet, especially Operation Clambake were my 'final straws'.

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?
Scientology is beyond salvation or redemption. It should be dismantled, its 'leaders' prosecuted and jailed, and all moneys put into a fund to reunite families and distributed to help ex-Sea Org members and those who are still struggling to put their lives back together

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?
Never, under any circumstances whatsoever would I consider rejoining.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
Scientology is evil incarnate. I pray I live to see the day it no longer exists.

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