Just to use up the rest of your Debbie Cook popcorn I am reposting a forum statement I made on the intertubes (alt.religion.scientology, at the time) on April 11 2001. Debbie the insider may be silenced but many of us are not, and we were insiders too.. Scientology Subject: Just for the record. PATTINSON STATEMENT From: michaelpattinson Message-ID: <email@example.com> Date: 11 Apr 2001 00:31:50 -0500 PUBLIC STATEMENT This posting may be freely posted to the wwweb, copied or published as long as it is correctly quoted without being altered from its original meaning. ************************************************************** In case I have never posted this, or made it publicly clear, I want to state that I hereby withdraw any and all support I have ever given to Scientology since 1973. I was misled by trickery, false PR, lies and deceit into believing that Scientology was "mankind's only hope", "the only way out of the trap of death-and-rebirth' and that it wanted to "clear the planet of war, criminality and insanity". I have since found out that the cult of $cientology does not really achieve results towards those ends. It works to perpetuate ITSELF at any cost, and that is ALL. Period. After being loyal to that cause for over 24 years, helping broadly as a celebrity with news PR, a volunteer, auditor, and FSM contributing heavily all the time, and going all the way to the top of the "Bridge" (which goes only into the centre of the abyss and leaves you there) i.e. New OT8 I was suddenly subjected to fair game by OSA. For no valid reason my "OT status" (pause for guffaws of laughter) was revoked even though I had attained the level of "New OT8" by paying hundreds of thousands of dollars. The idiots at OSA France and the even more idiotic local CC Exec. decided that, after all that loyalty I must really be "the enemy" as I was writing articles on Art and Culture. This was utterly unacceptable (even though it had been my profession for 20 years) to OSA that I was "writing" as only LRH could write on Art, and anything else was "squirreling". Suddenly I found myself being treated as a kind of "criminal". False reports were written in quantity from people who were told what to write by OSA, and sent to the OT8 Ethics Officer etc..... I fought the injustice by applying policy, standardly and to the letter,... for 6 years, with fair game and attacks on me all the way. false "Issues" from HCO on me, Committees of Evidence that lasted for years, Sec Checks, Ethics handlings, false reports by the dozen with no copies to me, repeated Fair Game by OSA on my businesses and friends, covert gossip campaigns by OSA, expensive ransom payments to be freed from being held against my will on the Freewinds ship, etc...(lots more). The constant strictly applied use of policy against this assault was INEFFECTIVE. The Scientology "justice system" (what a JOKE!) was based on whims not facts, and on the politics of money, money, money not truth. In the end I had enough, and had spent over $125,000 just to try to clear my name of the false reports from OSA France and CC Paris and their robotic minions who would betray a friend so easily. In 1997 I finally had more than enough of the deceit, lies and treason of Int Management and left the cult. I went to the Clearwater Police Dept for help but they did not act on my complaint. They did, however, supply me with a copy of the book "L.Ron Hubbard. Madman or Messiah?", and I was finally in touch with the the truths that Scientology had hidden from me for all those years. I found the book fascinating and very enlightening! So then I was finally out, in September 1997. It was a considerable relief, and I don't miss Scientology one bit. I have never once "needed a session" since then , not because of the effectiveness of the bogus auditing programs but because I reconnected with my own private reality of the "Supreme Being". I tried to get my money back from Scientology by litigation but they preferred to harass and fair game me and my attorney into bankruptcy and personal ruin rather than follow the laws of due process of litigation. Therefore I revoke and cancel any and all support, recommendation or positive PR I have ever given to Scientology at any time. The truth of the real behavior and results of the Scientology cult, in my extensive experience, is the opposite of its stated goals and purposes. I got both no-results and bad results from Scientology. It was very costly in time, money and stressfully-enforced loyalty of personal contribution and the end product was nowhere near worth the investment. Not even remotely a good investment. This is posted on the 10th anniversary of the day the CC Paris Exec. first violated policy under orders from OSA France and fair gamed an OT8. Silly OSA. Silly Sea Org. Much love and compassion to those who have been similarly duped and harmed by Scientology. Michael.