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Oct 21, 1996 Letter to the editor — Courier Mail (Australia)
Oct 14, 1996 Persecuted in France — Courier Mail (Australia)
Courier Mail (Australia)
I refer to the article "Ex-Scientologists testify to suffering" (C-M, Oct 4). Scientologists and non-Scientologists alike have come out in defence of the religious persecution in France. First, the French Government blows up the Rainbow Warrior, then despite world condemnation, they expose the Pacific to atomic fallout. Now we have them deciding that a new religion has become too popular and a threat to their hypocrisy. Scientology may be new and controversial but no one can deny it is the fastest-growing ...
Oct 7, 1996 Charges against Church trumped up — Herald Sun (Australia)
Sep 1, 1996 Scientology — Pig Meat (Australia)
Aug 19, 1996 John's Secret Powers: 'Travolta Cured Me' — New Weekly (Australia)
New Weekly (Australia)
The star of
Phenomenon claims the movie is close to real life and says he can cure people with his bare hands — but is it just cult fiction? In John Travolta's latest movie, Phenomenon, the once disco-dancing star plays an ordinary man who is miraculously given supernatural abilities. It sounds like fantasy — but in real life John believes he, too, has weird powers. Behind that famous smile, the 42-year-old gentle family man is an obsessive cult follower who claims ... Aug 11, 1996 Scientologists face German boycott — Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Australia) More: link
Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Australia)
THE Church of Scientology has attacked what it called "religious apartheid" in Germany after a Bavarian move to bar its members from public service and calls to boycott Tom Cruise's latest film because the star is a Scientologist. In a communique issued in Bonn, the church said "officially-sanctioned religious apartheid" was "the result of years of unsubstantiated emotional propaganda against the Church of Scientology and other religious minorities in Germany". It was "incredible" and "blatant hypocrisy" that the Christian Democratic Union, ...
Jul 1, 1996 Fiction Archives: Battlefield Earth by L Ron Hubbard — Iqn Qirtaiba (Australia)
Iqn Qirtaiba (Australia)
There's one thing worse than an over-hyped author, and that's a self-over-hyped author. The late L Ron Hubbard falls into the latter class, thanks to the efforts of the Scientology industry to promote his fiction alongside his non-fiction works. Hubbard (who once declared that the best way to get rich would be to start your own religion, and who later proceeded to do exactly that) continues to attract devotion and hatred in about equal measures. Nevertheless, his services to science fiction ...
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