From: mcc@lime.UUCP (Mike Corbett)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re:  IRS Court Case
Message-ID: <mcc.0927@lime.UUCP>
Date: 18 Oct 91 12:31:28 GMT
References: <1991Oct12.192357.55462@cs.cmu.edu> <1991Oct12.183500.34438@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu> <1991Oct13.172100.7188@henson.cc.wwu.edu> <1991Oct15.020238.34524@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu>
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>In article <1991Oct15.020238.34524@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu> kudwarf@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu writes: >Not getting "shaken down"? Heck, its high time Scientology really *did* get >shaken down by the IRS. Only they won't, 'cause if the IRS loses, the IRS >loses the chance to tax this cult which has no business claiming "non-profit" >status, what with all the cash they suck from normal people claiming the normal >people need curing from some internal disease. Think of it as being an >extremely expensive and much, much longer ("you won't get cured unless you pay >an additional $8000 above the $50,000 you've paid so far just to become a >convert.") version of the engram curing done by Spock's half-brother in Star >Trek V. Scientology is a crackpot movement out to beat the records of all the >televangelists, all the Moonies, even the DEA's Federal Drug Forfeiture Fund, >and they above all else deserve all the taxation they can get. Only they won't >get taxed, like every ultra-rich person before them, 'cause rich people can pay >or sue to pay much less than anyone else, and Scientology has no end of suckers >ready to pay to let Scientology keep on getting richer. > >Leo Mauler >kudwarf@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu


Those are some mighty strong allegations. Also highly emotional. Where do you get those numbers from? I hvae known several "Scientologists" and can flatly state that none of them had put anything close to $58,000 into the Scientology coffers. I do agree that the "chruch" only exists to seperate people from their money, but there are many con games in town, and Scientology is one of the more benign ones. Also, for the record, I am not a "Scientologist", nor have I ever been one. My personal feeling is that Dianetics is a good method of alleviating ones-self from the negative influences (sp?) of their past. Scientology was built up (around Dianetics) into the money hungry institution it is today.


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