Scientology - Through the Door

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1. How did you first become acquainted with the Church of Scientology? (Examples: personality test, drug treatment program, front group, business management, etc.)

2. What initially appealed to you about scientology?

3. Were there problems in your life that you thought scientology would address? (Examples: divorce, business problems, loss of job, loss of someone close, health)

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? (Examples: disconnection, wrongdoing, poor living conditions, beliefs, biases, unfair treatment)

5. Why did you choose to stay in the Church of Scientology?

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'?

7. Why did you leave the Church of Scientology? Was there a "final straw"?

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?

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?

10. Any additional comments you would like to make?

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