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Marty Rathbun vs. Mike Rinder

For anyone familiar with the personal interplay between Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder since they left the Church, you would think the two cohorts were the best of pals. Flying to each other's homes, wooing media outlets and staging outrageous stunts in an attempt to harass Scientologists—the duo seems all but inseparable.

But it wasn’t always that way, leaving you to wonder whether Marty and Mike subscribe to that gem of dark wisdom from The Godfather, Part II: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” Because here’s what they thought of each other while still in the Church:

MARTY RATHBUN ON MIKE RINDER

  • “The problem with you is that you are arrogant. Let’s face facts—you come across that way and you communicate that way. You communicate and write as if your viewpoint means something special above the viewpoints of all else on planet Earth. Frankly, you really do turn me off by your tone and tenor and come across arrogant. You won’t convince anybody of anything.”

  • “The problem is you…are just apparently allergic to work.”

  • “You haven’t done your homework, you are lazy. You are going to get the Church in deep s**t if you don’t change your ways.”

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MIKE RINDER ON MARTY RATHBUN

  • “Marty Rathbun belongs in a mental institution. In fact, he belongs in an electric chair, full on.”

  • “Rathbun is a psychopath. He’s a real nut case. He’s a mental case on the loose.”

And as one further reflection of their mutual hatred:

Rathbun to Rinder: “Are you ever going to get off your fat ass, or just be a c***?”

Rinder’s defiant answer: “I guess I’m just a c***.”

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