Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
From: spg@neon.Stanford.EDU (Stephen P. Guthrie)
Subject: Re: Information about Scientology
Message-ID: <1991Jul25.203520.7188@neon.Stanford.EDU>
Organization: Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Ca , USA
References: <WLCARROL.91Jul18172427@elric.mit.edu> <1991Jul25.084613.8084@techbook.com>
Distribution: alt.religion.scientology
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1991 20:35:20 GMT
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> >This had happened to me about two years ago. One day I received a questionnaire >(around 100 questions) delivered to my door by one guy, and he said that this >is a "survey" and he'd be back in 15 minutes to pick it up. So, I answered the >questionnaire and found tricky questions (it's how they rephrased the question, >actually). A few days went by and I received a letter from the local "church" >or something like that. So I went there and it was a small office with books >like 'Dianetics' by L. Ron Hubbard, weird diagrams/maps stuck on the wall >with "OT Level IV", or "Super OT" written on it, among other weird things. >I went inside a room, and a guy showed me a graph, showing how depressed >I was and he started talking about helping me. So I said o.k., and he said >that I could start by joining the club (but he used a fancy word). >And sinceI wasn't interested in paying a lot of money (around $100 or so) >so I told them that I'd think it over. But they just insisted to get my >money by telling me "Well, what's a $100 if you could change your life..." >or "You can pay with the credit card if you want, we accept most credit >cards..." and much more. At that point I smelled something fishy about this >organization, so I decided to leave. They apparently didn't like that after >spending 3 hours trying to convince me. At that time I was also curious

This also happened to a friend of mine. They got her in the office and spent several hours harassing her into giving them some large amount of money, and truly would not let her leave. In the end she had to climb out of the bathroom window to get away. I'm not making this up.

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