The Scientology Invasion (eians.com) of India begins with help from a (crazy?) Danish publisher....
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) Books on scientology - a faith that has a famous follower in Tom Cruise and even claims links with the Vedas - are ready to hit India, not only in English but in Hindi too.
Aiming to help people build self-confidence and explore their inner self, they dwell on wide-ranging subjects, from marriage, children and communication to study techniques.
Thomas Goldenitz, a Danish publisher, has come forward with the Hindi versions of scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's works.
"We are releasing these books in 13 major cities of India," Goldenitz told IANS. Lucknow is the second city after Kolkata where the books were released last week.
Founder Hubbard used to claim that the faith shared similarities with Hinduism....
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I wonder if they will be actively recruiting big name Bollywood stars into the fold. It's done wonders in Hollywood to make celebrities even weirder. It could make Bombay's glitterati quite...well... something, anyway.
He was a popular attraction until he choked to death on a corn kernel.
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I think the fear is not that someone is going to stumble across them, but that they were systematically distributed to groups that took them across the borders while we were still going around in circles at the UN.