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Is The Independent Dianetics Foundation - - an OSA front?

Discussion in 'Freezone, Independents, and Other Flavors of Scien' started by CommunicatorIC, May 11, 2013.

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  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    There is a new supposedly "independent" Dianetics group, The Independent Dianetics Foundation -





    The website proclaims:
    Under "Who We Are" the website states:
    However, questions have been raised about whether The Independent Dianetics Foundation is an OSA front group created to collect names, mailing lists and other intel.

    One thing that is suspicious is that there are no individual names associated with The Independent Dianetics Foundation. Scientology is a small community. Most Independent Scientologists, Freezoners, etc. are known to somebody. Leaders, or at least people one would expect to lead an organization such as The Independent Dianetics Foundation, are well known. Such knowledge is quite frankly used for marketing purposes and to build trust. Individual names are an asset. Thus, a purported "independent" site that is not associated with any individuals or identifiable persons is highly suspicious. The lack of any real, identifiable person associated with The Independent Dianetics Foundation is weird at best, and suspicious at worst.

    One is advised to proceed with caution.

  2. Spirit

    Spirit just another son of God

    I find it at hard to believe that OSA would provide these links on the bottom of the page. Perhaps I am a bit naive.

  3. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    I noticed that too, and at first had similar thoughts. But then I thought OSA would do it only if it wanted to ingratiate with the Independent Scientology Community. They could hardly link to :coolwink: And it might look suspicious if they linked to no one.

    Perhaps my OP was paranoid, but I've heard concerns and quite frankly the lack of any individuals associated with the site seems weird.

    I just think people may want to be cautious.
  4. Idle Morgue

    Idle Morgue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Excellent post and good work! :coolwink: ONe must never be too careful when dealing with scientology - look at what Brian Culkin did today? Wow - and he was OUT!:no:
  5. Spirit

    Spirit just another son of God

    Good points. Exercising caution would be warranted.

    I know it would not be a good thing, but what would be the danger or disadvantage of being on OSA's shit list?
  6. Lone Star

    Lone Star Crusader

    Goofy looking guys with cameras on their heads may show up on your porch.
  7. Spirit

    Spirit just another son of God

    Cameras on their heads? You are kidding, right?
  8. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Meet the Squirrel Busters who harassed Marty Rathbun:

  9. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Cross-posted to Mike's blog as follows:
    Also, WWP Thread:
  10. Spirit

    Spirit just another son of God

    OSA=Overbearing Stupid Asses?
  11. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Registration Information

  12. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Do we have a winner? If so, is he a real person?

  13. phenomanon

    phenomanon Canyon

    What i noticed about the thing is that nowhere is the word "Dianetic" used. CADA owns the word "Dianetic", so COS is careful not to use it.
    You will see that COS always uses "Dianetics" ( with the "S" at the end) so as not to violate CADA's legal ownership of the word " Dianetic".
    makes me wonder if he is COS. But I see that he is in nowhere Texas, so he is no one to be concerned about. Prolly one of Marty's guys.

    phenomanon challenge
  14. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter
  15. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    John S. Christen responded re: The Independent Dianetics Foundation -

    John S. Christen responded re: The Independent Dianetics Foundation -

    iDianetics Blog: Who We Are, and Are Not
  16. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Twitter conversation re: The Independent Dianetics Foundation -
  17. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Look under "basics book courses" in right-hand column.