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!dish.news.pipex.net!pipex!tank.news.pipex.net!pipex!warwick!bsmail!plmlp Mon Jul 17 09:49:43 1995 Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Path: news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!dish.news.pipex.net!pipex!tank.news.pipex.net!pipex!warwick!bsmail!plmlp From: plmlp@mail.bris.ac.uk (Martin Poulter) Subject: Welcome "Big Story" viewers Message-ID: <DBpJ5n.6CL@uns.bris.ac.uk> Sender: usenet@uns.bris.ac.uk (Usenet news owner) Nntp-Posting-Host: mail.bris.ac.uk Organization: University of Bristol, England Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 13:08:11 GMT Lines: 39 Hello to you observant types who noticed "alt.religion.scientology" on Jon Atack's computer screen and decided to check us out. You will find the claims made in that programme to be substantiated by the many articles and affidavits that critics are archiving (I expect there will soon be a repost of the most interesting stuff). Surprising though it may sound, The Big Story didn't convey (in its twenty-odd minutes) the full horrors of Scientology. The program only mentioned *one* suicide: the number of suicides within Scientology is very probably into treble figures. It only hinted at Scientology's heavy-handed tactics to silence its critics. They did not have time to go into Scientology's criminal acts, such as their attempt to infiltrate governments around the world. Information on all this is available in the form of Web pages, ftp sites, articles and books. Scientology's critics in the UK believe that our government should be introducing legislation to protect people from unscrupulous and unethical "therapies." If you want something done about Scientology, send the following statement: I/We respect the individual's right to religious freedom. I/We support the demand for a full Government enquiry into the Church of Scientology in the UK, its activities and 'religious' status. with your name and address to The Right Honorable Mr Michael Howard MP Secretary of State For The Home Office Home Office Queen Anne's Gate London SW1H 9AT Stay tuned and make sure you keep your friends informed about what Scientology is really like. -- MARTIN L: Postgrad. studying "Probability and Belief" at Bristol University POULTER : KNIGHT NATASEVOLLLEWYLLOJI WWW Home Page & Scientology Critics' OF Scientology is a dangerous cult stuff: http://mail.bris.ac.uk/~plmlp XENU -warn your family and friends.

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