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Scientologists spreading into Plant City, beyond

Title: Scientologists spreading into Plant City, beyond
Date: Sunday, 9 July 2006
Publisher: Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Authors: Baird Helgeson, Ray Reyes
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Scientologists describe their religion as a cathartic journey toward happiness and clarity of mind. Church of Scientology critics call it kooky science fiction disguised as religion. Whatever you believe, the church says it is growing. Although the church's membership remains a much-debated mystery, its land holdings tell the story of a robust organization in the midst of a new chapter of growth. Worldwide, Scientologists say they have bought 21 buildings they plan to turn into churches. Still, some former Scientologists and ... [Read the rest at]