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Melbourne "Demo" also a flop.

Andrew Milne, Tue 19 Mar 1996

From: (Andrew Milne)
Subject: Re: Melbourne "Demo" also a flop.
Date: 19 Mar 1996 00:00:00 GMT
Message-ID: <4in8ir$>
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology

Anthony Fore ( wrote:

: I wasn't able to stay at the demo, but I was able to drive past a few
: times, park in the car oppposite to have a good look at both lots and
: walk past a few times, get some of the demo leaflets and a copy or two
: of a glossy Freedom mag. I can post extracts here to prove it and I
: can give you a good description of cos and non cos people.  

Well, you have posted your own interpretation of what you saw and that's 
fine. But frankly, given all the hoohah about these demos, they turned 
out to be an utter non-event. Instead of standing outside our churches 
looking rather silly, the demonstrators -- I mean the hangers-on, not the 
rabid ones -- would do better to visit an actual Church of Scientology or 
speak to a real Scientologist and find out what they are like. Because 
every time one of our staff talks to them, it is obvious they know 
nothing about Scientology. Most are just there out of curiosity of 
because they were persuaded to come along.

[Demonstrations against Scientology]