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From: eastin@locus.com (Dick Eastin)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: why not alt.philosophy.mafia?
Message-ID: <1991Aug08.205245.702615@locus.com>
Date: 8 Aug 91 20:52:45 GMT
References: <1991Aug06.143519.7140@kub.nl>
Organization: Locus Computing Corp, Los Angeles
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In article <1991Aug06.143519.7140@kub.nl> kolb@kub.nl (Hans-Peter Kolb) writes: > >Here in Europe the Scientology "Church" is considered a dangerous >sect using brain-wash methods to gain power over people on the basis

Just so the, possibly intended, mis-conception is not assumed a truth: "Here in Europe ..." implies a massive agreement which does not exist. Allegations like this are best made as specific assertions provided with substantiation, rather than hiding behind a cloak of "everyone" in Europe.

Several countries in Europe, Germany and Italy that I can remember, are the fastest growing Scientology areas in the world.

The book "Brain-washing" was published by the church to warn people of the dangers of that activity. Scientology is not interested in "power over people"; but rather in providing people with the power to use their own intelligence in the solution of the problems of life.

Dick

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