Cabal of One
Yep, that's my experience too. The thing is that whilst we've heard plenty from detractors we don't hear much from those of a differing opinion. They seem somehow unwilling to counter the accepted narrative or be seen as endorsing scientology in any way. I'm sort of like that in some ways, I'd hate for my words to be taken as an endorsement of scientology but, at the same time, I see no point in sitting on the sidelines while people are being misled or misinformed about things I know about. What other use could I possibly have for this experential knowledge? I'm only here to help educate and perhaps impact upon still-in lurkers. OTVIII, Class VI, Hubbard Advanced Technical Specialist means nothing in the real world but it still means something to still-in scientologists. If any of that particular breed of cat heeds my words, I'm going to feel that posting here has been well worth the effort.In a message exchange I had with Trey Lotz last year, he said a lot of people actually felt they had gains on OT VIII. He's of the opinion though that the Fishman doc is some concoction.