Scientology - Through the Door

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Thursday, 3rd July, 2008 11:16:11pm

Name or Alias: Serica
Training and/or processing level: N/A
Org or location: FLO
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 1997-1999
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
My sister introduced me.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
They wanted to help get the world rid of war, insanity, and criminality.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Communication and relationship 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?
The selectivity of applying tech and the willingness of terminals to ignore policy just to get the job done. The living conditions were sub-standard which conflicted with the whole concept of being up-stat.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I had tremendous personality changes, and that came simply from reading the basic books.

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 public at a mission, but I was pretty much green (raw-meat) when I went to the Flag Liaison Office.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
I was assigned work that I didn't want, and when other opportunities came up, like translations, I did it. At one point RTC had ordered translations be done for some message to Scientology public that originated with COB. At the time I was being considered for a post in Senior HCO Int to oversee the computerization of all staff files, and CMO was overseeing the staff qual process. I wanted to work on the translations and felt that CMO IXU (CMO level at FLO) was trying to get me to choose between two different RTC orders. Anyway, a messenger came to take me away from the translations to work on the qual process. He was a jerk so I grabbed him and slammed him against the wall. I told him that I was going to do the translations cycle and to leave me alone. My own personal ethics is what got me to pull myself off of post. Violence is not something that should exist in a religion and so I felt I did not belong.

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?
I believe that the prices need to be dramatically reduced. Their obsession with being 'up-stat' only perpetuates the massive unethical behavior of people who live wealthy lifestyles at the expense of billions of impoverished people around the world. They also need to back away from censoring members who choose to leave. The concern should be about the well-being of people and not whether or not statistics are up. Third, they need to rescind the Int Exec policy (it wasn't LRH) that banned having children. Lastly, they have to give couples a lot more time to live along that 'dynamic' of life and not ignore it.

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. Ultimately, I can do more to help myself and others by working outside of Scientology.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
The secretness of Int is ridiculous. The fact that they keep their own ignorant of what is happening in the world just so that they can protect them from 'enturbalting' information is detrimental. They don't trust their own to think for themselves. They also need to stop thinking of themselves as superior to non-Scientologists - I mean, most Scientologists are uneducated. I met a total of 3 people who were educated in top universities, the rest can't even hold a conversation without using scientologese and confusing people.

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