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The Scientology Story: The Selling of a Church // Church Markets Its Gospel With High-Pressure Sales

Title: The Scientology Story: The Selling of a Church // Church Markets Its Gospel With High-Pressure Sales
Date: Monday, 25 June 1990
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Authors: Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos
Main source: articles.latimes.com

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Behind the religious trappings, the Church of Scientology is run like a lean, no-nonsense business in which potential members are called "prospects," "raw meat" and "bodies in the shop." Its governing financial policy, written by the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is simple and direct: "MAKE MONEY, MAKE MORE MONEY, MAKE OTHERS PRODUCE SO AS TO MAKE MONEY." The organization uses sophisticated sales tactics to sell a seemingly endless progression of expensive courses, each serving as a prerequisite for the ... [Read the rest at articles.latimes.com]