Top 5 most discussed tampabay.com stories: Scientology, failing schools in Tampa Bay
Here's a look at 5 hot topics on tampabay.com from the past week. Coverage of a Scientology lawsuit, atheists taking aim at billboards and FCAT scores are a few of the topics that generated the most comments on our stories in the past week.
"I know the mindset quite well. When I was in CofS, I believed that anyone speaking out against CofS, Scn or Hubbard was just -- what was that phrase? Oh yes- just putting forth sour grapes. I ignored the things that happened to me as just isolated occurrences. Then I found out that those things were not rare- they were not one offs. I also personally know people who were coerced into having abortions while in the Sea Org. People do have responsibility for their own actions but the responsibility is shared by those who coerce them. In fact, the lion's share of the responsibility belongs to the latter." ~ Voltaire's Child
"A crap teacher can have excellent students, an outstanding teacher can have rotten students. It's not the teacher, it's not the school... it's what happens at home that determines a child's success (in school and in life). This FCAT system is rubbish." ~ Mr. Fabulous
"Very sad that anyone would be concerned for this behavior? Too many police officers lately have been in the line of fire. No one gets paid enough to protect us. People seem to be out of control lately. They are police officers, let them do their job and safely." ~ LauraD
"Irresponsibility seems to be the norm anymore." ~ SpeakYourPiece
"The fact that this group can voice their controversial opinions freely without having fear of recourse is what makes this country special. While I don't agree with their message, I am thankful that they have the right to express it." ~ G_O_A_T