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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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (jam)
Subject: Re: Vandals target Scientology film team.....
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 1995 21:59:45 MST
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>As reported by "The Observer" - 16th July 1995 (page 26)
An additional quote from this article:
"Margaret Reese, the church's director of public
affairs, said suggestions that scientologists
were behind the car attacks and the phone
cloning were ridiculous.
She said the Twenty Twenty film was disgusting.
'It was not a fair, unbiased programme. They
took everything out of context.'
The reporter could have filmed openly, Ms Reese
said. 'We would have allowed her everywhere. We
have nothing to hide.' "
'Scuse me? Let the public visit the Cadet Orgs.
Let the public visit Gold. Let Miscavige come
into the open. Let us have a meal with the RPF.
AND, let me quote from _Introduction to Scientology Ethics_
a small number of the "suppressive acts" listed in
that book that show policy toward investigation:
"Proposing, advising or voting for legislation or
ordinaces, rule or laws directed toward the
suppression of Scientology."
"Testifying hostilely before state or public inquires
into Scientology to suppress it."
"Writing anti-Scientology letters to the press or
giving anti-Scientology or anti-Scientologist
evidence to the press."
"Infiltrating a Scientology group or organization or
staff to stir up discontent or protest at the
instigation of hostile forces."
Fascist? Well, extremely controlling.
Paranoid? Group good; non-group baaaad.
Self-serving? Our goals good; other goals baaad.
Greedy? Money to us good; money to others baaaaaaaaad.
She said questions about sexual history were
given to those who expressed an interest in
joining the church's staff. 'We don't want any
perverts. We are very ethical.'
Ethics self-defined, of course!
In the _Technical Dictionary_ we find definition 2.
"ethics actually consist . . . of rationality toward
the highest level of survival for the individual,
the future race, the group, and mankind . . . .
Ethics are reason."
Must be there is some other definition