From: goehring@mentor.cc.purdue.edu (Scott Goehring)
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Subject: Re: Snide comments (was Re: Perfectionism)
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Date: 4 Sep 91 15:41:24 GMT
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In-reply-to: rcampb@milton.u.washington.edu's message of 4 Sep 91 14:47:15 GMT

In article <1991Sep4.144715.4076@milton.u.washington.edu>, rcampb@milton.u.washington.edu (Russell Campbell) writes:

>In article <GOEHRING.91Sep4090612@mentor.cc.purdue.edu> >goehring@mentor.cc.purdue.edu writes:

>>Really? The general public impression of the Christian Church >>is that it's a bunch of crackpots? I doubt that; at least in >>the United States. Granted, there are a lot of people who >>disagree with the various aspects of Christianity, but I doubt >>that any large segment of the population feels that the Church >>is full of crackpots.

>I suspect you'd find disagreement with this doubt amongst the >roughly two thirds of the world's population that are not >"christian". Don't take the ethnocentric view that the >population of the United States is representative of the rest of >the world.

Since Scientology has relatively few members outside of the largely Christian nations of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, it is wholly appropriate to consider this in the context of a eurocentric viewpoint. I should, however, had made it clearer that I meant to refer to Western populations.

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