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From braintree!news.sprintlink.net!in1.uu.net!nntpgate.primenet.com!nntpdist.primenet.com!lippard Tue Oct 10 10:04:26 1995 Path: braintree!news.sprintlink.net!in1.uu.net!nntpgate.primenet.com!nntpdist.primenet.com!lippard From: lippard@Primenet.Com (James J. Lippard) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Source on Religious Trade Secrets Date: 8 Oct 1995 19:36:52 GMT Organization: Primenet (602)395-1010 Lines: 18 Message-ID: <45998k$geu@nnrp2.nfs.primenet.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: usr4.primenet.com NNTP-Posting-User: lippard L. Ron Hubbard had the following to say about the religious "trade secret" issue, in a taped lecture in 1955: Now if we were to sit down and try to monopolize every piece of information which we ever collected ... and we were to take this information and carefully say, "Now look! This piece of information is absolutely sacred, and it's not to be distributed to anybody! And it's not to be given to _anybody_, and _only_ those people who have a pink cross on the right shoulder will be able to read this information"--we would go into a mysterious sort of cult. (Quoted in Bent Corydon, _L. Ron Hubbard, Messiah or Madman?_, 1992 revised edition, Fort Lee, N.J.: Barricade Books, p. 356.) -- Jim Lippard lippard@(primenet.com ediacara.org skeptic.com) Phoenix, Arizona http://www.primenet.com/~lippard/ PGP Fingerprint: 35 65 66 9F 71 FE 50 57 35 09 0F F6 14 D0 C6 04

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