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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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    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...
  11. 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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    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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    Steve - Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!....

    Steve -

    Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!. for your wonderful detailed response.

    I also want to apologize to you for not "JUST ASKING!!" as you so correctly pointed out that I should have....
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    Steve - Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!....

    Steve -

    Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!. for your wonderful detailed response.

    I also want to apologize to you for not "JUST ASKING!!" as you so correctly pointed out that I should have....
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    Dennis - I would encourage you to go ahead and...

    Dennis - I would encourage you to go ahead and "take a shot at answering" some of Steve's questions. Possibly he will be lurking and there are or will be other young (and not-so-young) "Steves", who...
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    Steve - Thank you for this response. It...

    Steve -

    Thank you for this response. It sounds like your plan may be wise. Following are a few more thoughts.



    This is primarily a "place" for ex-scientologists (or I should say...
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    Sunday -- March 18, 2007 9:25PM Steve - ...

    Sunday -- March 18, 2007 9:25PM

    Steve -

    Grow up!!! You're 18 years old.... not a sniveling adolescent!!! Take these questions to a Christianity site, not an Ex- Scientology site!!

    Have the...
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    Yes Miss Dorfl!!! I agree. My definition of...

    Yes Miss Dorfl!!!

    I agree. My definition of "belief" is "the knowing suspending of critical thinking skills". I am a failed atheist, but have no problem with the atheistic world-view provided it...
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