Archive Message - 1995

Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From!!!!!!not-for-mail Fri Jul 21 09:25:19 1995 Path:!!!!!!not-for-mail From: (BOBULSKY@DELPHI.COM) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: A Lurker Speaks Date: 21 Jul 1995 03:57:58 -0400 Organization: Delphi Internet Services Corporation Lines: 37 Message-ID: <3unmm6$> NNTP-Posting-Host: I have been reading this Newsgroup for weeks, spending many hours pouring over the posts and replies. It dawned on me while doing so that I was developing some fear of posting *anything* in here, given the nature of the rather vicious attacks that have been made on folks critical of the Scientology Organization. This will probably be my first and last post here, but I needed to drop off some thanks to Dennis Erlich et. alia for exhibiting an enormous amount of courage. I have never been a Scientologist; interestingly enough I did read "Dianetics" when I was a teenager in Ohio-- fortunately, that was the only exposure I ever got. While the basic ideas of the reactive mind are interesting, and carry some truth, its just another helpful concept in understanding the human condition, not the panacea of mankind. Any metaphor, made absolute and taken to the extreme, will ultimately warp your map of reality. I am not qualified to comment any further on the issue. What I am qualified to say is that thanks to you folks, neither myself, nor my progeny, nor my relatives, nor anyone I care about and regularly communicate with, will *ever* be involved with this group. Of course, to my knowledge, no one I know is. But one day down the road, when my son calls me from college to share his experience with me and may mention he is getting involved with this group, I will know *exactly* what to do, early on, so that he might be spared the untold miseries (I have a feeling I'm just seeing the tip of the iceberg here) that could cascade from that involvement. Thank you, folks. I'm just the tip of the iceberg here too, I think. What you're doing here is important. The price you have paid will at least not be wasted. Back to Lurkerland for me.


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