Good interview, thank you both!

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ad hominem

hŏm′ə-nĕm″, -nəm


Attacking a person's character or motivations rather than a position or argument.

Appealing to the emotions rather than to logic or reason.

WBM actually seems to always appeal to reason. The letter Ben Shaw wrote, however, is full of ad hominem attacks at the person he accuses.

Network TV is so passé. Who cares? I’m old enough to be retired and don’t have cable tv, I only stream. My children only stream, my grandchildren only stream. I doubt that they know or care what a network is. For “Shaw” or the person posing as Shaw in that letter to be so unhinged about insisting that they are not aware of how people get their television feeds these days is telling. I have my doubts that there are many people I know who have a working antenna or subscription to cable tv. I can gratefully say that I have not subjected myself to one second of scientology tv, just like I make a conscious decision not to punch myself in the face every day I feel as though either one would be equally painful.

Wise Beard Man

“How Could You? I’m Adorable. I’m A National Treasure for God Sake”

That is a perfect epitaph

Please Mark, write it down and put it with your important papers for your headstone in 20-30 years

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WBM nails it: It’s not the beliefs, it’s the behavior.

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Jun 25, 2023·edited Jun 25, 2023

In regards to the Scientology channel, the cult is, of recent, using Facebook Live to broadcast their newest material. It's a droll, soulless series of informercials that plays on an endless loop. Aside from it being obvious propaganda, there is practically no entertainment value one way or another.

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