Scientology - Through the Door

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Wednesday, 10th December, 2008 09:27:52am

Name or Alias: Girlcat
Training and/or processing level: child scientology, extensive auditing
Org or location: upstate NY
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 1967-1976
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
I was raised in the church.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
Nothing- it was a natural transition due to my parents involvement in the church.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
As a child I knew nothing else but to believe that scn was the only right way to achieve true happiness and success in life.

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?
All of the money that my parents forked over was mind boggling. The fact that my parents went so far as to move our family to St. Hill to continue their training and get more auditing was pretty radical, in retrospect. Personally, I've experienced some very negative experiences while growing up in the church. Example: I was bullbated by a fat,bearded,chainsmoking older man who did everything he could to unrattle me. Well, He finally succeeded. The man picked his nose and ate it, rolled the snot around in his fingers until I collapsed, crying uncontrollably. He won.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I stayed until I realized the truth and got out when I was in my teens.

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 never on staff, but grew up in both missions and orgs. I was never in the sea org. However, all throughout my childhood I put countless hours in, washing their walls, painting, cleaning, making old buildings ready to open as missions.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Watching my Mom and how intensely she was brainwashed caused me to leave. My dislke for scn continues to grow as all of the memories come to surface.

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?
Countless scn practices affected my life- far too many to list. One example: I went to public schools, was a quiet, bookish kid, slightly chubby with mild acne. I was horribly bullied every day of my life. When I told my parents about the constant bullying, they insisted that I say 'thank you' whenever called those terrible names. Well, this obviously only made it worse. The bulliers would do it more saying, 'Look at the fat zitface- she says thank you when we call her names!' So, the tone scale and communication drills did nothing but increase my depression and anxiety as a kid.

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?
I would never go back to scn.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
Thank you.

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