From: mauler@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Some views on Scientology
Message-ID: <1991Aug19.050959.32802@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu>
Date: 19 Aug 91 10:09:59 GMT
References: <CHRISTIR.91Aug10155940@mentor.cc.purdue.edu> <35066@usc.edu> <CHRISTIR.91Aug17114839@mentor.cc.purdue.edu> <35120@usc.edu>
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In article <35120@usc.edu>, lfreeman@phad.hsc.usc.edu (Leny Freeman) writes: >>In article <35066@usc.edu> lfreeman@phad.hsc.usc.edu (Leny Freeman) writes: >> >> In article <CHRISTIR.91Aug10155940@mentor.cc.purdue.edu> christir@mentor.cc.purdue.edu writes: >> >> >>> By the way, most Scientologists are not rich. We work for a living. >> >>no. i imagine it would be hard to be rich while paying someone lots >>of money for classes and auditing. > > Then they must not be very rich to begin with, or stupid for "turning > over" all their money, which the church has never asked me to do. > When a person decides to do Scientology seriously, they will find a > way to do it without going into the poor house. Anyone (and there are > a few) who blindly donates everything and runs up bills they can't pay > is a fool who has parted with their money. > > Then rather than taking responsibility for their mistake they blame > the church. In the free world you still have the power to say no, up > yours etc. >

<SARCASM ON> Yeah, I'll bet that the "Church of Scientology" would let a truly devoted member stay on if s/he ran out of money! You have no power of saying "no" if you are truly devoted to a cause; except in Scientology's case where they can say "no" to you if you lack funding.

Scientology: The Religion Of The Rich! <SARCASM OFF> > >> How about you or are you still living off of daddy? > > >> >a) i find it reprehensible that you would stoop to a personal > attack. >>i would hope that this does not reflect on your scientology >>background. > > No > it doesn't, I sometimes enjoy being a jerk. :-) There's a wide variety > of people in the church just like anywhere else. >

You gotta admit that a religion is judged by its individual members, not by its gestalt doctrines. An asshole Christian makes me consider a religion that would accept such a person and still allow that person to [a] continue said behavior while [b] calling himself or herself a member of that religion, causes me to vconsider members of that particular flavor of Chrsitianity all assholes. In the case of Scientology, who have very few points in their favor in my book, any acts of a rectal nature find very little sympathy and much antipathy with me. y

>> >>b) i have been on my own (paying all my own bills including classes at >>usc) since i was 17. and before that i was working 3 jobs to pay for >>a number of my expenses as well as school. >> >>c) i have NEVER lived off of daddy. > > Given what you have stated in b) reflects on what I said above about > when a person really wants something he/she will make it happen. It > looks like you're making it happen. Personal attack withdrawn. >

Oh, boy: a Scientologist who is not only a jerk, but a person who has no patience whatsoever to read through a whole post before replying. Sure does wonders for my opinion of Scientology...

> >> >>can you claim the last two? > Yes I can. Good luck Christi. > > > Leny > > >


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