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ABC Australia Four Corners Report on Scientology
The ABC in Australia just showed a 'report' on scientology'.
Of course it recounted abuses etc but also it was still very biased and made no attempt to provide a balanced view or even give any information about the philosophy, honing in on the current abuses and lumping everything together without any distinction.
We posted a comment as follows:
Dear Four Corners,
I have just watched the report on Scientology shown tonight at 8.30 on ABC1.
I was disappointed to say the least that Four Corners should show such a blatantly biased and incomplete portrayal of L. Ron Hubbard the philosophy he founded.
I have no issue with the reporting of abuses that can be found within the church in its present state. Indeed many of the International Freezone Association Inc. have suffered such abuses and made these known.
In addition, information regarding the Project rehabilitation Force is displayed on scientologistsfreezone.com for all to see. My objection is that not even a token attempt was made to show anything about the philosophy other than a vague and highly inaccurate reference to 'xenu', which has little to do with the scope of the philosophy.
The philosophy is based upon a series of discoveries by Hubbard and not a 'self styled' religion as the reporter states. That is simply poor tabloid journalism set out to paint a picture and not provide factual data.
In addition the church in its current state no longer practices the philosophy of scientology any more. In the same way it has abused many of its members, under the guidance of the currently chairman of the board, it has also abused the basic tenets of the philosophy as well.
This means that this report is no better than the church at reporting facts and certainly not an accurate balanced presentation of any kind. I would have expected something better from Four Corners.
In fact, the only place you will find the original philosophy of scientology is with the independent scientologists worldwide.
International Freezone Association Inc
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The International Freezone Association (IFA) is a group of individuals, auditors and groups who believe they should be free to practice the original philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard.