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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Much of this "discussion" is really a name-calling contest.
Next month I will have been in Scientology for 40 years. I was unhappy for most of my life prior to Scientology, despite diligent forays into every system of thought I could find that purported to make sense of the world, and every other "solution" to human ills that seemed to offer any hope. I hid my despair behind a mask of intellectual cynicism, so you would have thought I was above all that. I smoked three packs a day and had never had a satisfying relationship with a woman.
Within less than two months of beginning Scientology training and processing, I had found a wonderful woman to whom I've been married for almost 38 years. We've raised two lovely and astonishing daughters--both now active in Scientology--and have two grandchildren, with another on the way. We've had fruitful, productive and adventurous lives. We learned how to help people, and we continue to do that every day. Some will claim that helping them with Scientology is no help at all, yet as a result we have hundreds of lifelong friends. Though we've gone through our share of tribulations, we are deeply and honestly happy.
I realize that it is upsetting to some people that Scientology can provide the tools to accomplish such things. There is really nothing I can say to them that will make them feel better. In all honesty, I would love to make them feel better if that were possible. For the rest, I offer my personal experience for what it's worth.
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