Scientology - Through the Door

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Tuesday, 20th January, 2009 00:59:53am

Name or Alias: tom travolta
Training and/or processing level: mid grades,ktl/loc,sup trained,oec ,pro trs,student hat, all the mini courses plus stuff i've forgotten about
Org or location: Perth Western Australia
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 10 years
Recommended Website - This one
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Read dianetics and came in to find out more

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
The registrar was very helpful and sincerely cared about me.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
I was just bored with life and was always looking into new relgions and self help groups.

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?
Just the heavy regging and constant asking for money, especially the IAS events.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
It was kind of fun and gave me a purpose.

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'?
Perth foundation for 1 year then perth day for 3 years.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
I had just had enough of the prison style regime on staff and wanted to get on with my life and make a few bucks.

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?
They need to lighten up and become a business and offer their services in a conventional manner.

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?
Not joining, but if I saw an interesting course I would consider it

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
I dont regret my time in Scn, I learnt some stuff and had some fun.Overall it gave me a kick up the bum where i needed it most.
Im glad I'm out.


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