Archive Message - 1995
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Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!simtel!news.kei.com!ub!galileo.cc.rochester.edu!uhura.cc.rochester.edu!ttha Wed Jul 12 09:50:17 1995 Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Path: news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!simtel!news.kei.com!ub!galileo.cc.rochester.edu!uhura.cc.rochester.edu!ttha From: ttha@uhura.cc.rochester.edu (Tom Thatcher) Subject: Re: Questions from a faithful reader Message-ID: <1995Jul11.163046.25783@galileo.cc.rochester.edu> Sender: news@galileo.cc.rochester.edu Nntp-Posting-Host: uhura.cc.rochester.edu Organization: University of Rochester - Rochester, New York References: <3tsleo$cg1@netaxs.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jul 95 16:30:46 GMT Lines: 49 In <3tsleo$cg1@netaxs.com> rkeller@netaxs.com (Rod Keller) writes: >I got this in the mail. >6) How big of a thorn is a.r.s. to Scientology? Is this newsgroup mearly >gum stuck to the bottom of their shoe, or is a.r.s. the biggest challange >they've ever had? My guess is, they're really upset about this. As you suggest earlier, if the totality of Scieno beliefs were put up front, very few people would join (I was going to write, 'no one in their right mind' which is probably true.) Previously, the Xenu and thetan stuff could only be found excerpted in court transcripts, or in used book stores. Now it's in danger of world-wide publication. In fact, so many people have probably saved the anonymous postings of high-level church beliefs (SCAMIZDAT) that they will continue to appear no matter how many lawyers they hire. Now imagine being at a Hollywood party and asking Tom Cruise about Xenu... If he denies it, his credibility as a Scientologist suffers; if he confirms it, his credibility as a human being suffers. The more widespread this becomes, the fewer people will accept it. Here's why... Imagine that Joe Q. Public, feeling depressed and out-or-sorts, goes to a Scieno outpost for a free personality test. He is told that he has a reactive mind, and needs auditing to clear himself of negative engrams. Or, Joe. Q. is told he needs to be audited, in order to put to rest the fragments of the souls of 75 million year old aliens who were blown to bits by H-bombs; these fragments are sticking to various parts of his body, accounting for various health disorders; by talking to these fragments about the bad things that happened to them 75 million years ago they can be cleared of negative engrams, after which they will leave your body. If they put that in their brocures, no one would stop laughing long enough to pay for the therapy. >7) What do you think is the future of Scientology? Depends. CoS depends on keeping its beliefs secret, on its tax-exempt status, and on the fact that it is a religion, not a business (a business would have to disclose more about its inner workings, cash flow, etc.) If they loose any of that, they're ashes. -- Tom Thatcher | You can give a PC to a Homo habilis, University of Rochester Cancer Center | and he'll use it, but he'll use it ttha@uhura.cc.rochester.edu | to crack nuts.

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