Scientology - Through the Door

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Monday, 14th February, 2011 10:08:00pm

Name or Alias: Edward Reilly
Training and/or processing level: Level 1
Org or location: Phila Org
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 1987 to 1991
Recommended Website - n/a
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
came into the phila Org after reading dianetics, did the purification rundown, the qualified scientologist course started the pro TRs course and quit my job and joined the Sea Org in 1990

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
after reading dianetics and learning about their study tech I thought this was very usefull

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
I thought this would help me to communicate better.

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?
I had trouble completing courses and had to spend an enourmous amount of time clearing words.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I thought that I wasn't that bright and if persisted I would increase my abilities and be able to handle life better.

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 joined the Sea Org in 1990, I did not seek them out, I was recruited reluctantly, I had a great job at the time, making good money but I was feeling good about my training at the time and I was single and needed a change so I really blew from my job, quit without notice which shocked my employer and my family and fled to NYC to join the CLO as a recruit.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
I was not happy in NY, I was working long hours and getting paid practically nothing and as far as companionship, I had very few friends because most of the people I worked with were reluctant to talk about anything but scientology but only in a positive light. I saw several people leave and route out but you couldn't talk to them about it

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,they have very litle regard for people who have worked hard and given their lives to scientology, I feel sorry for the people who have given decades of their lives to the COS and have been discarded like criminals and to add insult to injury charged exhorbitant amounts of money for benefits they recieved while being slaves.

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?
It's hard to say,I have been out for 20 years, I don't consider myself a scientologist now and I have no intention of continuing any training in scientology, however I believe some of the techniques and training in scientology are workable, but this group that is in control right now is only interested in money not the individual.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
n/a

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