From: rbnstein@bucsf.bu.edu (Michael Rubinstein)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Scientology information
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Date: 24 Jul 91 21:48:01 GMT
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In-reply-to: whatis@pogo.gnu.ai.mit.edu's message of 24 Jul 91 00:44:35 GMT

>>>>> On 24 Jul 91 00:44:35 GMT,whatis@pogo.gnu.ai.mit.edu (....What Is?....) >>>>> whose comments are cited by "W> ".

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

How about "Mythology"?

Both an appropriate and quite respectable term. See the works of Joseph Campbell.

W> -- W> Steve Boswell | This opinion is distributed in the hopes that it W> whatis@ucsd.edu | will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY... W> whatis@gnu.ai.mit.edu |

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