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The ESMB Unpopular Opinions Thread

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Alanzo, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    I think one of the best places on Reddit is r/UnpopularOpinions, where people go to post opinions that they know are either unpopular or controversial.

    You know when you hold an opinion that is unpopular. You usually just shut up about it. You innately know the social cost to you should you blurt it out.

    This is a thread where no one can be personally attacked, humiliated, vilified or pilloried for expressing an opinion that, as an Ex, you know is unpopular about Scientology, David Miscavige, L Ron Hubbard, etc.

    No politics. No rants about the wider society. This thread is about those unpopular opinions you, as an Ex, are keeping hidden.
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  2. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    I'll go first.

    I think Marty Rathbun was one of the most effective critics of the Church of Scientology ever.

    I have no idea what happened to him, and neither does anyone else.
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  3. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Oh look, yet another thread about Alanzo.

  4. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    Not an unpopular opinion.

    But your criticism prompted me to make some edits.
  5. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    He failed to remove Miscavige from power, which seems to be the standard by which you judge Mike Rinder.

    Why do you have a different standard for Marty?
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  6. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    Don't you want an unpopular opinions thread where people express their unpopular opinions free from the usual?

    I thought you'd appreciate something like that.

    If you want to discuss or criticize my unpopular opinion, we can do it elsewhere.

    But this thread is for unpopular opinions to be expressed freely.

    Come on, PTS4.

  7. Emma

    Emma Con te partirĂ² Administrator

    That works on reddit because people are anonymous. What are you hoping to gain from this? This is not a constructive game to play at all unless you are looking to stir shit for the sake of stirring shit. Please don't.
  8. Lurker5

    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Can dish it out, but can't take it. Deflect deflect deflect (attack attack attack). Tsk tsk.
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  9. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    What I hope to gain, as I said, is a place where people can express unpopular opinions on ESMB.

    That you are saying this would be "stirring shit"...

    Is kinda the point.
  10. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    You express unpopular opinions in multiple threads. I'm not sure why you needed to start a new thread for unpopular opinions. LOL

    If you want a thread where you can express unpopular opinions that cannot be criticized I think you're on the wrong forum. I'm not wanting to play that game.

    Until Emma sets a rule that forbids me from responding to other peoples opinions, whether in this thread or others, expect me. :D

    You spend much of your existence criticizing Mike Rinder as he's failed to bring down Miscavige.

    I'm having a difficult time understanding why you would praise Marty who has now STFU and has also failed in that regard. Yet you viciously criticize Rinder who is currently one of the top Scientology whistleblowers in this sector of the universe.

    You've accused Karen here on this board of being a liar, yet you lie your ass off about Rinder, asking "Why Has Mike Rinder Never Revealed a Crime?".
    Yet you have no fucking idea as to what crimes Mike has or has not revealed. You even admitted this in a previous post, yet you continue to still repeat the lie over and over again.
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  11. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher

    Don't post here. It will make the thread look unpopular.

    Or something. :tease:
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  12. Bill

    Bill Gold Meritorious Patron

    I gotta say, if you're not already getting a cut from the payoff the Church of Scientology gave Marty, you should contact him about that.
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  13. JackStraw

    JackStraw Silver Meritorious Patron

    He was banned for a reason, it seems...:fuckoff:

  14. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    I think you are having trouble with the concept of "lie".

    A lie is when you know something is one way, yet you misrepresent it to be different than you know it is - in the intentional effort to deceive someone.

    Karen told me on the phone, multiple times, that she worked for the defense dept. When I wrote exactly what she told me, she called me a liar.

    And yet her own linkedIn resume has her history working for the defense dept.

    Karen knew she worked for the defense dept. And she knew she told me she worked for the defense dept.

    When I wrote exactly what she said, she said I was lying.

    Therefore, Karen lied about telling me her true work history at the defense dept.

    I said that I don't know what crimes Mike committed as CO OSA for DM for 22 years. I said that he has never revealed those crimes publicly.

    You ASSUME Mike, the former CO OSA, was telling the truth when he said he went to the FBI. In fact, you trust Mike to tell the truth so much now that you act like you know he is not lying when he said that. Yet you don't. You are way too unskeptical of Mike Rinder, in my opinion.

    Karen was lying.

    Neither you nor I are lying. We are simply having a disagreement about how much Mike Rinder should be trusted to tell the truth - given his long history of lying.

    You are simply swallowing Mike Rinder's statements so uncritically, and so unquestioningly, that you are publicly defending him here.

    Don't get left holding the bag for Mike Rinder.
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  15. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron


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  16. This is NOT OK !!!!

    This is NOT OK !!!! Gold Meritorious Patron

    Why not tell us something you did as a staff member at your "tiny" (your words?) mission that you regret to this day?
  17. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Gold Meritorious Patron

    Auditing and Auditor Training are good things.

    "Science of Survival",it's flaws notwithstanding, is the single finest basic handbook of human psychology ever written.

    In DMSMH Hubbard, addressing psychology from the perspective of an engineer likens the mind to a computer and describes "the file clerk"; a tight analogy for the search engine which makes possible the internet. A sci-fi prophecy the equal of Clarke's prediction of communication satellites, marking him, however mad he may have been, as a genius.
  18. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    What I want to know, is what happened to the "tinfoil" rating button!
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  19. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Does it depend on what the definition of "is" is?

    Yes, that's part of it.

    But if you assert something about another person as if it is factual, when you really don't know, that is also a lie, is it not?

    And when I pointed out the logical fallacy that was embedded within your thread title, you neither corrected it, nor refuted it. So it seems like an intentional effort to deceive.

    I have no idea as to what took place in conversations between you and Karen. It's your word against hers.

    And I'm not going to accept what you're saying happened in the conversation because I feel that just in the few days you've been here you've misrepresented a posting of hers here on ESMB which you posted about it in the Scientology Deprogramming Facebook group.

    I'd have no problem with it if that's what you wrote.

    But that's not what you wrote. Look at your thread title. And you repeated the same line over and over again.

    Just curious, if you witnessed a crime that you wished to report, would you call law enforcement? Or do you post about it on your blog?

    @Bill was right. Your mind-reading skills really suck. You have no idea as to what I believe about Mike Rinder.

    That's not what we are having a disagreement about. See my comments above.

    If you want to criticize Mike Rinder for the subjects covered on Aftermath, his blog, or whatever, go for it. You've got every right to express your opinions. But to assert something as factual when you've got no idea is a hit below the belt, not honest, and I'll call it out whenever I see it.

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  20. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    The spring wore out. Being replaced now.
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