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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tilman Hausherr)
Subject: Children and Scientology
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 21:03:10 GMT
Organization: Xenu's Ranch
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"RonFreud" posted us what he thought a "cute story" reported by Mark
Pope. (BTW, Mark Pope is the one who invented the "Volunteer Minister"
story in Japan).
Mark Pope asked "Anyone beat that" ? Yes. Here's the story of "Tony".
Mark is quite deluded (Stockholm syndrome as its best). I don't know if
I should be sorry for him or make fun of him. Decide this for yourself.
(from Corydon, "Messiah or Madman", Barricade Books, 1992, U.S)
The four-year-old boy could no longer cry. He had been
nearly 48 hours in the chain locker of the flagship
_Apollo_ and his entire body was aching from his efforts
to chip off rust. His knees and hands were raw with cuts
and bruises. His voice was raspy from crying, and he was
desperately afraid. He was constantly making resolutions
to never, never again eat the Commodore's telexes - the
most recent crime of which he had been accused.
Little Tony had entered the chain locker through the tiny
manhole that led to it. The metallic sound as the lid slammed
shut sounded final somehow. The space was cramped for even
his small body, and he was enveloped by darkness. It was
wet in there and very, very scary. The chains of the ships'
anchor took on the dimensions of a monster. At one point
a rat scuttled by him squealing. He was sure he was going
The thin strips of yellow paper coming from the telex
machines, like streamers of birthday party confetti, had
been just too tempting. It had been so boring and serious,
with everyone working constantly; but these strips of
paper seemed to be enticing Tony to play. He put them
in his mouth and pretended they tasted sweet, like chewing
The Commodore had been outraged, and just the fact that
this person had a young body was in no way going to prevent
him from administering the appropriate penalty.
[Footnote:] This scene is reconstructed based on converstations
with Tony's mother, and with others on the ship at the time.
Little Tony was "out eithics," a "down stat" (someone who
didn't produce adequately for the group - or who produced
bad products - and thus, had "down statistics").
Tony's mother had left him in the care of another Sea Org
woman while she was gone on a "mission" to "raise the stats"
of an ailing land organization. When she returned she was
shocked to discover that her son had been placed in the
She was "handled," however, with explanations about how
"out ethics" and "down stat" Tony had been. "He is really
a very old thetan with a young body," she was told. "He
should not be permitted to use that young body to stir
--- Tilman Hausherr [Awards: KoX, DB, Koos "seal of approval"]
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