I can answer questions about various critical forums, typical critical arguments, the need for and validity of criticism, the Church of Scientology`s stance on critics and criticism, Scientologists` commonly stated criticisms of critics.
I am both a Scientologist and a critic of the Church of Scientology and, occasionally, of the Scientology philosophy and of L Ron Hubbard, when warranted.
I have been posting to critical forums since 1998.
I am familiar with other attempts to critique and criticize critics of Scientology; eg: Bernie's website about the criticism of Scientology and the Church of Scientology's Office of Special Affairs specific efforts to handle critics.
I was expelled twice from the Church of Scientology- the latest of which was for reading and posting to a critical forum (alt.religion.scientology).
I am quoted and cited in a number of critical websites about Scientology.
I am a former Church staff member, an auditor, and have had extensive training in Scientology "tech" and "admin" while a member.
I have been interviewed (in June 2005) on radio station KAHL regarding Scientology.
I've learned a lot from my communications with critics of Scientology and am impressed at their courage in taking on a very difficult task-ie: criticizing an extremely vengeful organization and related matters.
To raise the standard of criticism where possible, to contribute to excellent criticism already taking place, and to educate people about how the Church of Scientology treats critics.
Church of Scientology members are not allowed to communicate with critics unless specifically directed to do so.
The Church of Scientology threatens and harasses critics and publicly dissident ex members.
Well, there're a lot of variables at play. When you say he's a Scientologist, I assume that he's a member of the Church of Scientology. I say this because there are, in fact, non church Scientologists
In a way, Hubbard "made it from scratch" and in a way he didn't. He was influenced by and borrowed from a number of sources when creating Scientology and Dianetics (hereafter to be abbreviated as "Scn"
Edited response from previous (forgot something) Well, not everyone who does Scientology is a member of the Church of Scientology( abbreviation: CofS) . There are splinter groups. I myself am a recent
No, I don't look down on people who get abortions. I think it's up to the individual and personally I think there are times when it may be the best thing for the person to do but it's up to that person
Sure. I have no problem with that. I do accept phone calls. I'm working a bit late tonight but would be happy to do this when I get home. Although my number is listed, still, since all replies here