Scientology - Through the Door

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Friday, 14th January, 2005 12:45:48pm

Name or Alias: Think for yourself
Training and/or processing level: CL V Auditor / Pre-OT
Org or location: Mission and Flag
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: Over 20 years
Recommended Website - xenu.net, xenutv.net
1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Looking for some answers. I did a personality test.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
Seemed like it had some simple answers to age-old questions. I liked the idea that I could learn to communicate better. It was a group that I felt would accept me for who I was.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
To get along better with others.

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?
Scientology paints this picture of creating this wonderful society without crime, war, etc. Very appealing, of course. But as I went along I didn't see that this was actually occuring not only outside in society in general, but within the ranks. The constant struggle of staff to earn a decent living. Divorces occuring on a regular basis. Having to lie to others about how you really felt or to cover up insane policies that were causing problems with non-Scn family members. The incesssant regging for money and you were upstat or downstat based on your wealth and ability to pay for the bridge.

Broken promises. E.g. you are told one thing to sign up and then told no that violates policy but you are stuck because you agreed and the greater good demands that you go along.


5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I believed it could have an impact in changing conditions in society. That LRH was some prophet who had finally discovered the true secrets of the universe. I didn't see there was any other viable alternative, so maybe it wasn't perfect but what other choice was there? Justifying the crap going on as due to SP's or lack of resources.

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'?
Staff and Public. At missions, orgs and SO.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Numerous incidents which occured in a short period of time which showed me they really didn't care much about the individual and the family. Whatever you sacrificed to help the church was expected and never enough, you were fed the line, 'Are you in -exchange with Ron?' with the implied answer that no, you were not.

Living conditions in the SO were terrible, and you are not told of this prior to joining. The children in the Cadet Org and on staff are poorly educated and a real outpoint when you consider they were brought with source most of their lives. Most of the time the kids do not have proper materials or cirriculum or supervision during their schooling periods. It is such a joke, the church would never want any real educator to see what really goes on with these kids as they would be horrified as to the treatment and disregard that goes on.

I saw OT's who acted immature and childish. I saw auditor's and other trained personnel having to repeat courses, yet they were certified GAT trained. E.g. retreads/retrains on metering and TR's. I saw Pro TR grads regularly having out-TR's, execs who resorted to threats and screaming.

The truth about LRH's death vs the PR given at the event was eye-opening.


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?
Yes, it needs to recognize that there are 8 dynamics and not just 2 (3rd and 4th) that people operate off of. They have lost sight of this though they continue to preach it. Staff are pushed to the limits to produce, public are constantly made to feel they are not doing enough.

Get rid of the diconnection policy and fair gaming. Stop the PR about how great everything is and tell the truth. Stop forcing people to go into huge debt to go up the Bridge, work with them to set up a sane FP, instead of the crap to make it go right to earn more later on.

Treat staff members with respect and dignity. Wouldn't you rather have more long term staff members, rather than the continuous high turnover going on?


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?
Extremely doubtful, I feel there are some basic ideas that are useful, but overall I know they will not change because it is all or nothing with LRH's teachings. You cannot pick and choose or implement them any different than what he said and this has caused them to lose so many members.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
That I cannot post my name or specific facts for fear of reprisal speaks volumes as to how they treat those who do not share their views anymore. The creed of the church says all men have the right to speak or write against the utterances of others but this is simply more BS PR they promote to others to show how open they are.

Also, they view all other religions with disdain, influenced by implants and join with them only for the PR value and credibility it gives the church. If these other religious leaders knew what Scn thought of them they would not want to be associated at all.

I am glad to finally be broken of their spell.


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