From: mauler@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: A Silly Question
Message-ID: <1991Aug8.173703.32608@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu>
Date: 8 Aug 91 17:37:03 CDT
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In article <1991Aug8.144245.25801@nntp-server.caltech.edu>, nyet@nntp-server.caltech.edu (n liu) writes: > christir@mentor.cc.purdue.edu (Christi) writes: > >>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? > [etc] >>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? > > P.T. Barnum had something to say about that... Jimmy Baker et al > would probably agree, if you ever got a word of truth out of 'em. > Anyways, there are also allegations of blackmail and harassment, esp. > of celebrities.. Still, there are still plenty of fools with money. > But hey, its THEIR money and they seem to get what they think they > paid for, so who am I to complain? Hell, I spend way too much money on > bikes and computers. Is that any different? And what's a few annoying > relatives between friends?

The differences between spending too much money on computers and spending money on Scientology are: [1] Scientology leaves nothing tangible behind for all the thousands spent, especially if you aren't helped at all by it, but buying computers sure leaves something tangible behind, albeit occasionally good for nothing but slow printer servers and spare parts; [2] You can find a decent quality IBM compatible 386 for under the prices the supercompanies charge, but where in Scientology can you find an E-Meter for less than what they want to charge for one? Not to mention the fact that there are no "100% compatible clone" E-Meters around.

And some of them don't get what they pay for. Remember that!

> -- > nyet@cobalt.cco.caltech.edu > nyet@aerospace.aero.org


P.S. So Macintosh, Inc., is a lot like Scientology! You buy their machines, there are no clones, true Mac-believers would not use Mac-compatibles or even homemade systems (there were plans in an issue of Radio-Electronics to make one) for fear of machine failure, and Macintosh charges huge amounts of money for machines that run half as fast as PCs, and only please some of the people all of the time! (using another P.T. Barnum gem) So the Macintosh founders used LRH and Scientology as their guiding light, huh?

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