Scientology - Through the Door

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Thursday, 4th October, 2012 06:38:50pm

Name or Alias: W. Dee Findlay, aka Deena Bruno
Training and/or processing level: NED Internship / Sunshine R/D
Org or location: Miami Org
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 13 years
Recommended Website - Ortegaundersground & Why We Protest
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Read the Dianetics book in 1971 and sounded interesting and helpful to problems.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
They seemed a nice group of people nd offered some classes for wanted improvements.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Yes, the loss of someone close.

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?
Too tight of control over your money and poor living conditions for staff.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I believed they had good intentions overall and I had gotten some results with counselling.

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'?
Public always. Volunteered to help the Guardians Office combat enemies of the church.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
The first time was because I did not see the enemies as such and I wasted years while getting off the bridge. The second and final time was after going back because of another loss. I had hoped to clear up the old GO days and overts against society, which didn't happen. I saw first hand the changes that had occurred over the years. I did internet research and got all my questions answered and officially resigned.

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?
Regulate or abolish the Office of Special Affairs. I ruined a good part of my life believing in them and am still bothered today by my past actions. Acknowledge the fact that the leader is a suppressive person and has been destroying whatever good it has/had.

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 not even consider rejoining the organization. I am past anything they could help me with and I would never trust them again.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
I am not involved with any independent movement and no plans to be in the future. Hubbard wrote some good philosophy and it can be helpful, but only if one can differentiate what is useful or true to one's own life, outside of the organization.

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