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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By Barbara Graham more
I came into scientology when I was 17 years old — I left when I was 35 years old. I had to start my life anew. I had to work extra hard to make up for 18 years of not earning. Everything people normally do much younger. I vowed to give my kids a better start than I made for myself.
My daughter was born into scientology. We left when she was quite young. She did her schooling and then went to university. She studied
sound and TV production and has just graduated. She is working her first job. She is a female DJ and obviously heavily into music. She teaches kids to DJ. She has travelled to many countries and has just learnt to surf. She has been riding horses since she was 6 years old and has had three horses/ponies. At the moment she is learning dressage. She has boyfriends, a car, a flat of her own and she can talk to ANYONE she wants. And she does — because she is very outgoing.
She is better at communication than me — an OT! I love her to bits as I do her younger brother. I am a very proud dad!!
Sea Org kids — what you have isn't life. Read Barbz [Barbara Graham] message again — think about it.
You are told scientology will deliver something to you — it won't. As I said I came in mid 1960's as a 17 year old boy. Scientology does NOT give what it promises — I promise you. The rest of the world thinks scientologist are aggressive looneys. They are — but it doesn't have to be that way for you. Good luck.
Email me if you want to swear at me or ask a question. I can talk to anyone and if you have the courage so can you.
And here's a funny thing. Ex-members are connecting up with some of their old, dear friends on the other side of the veil! Sometimes you just have to wait until they "wake up" too, and leave the organization.
If you stay in, Scientology will use you up. There is no retirement home for elderly Scientologists. There is no pension plan. When you quit producing, that's it! You will find yourself on a street corner, clutching a garbage bag of possessions, with nowhere to go, no Social Security (such as it is) and few options. You know this is true! An old person with few skills is doomed to taking crappy jobs for minimum wage, living in a crappy little apartment somewhere. But, think about it. They've got their own place, which they don't have to share. Nobody is going to drink the last milk in their fridge, or eat the last Ho-Ho out of the cupboard. They can have a television if they wish. They can call their friends whenever they want. They don't need permission to go out of town.
It's better when you're young enough to create a decent life for yourself. Think about it! If you want to cut class, you can, although a responsible person would realize that they're going to school for a reason. Having your own car means you can take a drive up Mt. Wilson to see the snow whenever you want. You don't need anyone's permission to do anything. That's Total Freedom, kids! Being responsible enough to pilot your own life, not relying on somebody else telling you what to do, being free enough to hit the beach on a sunny day when you feel like it.
Taking up hang gliding, riding motorcycles, exploring the boundaries of your own ability. You should, at this point in your life, be driving your own bus. Don't you want to?
Surf's up! The fish are biting! The sun is out (well, not today) and you should be outside, expanding your mind, learning new things, meeting new friends. You should be driving your own bus. Don't you want to?
One other thing. There are people on this newsgroup whose job it is to confuse and instill mistrust. They pose as critics of Scientology, but it's just a Scientology op. All the off-topic posts about evil psychs, same thing, a Scientology op to disrupt communication here.
Odd behavior for a group that claims to be committed to communicating, isn't it?
Road Runner, Truth Seeker, Lily Fired, Space Traveler (aka Roadrunner) Barbara Schwarz, are all Scientologists trying to break the flow of communication about Scientology and its abuses. Some pose as critics. However, they will never recommend critical websites, trying to convince you that the critical sites are somehow Scientology related OSA ops.
Truth Seeker is known for referring readers to a series of essays, written by OSA, which purport to be critical.
xenu.net is one site he won't recommend. lermanet.com is another. The creator of lermanet.com is Arnie Lerma, ex-SO member, who almost married one of Hubbard's daughters! You can trust him. He has helped many people get their lives back.
Beware of the sock puppets who say everyone here is OSA. I'm not. On my hate pages at religiousfreedomwatch.com/extremists, the first thing on that page is, "Barbara Graham has never been a Scientologist, never had relatives who were in, etc."
Look at those pages. If a person is listed as a "religious extremist," it means they are on Scientology's "enemies list."
Did you ever wonder why a "church" has an enemy's list?
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