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The Oracle

Not the same Oracle from a decade ago
Hello, 2 months ago I decided to leave Scientology. I am still under the radar, so do not want to give any identifiable information, but I did want to introduce myself.
Hi! A Big warm welcome. If you need any help, let me know.
 

Karakorum

Well-known member
Hello, 2 months ago I decided to leave Scientology. I am still under the radar, so do not want to give any identifiable information, but I did want to introduce myself.
Hello and welcome.

Sure, if you want to stay under the radar then by all means don't share any info that might help identify you. Having said that, I'm looking forward to your participation in the discussions here. I'd love to get some first hand information how things are looking nowadays.

There's many things we can talk about without involving our personal details.

Out of curiosity, what was the final straw that got you out? Was it a sudden event or was it a slow process of gaining more and more suspicions over the years?
Are most people in your area now 2nd gen and elderly scientologists? Or are there any 20s-30s people who are not second gen?
 
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Hello and welcome.

Sure, if you want to stay under the radar then by all means don't share any info that might help identify you. Having said that, I'm looking forward to your participation in the discussions here. I'd love to get some first hand information how things are looking nowadays.

There's many things we can talk about without involving our personal details.

Out of curiosity, what was the final straw that got you out? Was it a sudden event or was it a slow process of gaining more and more suspicions over the years?
Are most people in your area now 2nd gen and elderly scientologists? Or are there any 20s-30s people who are not second gen?
Do you know, I actually don't remember the last straw right now. If I think of it I'll let you know. It definitely was a slow process over 8 or 10 years. I'll tell you one of the last straws was how scientologists have been treating Covid: as a hoax, hysteria, etc. (Which is funny, because their fearful leader has been putting forward those "stay well" pamphlets.)

Yes, most people are 2nd gen or elderly. Occasionally I've met a 3rd gen Scientologist, but that is very rare. I did meet a few 20's-30's who were new recruits to scientology, but again that's pretty rare.

The Ideal orgs are quite empty, which was one of my straws. I traveled a decent amount, and when I was drinking the kool-aid I loved to go hit up the org in the city I visited. Always pretty desolate.
 

marra

Well-known member
Do you know, I actually don't remember the last straw right now. If I think of it I'll let you know. It definitely was a slow process over 8 or 10 years. I'll tell you one of the last straws was how scientologists have been treating Covid: as a hoax, hysteria, etc. (Which is funny, because their fearful leader has been putting forward those "stay well" pamphlets.)

Yes, most people are 2nd gen or elderly. Occasionally I've met a 3rd gen Scientologist, but that is very rare. I did meet a few 20's-30's who were new recruits to scientology, but again that's pretty rare.

The Ideal orgs are quite empty, which was one of my straws. I traveled a decent amount, and when I was drinking the kool-aid I loved to go hit up the org in the city I visited. Always pretty desolate.
I think most of us here left scientology quite some time ago so any info on the current situation is interesting to us. We know the current membership of the CoS is almost certainly less than 20,000 in total but they still seem able to convince their members that they are expanding. It's quite a trick.
 
I think most of us here left scientology quite some time ago so any info on the current situation is interesting to us. We know the current membership of the CoS is almost certainly less than 20,000 in total but they still seem able to convince their members that they are expanding. It's quite a trick.
Yeah it's amazing how much they can lie to you about membership and other "expansion". It seems like it's happening because such nice big buildings are opening up.

I think it has a lot to do with the assumption that the church or David Miscavige wouldn't lie to you. It's a hard assumption to shift, even after the church--reges, DofPs, etc. have in fact lied to you time and time again and you found out.
 

Dotey OT

Dis-Membered
Yeah it's amazing how much they can lie to you about membership and other "expansion". It seems like it's happening because such nice big buildings are opening up.

I think it has a lot to do with the assumption that the church or David Miscavige wouldn't lie to you. It's a hard assumption to shift, even after the church--reges, DofPs, etc. have in fact lied to you time and time again and you found out.
Welcome!! I am UTR as well. Tell as much as you want, but leave out the details that might allow others to figure it out.

I have been out just around three years, and the events were the place where you planted yourself on a seat and listened to the lies. Well, that and the publications. Well the events, publications and the reges.

We need stories!!! More stories!!
 

Karakorum

Well-known member
Do you know, I actually don't remember the last straw right now. If I think of it I'll let you know. It definitely was a slow process over 8 or 10 years. I'll tell you one of the last straws was how scientologists have been treating Covid: as a hoax, hysteria, etc. (Which is funny, because their fearful leader has been putting forward those "stay well" pamphlets.)
I entirely get that, my own process took over two decades... pretty much my whole life up till the point I left.

As for COVID reactions: Well, scientologists always had a flair for conspiracy wingnuttery and tinfoilism. Its even visible in a lot of the indie movement.

Yes, most people are 2nd gen or elderly. Occasionally I've met a 3rd gen Scientologist, but that is very rare. I did meet a few 20's-30's who were new recruits to scientology, but again that's pretty rare.

The Ideal orgs are quite empty, which was one of my straws. I traveled a decent amount, and when I was drinking the kool-aid I loved to go hit up the org in the city I visited. Always pretty desolate.
Thanks for the feedback. That was pretty much what I expected to see by projecting forward the trends I saw when I was still in. Glad to hear an empirical confirmation that this is in fact the case.
 

The Oracle

Not the same Oracle from a decade ago
Do you know, I actually don't remember the last straw right now. If I think of it I'll let you know. It definitely was a slow process over 8 or 10 years. I'll tell you one of the last straws was how scientologists have been treating Covid: as a hoax, hysteria, etc. (Which is funny, because their fearful leader has been putting forward those "stay well" pamphlets.)

Yes, most people are 2nd gen or elderly. Occasionally I've met a 3rd gen Scientologist, but that is very rare. I did meet a few 20's-30's who were new recruits to scientology, but again that's pretty rare.

The Ideal orgs are quite empty, which was one of my straws. I traveled a decent amount, and when I was drinking the kool-aid I loved to go hit up the org in the city I visited. Always pretty desolate.
Good to hear the Ideal Orgs are empty. No more people getting hurt.
 

TrevAnon

Big list researcher
Welcome out! :welcome:

Make sure to check out the big list of exes speaking out: Former Church of Scientology members who have spoken out


Also: I was never in. I'm an Anon who in 2008 (when the Anonymous protests happened), decided to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT and started helping on line. There are more people around who were never in.

Also book list:

 
I entirely get that, my own process took over two decades... pretty much my whole life up till the point I left.

As for COVID reactions: Well, scientologists always had a flair for conspiracy wingnuttery and tinfoilism. Its even visible in a lot of the indie movement.


Thanks for the feedback. That was pretty much what I expected to see by projecting forward the trends I saw when I was still in. Glad to hear an empirical confirmation that this is in fact the case.
So true! It's 1-800-CONSPIRACY over there.
 
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