Yesterday OSA int called me and said they were sending a message to all known
scientologists on the 'net.
I have just built a mailing database of my own, and decided that I would
simply mail this to all of you, as IT IS EXTREMELY EXCITING NEWS !!!!!
Subj: Briefing from CSI to Scientologists
BRIEFING TO ALL SCIENTOLOGISTS ON THE INTERNET
DATE: 11.05.1994 02:59
FROM THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
(NOTE: If you know any other Scientologists on Internet or America Online,
please e-mail this briefing to them).
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
alt.clearing.technology), 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
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 Scientology.
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 this.
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 UP WITH A BETTER CAMPAIGN OF YOUR OWN.
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,
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
"alt.clearing.technology" (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
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