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
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Subject: Secrets? Schmecrets!
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 03:50:01 +0200
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Those of you lucky enough to have seen The Big Story will know that
the so-called 'secrets' of the clams and their cartoon cosmology have
been broadcast for the whole of the UK to guffaw over. I'd expect that
several thousand viewers who were sitting down with a cuppa ended up
with their tea up their nose after those tales restimulated their
hyena engram and they fell about in helpless mirth.
All over the UK, local orgs have kept their phone lines burning as they
try to work out how to 'handle' this 'flap'. Another Big Win... for BT!
The program also told of assorted dubious activities by the cult:
- getting someone to sign a blank piece of paper, then typing a letter of
letter of authorisation above that signature. That (a forged instrument?)
was then used to get the contents of someone's savings account, as much
as the cult wanted.
- use of hypnotism during auditing sessions - is this not contrary to the
- possible deception and fraud, in selling someone expensive courses that
were not needed by telling the reporter that these courses would solve
her 'personality defects' - defects she didn't have when scientifically
and professionally tested.
Sir John Foster's report, condemning Scientology as the practice of
unsupervised psychotherapy by the unqualified and where it wasn't
needed, was published in December 1971, and it was over three years
previously, on July 25, 1968 that the then Minister of Health, Kenneth
Robinson, declared that the view of that government was that:
"... scientology is socially harmful. It alienates members of families
from each other and attributes squalid and disgraceful motives to all
who oppose it; its authoritarian principles and practice are a potential
menace to the personality and well-being of those so deluded as to
become its followers; above all, its methods can be a serious danger to
the health of those who submit to them."
After a lapse of nearly 27 years, during which time the cult has steadily
grown ever richer and ever more insidious, it is surely long overdue for
the present government to show that it knows how to govern for the greater
benefit of all the citizens and subjects of the UK.
It is surely long overdue for this dangerous, wicked and pernicious cult,
in all its forms, disguises and cover organisations, to be closed down,
rooted up and kicked out.