From: whatis@pogo.gnu.ai.mit.edu (....What Is?....)
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Subject: Re: Scientology information
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Date: 24 Jul 91 00:44:35 GMT
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In article <1991Jul23.165100.32236@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu> mauler@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu writes: >L. Ron Hubbard was a "great man" to Scientologists; since many other "great >man" religions are also suppressive to women (see Islam, Christianity, Judaism, >for a few examples), and since the basic creed does not specifically mention >women, how can we assume that women are treated equally?

iIn both orgs that I have been associated with, the Executive Director and all 3 division heads have been female. Also, the best auditor I've ever had was female too. They are not discriminated against. I have never even seena HINT of discrimination.

>Is sex good only for reproduction, or are the partners permitted to enjoy >themselves too?

Of course you're allowed to enjoy it! This is not your typical "keep them ignorant and repress their basic motivations" religion. It's not even your typical religion. I personally have trouble calling it a religion because of all the negative connotations (like the above) that it brings up, but I can see why it is called one, and I can only conclude that there really is no proper English term for it. "Religion" is close. "Philosophy" is close.

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