Hello. I am an exscientologist...

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  1. screamer2

    screamer2 Patron

    Hello.

    I am an ex. More later.

    much love
     
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  2. Miss Ellie

    Miss Ellie Patron with Honors

    Welcome Screamer2! You are one of many yet you are unique.... share if and when you want. We are a fun bunch, most of the time, other times we are just plain weird. We support each other, yak a lot and enjoy this wonderful place. I hope you will feel at home here.
     
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  3. ThetanExterior

    ThetanExterior Goldenrod SP

    Welcome and well done on getting out of the madhouse.
     
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  4. Wilbur

    Wilbur Patron with Honors

    Don't be offended screamer2, but I suspect from your use of "much love" to sign off that you are a fairly recent ex. Hahaha, I haven't used ML since I left the church (and found it a bit weird even when I was in).

    WELCOME!!!!

    Wilbur.
     
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  5. screamer2

    screamer2 Patron

    Well, I know the GO hangs out here.
     
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  6. EZ Linus

    EZ Linus BT-free since 2003!

    Who calls them the GO anymore?
     
  7. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    I don't recall "much love." I do recall "Love = Ron," at the end of some missives from Hubbard.

    Where was "much love" used?
     
  8. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    Shouldn't we let this person have a little time before we do a full cavity search on him?
    Is this a contest to see how quickly we can introvert a new poster?
     
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  9. EZ Linus

    EZ Linus BT-free since 2003!

    That's not my intention at all. I was playing really, and I didn't exactly realize that screamer2 was getting crap for using "Much Love." I also thought that was play. I used "much love" for a few years after I left as well. I had to consciously stop using it, only because Hubbard used it all the time, but I always liked using it and felt like he shouldn't own(TM) the sentiment (dammit!) Still, I made myself stop to distance myself further from any jargon and I felt it was good for me in the long run. I now have different closings for different letters, depending on who I'm writing to and I like it much better this way. :)

    Yours,
    EZL

    PS: Veda, Hubbard often closed with "ML, Ron" on more personal HCOBs.

    PPS: I was playing with mention of the GO because OSA does police this site and I wanted to know, in a light, playful way, why someone would refer to them in such an antiquated context. I didn't feel "safe" just asking. Meow meow out of the bag now.
     
  10. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    :):):)
    Thanks for the clarification.

    No problem.
     
  11. PirateAndBum

    PirateAndBum Gold Meritorious Patron

    Welcome Screamer!
     
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  12. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    I do - distinction without a difference then and now.
     
  13. EZ Linus

    EZ Linus BT-free since 2003!

    True. Six of one, six of the other.
     
  14. Wilbur

    Wilbur Patron with Honors

    Sorry Veda. I thought it was amusing seeing "much love", and just wondered whether (s)he realised it was Scientologese. I did preface my post with "Don't be offended but...". And I hope Screamer2 WON'T be introverted by my pointing it out. (S)he is very welcome to the board, and I look forward to stories.

    W.
     
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  15. Wilbur

    Wilbur Patron with Honors

    I saw "much love" (in the abbreviated form "ML") at the end of every letter written to me by a Scientologist. I also used to use it in written communications to other Scientologists. I thought everybody used it.
     
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  16. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer Class Clown

    Howdy and welcome.

    Hope we don't make you like your avatar, hey? ;)
     
  17. anonomog

    anonomog Gold Meritorious Patron

    ML/much love is used in so many letters coming from the church published online, that I think of it as scientologese as much as entheta, enturbulate, cog <and the list goes on>. Have no clue if Ron used it, but when I see that I immediately associate it with scientologists, indie scientologists or ex-scientologists. I have not come across it anywhere else. Just my 2c as an outsider.

    But that is a sidetrack. Hi Screamer2:hey:
     
  18. screamer2

    screamer2 Patron

    This is kind of like a staff meeting. lol
     
  19. screamer2

    screamer2 Patron

    Hill 10
     
  20. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    An old girlfriend told me that dating is easy - you just keep talking. That's kind of what we are doing here until Screamer gives us a little direction.

    I absolutely equate the "Much Love and it's abbreviated version ML" with Scientology correspondence. I consciously avoid using it and the dreaded "L" by itself.

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    R​

    ...on onion skin - now that takes me back!
     

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