Pity you can't be immunised against deceptive snake oil salesmen - 2011-06-15

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F0.png Pity you can't be immunised against deceptive snake oil salesmen June 15, 2011, Jo Thornely, Daily Telegraph

If you need people to be convinced of your cause, it helps to have a charismatic representative.

Unfortunately, as is so often the case, it's a fine line between charisma and Captain of the HMAS Whack-A-Doodle.

Take Scientology, for example. Here's a religion that has extra-terrestrial beings, silent childbirth and a relatively casual attitude towards mental illness as part of its basic manifesto.


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