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Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 08:31:46pm

Name or Alias: SpectrumV
Training and/or processing level: Purif and intro auditing
Org or location: ClassV org, PAC base, HGB
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 1 year
Recommended Website - n/a
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
I read Dianetics then called my local org from the list of org phone numbers in the back of the book because I wanted auditing.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
It addressed spiritual ideas that I agreed with like reincarnation, and karma ( pulling it in), and enlightenment. I believed auditing would bring spiritual enlightenment. And fix my problems. The Div6 stuff I was doing seemed to make sense of and organize good common sense practices.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Depression, anxiety, shyness, I would sometimes have panic attacks in social situations. I had much self loathing due to these problems. I wanted auditing to fix these issues. And auditing did not fix these issues or do me any permanent good. And I'm glad because if I felt that $cientology worked I may have stayed longer, or for all my life.

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 didn't like the hard sell tactics. I didn't like feeling controlled. Various things I didn't agree with. An example: I was walking to the office supply store with the Treasury Secretary, and we walked past a closed down business, and she says "they must have had an SP on their lines". That sounded like a stupid assumption. How did she know the owner just didn't know how to run a business? Or any other countless reasons a business could fail. But according to $cientology they must have had an SP on their lines. And that is an assumption, not a fact. The fear and dislike of psychiatry, and even people who have been treated by psychiatry. I saw people who wanted to try $cientology ejected from the org because they had been treated by a psychiatry. People in the org acting like they were afraid of these people. And the Sea Org was just ridiculous ( see question 7).

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I wanted to be cured of my emotional problems. And gain enlightenment like Buddha. And the thought that $cientology "works". How could all the wonderful, smart people at the org be wrong about it?

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 was ClassV org staff for about 8 months when I was recruited to the Sea Org. I didn't really want to join at the time. I wanted to wait til my staff contract was up but the recruiters really put a lot of pressure on me to do it immediately and they convinced me it was what I should do.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Seeing how people behaved around the PAC base. It was anything but spiritual. It wasn't "very theta" as the recruiters said. It was nothing like what the recruiters said. The fact that some of "the most ethical people on the planet" would need to be punished with the RPF. People talking behind peoples backs. Hearing various gossip and lies. People acting like we weren't all together on the same team. I couldn't see how these people could make a "world without war and insanity" which was supposed to be one of $cientologys purposes.

I was on my third week of the EPF (S.O. boot camp) when it all just hit me that this was all wrong.


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?
It can't be changed. It just needs to go away.

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?


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