A Message for World Environment Day

Here's a message for  World Environment Day from The Way to Happiness, the nonreligious, common-sense moral code written by L. Ron Hubbard. HELP TAKE CARE OF THE PLANET. The idea that one has a share in the planet and that one can and should help care for it may seem very large and, to some, quite beyond reality. But today what happens on the other side of the world, even so far away, can effect what happens in your own home. Recent discoveries by space probes to Venus have shown that our own … [Read more...]

That Joke Ain’t Funny–Scientology Jokes and Their Effect on Scientologists

Post on the STAND website by a Scientologist who is tired of the Scientology Jokes that are based on falsehoods and misinterpretation.There are times I feel like complaining and this is one of those times.I was looking through Facebook the other day and saw a mention of some comedian and his “hilarious” joke about Scientology.Of course, being the vocal person that I am, I had to pipe up that it wasn’t funny. In fact it was offensive.And then I was struck by the irony of it all … [Read more...]

Standing Firm with the Victims and Survivors of the Manchester Attack

Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination, STAND, extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt support to victims and survivors of yesterday’s attack in Manchester Arena. Published courtesy of the STAND website“Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this devastating tragedy,” said International STAND Director Edward Parkin. “This was a cowardly attack—an attack not only on the people of Manchester but on all humanity.”The suspected suicide b … [Read more...]

Scientology: The Dynamics of Existence

Where do we fit in the material world? What motivates life? And how can we make the best choices? This chapter from The Scientology Handbook answers these and other vital questions and is available as a free course from the Scientology website.For millennia, Man has attempted to assess his place in this material world. How should he relate to the rest of life, and to his fellows? What are his true responsibilities, and to whom?Definitive answers were not forthcoming, not from the … [Read more...]

Nashville Hubbard Dianetics Foundation Celebrates 67th Anniversary

Originally published by the Church of Scientology NashvilleFor anyone who has experienced self-doubt, depression, anxiety or unreasonable fears, the book Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health is the resource to turn to for answers and guidance. This book was authored and published in 1950, launching a movement for Man to know and help himself.L. Ron Hubbard began the book with these words, “Dianetics is an adventure. It is an exploration into Terra Incognita, the human mind, … [Read more...]

Confession, Religion and Peace

This entry, courtesy of the STAND websiteHave you ever gotten something off your chest and felt the relief? I'm talking about an act you committed, large or small, that was eating away at you, leaving you all balled up in regret and guilt.Were you able to tell that to someone—maybe a loving parent or a trusted friend—without any serious judgment or retribution? Even if there was some blowback, can you recall that moment of relief you experienced just the same? That feeling that you mi … [Read more...]

The First Amendment and Freedom of Speech and Expression

This blog was originally posted on StandLeague.orgTHE FIRST AMENDMENTI’ve studied the Constitution of the United States more than once and I love what our founders put in place for future generations. The First Amendment is a particular favorite of mine: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Gove … [Read more...]

World Health Day 2017–Vital Data on Depression

It is vital for anyone concerned about depression to watch The Marketing of Madness—Are We All Insane, a documentary produced by Citizens Commission on Human Rights.As the film begins, "There is no denying the psychological and emotional problems, even severe mental distress, can affect most anyone. But does this mean we are all insane?"This film exposes the unholy alliance between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry and the insidious way that the general public has been sold on th … [Read more...]