"I've no problem with someone developing a legitimate bias or even engaging it in his criticism. But I then regard such criticism as biased, and therefore poor.
Biased and unbiased criticism are not the same thing."
"There may be things in Scn which require a re-examinatioan and re-evaluation by Sci'ts. TR 0 and the rest of the communication drills is definitely not one of these things."
"I've written on a number of occasions that any Sci't is free to participate in a.r.s. discussion if that's what he wants and cares to do.
The only persons who have communicated to me anything contrary to what I've described in the penultimate paragraph are some ex-Sci'ts and some non-Sci'ts here."
"Like everyone else, I, too, have ended up a victim of one thing and another, and at one time or another. Undoubtedly I'll become a victim of someone or of events again. In such circumstance, what I've become very interested in very quickly is how to unbecome a victim very fast.
But a more pertinent observation I'd like to make here is that I've never also considered that I would need make someone else a victim to accomplish this."
"If this were a forum packed with Scientologists who have what I would consider a rather conformist and/or blinkered view of at least some aspects of Scientology, and if there were only a spattering of critics here, I'd choose to concentrate my communication on the side of criticism.
But I certainly didn't begin writing to add my criticism to what I consider an already overwhelmingly biased, and all too often quite lunatic, discussion of a subject for which I have a great deal of regard."
"The most important of these factors is Scientology doctrine, and I've no problem supporting of it. There are some things I consider are in drastic and increasing need of critical examination, re-evaluation, and subsequent revision or cancellation. But I've thought this for twenty-seven years or thereabouts, and I rather doubt that the sky will fall if they're not adequately addressed for another twenty-seven years.
I could give you any number of what I would consider catastrophic scenarios, such that I'd no longer be able to consider Scientology doctrine to be Scientology doctrine or the C of S to be the C of S, etc.. If any of these scenarios materialised, that would be the end of my support for those involved in them and the beginning of my support for whomever I considered capable of taking up the fallen banner.
But such scenarios aren't going to happen. Sure, anything can happen, but their unlikelihood precludes all but idle speculation at this point."
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