Why People Leave… some background about divorce

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With media speculating about what Scientology thinks about divorce, I found an article that made sense to me, and share it here.  It comes from the Scientology Handbook It is covered in a film on the Scientology website and a free online course called Marriage:   "Whenever people get together and operate as groups, they make agreements, whether actually stated or not, regarding what is right and what is wrong, what is moral and what is immoral—in other words, what will be … [Read more...]

Scientologists Cut the Ribbon on Landmark Buffalo Church

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  More than a thousand Buffalo Area Scientologists gathered on Saturday, June 30, to celebrate the rededication of the Church of Scientology Buffalo. The ceremony marked the transformation of the 41,000-square-foot Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and extend the Church’s humanitarian programs to all communities across upstate New York. The Church’s landmark home, originally constructed in 1898, stands in the Allentown … [Read more...]

Nashville Church of Scientology Launches Summer Program

“Churches are spiritual places.  Artists are people who imbue life and creativity into the culture. It makes sense that church should be a place for artists to become invigorated and uplifted, and that’s exactly what our church is all about,” says Rev. Brian Fesler, Pastor of the Church of Scientology in Nashville.   That’s why the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville has launched a summer program of seminars designed to uplift local artists.  “The seminars are … [Read more...]

New Scientology Church Websites

There were four new Ideal Orgs opened in the past month and each of them has a new website as well. Timed to coincide with the church grand openings, the new websites incorporate the most popular features of the Scientology website at www.scientology.org with elements unique to the individual orgs, including a tour of their brand-new homes and an interactive event calendar where visitors can reserve a seat at upcoming functions.  Likewise, visitors may sign up for the Dianetics … [Read more...]

L. Ron Hubbard in Phoenix

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With the Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology Phoenix June 23, there is finally an Ideal Scientology Org (Organization) in the birthplace of Scientology. It was there in 1952 he arrived at the monumental discovery that gave birth to the Scientology religion: the isolation, identification and exteriorization of the human spirit. During the formative years of the religion, Scientologists traveled to this city from across three continents to hear Mr. Hubbard speak. He delivered over 600 … [Read more...]

Is Scientology Trying to Rule the World?

No. Scientology’s aim, as expressed by L. Ron Hubbard, is “A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights.” As L. Ron Hubbard further expressed, “We seek no revolution. We seek only evolution to higher states of being for the individual and for society.” Scientology wants to improve and reform societal ills, and Scientologists believe there can … [Read more...]

How does Scientology View Deprogrammers?

So-called “deprogrammers,” are better described as depersonalizers who kidnap others for profit. Their methods include brainwashing, imprisonment, food/sleep deprivation and various forms of torture. Such activities are clearly against the principles held by Scientologists and have been proven to be against the law as well.   … [Read more...]

Are there any Laws against the Practice of Scientology?

Of course not. In fact, the Church has received numerous recognitions, citations and validations from governments for contributions to society in the fields of education, drug and alcohol rehabilitation , crime reduction , human rights, raising moral values and a host of other fields.   … [Read more...]

Ribbon Falls on Ideal Org in the Birthplace of Scientology

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Amid a burst of confetti and a flight of balloons, the ribbon was parted on the new Church of Scientology Ideal Organization of Phoenix on Saturday, June 23. More than 1,500 Scientologists, neighbors and dignitaries joined Church officials for the dedication ceremony. Located on the northeast corner of 44th Street and Indian School Road, the new Church stands just a mile south of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s historic home in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. It was there in 1952 he … [Read more...]

Education the best way to stop drug addiction

A message from a Scientologist who is active in drug demand reduction in Australia, courtesy of the Bedingo Advisor IN Drug Action Week (June 17-23), I want to tell readers that the “war on drugs” has NOT failed. The message is being heard by young people. Statistics show that education is by far the most effective at stopping the end users. Between 2004 and 2007 the use of marijuana by 14-19 year-olds fell by 28 per cent! So we are on the right track. The group I volunteer … [Read more...]