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!!!pipex!warwick!bsmail!plmlp Wed Jul 12 09:50:29 1995 Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Path:!!!pipex!warwick!bsmail!plmlp From: (Martin Poulter) Subject: UK: New campaigning group Message-ID: <> Sender: (Usenet news owner) Nntp-Posting-Host: Organization: University of Bristol, England Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 10:13:40 GMT Lines: 51 The following is not an official statement; it is just what I have heard. Families Under Scientology Stress (FUSS) has recently been formed to campaign for greater public awareness of Scientology and for changes to this country's legislation. The address is: FUSS BM Box 3506 <- Because of Scientology's well-known attitude LONDON to anti-cult organisations, they are having to WC1N 3XX use a secure mail service. Feel free to send them messages of support, requests for information or advice or suggestions on how The money for all the leaflets, mailings, press packs, photocopying and so on is coming out of the pockets of a few dedicated people, so I imagine some cash would not go amiss either. Their objective is not that Scientology should be banned or that there should be laws directed at it specifically. In 1971 Sir John Foster MP published his Enquiry into the Practice and Effects of Scientology. He stated that he could not see "any reason why scientologists should not be allowed to practice psychotherapy if they satisfy the proposed professional body that they are qualified to do so, that their techniques are sound, that their practitioners receive adequate training and operate under a stringent ethical code, and that ther is no hint of exploitation." Sir John recommended the immediate introduction of a Psychological Practices Act, organising the sale of therapy under this professional body. Let's look at those demands again, FUSS wants therapy only to be sold if the practitioners: -are appropriately qualified -are using techniques with at least some scientific validity -are operating ethically -are not exploiting their customers. These are hardly extreme demands: they're just common sense rules that already apply in a lot of other professions. If the critics are right, then Scientology would simply be unable to function if this act were passed. If the critics are *wrong*, then Scientology has nothing to fear from such legislation. It's 24 years since Sir John Foster made those recommendations and still they have not been acted on. Why not? Ask your MP! I'd better repeat that the above is just my own presentation, *not* an official statement. -- MARTIN L: Postgrad. studying "Probability and Belief" at Bristol University POULTER : KNIGHT NATASEVOLLLEWYLLOJI WWW Home Page & Scientology Critics' OF Scientology is a dangerous cult stuff: XENU -warn your family and friends.


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