by Kelli Ayed more
12 July 2006
Well, my family and I have been out for 5 months. We have
spent the past 5 months researching and reading both
and the net, trying to make sense of our whole experience. I
spent the past 13 years truly believing that every word out of
Ron's mouth (or pen) were golden and absolutely factual, and to
discover (from multiple sources with the documentation to back
it up) that he was nothing more than a charlatan and a fraud was
more than a little shocking. It's still going to take some more
time to get over that.
Anti-intellectual... absolutely. My daughter was encouraged
to miss school on multiple occasions to complete courses or make
up time (not that I ever allowed that). I was personally derided
by higher execs than myself (I was the
HES and Dissem Sec,
respectively) for having gotten a college education. Outside
study was grounds for an
ethics visit, ostensibly because one should use any
available time to move up the
bridge. I never
knew anything about the views on the
scientific method, simply assuming that when
Ron said it was
researched, then it was researched.
One of the most wonderful women I have ever known died from
cancer just a few months after completing the
Purif for the second
time. She never went to the doctor for anything because she was
well schooled in natural healing type stuff. Her husband is a
and actually delivered all of their children at home himself.
She wasn't diagnosed until she was well past the point of no
return. The response of KC org's current HES was to send her
uplines to see what went wrong with her
auditing. I am
saddened, I am sickened, and I am angry that these people
continue to be allowed to inhabit this planet.
My daughter was born with a heart condition that required
open heart surgery immediately after birth. I was told by the
doctors then that she would begin to have problems again when
she reached adult size, which did turn out to be true. She is
now 15 and has gone from apparently normal all of her life to
where stairs and such can make her pass out, in a very short
time period. The EO
and HES were insistent that she was
PTS when she was
born and just needed to get that sorted out. Well, I won, but
how many scientologists in similar situations don't even argue?
It's all well and good to debate all of these issues, and
every day, reading here on
ars, I am healing a
little bit more. But I am also getting more and more outraged at
all that they have done and are still doing, to very real people
in the very real world.
Of course they are anti-intellectual. Otherwise parishioners
might go read something that gets them to snap out of it. Then
where would they be?