Date: 6 Jun 2000 09:02:07 -0000
From: Anonymous-Remailer@See.Comment.Header (Legal Archives)
Subject: CST Legal Papers 15 The "Scientology Religion" Fraud
1. As documented herein, there now exists, a LEGAL ENTITY known and
referred to precisely and exactly as: "the Scientology religion."
Contrary to an INTENTIONALLY CREATED and widely-held belief, "the
Scientology religion" is NOT the same thing as "Scientology," an
applied religious philosophy.
2. As documented herein, the current Scientology-related corporate
structures and relationships were intentionally designed and
established to promote and sell "the Scientology religion," and to
facilitate the LEGAL SEVERABILITY of the two legal entities--A)
"SCIENTOLOGY," an applied religious philosophy, and, B) "THE
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION"--while maintaining a FALSE perception among the
public that the two entities are one and the same.
3. To reiterate, as documented herein: "THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION" is
NOT identical to "SCIENTOLOGY," an applied religious philosophy; and:
"SCIENTOLOGY," an applied religious philosophy, is NOT identical to
"THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION." As documented herein, there is an
intentionally created LEGAL distinction between the two, which has
been CONCEALED through carefully crafted and deceptive language in
legal documents, advertising, promotion, books, etc., with INTENT TO
4. The creator of "Scientology," an applied religious philosophy, is
the individual writer and philosopher (not "person") known as L. Ron
5. "Scientology," an applied religious philosophy (hereinafter,
"Scientology," per se) consists EXCLUSIVELY and ONLY of the UNALTERED
written and spoken works of the individual writer and philosopher (not
"person") known as L. Ron Hubbard.
6. As documented herein, the creators and purveyors of "THE
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION" are primarily the CORPORATION known as "Church
of Spiritual Technology" (CST)--doing business as (d.b.a.) the "L. Ron
Hubbard Library"--in association and cooperation with the Internal
Revenue Service of the United States (IRS).
7. As documented herein, "the Scientology religion" is BASED ON THE
WORKS of L. Ron Hubbard, and so is INCLUSIVE of works NOT written or
spoken exclusively by the individual writer and philosopher known as
L. Ron Hubbard, and is INCLUSIVE of ALTERED, ABRIDGED, AMENDED and
EDITED versions of works that were originally authored by the
individual writer and philosopher known as L. Ron Hubbard.
8. Although IRS--as well as current managements, managing agents,
directors, agents, employees, and legal representatives of the various
Scientology-related corporations--SEEM to use the two terms
("SCIENTOLOGY" and "THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION") interchangeably, a
careful study of legally binding documents proves conclusively that
the terms are INTENTIONALLY used in precise ways that create the
APPEARANCE of their being identical, while IN FACT preserving a LEGAL
SEVERABILITY of the two.
9. CST is NOT a church; it is a CORPORATION. Ref. U.S. Claims Court
No. 581-88T, Judge Bruggink:
"CST is not a church...CST represents that it
is a religious corporation organized to
accomplish the activities of a church. Despite
its name, CST is not itself a church... ."
As a corporation, CST has no protection under the First Amendment, and
so can be, and is, subject to control by government agencies,
including, but not limited to, IRS. And CST owns completely ALL
copyrights to all works for BOTH "Scientology," per se, AND "the
10. As documented herein, IRS materially and significantly
participated in and contributed to the establishment, definition, and
propagation of the legal entity known as "THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION."
11. The greatest identification and confusion between "Scientology,"
per se, and "the Scientology religion" has been introduced by the fact
that the WORD MARK "Scientology" has been registered as a TRADEMARK
and as a SERVICE MARK which the controlling corporations (CST, and
it's junior corporation, "Religious Technology Center [RTC]) are free
to use in any way they choose, INCLUDING TO PROMOTE, DISSEMINATE, AND
SELL "THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION." (N.B.--there are seven SEPARATE
Trademark Office registrations of the WORD MARK "Scientology," plus
one other that has been CANCELLED, as is documented in "CST Legal
Papers 16 Trademarks, Word Mark: Scientology.")
12. As documented herein, ALL Scientologists [see Note #13, below]
have been DEFRAUDED into subscribing to, enrolling in, funding, and
accepting "THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION"--NOT "Scientology," per se--for
all services and publications. As documented herein, NO ONE can take
ANY Scientology-related service without first signing their
"voluntary" acceptance of "the Scientology religion."
13. Part of the creation and propagation of "THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION"
was and is the redefinition of the term "Scientologist" as: "A
collective membership mark designating members of the affiliated
churches and missions of Scientology." The Catch-22 is that the only
authorized "membership" is membership in IAS--which is formally and
legally bound and dedicated to "THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION" [as is
documented herein, and in "CST Legal Papers 16 The IAS/HASI Scam"].
Here are excerpts from the documents which prove the foregoing:
1. BOOKLET: "DESCRIPTION OF THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION"
This IRS-distributed booklet, published in 1993, provides the crucial
and official distinct definitions of "SCIENTOLOGY," per se, and "THE
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION." The IRS sent this booklet to goverments and
world leaders internationally at tax-payer expense. Here are the key
excerpts defining and distinguishing between "SCIENTOLOGY," per se,
and "THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION." In these two defining paragraphs
below, note the smooth transition from one paragraph to the next, as
though the text were continuing to refer to one thing. Note,
especially, the extraneous and intentionally-deceptive use of the word
"exclusively" in the second paragraph. For an accurate reading of that
paragraph, read it again, omitting the adverb "exclusively"--which is
meaningless except to deceive:
"SCIENTOLOGY [emphasis added] is an applied religious
philosophy. Its goal is to bring an individual to an
understanding of himself and his life as a spiritual being and in
relationship to the universe as a whole.
"THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION [emphasis added] is based
exclusively upon L. Ron Hubbard's research, writings and recorded
The fact that "The Scientology religion is based...upon" L. Ron
Hubbard's works--and is NOT, then, exclusively and ONLY L. Ron
Hubbard's works--provides a quasi-legal (but intentionally deceptive,
and therefore FRAUDULENT) "cover" for all manner of packaging and
selling of edited, altered, and other-authored works, yet using the
REGISTERED TRADEMARKS and SERVICE MARKS "Scientology" and "Hubbard" in
the packaging, advertising, promotion, and selling of such works.
The same booklet tells with amazing--almost arrogant--candor why the
CORPORATION known as Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) was created:
"CST was formed in 1982 to serve as the recipient of the bulk of
L. Ron Hubbard's estate, including ALL OF HIS VALUABLE
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES [emphasis added]--his life's work--for
the BENEFIT OF THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION." [emphasis added]
The booklet itself is adorned on the cover with a TRADEMARKED
Scientology Cross, helping to create the very intentional--but
FRAUDULENT--illusion that "Scientology," per se, and "the Scientology
religion" are identical.
[NOTE: There are two SEPARATE and DISTINCT, but seemingly identical,
"Scientology Crosses" registered with the United States Trademark and
Patent Office, the interesting histories of which are detailed in "CST
Legal Papers 18 Trademarks: The Scientology Cross."]
The very fact that virtually every Scientologist (and
non-Scientologist alike) believes that the two separately-defined
entities ARE identical is the best testimony to the fact that the
FRAUD is INTENTIONAL and has been very effectively implemented by CST
and IRS--utilizing, for perpetration of the fraud, junior corporations
RTC, Church of Scientology International (CSI), et. al.
2. THE "ORIENTATION" FILM "STAFF BRIEFING BOOK" AND ATTESTATION FORM
The film "Orientation" is REQUIRED VIEWING for ANYONE wishing to take
ANY service at ANY Scientology-related organization. Although the film
is FRAUDULENTLY promoted as "the film Ron wanted every Scientologist
to see," there is absolutely no documentation of any such "wish" by L.
Ron Hubbard, and the confidential "Staff Briefing Booklet" (only seen
by a select few staff members) reveals the real reason behind the film
and its "Attestation" form. Here are never-before-published excerpts
from the "Staff Briefing Booklet" for the film "Orientation":
"WHO SEES 'ORIENTATION'?
"...Specific people who must see 'Orientation' are:
"* New public who have seen 'The Problems of Life'...
"* Any new Scientologist signing up for his first service...
"* Any Scientologist signing up for his next service who has not
yet seen the film...
"* Any Scientologist, new or old, who has not yet seen it...
"* All staff members...
"* All recruits and staff applicants..."
Despite all the phony hype about "Ron" having wanted everyone to see
the film, the "Staff Briefing Booklet" can't hide the true purpose of
the whole exercise, which is quietly revealed in the section of the
booklet called "Attestation":
"While the purpose of the film is to interest and orient
people...it also serves as a legal safeguard.
"Everyone seeing this film will sign an attestation that he
has. ...This includes new people, Div 6 public, on-lines
Scientologists, old-timers, staff, EVERYONE.
"It is _required_ that every Scientologist see this film
before signing up for their next service. ...
"These legal aspects of 'Orientation' are not to be stressed
however in communication to the public. ..."
So why the big round-up, and why keep the "legal aspects" hidden from
the staff and public? The answer is to be found in the ever-so-careful
wording of the Attestation that EVERYONE is required to SIGN. Take
very careful note:
"I have seen the film 'Orientation' and I am now informed and
aware that SCIENTOLOGY is a religion, its teachings are religious
and its claims are religious in nature. I further understand
that if I desire to participate in SCIENTOLOGY services I do so
being fully aware that these are religious services and that I am
participating in them under the ecclesiastical principles of THE
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION. [emphasis added]
"First Name:_____________________ Middle Initial:_______________
(It should be noted that on the official, printed "Attestation" form,
only the word "SCIENTOLOGY" is capitalized in the term "the
3. BOOK: "WHAT IS SCIENTOLOGY?"
This book has been pushed heavily to every Scientologist, and through
campaigns to get the book placed in libraries. It is very carefully
written to establish "the Scientology religion," while seeming to talk
only about "Scientology" per se.
Here are a few examples. Note, in this first example, how carefully
the text is worded--the exact selected use of each term--in order to
advance the FRAUD:
"Part one of this volume provides a firm grounding on the subject
of SCIENTOLOGY. This covers three topics, with chapters devoted
to each. The first provides a brief introduction to THE
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION and a basic explanation of its philosophy.
The second traces the history of religious thought in order to
place SCIENTOLOGY into its proper context and clarify the path it
follows. The third chapter introduces the reader to the Founder
of SCIENTOLOGY, L. Ron Hubbard." [All caps emphasis added.]
Also, note well the clever deception built into this sentence from the
"In over half a century of investigation, Mr. Hubbard isolated
many, many fundamental truths about life, leading to his
development of the SCIENTOLOGY philosophy and the subsequent
growth of THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION." [All caps emphasis added.]
4. BOOK: "THE SCIENTOLOGY HANDBOOK"
The Introduction to this book says:
"'What Is Scientology?' is an encyclopedic reference work which
furnishes a comprehensive description of THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION
and its impact on the world today." [All caps emphasis added.]
5. BOOK: OEC VOLUME VII, 1991
This volume contains both of these "Editor's Notes":
1. "Editor's Note: In 1982, LRH gave the trademarks of THE
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION to RTC. The purpose of RTC is to protect the
trademarks of THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION..." [All caps emphasis
2. "Editor's Note: the modern corporate structure of THE
SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION is described in the booklet 'The
Corporations of Scientology,' published by Church of Scientology
International." [All caps emphasis added.]
6. PURPOSE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTOLOGISTS (IAS)
Understanding the legal severability of "Scientology," per se, and
"the Scientology religion," and understanding, also, the Catch-22
redefinition of the word "Scientologist," it can be seen that the
published statement of purpose of the IAS is circular and fraudulent:
"To unite, advance, support and protect THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION
and Scientologists [see Note #13, above] in all parts of the
world so as to achieve the Aims of Scientology as originated by
L. Ron Hubbard."
[See also: "CST Legal Papers 16 The IAS/HASI Scam."]
7. ALL CURRENT IAS DONATION FORMS
In order to make a "donation" to IAS, the donor must sign a statement
that includes the following:
"I understand that the purpose of the Association is to unite,
advance, support and protect THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION...
"I understand that all contributions will be used towards
the protection of THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION...
"I understand that there is no refund of contribution..."
[All caps emphasis added.]
8. ALL CURRENT SERVICE REGISTRATION FORMS
Not reproduced here because of copyright considerations, but available
for inspection at any Scientology-related organization, the forms that
must be filled out for training or auditing bind the applicant to
acceptance of "the Scientology religion."