I don't think this has been posted to a.r.s. before.
Warrior - Sunshine disinfects
Scientology all about making money
To the editor:
How dare you include Scientology in your five-part series on religion.
Scientology is NOT a religion. Scientology is a money-making cult. Scientology preys on the emotionally and psychologically vulnerable using mind-control techniques to take over their lives and their money.
It was started in the 1950s by a science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard in fulfillment to his declared aim to start a religion to make money. It is an offshoot to a method of psy- chotherapy he concocted from various sources which he named Dianetics.
Dianetics is a form of regression therapy. It was then further expanded to appear more like a religion in order to enjoy tax benefits. He called it Scientology.
I quote L. Ron Hubbard:
"Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion."
It would be prudent if you did some research on the subject before including it under the false guise of religion.
I refer you to the Operation Clambake site http://www.xenu. net/roland-intro.html which will guide you to further sites on the discussion of whether or not it is indeed a religion.
Elly Litvak, Vancouver