By the way, would you count all the Scientologists who commited suicide as ex-Scientologists?
Or how about the ones (I know of four personally) who died of cancer rather than see a doctor because they were advised by their MLO not to use medical doctors to treat their cancer?
I respect their beliefs.
The problem is they have and are calling in friends and demanding that they disconnect from me or face ostracism by their church. It is manipulative and evil. This practice is despicable.
Hope all goes well, c-orgy. There's some really good advice here.
I just want to add that I do not believe that verbal disagreement, even if vociferous, necessarily constitutes a sign of disrespect. A disagreement may, of course, be expressed disrespectfully, but a civilly expressed disagreement is not itself a sign of disrespect. On the contrary, it seems to me that not allowing civil verbal disagreement is itself disrespectful.
All the best.
Next week is dinner with friends.
"Look, you know I have some concerns about Scientology whistling. I want to tell you what they are RIGHT NOW. I'm asking you RIGHT NOW to give me 4 hours of your time RIGHT NOW to show you some stuff omg you need to learn about.
"You may want to kick me out of your house RIGHT NOW and if you do, I'll understand and later on if you feel embarassed over kicking me out and disconnecting from me, that's OK too - I'll understand and we'll carry on like it never happened, BUT I'm not going to make it totally easy on you because we're going to talk about this stuff RIGHT NOW, so buckle your seat belt!
"The worst thing that could come of this is that you write a report on me and go down to the org and the DSA (OSA) person there can listen to you tell them what I said and they can show you some LRH references and stuff from KSW and PTS tech and third party me personally and write at least a non-enturb order on me. All it's going to cost YOU is a study cycle in ethics and perhaps a day of cramming.
"I've been your friend for 15 years and I deserve your attention this once. I'm going to tell you some stuff RIGHT NOW - .
"So here goes....."
NOTE: I used to be a reg, so why not get HARD FUCKING SELL RIGHT NOW? I did it on a daily basis on staff for DECADES so why not use these skills on these dear people?
P.S. In case you didn't notice, the continous use of a phrase like "RIGHT NOW" is an old reg tool to "ding-in" a command - a call to action now - that is probably highly hypnotic, and is highly successful. There's LRH "tech" on it. If you look back at some reg cycles you were in, this tool was used and you WERE convinced to act NOW (with you wallet, your time, your life).
Give me your comments now and I'll give you my results later.
Me, "The Reverse FSM"
P.P.S. And don't anyone try to steal that name - it's MINE -ALL MINE. ah...Rosebud.