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From: christir@mentor.cc.purdue.edu (Christi)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: A Silly Question
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Date: 7 Aug 91 22:55:51 GMT
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In-reply-to: v026ltr5@ubvmsd.cc.buffalo.edu's message of 5 Aug 91 13:43:00 GMT

In article <86269@eerie.acsu.Buffalo.EDU> v026ltr5@ubvmsd.cc.buffalo.edu (Matthew P Mason) writes:

Deep down, I'm hoping all of this is one big joke. Are there people out there who actually take this stuff seriously? Do people really believe in Scientology?

there are many people who do take this stuff seriously. some people consider every word to be literal gospel, while others attempt to take it as allegory (although hubbard decreed that all is true. none is allegorical).

one proof of the fact that people take this seriously is the cost people spend on it. people have gone into great debts, taken out mortgages on their houses, etc, just to be in scientology. people have lost family for scientology. would you pay this sort of price if you did not truly believe?

c.

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