When I first came here to take part in OCMB, I thought it was meant to discuss the concult and its true harms. Today it seems many of us discuss eachother. Was that why this board was created?
You know what I am going to say? It roughly goes along the lines of if you think discussing Scientology is so important, whyever DID you create another thread discussing the people.
Oh yes, it's so very well to be aloof and peaceable when you're up in a friggin mountaintop monasteryinstead of being called a piece of shit or a godamned shrew or having insults hurled at your family members who aren't even involved in the boards
. Why don't you come back down to the level of us mere mortals and help out in shovelling execrement?
Please, argue about statements and opinions, not the persons that wrote them.
And here comes the problem of your argument: The argument about the "persons that wrote them" is not actually started by the parties you think has started it. It also shows that you haven't actually been paying attention to people's words - what has been happening so far, is people getting angry at pigheaded bigots who whinge and whine whenever somebody disagrees with said statements and opinions.
So, this is a board about opinions & debate, it also means a person should be able to accept valid points against
their argument as well as for
their argument. Guess who hasn't been doing it and is deep in the trementina ponds now.
Doing so does not help the case against $cientology. And certainly does not do any good to this board. Or its readers.
I will tell you what this sounds like: It sounds just like Scientology prancing about "the greater good" and making Scientology your one major goal in life. I do not think making up fiction to make Scientology sound like the penultimate evil is a valid opinion, and I think people ought to call the poster out on it. Obviously, it is a person's opinion, and it is always going to be associated with that person. That's the whole point.
Most of us know how the concult is on critics, so there is no reason to do the same to eachother.
You say it as though this was the first and only time something like this has happened. Furthermore, the first person to jump in here and praise this point is a hypocrite who decided to run away with his own ideas of what other peoples' opinions were, and couldn't take criticism to hang up a cordless phone without putting it in its cradle.
Now, let's see how long it takes before you start howling about how *dare* I disagree with you in such a vehement manner, and call it flaming, taking it off the topic - any label you wish to fling upon, considering you can't possibly insult and DA me any more than certain other people on the boards have.