I value Zhong's pasting various snippets of Marty's blog over here. I rarely go over there myself (only if linked) and so I'd miss out on what's going on.
As he said earlier, he labels all his threads with "Marty" - so it makes it easy to ignore if you want to.
Maybe I need to start a "Marty" section so they can all be filed there?
IMO, that would be a mistake.
Why not keep it as it is?
A Marty Section would legitimize Marty and would certainly be viewed as a win by him and his followers.
And this, while his comments on ESMB - and that's something that perhaps someone should compile - are unrelentingly negative.
I vote to keep things as they are.
Unless, it were to become a subcategory of the "Freezone Scientology, Independent Scientology, and Ron's Org's" section, but that would artificially marginalize it... Mmmmm...
No , don't change anything.
I don't understand why you would oppose this. The threads are already here, and the future ones will be posted anyway, so why not put them in their own section for easy recognition (or avoidance)?
I must be missing something. :confused2:
Axiom142 | August 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Reply
Spot on Joe!
I’ve been trying to make the point that it CAN’T just be about DM, for a while now, but you have expressed it better. Yes, from what I’ve heard (but not seen for myself) he is a nasty piece of work. But what could he have done if no one listened to him or followed his stupid instructions?
The culture of the CoS is one where you were presented with ‘The Truth’ and you were expected to do things a certain way or else. Kick up too much of a fuss and you were expelled so that you couldn’t infect the other members of the group with your heretical ideas.
Yes, yes, LRH said that it was only true if it was true for you, but if you tried that excuse with the staff, you got short shrift – I know this from my own experiences. You were expected to conform. At least that’s how it was in my time.
The whole culture and mindset within the group of people who call themselves Scientologists has to change. They need to be able to think and evaluate for themselves and not just follow orders blindly.
And maybe being prepared to listen to another point of view even if it seems really unpalatable at first without automatically engaging in name-calling.
Try not to take it too seriously, it's the Internet.