Archive Message - 1995
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Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!howland.reston.ans.net!vixen.cso.uiuc.edu!superdec.uni.uiuc.edu!tskirvin Mon Jul 10 17:02:16 1995 Path: news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!howland.reston.ans.net!vixen.cso.uiuc.edu!superdec.uni.uiuc.edu!tskirvin From: tskirvin@superdec.uni.uiuc.edu (Tim Skirvin) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Perhaps a change of tactics is in order for Scientology? Date: 8 Jul 1995 02:09:21 GMT Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana Lines: 38 Message-ID: <3tkpch$6uq@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> References: <3rnr2r$ma2@carbon.cudenver.edu> <3td2ge$pvq@covina.lightside.com> <3terf3$4qd@ionews.ionet.net> <3tflal$m42@covina.lightside.com> <3tgk3u$qbl@moka.ccr.jussieu.fr> <3tim9p$m0b@covina.lightside.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: superdec.uni.uiuc.edu cmiller@lightside.com (Chris Miller) writes: >I don't correct you on your grammar so don't pick on the placement of >my proper names. If this is the best that you can come up with, then >you lost. Mr. Miller, maybe you don't understand this. Your religion, if you choose to call it a religion, teaches you to attack in order to defend and expand your religion. In and of itself, this makes some sense; I can see the logic, and it _did_ get you this far. However, now you've met the 'net. And, while you have been attacking -- which is probably good -- is hasn't been enough. That's not my point. My point is that, above, you are _defending_. Not attacking. What does that mean? Well, it basically means that, you, Mr. Miller, have been bogged down. You have no time to attack, because you are on the defensive. Meanwhile, on other fronts, others attack your religion while you're unable to do anything about it. Don't you get it? These people here are forcing you to stay here, while they proceed to rip your friends apart elsewhere. Even if what you say is the truth, you can't defend against so many at once. Your best chance is to surrender this battle and go win a whole bunch of others, cutting off support so that you can _return_ to this battle. In the mean time, no matter how sad the flames you receive, your opponents are winning. Think about that. - Tim Skirvin (tskirvin@uiuc.edu)

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