You're on my list of 10s out of 10, that's for sure. Thank you for all your work exposing Narconon! You're a legend for that.
Oh! And let's not forget all Pooks has done in that area, or our very own Ethercat.
"Looking back on it I think I got these gains only because the processing made me self reflect and try to repair the damage done by it. So I made gains in spite of Scientology not because of it. It's better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you are not."
- Cleared Cannibal
. . .
I've always lived off of the crossroads of the world and away from large groups
of Scientologists, so I never got to benefit from much of the news and gossip
going on behind the scenes over the years. Though I'd questioned things in
Scientology all along as necessary, finding the Internet ex-groups in the early
2000's was a wonderful moment for me.
I can't begin to list all the legendary folks who helped me disentangle and disengage
from the Hubbardian cosmic/mental matrix. Reading their posts help me to decide
what to keep, what I considered to have been good for me, what to shelve as patently
questionable, and what to discard as obviously useless or a fantasy.
I'll only contribute a graphic of my "tipping points" and a thanks to everyone who has
posted around here. You know I love y'all.*
My tipping points began a while ago and was sort of a crescendo of memorable events.
GAT I . . Current services cancelled. Asked to pay all over again, so I quit. Full stop.
Heretical Basics . .Must-read books by Corydon, Miller, and Atack.
blownforgood . .His riveting posts first surfaced in early 2006, shortly after he left the SO. Unmistakably "the real deal."
Truth Rundown Videos . .Everyone looked and sounded truthful in 2009. Videos speak for themselves.
Face & cowboy . .Doesn't get any better than these guys, does it?
Sarge 2013 . .The ultimate reveal. The coup de grāce.
*Except those few on my ignore list.
I don't know how many "scientologits" are left, but I think not that many, less than 10,000, and really only staff.
Every new voice is welcome.
Gerry Armstrong doesn't post here but IMO he deserves an honorable mention. Also:
War is Peace - Freedom is Slavery - Ignorance is Strength. George Orwell
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. Robert A. Heinlein.
I don't think anyone's mentioned Tory Christman (Magoo).