A Doctor’s Improv RX: Jive Aces ‘Bring me Sunshine’

Just had to pass along this posting from The Improvised Life blogRecently I took an ancient friend to visit her doctor. He’s famously late keeping appointments because he famously spends A LOT of time with each patient, whatever he feels is necessary to really hear and address their concerns, which, as we all know, is pretty unusual these days. His patients are happy to wait.At the end of the visit, he unexpectedly wrote me a prescription. “Check this out”, he said.“Can I blog it? … [Read more...]

New Website on the Church of Scientology and Freedom of Religion

The Church of Scientology launched a new website this week, as a comprehensive resource of the bona fides of Scientology.The website, at scientologyreligion.org, provides an in-depth understanding of Scientology and landmark decisions in countries the world over that not only guaranteed the rights of Scientologists to practice their religion, they defined religion, thus protecting the very principles of religious freedom for all.Included in the website is a new publication:  What is F … [Read more...]

In Honor of India’s National Youth Day

According to the Friends of Salaam Baalak Trust website, India has 440 million children. That's more than the entire population of North America (USA, Mexico and Canada put together). Every fifth child in the world is Indian.  So what sort of life do these children have as they grow up?40 percent of those under 5 are malnourished 50 percent do not attend school regularly Child labor is estimated at 60 million Two thirds of children are victims of physical abuseThe Church of S … [Read more...]

CINAT Captain John Galindo Vega on the Scientology Volunteer Ministers

The grand opening of the Church of Scientology of Bogotá was a truly magnificent occasion. The first Ideal Scientology Church in South America, it was officiated by Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center Mr. David Miscavige and special guest speakers included Lt. Colonel Anstrongh Polania, Chief of the Department of Joint Operational Law, Ministry of Defense; Lt. Colonel Carlos Peña, Coordinator for Anti-Drug Education, Colombian Anti-Narcotics Department; Captain John Galindo Vega, Op … [Read more...]

The Church of Scientology – Our Help Is Yours In 2017

In an essay published in 1965, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote: 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, are the aims of Scientology." He further stated, "We seek no revolution. We seek only evolution to higher states of being for the individual and for society." At that time, the world population was some 3.3 billion people—today it is 7.4 billi … [Read more...]

Former Correctional Official Thanks Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard

A keynote of the Church of Scientology is service—service to its parishioners and service to the community. The Church works in partnership with community leaders to accomplish these goals, in recognition of the enormous task to accomplish a civilization where all men and women may live in peace. Videoed interviews of many of these leaders are featured on the Scientology Religion website including one just post featuring the former Regional Commissioner of South African Correctional Services Mr. … [Read more...]

In Support of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

With this coming Monday January 16 the commemoration of Martin Luther King Day of Service, I would like to share this video of Dr. King's famous "Drug Major" speech, which makes it so very clear the difference between this national holiday and all others.Dr. King's legacy is service, as expressed in this speech. First, he describes the instinct of seeking praise and admiration:"And you know, we begin early to ask life to put us first. Our first cry as a baby was a bid for attention. … [Read more...]

Description of Scientology Bears Repeating

Earl Crow taught religion and philosophy at High Point University. He majored in religion at Duke University and attended the Duke Divinity School and has studied at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and received his doctorate from the University of Manchester, England. He writes a weekly religion column for the Winston-Salem Journal  and his column this week focused on the Scientology religion which he describes ad the religion about which he receives more questions from his students than a … [Read more...]