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Increased Members after '#1' bestseller?

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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 11:29:43 -0800
Subject: Increased Members after "#1" bestseller?

Hi fellow Scientologists,

If I'm incorrect, then the alleged #1 best seller "What is Scientology" should finally start making a dramatic increase in org expansion. Orgs should be starting to burst at the seems because the public popularity and demand for Scientology is "really" there. I wouldn' t dream that the stats for this book were pushed. ;-)

So for any of you fellow Scientologist staff members who have the stats to verify this, could you please post that great news of expansion here? We'd love to hear the truth. Public Relations? Isn't this your hat?

Here's a few statistics I'd like to see so we public Scientologists can see the true trend .....

1) # of Current Scientologists* Collective Membership Statistic (as defined by RTC)

* Scientologists is a collective membership mark designating members of the affiliated churches and missions of Scientology. (Note: This is RTC's new definition of Scientologist.)

2) # of recent NEW Scientologists* (as defined by RTC)

We easily have access to these figures because all orthodox Scientogists join the Internationational Association of Scientologists ...IAS, and pay at least $450 a year or $3,000 for Lifetime membership, or more for the elite "Patron" status.

By the way PR: What policy authorizes the change to IAS from HASI? (Anybody know WHEN this change occured?)

But then again, IAS is probably a better name than the former HASI. It's easier to remember too because it rhymes with IRS. Maybe that's why the name was squirreled and Hubbard taken out from HASI .... (Hubbard Association of Scientologists International).

After all, IAS has a more "authoritive ring" to it too, don't you think?

Perhaps authorities figured that since Hubbards' body is dead, why leave Hubbard in the name anymore anyhow? Though this change does seem a bit peculiar to me. I can't find any policy letter by Ron himself that authorizes the change.

So I'll be keeping a very watchful eye for this good news. Please post these elementary stats ASAP.

No need to hide this information from anybody anymore. We should BRAG on our exact and specific stats since we're suppose to be the fastest growing religion on earth, shouldn't we? Let's then prove our statements to the world so they know we always tell the truth.

Yours for knowing the VITAL stats of the Miscavige church membership and growth,


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