From: Elizabeth.Mccoy@bbs.oit.unc.edu (Elizabeth Mccoy)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Beyond Scientology
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Date: 7 Aug 91 22:05:29 GMT
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In article <1991Jul29.225042.4345@jato.jpl.nasa.gov> dave@jato.jpl.nasa.gov writes: >eastin@locus.com (Dick Eastin) writes: > >>In article <14990@goofy.Apple.COM> showen@applelink.Apple.com (Don Showen) writes: >>>WOW this has really taken off. Well I would like to announce my >>>presence to this group. There are large numbers of us who have left >>>the church and have retained and expanded on the technology. >>Well, there is freedom of speech; however, it would be ethical to also >>provide full disclosure. Unless I'm mistaken, the exscientologist few >>are in legal violation of copyright and trademark laws. I don't know >>if there are any legal suits pending, however. Maybe someone does. > >Are you saying you can copyright "the truth"? More importantly, are you >guys trying to be like Apple Computer and make your money from lawsuits? >If the technology works, as you say, and it helps people...then why not >let everyone use it? The problem is that most "Squirrels" don't use the technology -- they use some slightly-to-extremely peverted/changed/altered form of it, which usually doesn't work as well if at all. (I have developed the bad habit of using qualifiers -- I have never heard of a "offshoot" working, period. But I'm not omniscent.) >>Simply stated, exscientologists and their students, will find progress >>on the standard Scientology program more difficult. > >What if the ex-guys (Squirrels as you call them?) have found better ways >than you? Do you guys exchange information so that the technology gets >beter? Well, again, I've not heard of a Squirrel group having anything of use -- just a lot of stuff about mediums, & crystals, & channeling, & such stuff that may be interesting, but doesn't have quite the same long-range goals. It is unfortunate that there does not seem to be a "R&D" group associated with the Church, but I suppose that makes sure that a would-be "prophet" doesn't change stuff for just his/her own glory. Though at least E-meters have evolved into more effective things. <shrug>

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