I think it's funny that some folks assume and assert that Rinder is doing nothing in one breath and then in the next wonder how much of the tech he's applying from his old post! To me it's a no brainer that he is using what he learned in the church. But now he's targeting the church, and for that I am all for it!
That is the question. Some believe he has other targets. Others believe he's a 'good guy' who regrets his past and is in the process of reform. Others don't accept his 'reformation' but also don't accept he has an 'hidden agenda'. Lots of speculations, rumor, and gossip. See recent threads dealing with similar gossip & innuendo.
No one has genuine knowledge except Rinder and he hasn't been sufficiently forthcoming as to allay all reasonable questions.
Life on earth is uncertain. This is simply one more area of uncertainty.
Mark A. Baker
It's just ridiculous!
If Heber, all of a sudden, came to Marty's.... would you give him the same shit you have given (in abundance) to Mike Rinder?
I suggest we let Rinder decide for himself. - At least he hasn't backed off from the scene, and is STILL active.
- Any way he's active is good. (Some are just TOO impatient)
Was he the only one who committed the crimes?
Is he the one responsible for all and any of them?
Don't you see the system behind any and all of this?
Oh please, not another Rinder thread.
VaD please go read all the others, lurk more. Please.
Seriously, VaD. Lurk. Please. Moar.
Actually VaD, systems don't commit crimes. They can't. They are imaginary constructs used to simplify & describe complex human interactions. System is simply a collective term used to as a 'placeholder' for the complex behavior of individual human beings.
Individuals are the ones who commit crimes & abuses. Sometimes these individuals work together. Sometimes they work alone.
What causes the organized crime rings which plague societies are the people who support them. What allowed slavery to exist for thousands of years are the people who accepted it as a fact of life or as a 'part of the system'. What allowed the Holocaust was an unwillingness to accept responsibility for challenging the way other people were 'gaming' the system. Stalin & his supporters ordered the purges & genocidal relocations. Not the system. The reason the u.s. started an illegal & unnecessary war in the middle east has nothing to do with the system and everything to do with the people. Blaming the system is just an abandonment of individual responsibility.
None of us can escape responsibility for our own actions or inactions. That phenomenon is what has traditionally been attempted to be explained & described through the doctrine of karma.
There is however a magic secret which allows for the minimization and, upon occasion, the elimination of 'bad karma'. That secret is to accept full & complete responsibility for one's own actions & decisions. Ascribing such responsibilities to the groups to which one has belonged is simply denial & avoidance of one's own responsibilities.
Mark A. Baker
A. I'm not his accuser.
B. Head of OSA is good for starters.
Mark A. Baker