Wondering if the demise of CO$ would come just a bit quicker if a celebrity were to publicly align with an Independent Scio group/individual - think so? I do. Think CO$ would 'wig out' and go after ('fair game') the celebrity and the 'squirrel'? I think so. That got me wondering about what such a defection would look like in the mainstream media, how it would 'play' to ordinary people who really know nothing/very little about "Independent Scientology", and now.....there are 100 or so questions buzzing around my head at the idea of such a development. What if, Celebrity X wants to leave CO$, but thinks s/he'll keep credibility with his/her ticket-buying audience by embracing Indie-world - proclaiming the 'faith' aspect to be real but the 'church' to be unsatisfactory? [Example: John Travolta + Marty Rathbun = ____________? (Did your head explode? Mine did.)] Which celebrity associated with CO$ would do the most damage if s/he left and joined an Indie group/individual? I thought of TC originally, but now I'm not so sure. Can you imagine what the indies would do/say if such actually happened? Can't wait to read your responses! JB. If this belongs in the "Scientology Celebrities" section, I'll request it be changed.