(Section 3 of Part 4 – My Final Days)
One of the things I wrote near the end of my doubt formula, and something that I told both the HAS and the DSA, was that, along with my decision to withdraw my support of the church, I was also no longer going to let the church dictate who I could or could not speak to, work or associate with in the future.
I’m not talking about forcing myself onto people still in the church who decided to disconnect from me. If someone no longer would want to communicate with me, then I was willing to let that be their choice.
What I was referring to was people who had been declared as SPs by the church. I was not going to disallow myself to connect up with someone in the future just because the church said that person was an SP. I now knew that I did not trust the church’s judgment of who was a good person and who was a bad person. The church had already shown me that they were a bad judge of character and that they would declare anyone who did not agree with David Miscavige’s agenda.
I told them that I was the one who would judge who I would become friends with and who I would not become friends with in the future and whether or not the church had declared them SP or not would have absolutely no bearing on my choice.
Since then I have met many people who used to be in the church. Some of them still practice Scientology outside of the church and some don’t. All of the people I have met so far have been good, caring, well-intentioned people. None of them are anything close to an SP. I will associate with anyone who is respectful to me and my opinions and viewpoints regardless of whether theirs agree with mine or not.