Diane Richardson is a key poster in ARS. In
1995, when she started to post, she was venerated by critics for the
quality of her posts - brilliantly argued and researched. Today, in 2001,
Diane still posts and the quality of her posts are still outstanding.
However, because she changed the *focus* of her criticism, from the CoS to
critics, she is now virulently attacked by critics who claim she
"changed". Fact is, she didn't change at all. Critics simply
make their judgment by whether one is on their side or not. This is what
bigotry is all about.
Here is an example of this mention:
Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.
Subject: Re: What's with Diane Richardson?
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, No
User <email@example.com> wrote:
> Can someone explain what has happened
to her. Years ago, she was an effective and articulate critic of CoS.
I've lurked in a.r.s for a *long* time. At one time, I really
Diane more than any other poster here. Her "just the facts"
and her willingness to do actual research made her an anchor in the
Her writings were clear, well written, and authoritative. She was one
of my A.R.S heroes...
This is then followed by a stupid
rationalization that Diane's "change" is due to IRC... Just the
xth "explanation" for Diane's "change".
Anyway... Here are some of Diane's threads.
LMT suicide?- critics have a bit of a problem, when Diane is
around, to try and blame the CoS for a death in which they may have played
a role themselves...
Cooper- some rather unpleasant truth about the anti-cult hero.
Truth that Arsers simply refused to see.
Random Quote :
This web site is
NOT created by a Scientologist. It is created by a Scientology EX-MEMBER
who is critical of Scientology. However, this ex-member is ALSO critical
of the anti-Scientology movement. This does not make him a
Scientologist, nor a defender of Scientology.