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Jun 10, 2005 Scientology: Cult of greed in divine garb — Asian Tribune More: rickross.com
Colombo, 10 June, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lankans did not invite Scientologist to come to Sri Lanka and or sought their support and assistance. They came and saw the situation after tsunami favorable to them and in the pretext of helping the affected people; they started exploiting the human misery and began to proselytize Sri Lankans. Shame on them - said Venerable Medagama Dhammanda of the Asgiriya Chapter, Kandy. The Venerable Medagama Dhammanda of, has challenged Scientologists to refute allegations made against them ...
Apr 27, 2005 Actor Tom Cruise opens up about his beliefs in the Church of Scientology — Spiegel
Actor Tom Cruise talks about his 20-year membership in the Church of Scientology as he and Director Steven Spielberg discuss the filming of the soon-to-be-released "War of the Worlds." The film, coming out June 29, plays off Americans' fears about terrorism. Spielberg says he has always wanted to direct a "really mean invasion from outer space." Cruise insists, "I just want to help people." SPIEGEL: Mr. Spielberg, no other film director has done more image-building for aliens than you: in your ...
Apr 5, 2005 Jeb Bush praises Scientologists — MSNBC
While the religion of Tom Cruise and John Travolta has been getting some tough press in recent days, it’s also been lauded by President Bush’s brother. Florida Governor Jeb Bush raised eyebrows among the critics of the sometimes controversial religion recently when he honored Scientology volunteers who helped victims of hurricanes in his state. Members of the group — which was put in the spotlight this week by the New York Daily News for its alleged anti-homosexual philosophy — were given ...
Feb 1, 2005 Helping spread the word — Buffalo News
Jan 29, 2005 Recruitment time in Aceh — The Guardian (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
Recruitment time in Aceh
Not all who have responded to the pleas from the Acehnese of Indonesia for aid in the wake of the Boxing Day tsunami have put their self-interest aside, reported Vaudine England in the Hong Kong Weekly Standard (January 22/23). "Some groups are widely seen as cults, pushing a quasi-religious doctrine of healing and feeling. Other groups, particularly American evangelicals ... focus on a personal and direct relationship with a defined God through literal adherence to ancient texts. ...
Jan 28, 2005 For tsunami survivors, a touch of Scientology — Washington Post More:
msnbc.msn.com Jan 16, 2005 In Indonesia, Some Groups Mix Relief, Religion — Boston Globe
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — In a tent near the center of town, under a banner that reads ''trauma center," volunteer ministers from the Church of Scientology administer their brand of grief counseling to tsunami victims, which includes massages. In another tent, at a mosque several miles down a main road, members of a militant Islamic group known for attacking bars and nightclubs during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, prepare to give thousands of homeless people a heavy dose of religious counseling. ...
Jan 1, 2005 Volunteer Minister Cavalcade Organizing Board — Church of Scientology International (CSI)
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