Shiny & Free
A couple of questions come to mind because my initial gut instinct to this theme is that it seems a slippery slope. By endorsing Martyworld, even with praise as scant as "a necessary evil" or "a stepping stone", aren't we also endorsing the application of yet more Scientology on people who have just escaped Scientology? That's the last thing they need.
Also, what's the difference between taking the piss out of "the things Scientologists say" on Facebook and taking the piss out of "the things Scientologists say" on Martyworld? They say the same sorts of things, they both promote L Ron Hubbard idiocy as fact, and they both want to Keep Scientology Working.
No I don't think so. This is the argument used by those who think Marty is aiming to take over ESMB and create a more "pro scientology" venue.
The thing is that more scientology may indeed be the last thing they need, but we can only present information. An individual has to be ready to find those roads out. It's hard to exlplain to someone who hasn't experienced the mind fuck ... sometimes it does come as such a shock that retreating into what they feel is a 'safer environment' is just gonna happen. I really agree with you about Marty, but I don't think that tolerance here is a slippery slope to anything.