Re: GOING CLEAR
C.A. Mann, PhD
Date: April 08, 2015 06:11PM
You miss the point entirely. Using terms like "off [his] rocker" and the psychological terms Brian used are not only inaccurate, but they diminish the credibility of anyone trying to honestly criticize a cult leader. Hubbard many have done many bad acts, but unless you're somehow superior to him, have the credentials to label him psychologically, and/or have evaluated him, such judgments are childish. It does not help the cause of cult studies to use such tactics.
You may not "need a PhD" to criticize him, but you do need one to give him psychological labels.
Cathleen Man, PhD