Scientology - Through the Door

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Tuesday, 25th November, 2003 08:26:26pm

Name or Alias: Laurence Evans
Training and/or processing level: N/A
Org or location: N/A
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: N/A
Recommended Website - N/A
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
I think it was through the promotional introductory book, 'Dianetics, Modern Science of Mental Health'.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
I have a weak recall of my past compared to others, and in Scientology, full recall of every event in full colour, smell, hearing and other senses is offered as an end result of auditing. My friends would say 'remember . . .' and I could not remember the event.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Foggy recall of my past & past lives.

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?
So called OT's would forget what they had said to me the day before, or I would get a phone call two days in a row from a 'Clear' on the same topic. I would say, 'You called me yesterday' and he would say 'I did?' All these people were supposed to have 'total recall', so what was going on? The fundamentals were lacking and nobody was willing to explain why.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
Some of the courses, such as communication and study technology are practical and applied and useful in life - definitely worthwhile.

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'?
Both - 6 months on staff as 'Personnell Procurement Officer' at an org. Many years on and off sudying the people involved and the technology of LRH.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
I got down to the Scientology definition of the soul (thetan), who we really are. Also their definition of the worship of God. I found that my soul was different. We are not the same species. This is explained at http://www.ecotao.com/holism/theism/

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 should be opened to science for objective study. The Scientology definition of the soul (Thetan) should be reviewed. Clears and OT's could give a public demonstration of their total recall of all senses by simply giving them a string of colours and words. They should then be able to go back on the 'time track' and recall the sequence. The burden of proof should be on the Scientologist who has achieved these abilities, rather than saying all the failures have committed 'overts' against Scientology and need to write up their overts and witholds. Past lives cannot be proven, but total recall can.

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 have not found a clear or OT who had/has the total recall of all senses. I found many often more forgetful than so called 'preclears'. If there were at least a few, say 5, who could demonstrate this ability, I would say that the technology has some validity. However, I can never agree on the definition of the soul or thetan in Scientology.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
Read at http://www.ecotao.com/holism/theism/

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