Diagnostic & Statistical Manual: Psychiatry’s Deadliest Scam

There was excellent coverage this week on the problem with the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual and the proposed revision, known as DSM V, following a protest at the APA convention in Philadelphia.As described by the Philly Post:This weekend, there’s going to be an Occupy day of protest and rallies in Philadelphia—but not by Occupy Philly. On Saturday, activists will come from all over the country for Occupy the APA, a peaceful day of action to protest the new edition of the D … [Read more...]

In Honor of Cinco de Mayo

To me, Cinco de Mayo has always represented the right to live free.  So I thought I'd post a video that expresses that concept far better than I could blog about it. … [Read more...]

May Day!

 According to Wikipedia, May Day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer. In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary's month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary.Happy May Day!  Summer is finally here again!  … [Read more...]

On Earth Day–In Memory of Lawrence Anthony

Lawrence Anthony, who passed away a month ago, was an icon in the environmentalist movement.  He was also in the forefront of the movement to create a humane South Africa and helped to bridge the transition after Apartheid.For this work, he was awarded the International Association of Scientologists Freedom Medal.  One of his legacies is the Earth Organization, a non-profit, non-partisan, issue-oriented organization comprised of members from all walks of life,  cultures, races and religious b … [Read more...]

Is Scientology A Religion?

Sharing an interesting article by Nick Broadhurst This question is asked over and over by different people of differing educational standards.To answer it, we need to look at the earlier question, what is a religion? I am an Australian, and the High Court of Australia, the highest court in our nation, defined religion, and ruled most certainly that Scientology was a religion. But if this is the case, then why do people keep asking this same question? The answer is easy. Religion can … [Read more...]

Communication

Here is an interesting posting from Lauren's blog.In life you are usually faced with two decisions when dealing with other people that you disagree with or have some problem with.1. One to sit on your feelings and continue to feel that way.2. To talk to the person and deal with them in an upfront manner, despite what your inner voice is telling you to do.What I am about to say is what I suggest that you do:Stop for a minute and look at the person and find ONE thing that you … [Read more...]

Some thoughts on Easter

Here was a great blog posting from ED's blog:I found Growing up in an agnostic household, I considered Easter to be a minor holiday.  It sufficed as an excuse to eat candy and go to grandma's for dinner, but it was otherwise unremarkable.  The Easter bunny was a Santa wannabe - perhaps an apprentice to Santa, who was the head holiday honcho.Make no mistake, I still thought Easter was great.  Any holiday in which the lead role was played by a bigger-than-life altruistic rabbit that de … [Read more...]

Raising Children in Today’s Society with Tools from Church of Scientology

I found this press release and thought the information could shed some light on the practical application of Scientology to the kinds of things each of us face in our lives.At the Nashville Church of Scientology, it is routine to see parishioners studying in classrooms, discovering tools to help them in various areas of life—such as learning moral values, how to better communicate, how to improve relationships and so forth—but what you don’t always hear are the incredible success stories whic … [Read more...]


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