Archive Message - 1995
---

Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!news.voicenet.com!netnews.upenn.edu!gradient.cis.upenn.edu!achorn Wed Jul 12 09:50:04 1995 Path: news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!news.voicenet.com!netnews.upenn.edu!gradient.cis.upenn.edu!achorn From: achorn@gradient.cis.upenn.edu (Brett Achorn) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Church closures - summary (1/10) Date: 10 Jul 1995 23:52:58 GMT Organization: University of Pennsylvania Lines: 430 Message-ID: <3tsegq$pc1@netnews.upenn.edu> NNTP-Posting-Host: gradient.cis.upenn.edu In this issue: Overall summary and explanation Here is a partial tabulation of the creation and demise of CoS orgs. By this, I mean usually churches with the word "Scientology" in their title. I ignored Dianetics (by itself) because many CoS churches have business aliases for Dianetics centers. Conclusion: More than half of the CoS organizations have died. There seems to be periodic expansions and decay in the number of orgs. Some states have almost no CoS orgs to speak of, while California has had as many as 29 created in one year. This information may be out of date. Check with the state if it matters. Search Summary Created Doomed Renamed Mergered Died Net 256 33 64 4 98 121 47% survival, 53% mortality rate Doomed: Died at some point, but I can't tell when from the record. If such an organization was started in, say, 1982, I put both a created and doomed entry for year 1982. Mergered: Two incorporations become one for a net loss of one org. Died: Any group not in good standing at this time. Suspended groups can be reinstated. However, this doesn't create a string of "creations" and "deaths". It just adds a long list to the end of a particular record. More posts to follow with specific records. Below are the summaries for each state. Brett ... States searched: 33 Florida Year Created Doomed Renamed Mergered Died Net 1982 1 1 0 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 1 1 0 0 0 0 California Year Created Doomed Renamed Mergered Died Net 1954 2 2 1956 1 0 1958 1 0 1968 1 1 1970 6 6 1971 2 2 0 1972 2 2 1973 7 2 5 1974 3 1 1 1 1975 6 6 1976 1 1 1977 3 1 2 1978 2 1 2 1979 6 1 1 5 1980 7 1 7 1981 10 1 3 1 8 1982 29 4 9 1 3 21 1983 6 10 1 1 1984 1 5 14 -13 1985 1 2 9 -8 1986 3 8 -5 1987 3 1 1 7 -5 1988 1 3 -2 1989 1 3 1 1990 2 3 -1 1991 1 1 -1 1992 1 3 -3 1993 3 1 3 1994 7 1 7 1995 1 -1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 115 7 42 2 64 42 Missouri Year Created Doomed Renamed Mergered Died Net ???? 2 1 1 1 1954 1 1 1969 1 1 1973 1 1 1975 2 1 1 0 1976 1 1 1979 1 1 0 1981 1 -1 1982 1 1 0 1985 1 -1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 10 3 1 0 4 3 Nebraska Year Created Doomed Renamed Mergered Died Net 1970 1 1 1983 1 1 0 1987 1 -1 1993 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 3 1 0 0 1 1 District of Columbia Year Created Doomed Renamed Mergered Died Net 1955 2 2 1985 2 2 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 4 0 0 0 0 4 New Hampshire Year Created Doomed Renamed Mergered Died Net 1985 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 1 0 0 0 0 1 Alaska Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net ???? 1 0 1978 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 1 0 1 0 0 1 Arizona Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1974 1 1 1982 1 1 0 1991 1 1 0 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 3 2 0 0 0 1 Nevada Year Created Doomed Renamed Mergered Died Net 1970 2 2 1974 2 2 1975 1 1 1978 1 1 1980 1 1 1981 1 0 1985 4 -4 1986 1 -1 1990 1 1 1992 1 -1 1993 1 1 1994 1 -1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 9 0 1 0 7 2 North Carolina Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1977 1 1 1991 1 1 0 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 2 1 0 0 0 1 Kansas Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1987 1 1 0 1994 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 2 1 0 0 0 1 Massachusetts Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1954 1 1 1969 1 1 1991 2 2 1993 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5 0 0 0 0 5 Oregon Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1957 1 1 1958 1 -1 1971 1 1 1974 1 1 0 1975 1 1 0 1983 2 2 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 6 2 0 0 1 3 South Carolina Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1993 1 1 1994 1 1 1995 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 3 0 0 0 0 3 Connecticut Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1969 1 2 1 1974 1 0 1975 3 3 0 1980 1 1 1982 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 6 3 3 0 0 3 Illinois Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1968 1 1 1970 1 1 1974 1 1 1976 1 1 1982 1 0 1983 1 0 1986 1 1 1987 1 1 1988 1 -1 1989 1 -1 1991 1 0 1992 1 -1 1994 1 1 1995 2 2 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 9 0 3 0 3 6 Indiana Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1975 1 1 1977 1 1 1988 1 -1 1989 2 1 1 1990 1 -1 1991 1 -1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 4 0 0 0 4 0 *note: I've been told that there is a church in Indianapolis. The "death" in 1990 may just reflect bad standing, not dissolution. Supporting evidence would be appreciated Maryland Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net ???? 2 2 1987 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 3 0 0 0 0 3 Idaho Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1982 1 1 1985 1 -1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 1 0 0 0 1 0 Iowa Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1992 1 1 1994 1 -1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 1 0 0 0 1 0 Kentucky Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1990 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 1 0 0 0 0 1 Minnesota Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1966 1 1 1975 1 1 1976 1 1 1990 1 1 1993 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5 0 0 0 0 5 Pennsylvania Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1956 2 2 1971 3 3 1977 2 2 1992 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 8 0 0 0 0 8 Washington Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1956 1 1 1978 1 1 1980 1 1 0 1981 1 1 1994 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5 1 0 0 0 4 Colorado Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net ???? 3 3 1974 1 1 1977 1 -1 1979 1 1 1981 1 0 1983 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 6 0 1 1 0 5 Georgia Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1980 1 1 0 1982 1 1 1989 1 1 1992 1 -1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 3 1 0 0 1 1 Wisconsin Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1980 1 1 1982 1 1 1987 1 -1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 2 0 0 0 1 1 Utah Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1969 1 1 1980 1 1 0 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 2 1 0 0 0 1 New York Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1975 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 1 0 0 0 0 1 Tennessee Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1985 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 1 0 0 0 0 1 Texas Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1956 1 1 1965 1 -1 1967 1 1 1970 1 1 1971 1 1 1973 1 -1 1975 2 2 1976 1 1 1979 2 2 1982 1 1 1 1983 2 -2 1987 1 0 1988 1 1 1990 1 3 -2 1994 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 13 0 2 0 7 6 Ohio Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1971 1 1 0 1976 3 1 2 1977 1 0 1978 2 2 1 0 1980 2 2 1 0 1982 1 1 1 0 1988 1 1 1 0 1993 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 11 8 5 0 0 3 Louisiana Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net 1967 1 1 0 1987 1 1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 2 1 0 0 0 1 Michigan Year Created Doomed Renamed Merge Died Net ???? 1 1 1960 1 1 1962 1 0 1966 1 0 1976 2 2 1978 2 2 1982 2 0 1983 1 1 1 0 1985 3 -3 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 7 0 5 1 3 3 -- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- "'Twas brillig and the slithey toves did gyre and gimble through the wabe" - Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll "So much for the user's manual" - Alice

---

Return to The Skeptic Tank Alt.Religion.Scientology Archives Master List
Go to The Skeptic Tank's main Index page.
E-Mail Fredric L. Rice / The Skeptic Tank