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Your reason and story for leaving Scientology

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Julian100, Dec 30, 2009.

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  1. Julian100

    Julian100 Patron

    What is your reason and story for leaving for scientology? As you have read from my thread, I left because I felt they wronged me when it came to not refunding my money when they promised since they never gave me my course and told me I got to spend additional money to potentially get the service I wanted. I thought it was unethical how they could take my money and not deliver.
     
  2. thetanic

    thetanic Gold Meritorious Patron

  3. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    You have just arrived here. You have made 14 posts but started SIX threads. This is not normal for newbies.

    Paul
     
  4. Gadfly

    Gadfly Crusader

    Paul, smelling a rat-like odor? A possible troll? Someone sent here to muck up the works? Of course, it wouldn't be the first time.

    But then, I also came out of nowhere, very suddenly, was viewed very suspiciously by some at first, and I posted crazily right from and in the beginning. I didn't follow the usual pattern either. Though, I was quite critical right from the start about many aspects of the subject of Scientology.

    Only time will tell. And, some of us here have VERY good senses of "troll-detection". My hackles have also been raised a bit. Just keeping my eyes open at this point.
     
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  5. Julian100

    Julian100 Patron

    wow I am offended that you would call me a troll. It's just all this time i felt i had nobody to talk to about my issues until apollo showed me this board. I just like to post a lot sometimes. But no I can't believe you guys would accuse me of being a troll. I am not.
     
  6. exsomessenger

    exsomessenger Patron Meritorious

    Hiya J, sounds like you had a bad cycle as a public. how long were you on lines? I never asked for a refund but I do know how people that do ask for them are treated. That is no fun at all, I am sorry you had to go through that. There are alot of us here that know exactly how that feels. :duh:
     
  7. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    I don't see that anyone has called you a troll. Don't protest too much.

    Paul
     
  8. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Gold Meritorious Patron

    Dude, you need to read the stories from inside scientology. Some of them are truly horror stories. There are people here that have lost millions of dollard and even worse, thier families because of this visious, hatefull, cult. If you were hurt by Scientology, I am sorry, and you are probably in the right place. But, I believe that you should read others stories here to get an idea of what we are all about.

    Bob
     
  9. skollie

    skollie Silver Meritorious Patron

    I left because I was highly offended that they wanted to interfere with my personal life. Thank God I was young and stubborn enough not to put up with it.
     
  10. Kathy (ImOut)

    Kathy (ImOut) Gold Meritorious Patron

    Maybe Julian isn't shy or just has lots of questions and has found a place to ask them.

    Some people walk into the pool, some just dive in.
     
  11. thetanic

    thetanic Gold Meritorious Patron

    Don't worry about it.

    There are very good reasons for people here to be suspicious of newbies, and you just hit some alarm bells.
     
  12. lkwdblds

    lkwdblds Crusader

    Not guys but just one guy.

    What's with the word guys with the "s" and he did not actually accuse you but just made a suggestion which he admitted was only a feeling. Get busy and show him that he is wrong but don't confuse one member's speculation with a lot of guys accusing you of something.
    Lakey
     
  13. Gadfly

    Gadfly Crusader

    Oh Lordie Be! Spank my butt. Sometimes one really has to behave as if one is walking on egg shells around here! :duh:

    As I recently posted on another thread when somebody said "I am offended", my viewpoint on "I am offended", no matter who says it is this:

    People who are offended in any way by anything most likely need some form of therapy to get over whatever it is that "offends them". Anybody can say anything to me in any way these choose, and I don't and won't care! I sure won't get offended about anything anyone says or writes. And, neither should anyone else. I suspect that "getting offended" involves some aspect of an "ego". :omg:

    Any offense that you take in any situation exists IN YOU - and NOT out there. :whistling: It is YOUR "mental state of being offended". Let it go. Stop contributing to and with it. But then, people who "get offended" tend to ENJOY dramatizing his or her state of being offended. Just watch 'em. Oh, they get a great deal of juice out of it! They often pump it up. I see it often as a form of manipulation.

    Words, are only words, with ALL meaning for you in YOUR head, even if and when the words actually do spell out real or legitimate accusations. All significance is YOUR significance.

    The Church of Scientology PR machine uses the "I am offended" ploy at times as a way to defuse legitimate criticism of the Church. They mock up this "righteous indignation" flow, which is so disingenuous. Plus, really, no trained Scientologist EVER feels anything remotely like that. It is entirely a MOCK UP, used to create an effect on OTHERS. The person who claims offense SEEMS to aiming attention at how badly he or she feels, but really, the intention is to affect YOU - to make you somehow change because you take the claim of his or her offense seriously. I never do.

    While it is true that some of the time certain people might go out of their way to actually offend you, in the end, it is ONLY the offended person who gives anyone else power over him or her by getting offended at all in the first place. You give the words life and energy to "hurt" you if you actually do get offended about ANYTHING. Ah, this neurotic modern western civilization - where people run around chronically in states of offense. Wake up and grow up! That's my honest response to any "offendee".

    LASTLY, IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE STATION, CHANGE IT! Nobody is forcing you to listen to or take seriously what you imagine it is that seems to "offend you".

    I view anyone suspiciously who uses the "I am offended card". They are either trying to play me in some way or have serious unresolved mental problems and personal issues.
    I'm a nice guy, really.:thumbsup:
     
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