Scientology Eruption: Commenters of the Week! - 2011-06-17

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F11.png Scientology Eruption: Commenters of the Week! June 17, 2011, Tony Ortega, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

It's been another big week of Scientology news here at the Voice. On Monday, we put up what we think was the 'Net's first review of Janet Reitman's masterful new book, Inside Scientology. Then we followed that up with a nugget from the book about how Scientology dictator David Miscavige encourages staff to salute his favorite beagles.

But it was our third story of the week, revealing that Marty Rathbun had made public a secret Scientology list of parishioners who had volunteered to be spies for the church, that really kicked up a commenter kerfuffle. After the jump, we'll reveal our favorites from both the pro- and anti-Scientology side of things.

First, from the pro- side of things, we enjoyed this skeptical jab at our story on Rathbun's revelation of spying church members by someone who called himself "Mike":


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Scientology Eruption: Commenters of the Week! | url = http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/scientology_eru.php | work = Runnin' Scared | publisher = Village Voice | date = June 17, 2011 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}