Masters of Argumentum ad Hominem
Character assassination is a perfected skill of the Office of Special Affairs in the Church of Scientology. It is their first and foremost weapon. To bad I am immune.
I was presented a set of declarations from current Int Base staff. They include viewpoints, mostly on David Miscavige, Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder. According to the declarations, David is a saint. Mike and Marty are the devils. David does everything right while M&M does everything wrong.
I was asked by OSA if I was willing to change my viewpoint. It is an odd question, because my viewpoint is constantly changing. But for me to change my viewpoint on the church management, I need more than ad Hom viewpoints. I need facts – such as the real statistics for the CoS world wide. And even then the church will have a hard time proving negatives of the like that the contents of ethics folders have never been used to discredit anyone (OSA said this in a meeting with me).
I am ready to absorb all kinds of data, but fact is King. Ad Hominem attacks does not register with me.
To OSA: I realize you may be a bit rattled by this post.
I have not revealed much of your ambush meeting. Drop the adHom, give me facts, and you will do fine.