Archive Message - 1995

Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From!!!sun4nl!xs4all!!not-for-mail Mon Jul 10 17:01:31 1995 Path:!!!sun4nl!xs4all!!not-for-mail From: nobody@REPLAY.COM (Anonymous) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Big Suprise - France Date: 7 Jul 1995 15:27:29 +0200 Organization: RePLaY aND CoMPaNY UnLimited Lines: 37 Sender: Message-ID: <3tjco1$> NNTP-Posting-Host: Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1647 XComm: Replay may or may not approve of the content of this posting XComm: Report misuse of this automated service to <postmaster@REPLAY.COM> Scientology president assails sect members arrests in France Agence France Presse January 14, 1992 20:52 GMT Scientology leader Heber Jentzsch Tuesday assailed the arrest in France this week of leading members of the sect, alleging it was part of a conspiracy by the French intelligence services. Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International, linked the arrests to a recent article in a sect publication alleging widespread corruption in French intelligence. (In Paris, police sources said Tuesday that 30 leading members of France's Scientology Church had been arrested in an investigation into complaints by former sect members who said they had been defrauded of a total of four million francs (740,000 dollars).) Speaking by telephone from Scientology headquarters in Los Angeles, Jentzsch said a total of 18 members were arrested. The president of the church in Paris, Jean-Paul Chapelet, was released without charge later Tuesday and further releases were expected, Jentzsch said. He suggested the former members whose fraud complaints led to the French police swoop might be plants who were sent to disrupt sect activities as part of a "conspiracy" against the group. Jentzsch said the sect claims eight million members in 91 countries. He said he had no figures for annual turnover, but the Church of Scientology would rank among the Fortune 500 if it were a private company. A French group opposed to religious sects, the Center for Documentation, Education and Action against Mental Manipulation, says there are only about 400,000 scientologists in some 30 countries.


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