Intolerance: lack of toleration; unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect contrary opinions or beliefs, persons of different races or backgrounds, etc. tolerate to allow the existence, presence, practice, or act of without prohibition or hindrance; permit. My name is Patty Pieniadz Moher. I was in Scn for 27 years and I've been out for the past 12 years. In the past 12 years I have been slowly but surely unraveling the Scn Onion, as well as exposing the cult as pleasurable hobby. What unraveling the Scn onion means is that I've been inspecting and looking at my Scientology indoctrination and piece by piece removing or adjusting it so that there's more ME and less RON in my head. I'm a work in progress and my life is actually so much better now that I think like me and don't run all my thoughts through the Scientology filter. 12 years ago there were only a handful of critics exposing Scn. Arnie, Gerry, Dennis Erlich and a few others took the full brunt of everything Scn could throw at them and it was very evil. It's no wonder so many exes suffer from PTSD. There is no doubt that they should be thanked for their efforts. Now the flood gates are open. People are leaving the cult and some are mustering up the courage to speak out and expose what is going on. Those of you who have been here a long time, might want to stop and remember what it was like for you when you first started reading critical information. It was scary. Regarding the recent war that has broken out on ESMB--- Here's my take on it and I would like to discuss what others consider to be the best way to deal with it. This is not a thread to continue the war, but a discussion on how to end it. First off, I don't have a problem with critics going after each other and calling each other out for posts/activities. I think it's good and healthy, but it obviously needs to be contained so it's not shitting up all the threads. What is see behind the current war is intolerance. There's a group of Old Guard Exes, that have been out for longer than they were in, and they have become intolerant of anyone still in the Scn mindset. Sure they provide interesting and helpful info but they also provide intolerance of anything that goes against their beliefs and when called out for this, the response is accusations of dogpiling by secret cliques with dubious purposes. Really? Listen, I think Scn is a shit heap of fail. I have no love for it, but I do have a love for those who have been indoctrinated in Scn and are digging their way out. I want Scios to come here and read and not be attacked because they still believe in the mindfuck. It takes time to unravel that rotten Scn onion! Lots of time. But the fact that a Scio has managed to arrive at ESMB at all is a huge accomplishment. If a Scio comes here, we need to talk and educate them and show the videos and links so that they read and come to their own decisions about shit. We dont' need to KR them, or write long screeds about how they are doing evil work by continuing to audit or use or think with Scn. How fucking arrogant to think that? We don't need leaders or self appointed gurus telling us the correct and right way to think about Scn. We need to be tolerant and not equate tolerance with OSAOSAOSA plotting and promoting of Scientology. What I'm hoping comes out of this war is that the membership stands up for tolerance and education and hugs. Ya, fucking hugs! Because HUGS WORK AND THEY HELP PEOPLE! And with that said, I'm not opposed to an occasional smack up side the head for the truly dense. My advice to Karen, keep doing what you are doing. Make videos, talk to people, especially the ones just leaving, point them to critical information and don't worry about a small group of hard core intolerant exes. Just keep laughing and telling it as you see it. My advice to the intolerant. Lighten up. Life's short. Eat more Pie. Thank you for letting me vent. Big hugs, Pooks.