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Building Scientopolis // How Scientology remade Clearwater, Florida—and what local Christians learned in the process.

Title: Building Scientopolis // How Scientology remade Clearwater, Florida—and what local Christians learned in the process.
Date: Monday, 4 September 2000
Publisher: Christianity Today
Author: Jody Veenker
Main source: christianitytoday.com

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By all appearances, Clearwater lives up to its name. Located just outside of Tampa Bay, the city boasts palm trees, white beaches, sun, surf, and six cruise tour companies with "dolphin sightings guaranteed." Liberally supplied with spacious hotels within driving distance of the Busch Gardens amusement park and the Salvador Dali museum, Clearwater is a tidy burg with street names like Gulf to Bay Boulevard and Sunset Point Road. Clearwater is also home to the most prestigious international instructional center for ... [Read the rest at christianitytoday.com]