Posts Tagged ‘Child Neglect’

 Hi, I’m not a Scientologist.  I noticed from my reading about Scientology online through the blogs and websites of ex-Scientologists that they don’t mention some things about Scientology.  There are disputes about the permission of having abortions, do you know anything about this?  I also wonder what sex education would look like through the lens of LRH, and whether it is permissible to use birth control, condoms, or other forms of protection against sexual diseases.

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The difference between a Sea Org member and an inmate is that inmates have avenues of recourse for poor treatment – the courts and watchdog groups.  Inmates have the basic human rights (in the US) that citizens are entitled to.  Your rights were trampled under the guise of “religious freedom”.

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The SO is frequently called a “religious order” by the corporate mass media.  It sure doesn’t sound very religious to me.  Your description of it as prison seems much more fitting.  Did you feel like you were saving the world, though?

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Despite what you have been put through, is there ANY aspect of Scientology that you found to have a positive impact on your life? Does any Scientology practice actually have the potential to benefit a person?

As a follow up to these, is if you took the requisite “donations” out the equation, and auditing was administered without the cult-like observance to LRH’s bogus “scripture”, could people benefit from this? After all, stripped of its cult doctrines and criminal practices, Scientology is basically a form of community therapy,

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How steeped in Scientology was your childhood? Did you go to a Scientology school or afterschool/weekend/summer activity program? Did you read Hubbard books or take Scientology courses, and if so, were they specially geared for young people? And, in contrast, what non-Scientology activities did you do as a kid?

Also, when you joined the Sea Org at 15, that meant no high school education, right? Didn’t any of your friends or family look askance at that?

Thanks for sharing your experiences. I have tremendous admiration and respect for what you’ve done in the circumstances you were given.

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