Scientology - Through the Door

Interviews

Wednesday, 7th July, 2004 07:03:17pm

Name or Alias: Dakasc
Training and/or processing level: many courses/ some auditing
Org or location: N/A
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: 7 or 8 years
Recommended Website - operation clambake
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
My parent introduced me to it when I was 14-15 years old.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
Nothing, had to do it because my parents wanted me to.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Learning disabilties....... scientology didn't help me a bit.

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?
All of the above!!!!!!!!!!! I thought that the tech was right and the people this happened to must be out ethics. I felt bad for a lot of people, but pushed it out of my mind.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
For a long time I felt like my negative feelings were because I was out ethics. I felt like I had no other options (little eductation) never graduated high school.

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 on staff at a mission, went to a Scientology school, and was briefly in the sea org.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
When I saw the stuff that went on in the sea org. (rice and bean, 4 hours of sleep, no time to do anything fun, and the way members treated each other.)

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?
There are so many I wouldn't know where to begin.

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?
Don't want anything to do with it. I pray my family gets out everyday.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
The years I spent in the Church were some of the most terrible of my life. I was never happy and felt like there was something wrong with me. There have been some hard time since I've got out too. Overall I'm so much happier. I'm proud of what I have and what I've achieved considering what I went through.

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