Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id UAA08680 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Thu, 10 Jan 2002 20:35:31 GMT Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 12:55:34 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Scientology Message-ID: <20020110125534.A505@ii01.org> References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <001601c199d1$bde0b780$0b00a8c0@anneea767tmswx> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline In-Reply-To: <001601c199d1$bde0b780$0b00a8c0@anneea767tmswx> User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.23i From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 08:24:17PM +0800, tazzie wrote:
> Interesting subject, especially as some of my favourite movie personalities
> have turned out to be followers.. I find the discussions on this list
> fascinating from my lay perspective. Could I have a desricption of exactly
> what is *scientology* ?
> As you said there is much on the net, I am asking on this list hoping for a
> straight forward answer...
The only short straight forward answer to that question is "a cult".
There's no precise definition, but it is definately what's generally
understood as a "personality cult" around L Ron Hubbard, and can have much
the same effect on families as cults are generally considered to have.
They are utterly ruthless in pursuit of their aims.
I speak as someone who has direct experience, both of Scientology and
other organizations that have been accused of being cults. And the
brother of one of my best friends has been into Scientology for something
approaching 30 years, and a full-time employee for over 20.
-- "The concept of information is the key that decodes mind, matter, meaning, consciousness..." Robin Faichney -- inside information -- http://www.ii01.org/
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