Please to remember that this board is the EX Scientolgist Message Board. Also remember that Em has recently been attacked by Scn.
And, actually, back in the day, Ems did invite some indies and FZers here, even going so far as to create some categories relating to those subjects. She didn't take those categories down, either. Just the success story one. Again, that's not a poke or a swipe, it's a statement of fact and I'm not at all convinced that this was wrong or a bad idea.
I am truly into myself, yes. And I'm just as interested in other people. When I'm not thinking of one, I'm thinking of the other.
Mark, thank you for speaking on my behalf <3. The reason I left the FZ is because of all the gossip that goes there so I cannot even be considered part of the Freezone. I haven't had anything to do with the FZ.Org since before BB brought the circus to his list. I have no hierarchy there and never had. I have no ranks anywhere really.
I had some silly attacks by TO and other terminals which I ignored because really at the end of the day were not of magnitud to give them the importance they did not have. But one day I decided it was time to put a stop to it all. Simple.
Apparently BB likes to meddle with people's personal and professional business and he assigns himself the post of Qual where he is neither needed or wanted and he makes things in my practice appear in a way they are NOT. That is ridiculous in his part and whoever else was involved in his game.
I cannot imagine outside of FZ.Org having a friend coming and telling you how to run your shoe store or your jewelry business and if you don't do as he says he gets himself the task of teaming up with others to 'correct' your outnesses. Not content with that he apparently involved Emma, I have no idea what he said because I haven't read his list in ages; but it was stupid and I can't blame her for calling Freezoners names.
Aida aka Diana
It's hard to get personal about it. Dexters post should be relabled "I have a new opinion about emma" and Emmas post should be "I have a new opinion about terril (or what ever freezoner pissed in her cheerios)" That way there is no colateral damage.
You even posted a thread about it about being a [me]-ologist.
Personally, as a never have been scientologists, seeing the freezone / cos success stories are invaluable in keeping any one with an IQ above room temperature away from the scientology cult. I think Alanzo wrote that scientology worst enemy is actually scientology. When you see applied as intended reasonable people, like yourself, come to the conclusion that it's pretty much worthless.
So in an effort to not make it personal, I think emma and dex do a diservice to each other. Chances are a phone call or a PM would have settled the difference. Instead you now have PR efforts and camps setting up for war all over perceived slights.
I'm not sure why people (you / terril) who always want to be peace bringers keep stirring the pot with weird none posts. Granted I have only a small partial view into what set emma off but she is entitled to her opinion. I actually agree that any one who has read this forum and all the associated issues with scientology and thinks hubbard insanity is a worth while subject must have a mental deficiency. You wouldn't go on a 5 page rant about some dude on the internet calling freezoners stupid, yet emma has to kowtow to unknown sensibilities when expressing her opinion. Seems like a double standard.
Hey guys, you know what? I find this whole "Dex" scenario amusing. Extremely amusing. Outright hilarious. Here's why:
Everybody who thinks she/he/it can't be occasionally stupid, IS stupid. Very stupid. Everybody has had, has, and will have their stupid moments every now and then. That's just how it is, dammit. That's how we learn. All of us. Not realizing this ist just... Well, I said that already.
"Booohoo, I've been associated with the word <sniff...> 'stupid'! Baawww. Now I have no other choice than to grab my crappy toys and leave this place forever. "
Geeze, that's the reaction of a two-year-old, not one of a grown-up person. Especially not for a person, who claims to have achieved some sort of merits in his life. Class V Auditor and all that Jazz, eh? That's some training and life experience you showed there, Dex. Seriously, if you were only 10 % of the person you think you are, THIS would never have happened.
Thanks for the entertainment.
The best things in life are free.
If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull. (W. C. Fields)
If Scientology is a Triumph of the Will... then ESMB is a Triumph of the Won't. (HelluvaHoax)
The most effective 'Tech' is 'Let Scientology Be Scientology (in front of witnesses)' (Zinjifar)
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. (Unknown)
Disclaimer: I've never been in Scientology or in any other cult; I'm just a critic.
But now I will say what I think and people will just have to learn that my opinion is not a "board" opinion because its impossible for a board to have an opinion anyway.
Just one last thought on the FZ success stories forum being closed.
Why should the FZ have their own success stories forum when TIR, Idenics, Knowledgism etc do not?
People pay money each year to have this forum ad free. This is so we don't have to put up with Google ads etc. So why have I let the FZ have cart blanche on free advertising for 4 years? I dunno. I think I need my head read.
Better a Has-been than a Never-was. But better a Never-was than a Never-tried-to-be. - Anonymous.