Archive Message - 1995

Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From!!!pipex!!warwick!ral!hm Mon Jul 17 09:49:36 1995 Path:!!!pipex!!warwick!ral!hm From: (Huw Morris) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: The Big Story Date: 14 Jul 1995 09:24:34 GMT Organization: The Custard Appreciation Society (RAL) Lines: 41 Message-ID: <3u5d4i$> NNTP-Posting-Host: X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] The Big Story was broadcast as planned at 7:30 last night, despite the clams' best efforts. First off, they showed how easy it is to get involved with Scientology, as they sent a journalist undercover. They showed various auditing techniques (including the infamous e-meter) and training methods. The most spooky was where victims had to stare into someone's eyes for 60-90 minutes until they started halucinating. At that point, at their most vunerable people are sold more courses which they are told they need. One man gave them his bank account number which allowed the clams to withdraw money when they wanted. There were several interviews, including ex-Scientologists, such as Robert Vaughan and Stacey Young, and prominent critics, such as Robert Miller and John Atack. It was interesting to note that Atack actually reads this group, which was something I didn't realise. The Scientology creed was mentioned at this point, including OT3. The undercover reporter was taken to Saint Hill, where she attempted to enter the Sea Org. She made an unfortunate mistake at this point. While left alone in an office, she saw a document referring to the harrassment of Atack. She slipped it into her bag in order to readit in private. What she didn't know was that she had been filmed doing this. The clams called the police and the reporter was escorted off the premises. They also attempted (and failed) to have her charged with theft. It seems to me that she was the victim of a set up. In order to see whether she was a journalist, they left her alone with a juicy document to see whether she took the bait. Why else would they have been filming her there? And even if they were filming, it seems odd for someone to have been monitoring the camera. It finished with the tragic case of a Scientologist who got into such debt that he comitted suicide. The mother clearly blamed the Church <spit> for his death. Overall, a good programme. It didn't pull any punches, and if things seemed a little rushed, that was because they tried to fit a great deal of material into only 30 minutes. Another BIG WIN!! Huw Only SP 1 :-(


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