Scientology - Through the Door

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Monday, 29th June, 2009 03:29:44pm

Name or Alias: anonymous
Training and/or processing level: OT5, Class 5
Org or location: N/A
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 27 years
Recommended Website - N/A
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
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2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
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3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
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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?
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5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
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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'?
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7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
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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?
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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?
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10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
I did my first service in 1976. I left the church, along with my wife in 2004. I reached the level of 'OT 5' and Class 5 auditor. My daughter and family are still in good standing and high on the 'bridge.'

I left for many of the same reasons that I am beginning to read from other people. It was horribly difficult to leave but in the end I walked out and refused to be handled.' The church has, to some degree, accepted that I am out and never to return but you know how that goes. It all depends on who is in charge of recovering OTs at any given time. My guess is that lots of staff are getting declared because so many of us refuse to be handled.

I have a different opinion on David Miscaviage. He may be a lunatic but he is also a victim of the 'religion.' Hubbard assembled the fundamentals from many sources and based his 'discoveries' on truth. On top of these basic truths are the
ramblings of a incredibe con man who found his niche and ingeniously leveraged it. It was most difficult for me to unravel the truth from the BS. In the end he got what he sowed and went insane through his own doing while leaving a mess beyond belief. How does anyone look at the mess Hubbard left and not confront what he was? I guess the answer would be that 'they' don't look because of all the reasons I did not look, for all those years. I am embarrassed but finally happy to know the worst is over for me.

Now, the question becomes, What to do about all the rest who are still under the 'spell.' Please keep me anonymous because of my children. It has been hell repairing the disconnection from them but we are finally speaking and back to 'normal.'


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