Scientology - Through the Door

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Saturday, 15th January, 2005 05:17:43pm

Name or Alias: Casper The Friendly Ghost
Training and/or processing level: It is not important. I am not my training or so called processing.
Org or location: Missions and Orgs
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: Over 30 Years
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
I had moved to Arizona to move in with and a friend. I met my friend's neighbor and we started talking while we were baking cookies. She told me about Scientology and invited me to the org to take the OCA test.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
I was impressed with the friendliness of the people at this org. When I went in with Gail, there were several staff who came up to her and hugged her and there seamed to be genuine affinty and caring for each other which I did not have in my life at that time.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Oh yeah! I was into drugs, I was not happy with life or myself. I just did not know what I wanted in life or what I wanted to do with myself and drugs seemed the only way, at that time.

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?
Not until after LRH had been assisted into the next life and the new management took over. It was a lot of little things over time. The IAS regging people for their weekly grocery money and not caring how the family was going to eat that week was more important to the IAS, and still is. So called OTs using policy to benefit them. Scientology business owners working other Scientologists to death with no benefits and low pay so THEY can get up the bridge. The chruch destroying families and not caring and the list goes on and on and on of outpoints with today's regime. Even though I saw these outpoints I still justified them one way or another because I had become convinced by the church that auditing was going to make me happier. Right!

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
Because I had become reliant on the chruch auditing. I thought that was the only thing that could handle the problems that -I- had created for myself. Because as we know the church has no responsibility for you being screwed up or screwing you up. They just charge you more money. I must admit management is very good at running a cult and destroying peoples lives for their own evil puposes.

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 am one of those people who like to help others. I had been on staff for 15 years at a couple of orgs and involved with CCHR.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
My spouse started to read me stuff from the internet about the chruch. At first I did not want to believe what I was hearing, but the truth prevailed and as I pieced the lies that I had been fed over the years. All the outpoints fell into place for me. I want to thank my spouse for seeing the truth and dragging me out screaming and kicking.

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! Davie and his crew need to be put on the RPF's RPF and let them experience long hours of manual labor, no sleep, no pay, and the low havingness these poor guys have because of his greed and selfishness and cruelty. There are so many things that need to be changed in the church I would not know where to start.

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, I don't see any worthwhile changes being made any time soon. It will be hard to convince the people still in that there are some things majorly wrong in the church. At this point in my life my spouse and I are creating a happy and sane future without scientology.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
Yes! At this time I have to pretend that I am still a true-blue scientologist. I am on course at the ----- org even though I don't want to but I have to be at this time because of my family. I don't want to disconnect from them, which they would do if they knew. I am, however, doing my part to help get the truth out about the church and management. My spouse and I have gotten several people out and we just keep gently planting seeds of doubt when our friends mention some upset they have with the church. That's why the name of Casper the Friendly Ghost. We are working behind the scenes to get more people out of the church of scientology. Oh! I am sorry. I meant the Cult of Slimeology. It is interesting how many of the people that are still in have a lot of upsets with the church but are afraid to speak. Some of the so-called OTs who don't follow their own policy but preach that everyone else needs to. But that is a another story for another time.

Please excuse my long communication but this is the first time that I have made any kind of public comment about not being a cult member any more. I can see how AA members feel at their meetings. 'Hi I am David and I am an ex-scientology cult member.' My biggest win of being out of the church is that I realized I'm not screwed up like the church wants me to believe. I am more sure of who I am and where I am going in life. I have more confidence in myself and my ablities. I can and do things for myself. No more 'Well, LRH says---'. I do not have any more problems with study. I duplicate things better now than when I was in scientology. A major PTS sit has been handled and gotten out of my life. I realized scientology was the real suppression in my life - not my family or friends who did not agree with the church. IT WAS THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY WHO WAS THE SP ON MY LINES WAS CAUSING THE DOUBTS ABOUT WHO I WAS AND WHAT I CAN DO.

Enough said for now. Thanks for letting have my say. It's time for me to go back under cover. I must screw on my empty smile with the drool running down my cheek and blank stare in my eyes and mumble 'LRH says in ---'. Never fear - I shall return - possibly in an org near you.


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