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And since the Church is doing so badly, how the hell did they get $40 million?
Welcome to the board. I have an answer and a question.
Over the past 5 years or so, I donated a total of around $65,000 to the Stevens Creek Org Ideal Org building fund. Over the past 20 years I have donated around $108,000 to the IAS. I did so voluntarily because I had wins in Scientology and I wanted to give back to something that had helped me. I never donated directly to the Super Power building, but obviously, it would have only required a few hundred people like me to raise the $40 million.
And though I donated willingly and had wins, my communication was suppressed by the Church of Scientology. This became increasingly burdensome to me. One part of the Church's effort to cut my communication was the cutting of my communication to those whom the Church had abused. I was unaware of such situations as Lisa Mcpherson, of coerced abortion in the Sea Org, and many others. It took me a long time to gain the courage to LOOK. Now that I have looked, I feel betrayed. I have tried to communicate the abuse I've recently learned of to other Scientologists in good standing. Those who I've talked to have generally not believed me and not looked for themselves. This is why the Church has not folded. Those people still in the Church do not trust those of us who have woken up to the abuse. I woke up and I stopped donating and started asking questions. So there is your answer.
Here is a question for you. I am not anonymous. My name is Mac Stevens. I posted my contact information on the internet. You can find me. You can write to me. You can call me. You can e-mail me. I'm not hiding. Who are you? You are either anonymous, or you have a name. What is your name? How can I talk to you directly?
Sorry, that was three questions.