Raids, steals from Swedish Court and the Swedish Department of Justice,
the Chancellor of Justice and the District Court of Stockholm
In an ideal world, alt.religion.scientology would be the newsgroup where
scientologists, critics and interested persons could come together to openly debate the
subject of Scientology. However, since this is Scientology we're dealing with, things
aren't that easy: Failing to cancel the newsgroup altogether in 1995, Scientology has
tried several other (often really wacky) methods to "put the newsgroup out of
business". They very eagerly post to the news group, every day, thousands of
contentless, gibberish-filled postings (referred to as "sporge") so that YOU
won't find postings describing material like the kind you see on this website.
This Denial of Service attack is described in more detail at here. As of this writing (Feb 2002)
Scientology is currently using a handful of people (who may just be paid
"supporters" since actual Scientologists who work the job tend to leave the cult
after some exposure to critical thinking) to post under these
various pseudonyms... and to create all this "sporge".
These fake supporters use a technique described in Sun Tzu's Art of War - which is listed
as manditory reading on the training courses for their operatives. They use various
identies arranged to do point - counter - point on most arguments. They rarely make sense,
use actual logic, or communicate effectively. Their purpose is to overwhelm the newsgroup
by sheer numbers of posts and to guide any attention away from actual content-rich posts.
If you do decide to check out alt.religion.scientology, you will note that Scientology
operatives all post anonymously (or with an alias yet many of us fighting to expose them
post under our own real names