I’ve offered quite a few facts, views and opinions about Scientology over the past almost two years and I’ve been very happy to see the positive effects this has created with so many people on my channel. My efforts have been an attempt to be a kind of whistle blower to the abuses and damage that Scientology causes to anyone it comes in contact with. While it wasn’t my original goal to do this, my channel has been a sort of documentary of my own recovery from the cult and the progress I’ve made in re-integrating into the real world through learning and using critical thinking skills.
But I’m not the only one who has experienced this sort of thing and I thought it would be a very good idea to talk to some other people who have also come out of destructive cults and get their stories. I mean, my own story is interesting enough but I think if anyone wants to do any real critical thinking on a subject, they have to get more than one person’s point of view.
When I was in Scientology’s Sea Organization, my path crossed with Robyn Capella a few times and I always liked her. After I got out, I was very surprised and happy when she reached out to me through social media. She too had made it out of Scientology and was doing quite well, raising her daughter and succeeding in life beyond the cult.
As we talked, it became obvious to me that she had a lot of unique and interesting experiences of her own worth telling and she agreed to be interviewed. We covered her entire Scientology experience from when she first got involved at 15 years old until she left it entirely 19 years later. That’s a lot of ground to cover so I’ve broken the interview down into smaller bits which I’ll be putting out over the next many weeks.
Please forgive the slight audio distortions that occur from time to time. It wasn’t clear when we were recording that these distortions were happening and I’ve done the best I can to minimize them in editing.
Here’s Part I.