From: christir@mentor.cc.purdue.edu (Christi)
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Subject: Re: Some views on Scientology
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In-reply-to: lfreeman@phad.hsc.usc.edu's message of 4 Aug 91 23:03:31 GMT

In article <34837@usc.edu> lfreeman@phad.hsc.usc.edu (Leny Freeman) writes:

mr. freeman reflects badly on usc and/or scientology with his post. i really would have hoped that usc would be doing better than let in those who have such trouble with spelling....

although the problems with definitions i don't think can be attributed to usc, but most definitely to scientology.

In article <CHRISTIR.91Aug3211923@mentor.cc.purdue.edu> christir@mentor.cc.purdue.edu writes (that's me!)

>but hubbard said he wasn't interested in open minds..... > >"When somebody enrolls, consider that he or she has joined up for >the duration of the universe. Never permit an 'open-minded' >approach."

Mr. hubbard's definition of open minded was someone who would take the attiitude of taking auditor training and then go off into some other


type of mental practice. If one decides to persue Scientology past


the beginning stages they must do it seriously and not wander off into meditation, astral projection etc.

open-minded : aj : receptive of arguements or ideas : UNPREJUDICED. (unscrupulously stolen from webster)

funny how the great mr. hubbard finds it necessary to redefine the word 'open-minded'. how many other words has the great savior of man redefined?

This also addresses the price issue. Only those who are serious about reaching the upper levels and becoming a skilled auditor are willing to pay the price in terms of time and money. The church would rather not waste time on those who are "here today and gone tomorrow". Sorry if it's affending to some but that's the way it's got to be.


btw: why is scientology unwilling to accept those into its folds who are not interested in spending their life savings? i would think that a person in real life (tm) would be more effective in showing what a religion was all about (the good points etc...) than someone who only deals with people of his own religion...

However you can still benefit from two books available at local book stores. The Problems of Work and The Way To Happiness.

i've read the way to happiness, and i have read part of the problems of work (it was due at the library before i could finish it....) i don't see how either particularly has to do with open-mindedness...



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