Scientology - Through the Door

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Wednesday, 18th August, 2004 11:47:49am

Name or Alias: Anne Dailey
Training and/or processing level: interned NED auditor, Cl I, OT Preps, M1 Word clearer, HPWC, OEC 0, Fully hatted for all posts held
Org or location: too personal
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: from 1978 to 2002
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Personality test

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
What appeared to be a scientific approach to Life

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Yes, trouble with myparents and an uncertainty of what I wanted out of 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?
Yes. In the early 70-s I saw long hours for porrly paid staff, poor living conditions for staff, abusive (verbally and emotionally) treatment of staff and some public. Later in the mid 80's conditions had bettered a bit, but living conditions were still difficult. Staff were discouraged from 'moonlighting' and had trouble paying rent, food etc. The conditions of the org was poor, very rundown. Also, the number of people coming to the events had dropped by half. In the late 70-s you could see about 1000-1500 attendees at events...by the mid 80's we were getting 500-600 to an event after a lot of work. In the 90's this was down to 300. The org was isolating its field.

Being on staff was one of the most exhilarating things I had done, but it was hard on my family...it required a committment from them..especially when I was sent for taingin out of town for long periods of time...it was like being in the military...when the orders came down..you went..no questions asked.


5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
My own sense of honor required that I finish my contract...I did. I also thought I had made some kind of spiritual gain and had definitely gained more confidence in myself.

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 bor a total of five years in the time I considered myself a SCN.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Yes, but I won't go into it publicly.

It is not a religion...There is no 'higher being' worshipped unless it is Hubbard. It puts forth the symbols of a religion..i.e. 'church', 'cross,' 'Sunday services' but it just that symbols with no substance behind them..

When you read the upper level materials you find out that Scn is anti-semitic, anti-Christian, and anti-Islamic.

The 'Church' says it has the answer to mental health, but when a member 'goes insane' it distances itself from them, refusing to help. They have done nothing to set up facilities for the insane and in actuality are there 'to make the able more able.'

I watch my Div 6 turn away soem very able students from Galludet (college for the dear) and you never see 'disabled' people in any org or FSO.


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?
I think it needs to start acting like a real Church...Churches have a time-honored practice of charity...not the CoS...nothing is free there...not really.

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?
no

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