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Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From!!!!! Thu Jul 20 11:48:17 1995 Message-ID: <> Path:!!!!! Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology From: (Blind Carlos) X-Anonymously-To: alt.religion.scientology Organization: Anonymous forwarding service Reply-To: Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 00:27:33 UTC Subject: Lurkers Roll Call Lines: 57 References: (XMDMA) writes: >Any lurkers who feel like it, regardless of your position on the issues >raised here, >please respond by saying "Here" or "Present" ... Here! Present! Co$ stinks! I've heard reports about the atrocities of Co$ over a period of many years now. I am passionate about the rights of religions and other groups that are out of the mainstream, but Scientology is *not* a religion. That's just a ruse for gaining undeserved respect from the population, and for enjoying undeserved taxation and other legal advantages. The fact is that Co$ is one of the most criminal organizations in the world, solely dedicated to gaining profit and power. It's vital that as many people as possible are educated about it. Thank God that we have the Internet to further that cause. I'm a strong believer in the Net as a means to empower the average citizen, and I am appalled at Co$'s efforts to silence its critics on ARS. All of us have a duty to help put a stop to this. I think that a historic event is in the works here. Last winter, Intel was forced into a recall action on its Pentium that it originally wanted to avoid, largely because of public pressure that began in the Usenet newsgroup Now the ethereal world of the Net is once again making waves in the Real World(tm), and I'm confident that the Net will once again come out on top. The Net is too wide- spread and too wide-open to wrestle down, and even a well-funded junta like Co$, with all its lawyers and thugs, are no match for the combined efforts of so many concerned citizens. Co$ might not be eliminated any time soon, but it will come away badly bruised from this encounter, deeply discredited in the eyes of millions (and that's a damn good thing). I've been planning to write a longer de-lurking post, and will add more comments as soon as time permits, but I couldn't say no to the roll call. I invite other lurkers to join in. If you're concerned about harassment from Co$, you can use the anonymous remailing service (see the instructions below). I humbly suggest that, to better serve this cause, you try not to flame too much; just give a clear, calm statement of what you think about all of this. Hi Helena. Must be exhausting, scanning all those posts, day after day after day ... Hope you get disbarred, my dear. Carlos ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- To find out more about the anon service, send mail to If you reply to this message, your message WILL be *automatically* anonymized and you are allocated an anon id. Read the help file to prevent this. Please report any problems, inappropriate use etc. to


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