Scientology - Through the Door

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Sunday, 10th August, 2008 11:28:37pm

Name or Alias: anon-des
Training and/or processing level: N/A
Org or location: Columbus, Ohio USA
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 1981-83
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
I took a personality test and then read Book 1.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
DMSMH was really good. The staff seemed relaxed, and from what I could tell, they could do what they said.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Not so much, I was definitely into the making the able more able. I knew that negative areas within me would show up, but that it was beyond the normal that was the goal.

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?
Within days I met one staffer who seemed to be on some sort of punitive assignment: Shouldn't it be audited out? Nevertheless, the gains in courses, drills and auditing had individuated me from the outer culture.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
Why did I sacrifice my integrity? I needed to see how much I could get, and if I was misunderstanding something. Besides, I saw no alternatives.

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'?
Staff at an Org. After the upheaval of late '81, early '82, I acted as unhatted course room supervisor.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
My final straw was my own out ethics. I 'borrowed' two books. The best auditing I ever had was also the last time I saw that auditor. He dissapeared, and then I blew without having returned the books.

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, I generally agree with the suggestions of Ken Ogger and others. Currently, the Administration of the Church can survive without the tech surviving. There is no intention of making a clear planet. I saw that I would not be clear in the Church.

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?
That's not realistic. It may not be responsible to consider.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
I'm impressed with Robert Ducharme's R3X. I use it when auditing others. It seems to be more in line with LRH than the tech that the Church uses.

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