From: lindsay+@cs.cmu.edu (Donald Lindsay)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: religion??
Message-ID: <14032@pt.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 26 Jul 91 02:51:04 GMT
References: <17112@life.ai.mit.edu>
Organization: School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon
Lines: 34
Nntp-Posting-Host: gandalf.cs.cmu.edu

In article <17112@life.ai.mit.edu> whatis@wookumz.gnu.ai.mit.edu (....What Is?....) writes: >To hear the other side of anything in the Time article, I recommend you >pick up a copy of "Fact vs. Fiction: A Correction of Falsehoods >Contained in the May 6, 1991 Issue of TIME Magazine" at any org. >The particular claim above is talked about in there. It's about >80 pages long and takes on a lot of the strange claims of the Time >article, although it could not hope to tackle all of them.

They couldn't tackle all of the claims made in an article ten times smaller?

I saw this document, and leafed through it, looking for something about reincarnation. Nothing. I guess they didn't want to give the correct impression to the uninitiated.

Let's assume for a moment that reincarnation is true and that it's possible to learn about past lives. This still leaves two problems:

One: non-Scientology reincarnation-believers (historical and modern) seem to have never heard of Xemu.

Two: this ancient spacegoing civilization, and its mongo disasters, seems to have left no mark on the face of the earth. You'd really think that geologists would have noticed a 75-million-year-old Coke bottle, or something, by now. The (Christian) Creationists have their own tame geologists: the Scientologists can certainly afford a few of their own. Where's the hard evidence that would surely exist, and that true believers should have been looking for?

In my opinion, you have to have oatmeal for brains to believe in the evil ruler Xemu and his volcanos and H-bombs. -- Don D.C.Lindsay Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute

The views and opinions stated within this web page are those of the author or authors which wrote them and may not reflect the views and opinions of the ISP or account user which hosts the web page. The opinions may or may not be those of the Chairman of The Skeptic Tank.

Return to The Skeptic Tank's main Index page.

E-Mail Fredric L. Rice / The Skeptic Tank