I'm done

Discussion in 'ESMB Public Announcements' started by Emma, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. Ogsonofgroo

    Ogsonofgroo Crusader

    There is nothing I can add to the well wishes of so many 'cept I loves ya too Michelle/Emma, and as always, wish you the very, very best on whatever endeavours you choose to follow.
    What you have accomplished in the creation and hosting/moderation (and so much more) of this community is nothing short of superbly AWESOME!

    Here, haz sum :cake: and :cheers: and :heartflower: and :hug:




    :)
     
  2. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    Emma has done 1000 times more than her share and has every right to retire from all things Scientological.

    But please, Moosejewels, don't pretend that Scientology has become a non-entity.

    Unfortunately, that's not so.
     
  3. HelluvaHoax!

    HelluvaHoax! Gold Meritorious Sponsor

    ...

    Emma,

    You threw one hell of a great party! One of the very best ever!

    I truly loved it!

    Met so many cool people and new friends.

    Had so many magical moments and laughs.

    I love you for everything you made possible.

    Can I please, please, please be on the invitation list for your next party?

    If not, I am crashing it anyways.

    Lots of love to you.

    hh

    (ps: anyone who gave you any shit is promptly going to be declared and expelled from the Church of Hoaxology...and the door will not be left open a crack.)
     
  4. ozzie

    ozzie Patron with Honors

    I don't post much any more but I do read this board and I do have to say that I will miss it when it is gone.

    Without it Michelle I wouldn't have found the many friends I knew when in Scientology again. Thanks for that! Thanks from the bottom of my heart. You made it possible to find those wonderful people again and that I appreciate more than anything.

    You've done a wonderful thing here. Don't EVER let those bastards get you down!

    They SUCK!!!!!! You are a winner and you deserve a carefree wonderful life without the muck and mess of Scientology and those fuckwits that run it or believe in it.

    Take good care of yourself and yours - stay well and happy!

    Love from me to you with a great big hug :biglove:

    You have a friend for life here

    Marion
     
  5. ChurchOfCylontology

    ChurchOfCylontology Patron with Honors

    Whatever the fate of this board, I really hope that someone preserves the ownership of this website address because the last thing we need is another CAN situation. ESMB's address is one that I hope doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
     
  6. Kutta

    Kutta Silver Meritorious Patron

    You are so right, Emma, there are so many worth-while things to do out in this beautiful world. I wouldn't want you to carry the burden of continuing ESMB any longer, and certainly not being the target of whoever have been throwing that bullshit. It's your time now. Take it and enjoy. Laugh and sing and whistle your way through the rest of your life. Take our love with you, or forget about us if you prefer. That's perfectly okay.

    :biglove::arose::smoochy::bighug::cheers:

    I have always been full of admiration for your technical skills (you are so clever being able to operate the complex internet techniques required to run something like this), your gifts of arbitration that have been necessary at times, your sense of humour, your vision to do it all in the first place.


    I've never posted on any other ex boards. This has been my home for ex sci stuff. It has helped me, informed me, and through it I feel I've made many friends. For all this I thank you.

    Really, I don't believe I am in need of decompressing any more, but I hope there will be a safe place for those who truly do need it. There may be many, many more in the future.
     
  7. xwc

    xwc Patron with Honors

    Excellent advice, and thanx for the help when it was needed. Your board has probably done much more than you realize for lots of folks.

    Once again, thanx, and happy trails
     
  8. Mest Lover

    Mest Lover Not Sea Org Qualified

    Fly free in the sunny blue sky Emma, you have cleared the clouds for all to follow.

    Thank you for what you have done and what I have found here.

    God bless!
     
  9. ethercat

    ethercat Cat in flight

    Emma... Thank you for your kind words. I can certainly empathize with how you're feeling about scientology and wanting every trace of it gone from your life. You deserve the happiness without scientology that you're looking forward to.

    ESMB has been and is so important to so many people (even the ones who don't know it yet), though, that it shouldn't disappear when you leave it. Would you consider making a temporary private section for the five of us (you, Mick, Paul, Ray, and I) to discuss possibly continuing ESMB as a living forum?

    Anyone who would like to come on over to Tipping Point is absolutely welcome. Since our main focus is front groups, I know it could never take the place of ESMB for exes, but perhaps some concentrated effort on exposing the front groups could be a worthwhile step on the road to recovery from the cult experience. :batseyelashes:
     
  10. British Mom

    British Mom Patron with Honors

    I dont blame you Emma. Thank you for all your help to me & others, this board has been a godsend to many. I appreciate all the hard work you have put into it but life is more important. Enjoy the normal things that life brings you. Lots of love & happiness to you & your family. Take care :yes:
     
  11. auntpat

    auntpat Patron with Honors

    My Dear Friend,

    I will miss you. But, I am happy you made a decision for your future and support your right to do so.
    Relax and enjoy your life. You have done so much for others you have so much great Karma to collect.
    Thank you for every thing you have done to maintaain this board (I have no idea what all this entails).
    You have helped me through some rough days and truly are a blessing God bless you with comfort, peace, and love.
    Aunt Pat
     
  12. Ho Tai

    Ho Tai Patron Meritorious

    Emma,
    You are from a different land, but maybe politics is the same there. Here in the US our leaders are accused of the vilest of acts and intentions. Our current president is accused of being a liar, a Muslim, ineligible to hold office, a Socialist, a hater of whites, a hater of America. But he is a good man, and the people making these claims are either whipped to a frenzy by crap from the Internet or have an agenda of his destruction. I admire how he keeps on. I couldn't do it.

    As the old saying goes, you can tell the leaders, they're the ones with the arrows in their backs. That befits you. And as we say to returning war veterans over here, "Thank you for your service."
     
  13. Mimsey Borogrove

    Mimsey Borogrove Crusader

    Wow. That's a shock. On one hand I wish I didn't have to read those words "I'm done" and on the other, I totally grok it. When I first started peeping over my wife's shoulder as she posted and as I eventually got up the gumption to post on my own, I always marveled the guts of who ever ran a board like this with the nasty reputation the church has with it's mad dog attacks on anyone it considers an enemy.

    As I posted I even admired you more, especially when I went to other boards to post and suffered through their moderation, I realized this board is a priceless gem. I went from being a declared true believer to an understander (though I am just near the water line of a huge iceberg) of what Madness is masquerading as man's salvation. Your board IS at the top of my salvation. Truly - posting and arguing and, may God rest my soul, learning saved my sorry ass.

    Of course you have enemies - personally, you should wear it as a badge of honor. You have enemies because you are making a difference. They can't stand the destruction of their cult that you have wrought by fighting them with the only truly effective weapon in your arsenal - the truth.

    From the bottom of my heart: Thank you for saving my life.

    Mimsey
     
  14. freethinker

    freethinker Crusader

    Thank You Emma, I don't know what else to say right now, still stunned, but I wanted to put something down before the thread was way too long.

    This has been a great experience for me, I learned a lot, this board is very unique.

    It's hard to understand why anyone would critcize you but it's clear that those who favor you are in the vast majority.

    Sorry if I gave you any headaches, I hope not, and if I did it wasn't intended.:)
     
  15. Lure Rob & Hyde

    Lure Rob & Hyde Patron with Honors

    First of all not to take away any due credit in your post to Emma that is richly deserved I have a few points to make.

    You speak of Obama as" But he is a good man, and the people making these claims are either whipped to a frenzy by crap from the Internet or have an agenda of his destruction. I admire how he keeps on. I couldn't do it. "
    Have you not not looked closely at his policies and agenda?
    He passes a Health Bill that basicaly enjoins all business including my small business to pay mandatory Health Care policies that would cost at least $12,O00 yearly per an individual when you cannot choose whether you want it or not but instead face a stiff fine if you don't pay up.
    There is a lot more nastiness buried in that Bill that has yet to surface and I am glad of the numerous States have sued the Federal Government on basis that it is unconsitutional and illegal.
    This is called socialism period.
    Obama has acquired close to 1 billion dollars in his election campaign yet he uses the pulpit of the presidency to do his campaigning at no cost .
    There is a law that was passed over some 20 years ago here by Congress that at the end of the election whatever is left in your campaign fund contributions are yours to keep personaly after taxes of course.
    Where did all those campaign donations come from to add up to close to a billion smackers that if he wins or loses he keeps what is left over.
    He is a politician and another cult leader that is in it to line his pockets and be part of an elite.
    He promised change and has only brought a lot of change to his own and his cronies' pockets.
    Hey , I do expect some thieving from a politician as that is their game and lifestyle but when it is of this magnitude of a sellout with the Wall Street financial thugs being given a free tiket to ride by this same person you extoll I have serious problems along with many others on painting him as a "good leader " my friend.
     
  16. LA SCN

    LA SCN NOT drinking the kool-aid

    THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Dear Emma - I can only add my kudos to the many here :rose:

    What your creation has meant to me cannot be measured and is distinctly irreplaceable and invaluable.

    The truth contained within your board has helped to fully free me from the blight which once held me captive.

    Through it I chatted live with the man, Alan Walter, who actually wrote the Life Repair steps I did some 40 years ago and who had my auditor at the time on his BC at St. Hill.

    I've been able to get the inside story of the Sea Org and a close-up view of Hubbard from Dart Smohen and others I'd have never seen without ESMB.

    The thought of losing the comm lines and viewpoints I enjoy as a member of ESMB chokes me up - there are some great people here. Where else would I hear the singing of Paul? Or have the opportunity to learn from the experience of Veda? Interact with folks like jqpublic, lonestar, free to shine and a score of others? [STRIKE]Worship at the feet of[/STRIKE] I mean enjoy the brilliant repartee of HH? :biggrin:

    I get that you must go and are in fact gone, but the future needs ESMB and I beg that this will occur.

    In any event, thank you so much for everything and please accept my warmest regards and may oodles of love gobsmack you in the future you make. :yes:

    God Bless You

    [video=youtube;3kzeCjluvxU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kzeCjluvxU&feature=bf_prev&list=AL94UKMTqg-9CWIeEFo1K9o-6j1O9qUF1F&lf=list_related[/video]
     
  17. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    Emma,

    This has been a great and very unique message board for ex-Scientologists.
    I am sorry to see it go away.

    I hope that there is someway that someone else would be willing to take-over and keep it going.
    (I realize that most people don't have the time to do this.)

    Kudos to you for what you have done in creating and maintaining this message board.
    :thumbsup:
     
  18. Thrak

    Thrak Gold Meritorious Patron

    Thanks for everything, you're a class act a will be missed but I totally understand. You've done a lot of good despite the aggravations, never forget that.
     
  19. I told you I was trouble

    I told you I was trouble Suspended animation


    Sindy ... as often happens you have taken the words straight out of my mouth with this post (just took em, didn't even ask) ...

    :no:

    Michelle, I don't know how you've done it ... I really don't, I would have slung the towel in years ago.

    To be able to join ESMB and just be myself (the good, the bad and the extremely ugly) after all the years of being 'someone else' in that cult has been well, awful in lots of ways (I always thought I was so much nicer!).

    I expect I'll need a therapist now to recover from the shock of finding out who I really am.

    :faceslap:

    You know I love you, and I always will.

    :heartflower::heartflower::heartflower::heartflower::heartflower:
     
  20. RolandRB

    RolandRB Rest in Peace

    Thanks, Emma, for all the trolling opportunities you gave me. As for the scientologists here, they will move onto Marty's blog and fight over each other to get their tongues in his asshole so life goes on.
     

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