Scientology - Through the Door

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Friday, 27th May, 2005 09:22:14pm

Name or Alias: halo
Training and/or processing level: on ot7 staff training only
Org or location: L.A. and Flag Command Bureau
Time involved in the Church of Scientology: just a few years
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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology?
Parents were involved in Scientology.

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?
Mystery.

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address?
Not enough applause. I was kind of a dumpy boring teenager then.

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?
No one seemed to have original ideas. People only talked about, repeated things they had read or were told. I just thought they were bores.

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?
I needed lots of applause and approval from others. If you do what they tell you and what they ask of you they applaude you too. I felt very important there, especially when I joined the Sea Org. My parents had to pay me some respect then! People seemed frightened of me in that uniform and I was in CMO and it made me feel very important and powerful. I was given big power over other people suddenly.

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 did a minor course and then went right into the Sea Org. My mother and I could not get hardly any money from my Dad for anything, he was just a tight wad. He did buy us a nice house and then sold it before we could get comfortable. Nobody could control him really, my mom had been a runaway as a kid and was dependent. But the Church could get money from him all the time, he became weak in front of Sea Org members and gave them whatever they wanted. I wanted that power over my Dad too. Funny thing though, once I joined the Sea Org he semmed to loose respect for them instead of giving more to me. Then I was stuck there but getting information all the time that would help me convince my dad he didn't need to propitiate to them all the time and he should really pay attention to his family. Actually, I hoped to drive a wedge between him and the Church.

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?
Slowly over time I got to acquaint myself with the Int Execs. I was not impressed. None of them measured up to the man my father was. They were little bullies. Stuffy self important rude jokers and degraders. I realized my father was controlled, and controlled my life, based on an illusion. The Int Execs were decadent. One of them, Greg Hughes, whenever he heard something he liked would say, 'That makes my dick stand up'. One of them, Tom Woodruff, used to chase and lust after these young CMO chicks. They had the filthiest mouths I had ever heard. I thought, if my father only knew where I was and what these people were really like, he's have a shit fit and drag me out of here. Once I realized they were just a bunch of very ordinary assholes I felt sorry for my Dad. And I just wanted to get out and get a life.

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 can't. Unless David Miscavige and his gang blows off. People have to stop wishing for a miracle and move on.
Me and my family have left that part of our lives behind us. We have gone up the bridge with a class 12 in the freezone.


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?
Yes.

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?
No regrets. If I hadn't seen what I've seen I might still be there. Once you see who is running things the illusion gets shattered real fast. It's so wizard of Oz.

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