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From!!!!!a2i!ddsw1!!!!!!prostar.COM!stark Thu Sep 14 09:44:46 1995 Path:!!!!!a2i!ddsw1!!!!!!prostar.COM!stark From: stark@prostar.COM Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Another Milne Deception? Date: 10 Sep 1995 18:28:33 -0000 Organization: ProStar Internet Gateway Lines: 48 Sender: Message-ID: <> Reply-To: Below is the beginning of a message from Andrew Milne, the original subject was: Posting for "Mark". "From: (Andrew Milne) Subject: Posting for "Mark" Date: 9 Sep 1995 16:45:44 -0700 Today at the Church of Scientology in DC one of our staff spoke to an individual named Mark, who said he did not know that other religions than Scientology maintained confidential scriptures and asked that information on this be posted. In fact, there is a wealth of material covering this practice in other religions. Below is an extract from a letter written by a number of religious scholars and others containing some data on this point: .... What is worse probably, is insensitivity towards the Church of Scientology's religious beliefs, which are also protected rights under the First Amendment. For centuries and still in the present, many religions have been faced by a dual need to disseminate their beliefs as widely as possible without losing confidential central tenets of their faith and practices through misappropriation, misduplication and misunderstanding. Thus, as the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found in a 1986 case involving the First Church of Christ, Scientist, at least thirty editions and translations of the Bible are validly copyrighted and protected against unauthorized publication. [snip] Question: isn't "misduplication" a Scientology term? And if so, doesn't that mean that the above "extract from a letter written by a number of religious scholars" was actually written by a Scientologist? Someone please verify whether or not "Misduplication" is a scieno term. It's not in my dictionary, but I've lost my scientology dictionary and can't check it. Stark


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