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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!news.primenet.com!ip076.lax.primenet.com!luvalle Mon Jul 17 09:49:40 1995 Path: news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!news.primenet.com!ip076.lax.primenet.com!luvalle From: luvalle@primenet.com (jam) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Improve your SP status! Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 04:50:04 MST Organization: Primenet Lines: 38 Message-ID: NNTP-Posting-Host: ip076.lax.primenet.com X-Newsreader: Trumpet for Windows [Version 1.0 Rev B final beta #4] Quotes from and comments on _Introduction to Scientology Ethics_ (1985 edition) Beginning on page 45 are the ethics codes. Paragraph four: " . . . this Code of Offenses and their penalties becomes firm and expressed policy." The offenses are listed in ascending order, 1) errors, 2) misdemeanors, 3) crimes and 4) high crimes. One of the listed offenses under crimes is: "Holding Scientology materials or policies up to ridicule, contempt or scorn". Uh, oh! The next section of the book describes "suppressive acts" - any activity undertaken to interfere with or do away with scientology. People who indulge in these acts are called "suppressive persons or groups". A downpedaled version of the "Fair Game" policy can be found under a later section, "Rights of a Suppressive Person or Group": "Truly Suppressive Persons or Groups have no rights of any kind as Scientologists and legal actions taken against them are not punishable under Scientology Ethics Codes." Remove the words "as Scientologists" and "legal", which were added to protect the church's rear, and you have the "Fair Game" policy. NOTE: A scientologist *cannot* take legal action against another scientologist in good standing, but must use church mediation.

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