Scientology - Through the Door

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Friday, 16th November, 2012 06:37:28pm

Name or Alias: Bethany Brighthouse
Training and/or processing level: all entry level courses
Org or location: Flag
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 2 years
Recommended Website - n/a
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
I read Dianetics in 1990. I was diagnosed with a mental health disorder and the organization(will not call them a church) claimed they could relieve me of, as it was a misdiagnosis made by an evil profession.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
That they claimed to have the answers to everything I had ever questioned.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
I took the drug bomb, and was able to come off medication, and be free of the original disorder. It seems that I was only B vitamin deficient. I took courses about supression, and it helped me to realize, that certain people, who they call supressive, were a bad influence in my life, which, lead to my mental breakdown. However, the material really was too loosley defined, whereas, anyone could be said to be supressive. Personally, I believe I was surrounded by people with Narcisstic Personality Disorder, and, the infamous evil profession of PHD's is more accurate in their description of NPD, and the problems it creates for those around them. I found group therapy more effective, with help, and information, on how to overcome their influence on you, and how to heal from those effects. I found actual religious, and spiritual teachings a better source of healing, and knowledge.. However, I must say, that the vitamins, and courses I took, and the disconnection from an abusive husband, all to be helpful,and not exactly wrong.

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 heard a staff member completely loose patience with her child, and acted like he had somekind of evil subconcious intention, of throwing her off her all important mission, whereas what it really was, a kid acting out on his anger at coming second to her big pile of papers. I saw parents neglect their children's emotional needs, dress them poorley, and feed them sparsley. Although, it didn't surprize me as I noticed they neglect their own emotional needs, poor diets, and living conditions, as they sunk all their money into the church.

I met many, many people, and it seemed to me that the most lively, truing caring people, were the ones new to it...and the ones more advanced up the bridge, controlled,and controlling, contradictory to what they said was true, and emotionally cold. There responses and display of emotion all seemed to be clued in, or acting.

They hounded me for money, and people who I didn't even know, would call me asking for money, and even telling me ways, that I could raise money to give to them. Sometimes,for courses, sometimes for other means. I am in sales, and could see the manipulative techniques, which they seemed to weild like professional.

I have seen them get angry, when challenged, and behave and say irrational things (didn't sound like clears or OT's to me, then have them say they were "using anger"...what was the point if the other scientolgist knows of that technique..might as well just talk, or use the ARC triangle, which, I agree is an effective tool...

I saw too many contradictions, and justification for it. They seemed to neglect their health, by their belief of using other tools to remedy it. I have seen many of those tools work, but, have also seen in caseswhere it didn't work, and the last resort(an MD) had been held off for too long.

Many, many of the LRH tech, works, however, there is another intention of it, apparently...if this works, you will believe everything, that is when we perverse away from truth, and blurr the line between truth, and lies, so that no one can discern right from wrong for themselves. For example, the purif, works wonders..however, the niacin is said to remove radiation, and that is why the skin gets red. Well, if you feel better, and the mind clearer and you actually feel these poisons come out of your body, then I guess it is much later when you are told, oh that radiation, it came from and evel lord xenu....see, they help you, and it is awesome what you experience, but, it is a lead into somethings that actually harm you and others.

The trs are great at gaining self control, but, really, so is a good book or some spiritual leader, at simply telling you, that you are responsible for the way you feel, and have power over that by making responsible choice, and such....because the trs, may have a similar message, but, you have just put your mind in an alpha state, and are being set up for being brainwashed.

Why not just meditate for an hour a day....it is harmless, and you can have amazing insights that way as well, and no one is leading you into anything dangerous. (and you go around with cold unemotional stare that you have to spend a fortune on) I have without spending ludicrous sums of money, come to the same conclusions, philosophically, and spiritually, howvever, I get to enjoy my life, live it, and enjoy my family and friends. You don't need to spend that much money to be free, and help mankind! I feel I am smarter, and wiser, and more effective too.


5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I was at a point in my life where I was questioning everything, especially the standard, and was looking there for answers, when my questions were answered, I continued with independent truth searching. I found much truth in it, ofound alot of lies too. I don't believe that anyone should be mistreated or disrespected. I don't agree with how they treat their so called enemies. I don't believe in following a man who has lied about his past. I believe he was a sick, but, brilliant man. I feel that the organization is a wild beast out of control.

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 no, no, no...however, I met a man from sea org, and he talked to my NPD husband, who was in tone 1.1, and was by their definition, a full blown SP, who eventually sued them. And, I was very dissapointed to find, that he didn't even see that, that he missed all of the cues. He even believed his lying. He fell for an SP, hook line and sinker, however, he was trying to get money out of him as well, and again, a contradiction as I was told and SP can't be on course...why as so many declared if they aren't allowed on course? I watched, as my ex lied to him about people on staff, using careful manipulation of just scant information about the tech (he didn't know much, which is amazing that I worked) and the Sea Org person, made them retake auditing, and blamed the whole mess on the staff, and my ex even told him, ya know, that is why so and so has been sick, and that is why this place doesn't make the money it should, so on an so forth, and she was nearly declared because of this. She has to retake her OT levels, HE WAS SEA ORG, AND HE FELL FOR THE EFFECTS OF AN SP IN THE EXACT WAY THEY CLAIM TO BE PROFFICIENT AT DETECTING. I like NPD term better, and the PHD's who evaluated him, could see it, even though he tried to manipulate them, because they were well trained, and because they weren't going to make a zillion dollars off that. Thankfully, I won the child custody case, and me and my kids are safe...sorry, scientology...you were relatively helpful, but the PHD's were instrumental.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
LOL the above, guess I said it too soon.

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?
First, the tech needs to be researched, because it apparently does have some very valuable information, and this should not be dismissed. It should be scientifically researched because I believe in the hands of those without an agenda, it could be used for the betterment of society. To dismiss all of it as fraud, would be a mistake, find out what works and what doesn't. How it needs to change, is to lose it's religious status,and just be an organization. Their practices didn't affect my life in a bad way...as I said, it helped. (I only had some courses, no auditing, as I never had that kind of money. So, I never did get so involved as to be harmed by it.

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?
NO.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
If someone says to you "look God is over there" go in the other direction.

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