From: george@brooks.ics.uci.edu (George Herson)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Frequently Asked Questions - 2
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Date: 13 Sep 91 18:41:41 GMT
References: <1991Sep08.210452.2484437@locus.com> <1991Sep10.042109.225492@cs.cmu.edu> <28CDFF27.1393@ics.uci.edu>
Reply-To: george@ics.uci.edu (George Herson)
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In article <28CDFF27.1393@ics.uci.edu> george@ics.uci.edu (George Herson) writes: >In article <1991Sep10.042109.225492@cs.cmu.edu> lindsay+@cs.cmu.edu (Donald Lindsay) writes: >> >>The FAQ which was just posted is a blatant advertisement, which >>doesn't address the less positive aspects of the church. To add balance: >> >>"The Science Fiction Encyclopedia" (Peter Nicholls, copyright 1979, >>Doubleday): >> >>"Hubbard also taught that traumas could be pre-natal, and eventually >>that they could have been suffered during previous incarnations. A >>"clear", one who had successfully rid himself of aberrations, would >>possess, according to Hubbard, radically increased intelligence, >>powers of telepathy, the ability to move outside his body, the >>ability to control such somatic processes as growing new teeth, and a >>photographic memory. ... In 1952, after an organizational rift, > >The abilities of a "clear", outlined above, would if demonstrated win >many converts for the Church, if not the planet. Forgive me, I >haven't a "radically increased intelligence", can a Scientologist tell >me why there hasn't been any (well-publicized) demonstration of the >unusual powers gained by Clears? > >-- >George Herson >george@ics.uci.edu (714)856-5983 ()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()( >UCalifornia Irvine, Info&CompSci REALITY IS INFINITELY PERFECTIBLE >If it feels good--believe it. ()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()(

As a result of the above I got one Scientologist to respond, in an unabashed evasion of my question in favor of yet another pitiful advertisement for the Church. I just want to say that anyone who sincerely believes that the Church would not be proudly associating with possesors of superpowers like those named above to any less a degree than it does with John Travolta and Kristie Alley has a very serious gullibility problem. This is even more obviously true if the Church could claim to actually be responsible for development of such powers. How exactly do you Church members find it possible to disagree with this?

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