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!news-e1a.megaweb.com!newstf01.news.aol.com!newsbf02.news.aol.com!not-for-mail Mon Jul 10 17:03:55 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cerberus)
Subject: Fun with Ron on AOL: 1 of 2
Date: 9 Jul 1995 19:44:42 -0400
Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)
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Here's a sampler of AOL board postings to "AOL Scientologists Comm" in the
"Other Religions" folder. (keyword "religion")
Can you guess which ones were deleted by the board monitor? On July 4th,
no less. What a sense of timing, huh? Might be wise to delete "America"
from AOL. Still, it's supposed to be a business, after all. I don't know
of _any_ other boards, christian, pagan or whatever, that are so routinely
scrubbed of any dissenting opinion. Don't they charge for this kind of
service? (keyword "amway")
We open our saga as Cerberus blunders into the discussion while the
participants are wondering whether _every_ pro-CoS poster on the board is
Subj Clearing the Internet
Date: 95-07-01 17:50:39 EDT
Just thought I'd pop in here from the "Debate" Scientology folder where I
usually hang out and alert you all to the GREAT job AOL's own RonArtistR
did in the internet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.
As some of you know, alt.religion.scientology is an internet newsgroup
which was opened up by fraud and which has become a cesspool of entheta
spread by SP's. You wouldn't believe some of the lies that get posted
The few Scientologists who tried to post the truth there were drowned out
by swarms of SP's posting:
(1) bogus documents alleging that CSI is run by a bunch of crooks,
(2) fantastic stories supposedly about L. Ron Hubbard,
(3) absurd fabrications which are presented to the gullible public as
upper OT level "secrets."
Up to a week ago, there were 300-400 posters per week on the newsgroup and
an estimated 30- 40 THOUSAND readers! Can you imagine?
Not any more. A week ago, RonArtistR took time off from his busy schedule
to handle alt.religion.scientology. After initially lulling the group
into a false sense of security by pretending to be totally clueless, Ron
went on the attack. In a few well-crafted messages, he challenged
everyone there with their withholds -- why were they wasting time on this
newsgroup attacking something they know nothing about? Didn't they have
anything better to do?
And you know what? IT WORKED! According to Ron's own estimate, there are
only 28 die- hard SP's left in the newsgroup. Ron effectively neutralized
even that pitiful remnant -- they are all caught up in trying to
distinguish an "acceptable truth" from a lie.
This is so amazing! I bet Ron is at least an OT VIII. Somehow he managed
to use his OT powers to transmit a perfect tone 40 through cyberspace!
All the wogs suddenly realized that they had better things to do with
their time. (They don't, of course, but hey, it's comforting to know that
an OT can control a mob scene like that.)
Anyway, thanks to RonArtistR, it's safe to go see for yourself. Keyword
"newsgroups," punch up "Expert Add," type alt.religion.scientology, punch
up "Read My Newsgroups," and there you are! All you'll see is the same 28
people complaining that Ron "lied" to them. I know Scientology is about
saving the planet, but do we have to save everybody? Even these guys?
I'll leave that up to Ron. You can still watch him do that OT magic on
the lees of the newsgroup. But do it fast. My guess is that the
newsgroup will be deleted by next week.
I can't wait to go OT. Incidentally, you can still catch some of the
flapdoodle the SP's were passing off as upper OT materials on a couple of
WWW sites. I suggest:
David Dennis' Amazing Internet Services WWW Home Page:
Ron Newman's Web Page:
It's so incredible. There's a bunch of nonsense about "body thetans" who
live in clusters on your body and who are really people killed by a
demonic space emperor named Xenu 75,000,000 (!) years ago and dumped on
Earth. There's more (Jesus Christ was never crucified, and he was a whiny,
fat pederast -- yeah, right), but it's so sickeningly STUPID! I th