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Religion: When fervour leads a faithful flock astray

Title: Religion: When fervour leads a faithful flock astray
Date: Wednesday, 23 November 1983
Publisher: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Author: Alan Gill
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If Moses did not receive the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, but only said he did, Judaism would still constitute a valid religion. This hypothetical argument was put to the High Court in the recently concluded Scientology case. Mr D. Bennett, QC, representing the Church of Scientology, said that a movement's claim to be accepted as a religion did not depend on the sincerity or honesty of its founder or leaders - what counted was the attitude of the members. The ... [Read the rest at]