If it wasn't for the internet:
wouldn't have announced the launch of the
Scientology & Dianetics web sites on the internet to
"wipe out the SP's
presence". I didn't even know what the internet was
at that time. Later that week I went to an internet
cafe and learnt how to log onto a site. I only
looked at Scientology.org and
but it was a start.
I wouldn't have noticed the
Mike Balint on the Melbourne Org's notice board.
He was in big trouble for being "involved" with SP
activity on the internet. I became curious about
what all the fuss was about.
I wouldn't have had to deal with
being blown off because they read
on the net. I had to listen to some of the claims
being made on the net from these individuals. I
didn't believe any of it at the time but it did
I wouldn't have noticed
Mary Anderson talking about the "hate site"
before muster one morning.
I wouldn't have gone out and bought a very cheap,
very old PC with a modem and asked a fellow
Scientologist to hook me up to the internet so I
could learn about this new thing everyone was
talking about. Truthfully, I wanted to search for
recipes, but in the back of my mind I knew one day
I'd be tempted to look for info on Scientology.
I wouldn't have had anywhere to look for
information when the situation at my Org grew so
intolerable that I thought I was going crazy and
knew there was something very wrong.
I couldn't have typed the word "scientology" into
a search engine and found the information I needed
to shatter my illusion.
I wouldn't ever have known the truth about
lies and his evil creation.
I would never have known I was involved in a
cult. And I would not have had the courage to leave.
I would never have read stories from hundreds of
other people who were just like me who had escaped
the mental trap and were living happier lives.
I would never have realised I wasn't alone.
I would never have made lifelong friends who
understood what I had gone through and where I had
I wouldn't have had anyone to ask questions of,
anyone to challenge my beliefs or anyone to point me
to documented evidence that showed me what a fool
I'd been and what sort of a trap my "friends" were
I would not have had the courage to get a wog job
and start my life over.
I would not have stopped my husband from putting
my daughter into a Scientology school. She now
attends a great school, has lots of friends and is
learning about all different types of religions and
I would not have realised that my marriage was
based on a phoney "religion" and that once you took
the indoctrination away, nothing was left. I am now
free of that.
I would not have had access to thousands of pages
of information about education, help for single
parents, university courses and jobs.
I would not have a sane, un-indoctrinated child,
a good job, a nice car, live in a lovely apartment,
have nice furniture and own a dog. I would never
have had the time to walk a dog.
I would not have been able to afford trips to the
dentist, optometrist or family doctor for me or my
daughter. I now have properly prescribed glasses and
no more tooth aches.
I would not be enrolling in a diploma course
(starting in February) at a highly respected
university to study a subject I love - DIPLOMA OF
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (WEB DESIGN AND MULTIMEDIA)
I can say without a second's hesitation that the
internet saved my life.
Thank you to every single person who owns or
hosts a site, told their story or posts to
newsgroups and message boards.
Touretzky likes to say:
"No wonder Scientology HATES the internet".