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Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!ionews.ionet.net!usenet Mon Jul 10 17:00:22 1995 Path: news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!ionews.ionet.net!usenet From: bmyers@ionet.net (TarlaStar) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Hubbard = Gobbledygook (read it and laugh) Date: Thu, 06 Jul 1995 17:16:39 GMT Organization: Little Sisters of the Perpetually Juicy Lines: 31 Message-ID: <3th62b$g66@ionews.ionet.net> NNTP-Posting-Host: osip25.ionet.net X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent v0.55 -=- Begin fair use extract -=- "It is a mechanism of thinkingness, whether one is postulating or receiving information, that one retain one's ability to know. It is equally important that one retain one's ability to not-know. Thought consists entirely of knowing and not-knowing and the shades of gray in between." [I love how he sets up two absolutes, then modifies the whole statement with the last phrase.] "You will discover that most people are trying not to remember. In other words, they are trying to not-know. Education can only become burdensome when one is unable to not-know it. It is necessary that one be able to create, to receive, to know and to not-know information, data, and thoughts. Lacking any one of these skills, no matter now native they are to the individual, one is apt to get into a chaos of thinkingness, creatingness, or livingness." --L.Ron Hubbard, "Fundamentals of Thought" (pg. 99) -=- End extract -=- Later, he states that forgetting is the same as "not-knowing, " and predictions are the process of "knowing" the future. I think Ron must have been a little retarded, seriously. I don't know how you can "not-know" something. Forgetting is NOT the same as deliberately unlearning something. Forgotten memories can be recalled. Not knowing is like creating a blank slate where once there was knowlege. The file is not deleted in the process of forgetting something, since the proper references can usually bring recall. Not knowing would be the equivalent of brain damage. Frankly, I have no friggin' idea what he means by adding "ness" to the verbs "creating", "thinking" and "living".

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