Peter Forde joined Scientology for the usual reasons. He was interested in the welfare of humanity and increased personal abilities. This altruism led him to join the Sea Org, the paramilitary staff of Scientology, which should more properly be named the Sales Org, since wringing money out of public members is their main function. Once inside this group of “highly ethical” people Peter found some disturbing things.
- “We were given literature to give to clients that stated that the price rises were to pay the staff decent wages. At the same time the staff were told that the price rises were to create a sinking fund to support international headquarters in case of a collapse of organisations around the planet. Somebody was lying, somebody high up, and since there was evidence that Hubbard was closely controlling things I decided that Hubbard himself was responsible.”
- I was being given ‘counselling’ in the form of confessionals done on a lie detector, and these confessionals were fishing for every embarrassing deed I’d ever done in my life. The Master-at-Arms warned me that personnel from International headquarters were right then culling files for blackmailable information.”
Peter got out, then came back for a very short period in the RPF, then got the hell out for good. He found out, as thousands of people had before him, that Scientology is a scam.
To read more of his story go here: http://www.xenu-directory.net/mirrors/www.whyaretheydead.net/krasel/aff_pf.html
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