The challenge for those of us who had been hooked, line and sinker, is to bring this to closure and do whatever we must to bring the scales of personal justice back into balance.
The operating rule seems to be for each of us to do whatever one is best at, to use whatever gifts one has, to best advantage.
The citizens effort to expose scientology is viable. It won't stop. The one big gift from scientology to ex members is the gaining of an acute awareness and revulsion to any group, organization, person, or thing that seeks to decieve, manipulate and enslave the minds of men - for profit.
It is up to us, the ex members of scientology to determine if this one lesson, unto itself, was learned well enough.
We certainly had a master of deception as teacher.
We will see if this acute awareness of the techniques of deception - and the price paid by so many - provide sufficient insight and motivation - to undo this as well as other patterns of mental manipulation and control which fester in society like slow growing cancers, feeding upon the goodwill of the trusting and naive...
What those of us who have gained this knowlege, do with that knowlege, will determine if all the years of deception, the broken lives, the lonely parents, the buried bodies, are in fact in the end, worth something.
This is the responsiblity of those who have finally breached the real wall of fire.
Arnie Lerma 6045 N 26th Rd Arlington Va 22207 Voice 703 241 1498
To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them. Hamlet (III.i.64-68)
I'd prefer to die speaking my mind than live fearing to speak. The only thing that always works in scientology are its lawyers The internet is the liberty tree of the new millennium Secrets are the mortar binding lies as bricks together into prisons for the mind Support http://www.lermanet.com - mentioned 4 January 2000 in The Washington Post's - 'Reliable Source' column re "Scientologist with no HEAD"