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Mr Guider says he was eventually punished for the incident in the edit suite by being sent to the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) in Dundas in suburban Sydney.
The Church of Scientology in the US disputes this, saying he went voluntarily to the RPF for "... long-term negligence in fulfilling his religious duties and his repeated violations of church scriptures".
The Church of Scientology says the RPF is a voluntary religious retreat. Defectors describe it as a punitive re-education camp.
"It's like prison, except it's worse - you don't have television, you don't have visitor rights, you can't read the newspaper, you can't read books, you can't listen to music," Mr Guider said.
Former Scientologists say those sent to the RPF are forced to wear black, do hard labour and eat basic meals like rice and beans.
They say they are not allowed to talk to others except those on the RPF and are not allowed to walk, having to run from one project to another.
Mr Guider says he did two-and-a-half years at the RPF in Dundas.
Originally posted by OccamAssassin
I'm not sure what I find more shocking.
The fact that this is happening and the government appear to be powerless to do anything about it or that it's being overlooked by the majority of ATS users?
originally posted by: cenpuppie
Yea, we really don't need Scientologists nor its cult followers trying to give it a good name.
It was founded by a conman. Everyone that is Scientologist got conned.
Plain and simple. At least Jesus doesn't ask you if the check cleared if you want to be saved