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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

Response to Christian Eckert's article of 24 May 2005

As a member of the Church of Scientology who volunteered in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, it is actually funny to me Mr. Eckert's complete ignorance on the subject of Scientology. Clearly he doesn't know one single fact, case in point: He refers to Scientology as a "money-orientated 'belief'"--HILARIOUS! It is an applied technology having nothing to do with belief. One employs any one of the tools of the technology in one's life and sees the results for oneself.
As far as "money-orientated"? What does that even mean? I traveled for 28 hours to Banda Aceh and worked 17 hours a day helping people out of shock-induced catatonia and hysteria resulting in less people being institutionalized for false insanity and I didn't make one dime for it. You tell me how I am "money-orientated"?
He also said it is "banned in Germany as a sect" What? I was in Frankfurt, Berlin and Leipzig myself! I personally have friends who own their own businesses there as we speak. They are German. They are Scientologists. He doesn't know the first thing about it!
Your ignorance is absurd, Mr. Eckert. And your publishing his ignorance is disappointing, Asian Tribune.
We left our families, our jobs and volunteered our time to fly half way across the world to help your people over come a devastating catastrophe. Shame on you for letting an uninformed reporter try desperately to turn what we did into some sensationalized piece of controversy.

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