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Melbourne: Dubious mail-out blitz by Church of Scientology

Post by Sponge » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:08 pm

Dubious mail-out blitz by Church of Scientology
Herald-Sun 29th April 2011
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-n ... 6046546311
also at:
http://www.news.com.au/national/dubious ... 6046546311
THE Church of Scientology has been blitzing Melbourne with a personality questionnaire.

The high-profile church recently sent 200 personality tests to homes throughout the state. But experts have queried the credibility of the questionnaire, saying it has no scientific basis.

The test, called the Oxford Capacity Analysis, is used worldwide in scientology recruitment and contains a number of bizarre questions, including:

WOULD it take a definite effort on your part to consider the subject of suicide?

DO children irritate you?

DO you get occasional twitches of your muscles when there is no logical reason for it?

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon slammed the group, saying it had no shame when it came to trying to lure unsuspecting people to the church.

"If this is a free public service, then L. Ron Hubbard must be Santa Claus," Senator Xenophon said.

"This is a completely cynical marketing exercise but the product offered can ruin lives."

Church of Scientology's Melbourne spokeswoman Mary Anderson said they were not doing anything illegal.

"People like to learn about their personalities and how they relate to other people," she said.

"The personality tests have nothing to do with recruiting new members."

Prof Nicholas Haslam, of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, said the Oxford Capacity Analysis test was not an accepted personality test.

"It is a tool associated with the Church of Scientology that has no standing in the professional community of psychology practitioners and researchers, that lacks basic evidence of validity, and that often has been criticized for how it is mis-used," he said.

Yes, you read it right....
Church of Scientology's Melbourne spokeswoman Mary Anderson wrote:"The personality tests have nothing to do with recruiting new members."
Unfuckingbelievable how they can come out with these complete barefaced lies.
The ONLY reason for the OCA failtest, which always shows something "wrong" with you, is to get the raw meat in and sign them up for courses.

Noob resources:
Operation Clambake's pages on the scientology "OCA" Personality Test.....
http://www.xenu.net/archive/oca/

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Re: Melbourne: Dubious mail-out blitz by Church of Scientolo

Post by skeptic2girl » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:22 pm

Yes, you read it right....
Church of Scientology's Melbourne spokeswoman Mary Anderson wrote:
"The personality tests have nothing to do with recruiting new members."

Unfuckingbelievable how they can come out with these complete barefaced lies.
The ONLY reason for the OCA failtest, which always shows something "wrong" with you, is to get the raw meat in and sign them up for courses.

Noob resources:
Operation Clambake's pages on the scientology "OCA" Personality Test.....
http://www.xenu.net/archive/oca/
:yeahthat:
"The truth is out there."

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Re: Melbourne: Dubious mail-out blitz by Church of Scientolo

Post by sekh » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:36 pm

You took the words right out of my mouth. The guts they have.... :shock: Unbelievable.
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Re: Melbourne: Dubious mail-out blitz by Church of Scientolo

Post by Sponge » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:05 pm

I like Religion Newsblog's headline to their comprehensive article......

Scientology cult spams Melbourne with dubious ‘personality test’
ReligionNewsBlog.com 29th April 2011
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/25922/s ... ality-test

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Re: Melbourne: Dubious mail-out blitz by Church of Scientolo

Post by Green Unicorn » Sat May 07, 2011 2:34 am

Current Affairs program Today Tonight aired a segment on this last night:

http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/latest

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Re: Melbourne: Dubious mail-out blitz by Church of Scientolo

Post by Sponge » Sat May 07, 2011 3:39 am

Green Unicorn wrote:Current Affairs program Today Tonight aired a segment on this last night:

http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/latest
Thanks.

This will probably be a more permanent link:
http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/articl ... ology-sell
Also, a youtube version is now available here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBsfM34xA7k
The big Scientology sell
7News - TodayTonight 6th May 2011
Scientology church members are blitzing the suburbs using a personality test designed specifically to rope in new members.
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