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I read this over the weekend on another site:
"In May 2009, Scientology declared there were only 1,070 Class VI auditors worldwide, and only 349 Class VIII auditors worldwide."
And how many of those 349 Class VIIIs are still active in the Church? :confused2: I know 3 just on this thread that aren't!
I know at least five Class VIIIs and that will never audit again after what they've been through in recent years. They are not on this board to my knowledge. So with your 3 plus my 5, that's down to at most 341. I'm sure the number is much, much less.
I know several Class VIs that left years ago.
Overall, I think there are a good number of people who have just re-adjusted their lives without actually "leaving" the church with notice. I know of 11 personally that I speak with regularly. They have relatives still in and they don't say much but you know they are just not saying much! I love it.
Funny, I have never seen my name or my spouse's name on an IAS list although we paid and were card carrying members for many, many years. I used to take offense but now I'm happy to have been overlooked! Glad my name doesn't come up with a search associated with those thieves!