Exposure (New Zealand), Dec 1998 - Jan 1999

"A while ago Exposure mag mentioned http://www.factnet.org in about an inch long paragraph. Below is the response in the latest issue. Exposure is distributed in Australia, NZ, Netherlands, Germany, the U.S. and Canada."

Letter to the Editor

Re: Factnet Alert

Dear Editor

I sometimes find it interesting to read claims against the Church of Scientology on certain Internet sites (Exposure, Oct/Nov, issue) because of their wild nature, they so often don't make sense. It is apparently easy to make allegations that despoil a person's (or organisation's) reputation but one question which should be asked is this: if the alleged crime or terrible activity was actually true, then why doesn't the person take it to the police?

One interesting part is what actually happened with the person making the wild claims. Did they imagine they actually occurred? Or did they turn renegade sometime after leaving an organisation when offered hard cash by determined persons with other agendas?

I read an essay recently by L. Ron Hubbard in which he commented on the very basic urge in every person to be right and how this often worked to make others wrong. It is unfortunate but it seems that people have to be careful with what they hear about everyone else these days and be clever enough to ask pertinent questions, like, "Hey! Wait a minute ... why didn't you?"

What I do know with certainty is that the Scientology web sites are amongst the most informative and popular on the Net. The CCHR site is also one of the most confronting.

Yours sincerely,
Henry Bartnik,
Church of Scientology,
Sydney, NSW.

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