Scales and Scientology

The basic books of Scientology contain many scales that people can use.Not the dreaded music scales that aspiring musicians have to practice, practice, practice, until they just come out of their fingers without thinking. Personally, I loathed practicing music scales as a child, when I did not understand the scales and did not want to practice them.  I think the whole fascination of young boys with baseball and other sports, is simply a response to being made to sit and do something one truly … [Read more...]

What Scientologists Do

As a Minister of the Church of Scientology, I often field questions from ministers or pastors of other religions, asking, “What does Scientology believe in”?I usually answer that Scientologists are a mixed lot, and it’s hard to answer for them all.  But as for me, I believe that each person is an immortal spiritual being, and that we are basically good.  That we are all trying to survive, and that some of us are doing a better job of that than others.Then I usually tell them that the more imp … [Read more...]

Celebrities and Scientology

First let me be clear that I am NOT a celebrity.  But a few years back, I worked closely for one, and have first-hand experience dealing with them on an everyday basis.I learned a few things from that experience.-  Celebrities are human beings fundamentally like everyone else.  They have problems that weigh on them.-  Being a major celebrity can be a full-time job all by itself, in addition to actually doing the work that keeps one being a celebrity.-  Paparazzi are tenacious and a … [Read more...]