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>That wasn't too unfair. Maybe DateLine has considered that Mike Rinder's
>assessment may come true. This is just a slap on the wrist of Minton to
>tell him to wise up.
>I don't know what I would do in his situation, but he has got to calm
>down. When you look at the record from just a statistical standpoint you
>don't look good. Yes, Scientology looks worse by a long shot. If you
>look at any statistic, say, in sports, there is no history that leads up
>to the why and where, it just stands alone and people base their
>opinions on limited facts. I know there are reasons why Minton did such
>things as he did in Boston and in CW, but the post he made was a kicker.
>It says a lot.
>Bob, if you are listening, I just want to say you have done a great deal
>for the ExScientologists and exposing Scientology. I know you feel like
>you are battered from both sides, which really isn't the case at all.
>People here do not mind you as much as you might think. We were
>discussing this very thing here on IRC several weeks ago, and there was
>a comment by a known critic of Scientology. I don't want to mention his
>name for obvious reasons. He said you got to start acting more like a
>quarterback than a lineman. I thought that was a good assessment of the
I was never trained as either a lineman or a quarterback -- actually I was a fullback (you know the type, head down, run like crazy, take the licks and keep on ticking). If I had been Peyton Manning growing up with a father like Archie, perhaps I would have more finess today as a quarterback. Nevertheless, like any rookie quarterback (and I am merely agreeing to your assesment) you get intercepted a lot and make stupid mistakes in the first season or two.
And, in that first season or two, you either learn from those mistakes and move on to be a far better quarterback or slide into a career of mediocrity. I was drafted into this arena with no experience in fighting something as evil as organized Scientology but I'm trying to learn from the mistakes I've made. Believe me I really am trying.
I'm sure that in my role as Chairman of the Board of The Lisa McPherson Trust, it will be easier and even mandatory that I assume a role that is far less contentious with Scientology Incorporated and far more accommodating and supportive of the expansion plans of either the Reformed Church of Scientology or the Orthodox Church of Scientology.
>I hope there is no hard feelings about my post.
No hard feelings whatsoever and I thank you for your genuine caring and support.
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