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From: fseipel@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu (Frank E Seipel)
Subject: Re: Snide comments (was Re: Perfectionism)
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>I suspect you'd find disagreement with this doubt amongst the roughly two >thirds of the world's population that are not "christian". Don't take the >ethnocentric view that the population of the United States is representative >of the rest of the world.

I don't think that was the point. Islam, Judaism, etc, are *ALL* striking contrasts to Scientology.

None of these religions require a person to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on 1) Books 2) "auditing" 3) e-meters. You may have to make a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Mecca, but no one individual or small group is getting extremely rich in the process.

This brings to mind another question. Shortly after the Time magazine attack of Scientology, I remember seeing, day after day, ads in USA Today, full page ads, paid for by the Church. Obviously, they must command enormous resources to be able to pay for all this. What are their revenues and net worth?

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