All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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Former scientologist (personal web site: tomvoltz.com, in German).
For some of you it may be a surprise that I am publishing a book critical of Scientology. After over twenty years (including breaks) of membership, after employment in the establishment known as the Frankfurt College for Applied Philosophy in the early 70's, as active assistant to the Office for Special Affairs in Zurich and after having been a Class IV auditor, course supervisor and completing OT5, including all three L's, I have finally left Scientology after a long period of separation.
I did it neither lightheartedly nor in a sudden fit of anger. It was more as a result of my adventure with WISE International and the rest of the international management systems which will be described in more detail in this book. The more than questionable method of dealing with critical members and the contradictions in the works of Ron had left me increasingly puzzled. I could no longer reconcile them with my integrity. In spite of the "knowledge reports" which I had written in vain all the way up to RTC because of grievances I had uncovered, I could not detect any corrections; instead I was put under pressure, I was the target of professional "black PR" both in my country and out, and was hurt economically as far as the power of Scientology could reach. [...]
In "scientologese" the story would sound like this: he is a "suppressive person" and has enjoyed the blessings of Dianetics for years through the enlightenments of the genius and founder of the sect, L. Ron Hubbard, and then he commits "treason".
The traitor's name is Tom Voltz, 39, he lives in Zurich and according to his own statements he was a member of the sect for 23 years. As a business consultant, he "missioned" numerous companies with the simple insights of the self-proclaimed church, with the help of a Personality Test, which is an important tool of the Scientology ideology.
Scientology has been using the so-called Oxford Capacity Analysis test (OCA) in its modified form also known as U Test for many years: at street stalls, in so-called Missions and Orgs, but also during Recruitment Tests in companies which are close to Scientology, the persons to be tested have to answer 200 intimate questions concerning the state of affairs of their own soul. For example: "Do you often ponder about your own inferiority?" This examination allegedly gives revealing information about important character traits of the person tested. [...]