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 (henry)
Subject: BRIEFING TO ALL SCIENTOLOGISTS ON THE NET
Date: 25 Jul 1995 14:14:12 -0600
Organization: University of Denver, Dept. of Math & Comp. Sci.
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In article ,
[a mention of the old 'open letter' from OSA regarding
the cult's plan to attack the net.]
HERE it is. remember this, folks? this is the plan of scientology
to abuse the net.
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BRIEFING TO ALL SCIENTOLOGISTS ON THE INTERNET
FROM THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
(NOTE: If you know any other Scientologists on Internet or
America Online, please e-mail this briefing to them).
As you know, there has been quite a bit of false and
derogatory information going out over the Internet by a few
detractors, squirrels etc.
The Church fired a project to collect up all this
information, and we have been in comm with some of you
already. We have obtained legal input on some of the
messages that individuals have posted that could be libelous
or in violation of copyright laws.
We have a plan of action that we are taking, to simply
outcreate the entheta on these newsgroups
(alt.religion.scientology and alt.clearing.technology), and
get positive information to the general public on what
Scientology is, our activities around the world, successes
stories and LRH writings. There will also be some legal
actions, which you will be further briefed on. Basically, as
a group we will NO longer put up with our religion being
criticized, harrassed and denigrated on the Internet.
As a first step, I want to thank those who have posted
positive material and handled some of the entheta that has
been posted. This is very much appreciated!
Secondly, I would like to ask your assistance in
getting each one of you to post positive messages on the
Internet (at least once a week, more if you like), about
We want to make these messages "high ground". In other
words, don't get tempted into a two way comm with some l.1
jerk on the Internet. Ack him and continue to post POSITIVE
and HIGH TONED messages that really explain what Scientology
IS doing, how it helped you or a friend, community activities
of the Church, Church expansion. It is easy to get into an
opp term situation with the detractors over this system, but
this doesn't necessarily communicate very well to the broad
public who may read this.
There is an excellent issue by LRH which is PR Series
27, THE ENEMY LINE. In here, LRH says that you never forward
an enemy line, nor do you get into just attacking. YOU COME
UP WITH A BETTER CAMPAIGN OF YOUR OWN.
This should be applied whenever you post a message on
Scientology, as we want to keep this on a theta,
dissemination comm line to the broad public.
The Church of Scientology International is getting our
own site onto Internet, and we'll also be posting messages
regularly in there, so if you feel you are getting attacked
by some detractor or jerk, let us know right away, and we can
get you material to counter whatever is being said.
If you imagine 40-50 Scientologists posting on the
Internet every few days, we'll just run the SP's right off
the system. It will be quite simple, actually.
CSI will be e-mailing around various briefings and good
news messages to individuals for posting also, so that you
are getting new material to post. If you need material or
want to get your material cross-checked with us for content,
e-mail it (to this address for now, until CSI gets our own),
and we'll get you the material you need.
The two newsgroups on the Internet are
"alt.religion.scientology", and also
"alt.clearing.technology" (which was set up by Homer Smith, a
squirrel and declared SP). We need to fill up both of these
newsgroups with positive information on the Church.
For those of you with access to America Online, you
know there is a similar situation with Scientology being
attacked on that system. So this would apply to this
newsgroup as well (posting positive messages on Scientology).
The Planetary Dissemination Org (PDO) will be
getting their own site onto Internet, which will be for the
dissemination of LRH's works, WIS book, and other materials
and campaigns. We intend to put these works onto laser
discs, and utilize all the tools of the Internet to
disseminate Scientology internationally.
This is very exciting, and will be a new era for
computer users as regards the subject of Scientology.
Look for CSI's first posting very shortly. We WILL
outcreate anything that is on there.
I would like to hear from you on your ideas to make the
Internet a safe space for Scientology to expand into.
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Fredric Rice note: In actual fact there are _hundreds_ of ex-cultists
and concerned individuals in alt.religion.scientology, not just "a few
detractors, squirrels etc." The number of people around the world who
have been monitoring the cult has been growing as each attack upon
innocent individuals is reported in the world press.