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 (Johnboy )
Subject: Re: The Noose is Tightening on CoS (was Big Suprise - 79K) (LONG)
Date: 16 Jul 1995 06:59:15 GMT
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email@example.com (Jeffrey Maass) writes:
>R. Urban (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
>: email@example.com (Jon Noring) wrote:
>: This is not intended to start a flame war, but you need to have more
>: tolerance for beliefs that are different than your own, particularly
>: those that are shared by minorities. (In case you are wondering, I
>: born and raised a Catholic.) And, if we don't protect the religious
>: freedom of the minority, then the religious freedom of the majority
>: eventually be jeapordized.
>: Regardless of whether or not you agree with your neighbor's choice
>: religion, if you are hell bent on destroying it, sooner or later the
>: will suffer like domino's falling.
>: If you and your gang succeed in getting the IRS to tax minority
>: religions, then that makes me wonder how long it'll be before the
>: goes after the rest of the religions. The assets alone of the
>You say that like it's a bad thing!
>Sorry, religion is just another business that should be taxed. Doing
>otherwise encourages and supports it, in violation of the
>Tax them all equally, and the IRS can get out of the business of
>what is a "valid" religion.
The IRS only has to define what a religion is so that they can
determine whether a CORPORATION is operating as a religious
organization. An unincorporated church doesn't need the IRS for
>"Religion: Virtual Reality Without The Computer."
>Jeff Maass NW of Columbus Ohio Amateur Radio
>USPSA/IPSC # L-1192 NROI/CRO