Scientology - Through the Door

Interviews

Tuesday, 10th June, 2008 04:15:53pm

Name or Alias: Grace
Training and/or processing level: life Repair
Org or location: California
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 3 months
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
personality test

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
the ideas and the therapy

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Yes, boredom and lack of interest

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 it was all about money. If you discussed anything with a member or asked a question they wouldn't answer but they would try to sell you a book. They told you that you had self-determination but if you didn't give them money they told you it was your 'reactive mind'

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
The auditing was exciting and having a good effect.

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

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
yes, they coerced me into giving a large sum of money I am now trying to get repaid. I was on the purification program and had a high does of niacin. They trapped me in a room and used every manipulation including suggesting I would be in a plane crash if I didn't pay (I was flying at the end of the week). I realised they were con-people and my experience trying to get a repayment has confirmed that belief.

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
hard sell
because of it I was extremely distraught and now want nothing at all to do with Scientology. In fact I hold them in very low regard.


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?
Yes because I believe Dianetics and Auditing works

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
They have corrupted Dianetics and now are using it to make money. The staff get commisions on what they sell so it really is just a pyramid sales team. I do not think it is a church. I have never heard of a church with a price list.

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