Marty Rathbun Wants To Have It Both Ways

Marty Rathbun Wants To Have It Both Ways

In a recent post Marty Rathbun savaged a recently-published anti-Scientology book. Predictably his followers agreed with Rathbun, lashing out at the book’s inconsistencies, its reliance on plagiarizing from already discredited books, its falsehoods, and for the author’s unabashed attacks on Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The Rathbun [Continue]

The Strange Bond Between Marty Rathbun and Tony Ortega

The Strange Bond Between Marty Rathbun and Tony Ortega

It can become a real head scratcher when you try to understand the strange bond between Marty Rathbun and Tony Ortega who, apparently, was fired by the Village Voice for being obsessed with Scientology “stories” at the expense of his job. Let’s start with Marty Rathbun. He’s ranging far afield these days from when he [Continue]

Marty and Monique Rathbun

Marty and Monique Rathbun

We’ve been wondering lately about Marty Rathbun’s flair for self-promotion and whether the so-called “guru” of Bulverde, Texas is more content indulging in showmanship than he is in guiding his clients on the path to self-knowledge. A look at Rathbun’s blog shows a couple of vanity books he has authored, a self-idolizing photo of himself [Continue]

The Marty Rathbun Inc. Paradox

The Marty Rathbun Inc. Paradox

Marty Rathbun is waxing poetic again about his latest favorite topic – “integration.” He has now integrated cognitive therapy into the mix, equating it with Scientology auditing. By all appearances, Rathbun has figuratively set sail on his own voyage of self-discovery, dabbling in various thought processes to seek, perhaps, a path to inner [Continue]

Atheists or Religious Haters?

Atheists or Religious Haters?

Here’s a new twist on Mark “Marty” Rathbun’s theory of “integration,’’ in which he sees other philosophies and religious belief systems complementing the already altered tech he delivers under the guise of his so-called counseling. If Rathbun wants to go the ecumenical route, that’s fine, but – as we’ve already noted – to [Continue]

Marty Rathbun’s Rule: I’m Always Right!

Marty Rathbun’s Rule: I’m Always Right!

We think we may have discovered why elements of the “indie” group are unhappy, to put it mildly, with their ersatz leader, counseling “guru” Mark “Marty” Rathbun. Throughout the course of Rathbun’s career in Scientology, and outside of it since his removal in 2004, one thing about Marty has remained constant – he is always [Continue]

Marty Rathbun Copy & Paste Technology

Marty Rathbun Copy & Paste Technology

Marty Rathbun appears to be questioning his own place – and de facto leadership position – in the so-called and much fractured group. Torn and conflicted in his musings, Rathbun is trying to accomplish one or two things, if not both. First – put aside all doubts that he does not subscribes to the teachings [Continue]

Is Marty Rathbun losing control?

Is Marty Rathbun losing control?

Is Marty Rathbun losing control of his “indie” group, courtesy of Tony Ortega? That seems to be the topic of conversation making the rounds and it appears that Marty Rathbun, the self-styled “indie” guru, is more than just a little bit worried – a tad too concerned that Tony Ortega, who now operates his own [Continue]

I Smell A Rat

I Smell A Rat

Anyone familiar with the online postings of Marty Rathbun knows that they follow a predictable pattern. When not venting about the “injustices” done to him (those of his own making), he sometimes features a mind-numbing post from some so-called adherent of his self-styled “indie” group. They are long and tedious diatribes written by [Continue]

Name Dropping

Name Dropping

Nobody likes a name dropper. They usually fall into two categories. The first is the kind of person who liberally sprinkles the names of “important” people (bosses, social acquaintances etc.) into practically every conversation. It’s usually done to achieve status and is boring if not insufferable to those forced to listen. The second kind [Continue]

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