Is Scientology a religion? Hubbard says "No"
|«While L. Ron Hubbard (and Scientology
organizations) make numerous claims to be a bona-fide religion, it can be shown that the claim is really being made for business purposes.
Religious status affords many advantages, among them being a
positive public perception, a legal shield for Hubbard's shabby
science and false medical claims, and most importantly in the
United States, tax-free status and Constitutional protection
from Government scrutiny. Hubbard redefined the business of
Scientology to be the religion of Scientology, cynically
wrapping a cloak of subterfuge around a set of procedures that
were originally sold as an alternative mental healing therapy.
Unfortunately for Hubbard, he failed to amend previous claims
regarding the efficacy of Scientology processing, it's
"scientific" underpinnings, or that Scientology is not based on
religious principles. Scientologists are bound by Hubbard's
instructions to not alter his previous statements. Therefore
there are some rather glaring inconsistencies between the
present religious claims and Hubbard's earlier statements.»
Management by Statistics
|«Management by statistics. 5 year plans and the
whole bit, managed from the top down. Nothing gets done, but you
must reach your goal, make your stat? Two kinds of cheating. The
out and out manipulation of the statistics and loss of quality
control. The latter became the Russian trademark. Shoes that did
not fit and fell apart quickly. Shoddy clothing, poorly made of
inferior materials. Cars that were poorly built. Tractors that
died in the field and were left where they were because you
couldn't get parts anyway, and when you did they quickly broke.
Bricks that crumbled because they were not fired properly, but
they sent them on to make the stats. They all made their yearly
Wired (1995): "alt.scientology.war"
was Barwell who discovered a bit of law, United
States Code Title 18, section 2701 concerning
"unlawful access to stored communications." The
law includes provisions prohibiting unauthorized
access to and malicious destruction of an
electronic message; it also prevents
unauthorized access to or alteration of
electronic communications. Barwell felt all
three of these applied to the forged
cancellations. At the beginning of March,
Barwell wrote a letter to the FBI asking the
agency to enforce the code, and he sent copies
to Netcom, where most of the cancel commands
were originating, as well as his own service
OT3 Claims — Put up
or Shut up!
|«Put up or shut up!
1. The OT
III materials as seen above, make some some rather
big claims that are easily testable. Let us consider an
easy test that can conclusively prove this if true.
2. Consider a test where there are two rooms.
3. The OT III test subject is in one room at a desk
in a comfortable chair.
4. In a second room, on a white wall, there is
mounted a piece of paper. It is colored say, yellow, red
or blue. On it is a word chosen at random. The room is
|«Warning! Top Secret Clam facts are about to
be exposed. This may cause jaw pain and extreme cases of
All over the internet, the latest question due to well
known controversies originating from
alt.religion.scientology seems to be, "What is this bit
about clams?" "Why do people on ARS think this is
funny?", and the ever popular, "Can I be in on the