Does FZ still exist? It seems there are no posts after 2008.
Rey's a very nice man. So's his family, whom I've also met.
I'm no longer at this wanting "The Scientology Bridge" goal/mindset. But I did find Rey to be a nice decent man. And unlike some FreeZoners, he doesn't get into attacking critics. That's sort of my personal benchmark.
Now, if I had the personal benchmark like...I had to agree with most of their views, I guess I'd probably part company with him.
It seems to me that he's there for those who are interested, he doesn't waste time in defending people who bash others who are targetted by, oh, I dunno, a certain Class XII auditor and his fucking batshit crazy wife, he doesn't slam people, himself, either. His stuff's there for those who want it and for those who don't, ok, whatever, they can do their own thing.
Well, not everyone sees eye to eye. But what I do know is this:
Rey Robles brings something to the table for those who want it.
Paul Adams brings something to the table for those who want it.
There are evidently differences of opinion between them but that doesn't negate any of their contributions, either guy.
and guys in internet cafes in Nigeria bring something to the table for those who want it too.
As a completely subjective evaluation on my part I would say that Paul brings a lot more value to the table than Rey. And anecdotal evidence indicates that what Rey brings to the table may be a bit off. But then apples/oranges.
I wish Rey well in his attempt to start a new cult offshoot of whole track rangers! It will be fun to watch!
Freezone scientology, giving new meaning to the word wacky since 1982.
What you must bear in mind is this: There's two sides to the two sides ofevery story, and everyone has got a bit of Rey and Paul, and you and me, the cat, the dog, and the Nigerians in them, so everything cancels everything out so there ain't no problem.*
*normative moral relativism holds that because nobody is right or wrong, we ought to tolerate the behavior of others even when we disagree about the morality of it.
I prefer Baker's Coda: they're all wrong, but not equally so.
There is a lot of truth in that.
Mark A. Baker
I had some friends at the Mission holders' meeting. I gave a job to Clay Primrose (from the Santa Clara mission) after he was kicked out.
Other than that, I didn't really pay attention.
I missed my last high school reunion too.
Come to think of it, I missed "Wheel of Fortune" tonight. Actually, I've missed it for several decades.
In terms of REAL PRIORITIES:
I didn't miss Toby Keith or Jimmy Buffett, when they came to town.
My wife and I did just get a house a block from the beach.
Snow has been great for skiing lately.
Do you understand where the Co$ fits into my list of important subjects?
Several of my friends (who are now in their 60s) and their kids are important to me. Frankly I had no idea that the cult had deteriorated so badly.