Article 3876 of
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology,
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From: (Chris Schafmeister)
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Date: Sat, 7 May 1994 02:39:47 GMT
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The following message was sent to me by an anonymous account.
It has the ring of truth.
It is ominous and way too hot for me to keep to myself.
It describes an organized effort by the Church of Scientology
to drown out scientology "detractors and squirrels" on the internet.
Specifically within the groups alt.religion.scientology and
I sense that the time is coming to stand by our respective principles.
Time will tell if the following is true.
       (NOTE: If you know any other Scientologists on Internet or
          America Online, please e-mail this briefing to them).
       Dear Scientologist,
             As you know, there has been quite a bit of false and
       derogatory information going out over the Internet by a few
       detractors, squirrels etc.
             The Church fired a project to collect up all this
       information, and we have been in comm with some of you
       already.  We have obtained legal input on some of the
       messages that individuals have posted that could be libelous
       or in violation of copyright laws.
             We have a plan of action that we are taking, to simply
       outcreate the entheta on these newsgroups
       (alt.religion.scientology and, and
       get positive information to the general public on what
       Scientology is, our activities around the world, successes
       stories and LRH writings.  There will also be some legal
       actions, which you will be further briefed on.  Basically, as
       a group we will NO longer put up with our religion being
       criticized, harrassed and denigrated on the Internet.
             As a first step, I want to thank those who have posted
       positive material and handled some of the entheta that has
       been posted.  This is very much appreciated!
             Secondly, I would like to ask your assistance in
       getting each one of you to post positive messages on the
       Internet (at least once a week, more if you like), about
             We want to make these messages "high ground".  In other
       words, don't get tempted into a two way comm with some l.1
       jerk on the Internet.  Ack him and continue to post POSITIVE
       and HIGH TONED messages that really explain what Scientology
       IS doing, how it helped you or a friend, community activities
       of the Church, Church expansion.  It is easy to get into an
       opp term situation with the detractors over this system, but
       this doesn't necessarily communicate very well to the broad
       public who may read th
             There is an excellent issue by LRH which is PR Series
       27, THE ENEMY LINE.  In here, LRH says that you never forward
       an enemy line, nor do you get into just attacking.  YOU COME
             This should be applied whenever you post a message on
       Scientology, as we want to keep this on a theta,
       dissemination comm line to the broad public.
             The Church of Scientology International is getting our
       own site onto Internet, and we'll also be posting messages
       regularly in there, so if you feel you are getting attacked
       by some detractor or jerk, let us know right away, and we can
       get you material to counter whatever is being said.
             If you imagine 40-50 Scientologists posting on the
       Internet every few days, we'll just run the SP's right off
       the system.  It will be quite simple, actually.
             CSI will be e-mailing around various briefings and good
       news messages to individuals for posting also, so that you
       are getting new material to post.  If you need material or
       want to get your material cross-checked with us for content,
       e-mail it (to this address for now, until CSI gets our own),
       and we'll get you the material you need.
             The two newsgroups on the Internet are
       "alt.religion.scientology", and also
       "" (which was set up by Homer Smith, a
       squirrel and declared SP).  We need to fill up both of these
       newsgroups with positive information on the Church.
             For those of you with access to America Online, you
       know there is a similar situation with Scientology being
       attacked on that system.  So this would apply to this
       newsgroup as well (posting positive messages on Scientology).
             The Planetary Dissemination Org (PDO) will be
       getting their own site onto Internet, which will be for the
       dissemination of LRH's works, WIS book, and other materials
       and campaigns.  We intend to put these works onto laser
       discs, and utilize all the tools of the Internet to
       disseminate Scientology internationally.
             This is very exciting, and will be a new era for
       computer users as regards the subject of Scientology.
             Look for CSI's first posting very shortly.  We WILL
       outcreate anything that is on there.
             I would like to hear from you on your ideas to make the
       Internet a safe space for Scientology to expand into.
         Elaine Siegel
         Office of Special Affairs International
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Christian E.A.F. Schafmeister               Biophysics graduate student
University of California, San Francisco      UUCP: ucbvax!ucsfcgl!schaf
"Biophysics . . . THE future."             INTERNET: