Scientology - Through the Door

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Friday, 21st March, 2008 01:42:27pm

Name or Alias: 8008
Training and/or processing level: Senior Data Evaluator, OT levels all Ls and much more
Org or location: Flag
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 35 years
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Introduced to subject by family as a way to get beyond drugs and onto an improved life

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
It helped me in its basics in a broad manner

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Mild drug use was initially a problem, and some shyness. It improved these.

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, at many times. But once you're committed, it is a luxury to see TOO much that is contrary. Much fear in staff and public. Disconnection is a terrible thing.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
Was still hoping for the original Grade Chart to be available...hey, Total Freedom would be nice as it gives one choice. But alas, I found the promotion to be in excess of what what actually available. I did enjoy Level 0 release and had some great laughs with my auditor on FPRD sex stuff.

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'?
Public. Much volunteerism.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
In addition to gross disappointments of Clear, the OT Levels (I thought OT lll was Ron making a joke)and the Ls with exception of L12, a series of serious departures by the church, they (through the FSO EO) backed my then spouse who had committed numerous felonies and asked me to mia copa and go along...that along with the DM management fiasco was enough. It served to prove that the CofS likes doing business with criminals who they can control. I voluntarily resigned my membership.

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?
Close entirely as a chuch and re-open as a business that can be judged on the efficacy of its products.

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 need for a church. All that will ever be true for me is available in me, my observations and opinions.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
Disconnection is in full swing and don't let anyone tell you different.The CofS cannot deliver the powers of OT and in the promise to do so, is on a constant withhold and thereby a fraud at the highest levels. Some aspects of church services can be helpful to some early on and that is the trap in continuing buy. One naturally assumes it will continue to help them.

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