Scientology - Through the Door

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Thursday, 1st January, 2009 03:12:15pm

Name or Alias: 4EverMe
Training and/or processing level: Staff Status 7
Org or location: FOLO
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: about 2 years
Recommended Website - www.clambake.org
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
My future husband was a scientologist and one of his friends gave me a copy of Dianetics. I was 17.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
After I read Dianetics I went WOW! A journey through the mind and 'religion' that made could make sense of my very confused life. I guess, the very thought I could be part of an organization helping people to find happiness and success was irrestistable.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Insecurity. I thought Scientology was my 'calling' the opportunity to learn how to communicate and I thought it was the answer to my true passion, helping people. So how could I refuse when I was asked to help clear the planet?

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?
OMG YES! The first night I arrived, a man in his mid 40's was scrubbing the staircase with toothbrush. He was sweating, smelled and very dirty. I was told he was in the RPF. The food we ate was 'donated' or rather, picked out from the back alleys. Seo Org Members would dress up in their uniforms and the ask for 'donations' which was pretty much sifting through the garbage behind grocery stores. We had chicken once, they smelled but yet the cook cooked them. Distentary was not a stranger although no one wanted to admit to it. Milk was always spoiled and I don't think I'll ever forget the little black bugs in the salad. The most rotten parts were cut off but still... Staff, adults and children were infested with lice and re-infested and it contiued for many months. Parents were separated from the children. Families were always broken up. The children had hardly any food to eat. Many very poorly dressed and unkept. One night, I saw two SEA Org Members bring back an old staff member that 'defected' in handcuffs. For awhile, they placed Staff Members to guard the building with loaded guns. They had two members that had legal guns so they set up a schedule rotating members guarding and taking turns with the guns. I had a one member guarding my quarters with a loaded gun so I wouldn't leave. When he escorted me to 'ethics', he pulled out his gun, slammed me against the elevator wall and told me that if I run, he would shoot. The Quarters for the ones in the RPF was in the basement. In heavy rains, the basement flooded up to a foot of water and there were rats down there, too.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
After my experience, I didn't.

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. FOLO ...

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Would you stay seeing the mistreatment of people, like the ones in the RPF? Why would anyone stay in those poor living conditions, mistreatment of children, people, do I need to continue? I can't tell you about the incident because it will reveal who I am but I can tell you this much, whatever I was being punished for, my punishment extended to my infant child where I found my child in neglect, squalor, and quite frankly, that is abuse beside the fact of grave child endangerment.

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?
Yeah! Get real with life. Separate fact from fiction or rather, SCI-FI.

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?
Sure, if helping people to help themselves and make a happier life for themselves and their loved ones, if THAT is the true foundation of the Church, maybe I would consider re-joining but from what I've learned, I will never join an organization that engage in bringing people back against their own will or holding them captive in some kind of physical form or restraint.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
I couldn't even wish my worst enemy to go through what I went through in COS. I was close to someone who was ordered to stalk and harass a political figure. The purpose, I was told, was to ruin his career because of his sexual orientation. Well, I heard the mission was a success.

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