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  1. Yes, Emma, I am willing to be interviewed by "the...

    Yes, Emma, I am willing to be interviewed by "the media". Much of my story is on Grace & Ken Aaron's www.religioushunning.org. While I certainly understand and respect those who choose to keep their...
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    Bea Kiddo --- You cut to the the core of the...

    Bea Kiddo ---

    You cut to the the core of the whole Scientology "weltanschauugen" (world view; paradigm; model).

    "This this planet, this solar system, this universe (MEST) the whole thing is a...
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    Thank you for providing the place to have this...

    Thank you for providing the place to have this "gathering/forum/party/meeting/seminar/pulpit/event/platform".

    popsweetland
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    Personally, I happen to agree with you, but each...

    Personally, I happen to agree with you, but each of us get to chooose how much we read and how much we respond to. The "automatic ignore" feature is one more arrow in the quiver that some of us may...
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    Dear Veda - With all due respect, I would...

    Dear Veda -

    With all due respect, I would suggest to Mike & anyone else who chooses to use the "ignore" feature consider carefully whether to disclose who it is they have chosen to ignore. It's...
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    Yes. It could also be called "not seeing the...

    Yes. It could also be called "not seeing the forrest for the trees."
    We all have to step back and look at the "Big Picture" as best as we can from time to time. Then we can get back into the "the...
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    Very very good point!!! The defeminization of...

    Very very good point!!! The defeminization of the women also emasculates the "men" to some degree. The Sea Org women are all internally referred to as "SIR!!!". That is a gross insult to the...
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    Nobody ever "made me" do nothin'!!! (I don't...

    Nobody ever "made me" do nothin'!!!

    (I don't seem to make the "smilies" work otherwise I would put in some form of a cluster of a bunch of them trying to express the combination of attempted...
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    I can't resist. The first and only time I saw...

    I can't resist. The first and only time I saw David Miscavige was in Portland in 1979 during the Julie Christopherson original trial, not the appeal. Michael Parodi (a Sea Org member who was...
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    Thank you Michael Henderson. Remember this...

    Thank you Michael Henderson.

    Remember this quote from Hubbard's "Aims of Scientology"

    "We will never betray your faith in us, so long as you are one of us."
    (emphasis added)
    Understand...
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    WOW!! I had no idea... 780 hours is almost 100...

    WOW!! I had no idea... 780 hours is almost 100 days at 8 hours per day!!!! Is that possible??? I remember that he was gone for much longer than planned..... I knew there was a "love/hate" with...
  12. Thread: My story

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    Dear Whatever - Thank you, for having the...

    Dear Whatever -

    Thank you, for having the strength, courage, and integrity to post this gut wrenching odyssey. It is enlightening and inspiring to me and I am sure to numerous others who do not...
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    Sorry, Dennis. You were Qual Sec, Bob Laufer ...

    Sorry, Dennis. You were Qual Sec, Bob Laufer Tech Sec. My "faux pas" (of referring to Dennis as "cramming officer" and then I almost did it again when I almost refered to Bob Laufer as C/S rather...
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    Dear "Whatever" - The "Dianetics &...

    Dear "Whatever" -

    The "Dianetics & Scientology Center" was started in Davis, California located at 1046 Olive Drive in October of 1969. The cast of characters is in my prior post in this thread....
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    I ("Popsweetland" i.e "E. David Sweetland") took...

    I ("Popsweetland" i.e "E. David Sweetland") took the first Comm Course offered at Martin & Diana Samules "Dianetics and Scientology Center" in Davis, in October of 1969. It wasn't called a...
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    I don't know that I can provide much...

    I don't know that I can provide much "enlightenment", but participating (even a liitle) on this forum has changed my attitude toward those who wish to be involved in the FreeZone. I do differntiate...
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    True.... The distinction is too subltle. ...

    True.... The distinction is too subltle.


    Paul -

    Thanks for these. I appreciate the levity and brevity with which they are done. Maybe we could replace the word "hates" with "resists" or...
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    Hi Dennis - The three most loaded words you...

    Hi Dennis -

    The three most loaded words you use are :"... intentionally or not ..." It is the "intentionality" that I wrestle with.

    I remember Martin Samuels and I having a similar conversation...
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    Nec - Wonderful metaphor (no brakes ). I...

    Nec -

    Wonderful metaphor (no brakes ). I owned a 1966 MGB when I was in LA going through OTIII (Nov 1978 - April 1979) I had no starter motor! I took alot of teasing about that car, but it got me...
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    Nec - Thank you. The parallels you point...

    Nec -

    Thank you.

    The parallels you point out between the relatively impotent and pathetic CST/RTC/BOTWO form of the scientology "mass movement" (secular &"ecclesiastical") and the disaster of...
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    Dennis - Thanks.... and I do agree. A...

    Dennis -

    Thanks.... and I do agree.

    A quick vignette about me. In a conversation regarding the RC pedophilia scandal with a Jewish friend, I launched into a bit of a tirade regarding my own...
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    I think we are saying the same thing. The line...

    I think we are saying the same thing. The line that I believe you were stating was "absolutely not true" is:

    "But to work with the "frying pan to fire" metaphore, I think that Scientology is a...
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    Steve - This "Dull old fart" (Dave) would like...

    Steve -

    This "Dull old fart" (Dave) would like to second loud and clear the original "Dulloldfart" (Paul) words quoted above.

    You are already miles and miles ahead of where I was at your age....
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    Claire - In haste -- I just wanted...

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    Claire -

    In haste -- I just wanted to acknowldge and emphasize, then use for my own your line :

    "This sure wasn't the ology I signed up for!!!"

    thanks !!!!
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    Me too, born into it. I won't get into an...

    Me too, born into it. I won't get into an extended discussion regarding Roman Catholicism (RC) for two reasons:
    1) It's off topic and
    2) it's highly personal for me. As Billy Holiday says "Ain't...
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