This 18-years old girl made some favorable videos for Scientology but has now changed her mind.
The video has been featured on Mark Bunker's blog, as well as "Tom Newton's" blog.
Tom thinks it's a sham because the girl only registered on Youtube recently and she already has so many Anonymous friends.
I listened to the video and I don't think it's a sham. What she says about the registrar pressure and what she did in Scientology is plausible. She also sounds sincere.
Her main point is that if Scientology really cared about people, they would not pressure them as they do to do the courses.
I agree with her on that. The registrar pressure is one of the cultish aspects of Scientology.
Mind you, she does not seem to think the tech itself is bad:
"I am not saying that the courses won't help you. but that it has to be what the customers want" [...]However, she really is quite clueless when it comes to Scientology itself.
"I am not going to say that I regret it in the first place, because the experiences I did have there at the time when I was doing my first session did feel real, but other than that I feel you really need to draw the line, know your boundaries, or you'll end up handing your house to the CoS, as some did."
To start with, no Scientologists would swallow half of their words as she does. That girl either did not do the communication course, or, if she did, didn't understand it and certainly does not apply it.
She also claims that the "Up and Down" course teaches that SP have "that (bad) energy" about them. As far as I remember, Scientology teaches that SPs are stuck in past incidents, not that they have a bad energy about them.
By all means, she says she started the courses last January. Her experience is obviously limited, and it shows.
Apparently, she removed the previous videos she did, which is a pity, because people cannot make their mind about her story with incomplete information. I think she should leave them up and, if she wants, put comments on them pointing to her later videos, or comments pointing to why she thinks otherwise now.
She will obviously be flooded with Shallonymous own version, and she already starts using the "Scientology is hypnosis" myth. In fact, one may wonders if this is not what happened at the outset, as she started posting pro-Scientology videos.
I hope, however, that she will be able to see through Shallonymous' cultish aspect just as she saw through Scientology's one.
It's a typical Scientology 1 and Scientology 2 case. The mix of both in a single group can be quite confusing indeed.