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  1. Hi, I've been talking to the texas church of scientology in austin, which is just about to open a newly renovated building.
    I've done just about all the research I can short of becoming an on staff scientologist for awhile to really understand the organization by being a part of it.
    Does anyone have anything I should know before I try this in order not to get sucked in?
  2. I told you I was trouble

    I told you I was trouble Suspended animation

    Yes, take your own loo roll.
  3. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Try what? I can guarantee that if you are talking to any church of scientology, you are being lied to and they are trained to be experts at even though I suggest you simply stay away from them and go looking elsewhere for some truths.
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  4. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

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  5. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Some things you can't really know just by being part of it.

    I was part of it for 10 years and didn't understand the organization until after I left and read about the first hand experiences of hundreds of former scientologists.

    You won't hear the truth when you're in there because it is considered a criminal act within the CoS to tell the truth if it makes others question their involvement in Scientology. And no, I'm not exaggerating.

    If you've done ANY research at all about the organization you'd of found out that it is abusive to its own members and staff.

    Hubbard was a master at deception and manipulation as well at clearing bank accounts.

    What exactly would be attempting to understand by "being part of it" that you can't understand from being outside?
  6. I do realize how they treat their staff, but the thing I want to learn is the emotions. How does it feel to be in scientology, what is the atmosphere, these kinds of questions I cant answer just by hearing it from people.
  7. Bill

    Bill Gold Meritorious Patron

    But why? Given, as we know, that Scientology is a cult that brainwashes and entraps people, what any believer Scientologists will tell you isn't real. The emotions they allow themselves to show aren't real. What they would say isn't true, they can't know or say the truth.
    So why?
  8. Because I'm obsessed with scientology, and besides hearing different people going over the same information, I cant think of anything else to sate my curiosity except actually taking the crackpot courses, and working briefly for scientology.
  9. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Well,"obsession" is a good place to start. Stick with that and you might fit right in.
  10. Dotey OT

    Dotey OT Cyclops Duck of the North - BEWARE

    That gets handled on the purif. If that doesn't handle it, the TR's will take care of it, and if not, the objectives will take care of it. Or maybe ARC straightwire. Or...
  11. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Absolument! Whatever it is - Scientology can help with that! It's a mantra. Remember it well.

    Stick around here and we'll have you looking and sounding like a staff member in no time.

    And bring cigs, lots of cigs, enough to hand out...they will Luv U!
  12. *me at OT7*
    You know what screw this
  13. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    You have to get the jargon right. We say "you have reached EP", (End Phenomena).
  14. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Have you considered getting professional mental help with your obsession to dive into a dangerous cult?
  15. I told you I was trouble

    I told you I was trouble Suspended animation

    If you are genuinely only 19 years old (as mentioned in your profile) with so much free time on your hands ... be very, very careful. You are exactly what they are looking for and they will pour on the charm until you bite ... and (if you love attention as I suspect you may do) you could even find yourself believing the crap they will tell you about how special/important/perceptive/needed/valuable (bla bla bla) you are.

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  16. PirateAndBum

    PirateAndBum Gold Meritorious Patron


    You should read all the featured threads here to better understand what it is like for starters.

    You're playing with fire with your obsession. You may find yourself coming back here in 10, 20 or 30 years smacking your head for what a fool you were.

    Co$ is a dangerous cult. Why dangerous? Because it can consume your entire life and will leave you with nothing in the end that was worth the investment of your life.

    I was 19 when I got involved. 32 years later I left. I don't recommend it.
  17. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    ^^^^^^^ Yeah, THIS! :yes:
  18. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    Being naïve (having or showing a lack of experience), is definitely a major item that the Church of Scientology has depended on for recruiting new people.

    I've been there and done that.

    The pseudo-science was so attractive/convincing to me that no Div 2 reg even had to find a "ruin" on me.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2019
  19. pineapple

    pineapple Silver Meritorious Patron

  20. Miss Ellie

    Miss Ellie Miss Ellie

    If you want to help yourself or others do not even play with the sciobots. If you want to understand something - like fire - do you go into a burning building? To understand the power of the wind do you step into a tornado? To understand about a cult talk to the survivors, listen to their pain, hear them as they share their story. If you want more you will not get validation from me. You walk through those doors and dabble you will not be the same when you come out. You will not change them. I do not know who you are but you need something you will not find there.