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 (Diane Richardson)
Subject: Re: Really, the Gorilla stuff is fake, right?
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 06:28:59 GMT
References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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email@example.com (Sri Changiana Saar) wrote:
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (henry) wrote:
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>> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>> Daniel Davidson wrote:
>> >I can not believe this stuff is real. Pinstripe shirts,
>> >75 trillion years ago?
>> >Come on now. Someone is pullin' my thingey...
>> as soon as i've looked through this criminal cult material,
>> i may send the gorilla crap to the ho' to ask if it's
>My understanding is that History of Man (ha!) ISN'T high-level stuff, but
>was rather a published BOOK (hey, no trade secrets with this stuff!)
>As for verification, you could ask anyone who actually has a copy of the book.
Yep, it's true. I've read HOM and it's all in there. I'm not sure if
the "Church" still offers HOM for sale, but it's not difficult
to find a copy in any used bookstore.
Incidentally, I think that the number of Scientology[tm] books readily
available in used book stores is a very good indicator of the number
of people who were lured into the cult and managed to work their way
back out of it. Most true believers aren't about to sell off copies
of their "sacred scriptures" for the few pennies they get for them.
My copy of the "Volunteer Minister's Handbook" has a very touching
inscription on the inside front cover. I don't doubt that the couple
who presented the book as a Christmas gift to "Mom and Dad" back in
1978 are glad their cult days are over. I'll bet "Mom and Dad" are
glad they're over, too.