Archive Message - 1995

Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From!!!pipex!!demon!!not-for-mail Tue Jul 25 09:49:58 1995 Path:!!!pipex!!demon!!not-for-mail From: (Steve) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Re: TIME: Church Victories Mount Date: 24 Jul 1995 18:58:57 +0100 Organization: Castle Systems Ltd: systems designers to the gentry Lines: 67 Message-ID: <3v0n11$> References: <3uu16j$gtm$> NNTP-Posting-Host: X-NNTP-Posting-Host: X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Robert Marcus (102020.1551@CompuServe.COM) wrote: > "TIME: Church Victories Mount > "Following TIME magazine's hatchet-job cover story in May 1991, > The Church launched a precedented-setting public campaign to > counter the Time smear and to make the truth about Scientology > known. It soon became recognized as one of the most effective > public relations campaigns in American History. The Church and > its members refused to allow outragious lies about Scientology go > unchallenged. 'course, one needs PR campaigns when one hasn't got product worth shit. All the CoS *is* is PR puff and lies - there's precious little REAL "good work" done in the name of the cult, and what is allegedly done seems to always be to the benefit of the clams. We had a poster a couple of days ago who mentioned the sign on the roadside mentioning the CoS and litter clearance - the road was covered in rubbish for the next two miles. This description struck a chord with me, as to my mind it summed up beautifully the inept PR that the cult practices: more interested in the sign that tells the world that the CoS is doing litter clearance for the next two miles than in actually making sure that the litter clearance got done. The net result? Thousands of people a day who associate the CoS with broken promises and a rubbish-strewn street. Yet they just don't seem to twig to it: in Tottenham Court Road, in Central London, the Scienos give out leaflets and copies of their rag, Freedom. They seem oblivious to the hostility of the people they pester day in and day out, and equally oblivious to the shredded leaflets that litter the street for tens of yards in each direction. Then, for those daring enough to open their shoddy propaganda piece, there is the photo- graph of the grinning mob of Scientology "volunteer ministers", mugging for the camera in front of the bombed FBI building in Oklahoma. My immediate reaction was one of disgust. Try as I might to see the thing in a different way, I simply could not avoid the conclusion that even a bomb explosion that killed so many people was not too horrific for the cult to make PR capital out of. Similar pictures of Scienos at Kobe following the earthquake there told me that this was not just an isolated aberration, either. > THE SUN NEVER SETS ON SCIENTOLOGY! ...because you can't trust the bastards in the dark. [posted and mailed] - -- Steve (SP4) - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support Dennis Erlich! Send cheques (any currency) labelled DENNIS ERLICH DEFENCE FUND to: Carla Oakley/Katie Walsh, MORRISON & FOERSTER, 345 California St, San Francisco CA 94104-2675 Tel (415) 677-7700 - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Any portions of copyrighted material quoted herein are used in the public interest, and under applicable Fair Use provisions -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: 2.6 iQBVAgUBMBPfYPsT8zz+lqiRAQGeqAH7BC1iaWtRxXz6CKFCL8oRvc1ve0dUdkRy /QQ/9zyZbql8INE852ISSXa7piq0YfzMM8rhxrAytwW3h4sSbmMFVA== =EXWM -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


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