Anti-Psychiatry Scholarship at University of Toronto

An Op Ed in the University of Tornoto's The Varsity newspaper makes an incisive presentation on the field of anti-psychiatry.The University's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) recently announced a scholarship, the Bonnie Burstow Scholarship in Antipsychiatry for OISE students conducting theses in the area of antipsychiatry, with the author matching up to $50,000 of donations by others.An earlier editorial attempted to negate the scholarship and antipsychiatry studies c … [Read more...]

Why are our Veterans Dying?

Veterans day is a day to honor all military vets. It marks the formal end of World War I, which occurred on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.The "War to End all Wars"... didn't.But worse, more soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guard personnel are dying by their own hand today than by enemy fire.An exposé published in Freedom Magazine reported, "on average, 22 military veterans and active-duty personnel make the decision to kill themselves—an asto … [Read more...]

How does Scientology differ from other religions?

While Scientology shares much in common with other religions as regards basic religious concepts and a mandate to improve society, the most valuable asset Scientology offers is an actual technology for achieving greater spiritual awareness.Moreover, while many religions promise salvation in the hereafter, Scientology offers certainty of eternal salvation now.Then, too, Scientology makes it possible for any religion to attain its goals and is therefore a religion of religions. … [Read more...]

What is the state of Clear?

Clear is the name of a state achieved through auditing and describes a being who no longer has his own reactive mind, the hidden source of irrational behavior, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities. Without a reactive mind, individuals regain their basic personality, self-determinism and, in essence, become much, much more themselves.The full glory of the state of Clear has no comparable description in any writings existing in our culture. It is a goal Man has dreamed of achieving for … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Democracy on the Eve of the Elections

With the 2016 elections being described as the most contentious in modern history, I found an article quoted on the Scientology website in which Founder L. Ron Hubbard commented on Democracy. I thought these views were something we might all keep in mind, regardless of the outcome of presidential race. Mr. Hubbard said,“Democracy is probably the best political theory, workably, that has been introduced over the last twenty-five hundred years.”He also held that  democracy "postulates a bel … [Read more...]

Former Meth & Heroin Addict Helps Kern County Fight Drug Crisis

An article in El Popular covers the work of a recovered meth and heroin addict turned drug prevention crusader. Jerry Ortega discovered the Foundation for a Drug-Free World online and he and his entire family have now adopted the program to bring the truth about drugs to kids in Kern County, California, where addiction to meth and heroin is an immense problem. Ortega wants to get to the kids. He shares his own personal experience with them along with the Drug-Free World booklets and videos to g … [Read more...]

Pakistani Mother Faces Death Penalty for her Faith

My eyes were opened by a blog post in the Scientology Religion website on Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian mother of five convicted of blasphemy in 2010, imprisoned and sentenced to hang.  Her crime was defending her right as a Christian to drink from the same cup that others use at the village well. Accused of blasphemy for doing so, she was arrested and has been held on death row for the past 10 years. Her case is with the Supreme Court, the final authority and the l … [Read more...]

“Scientology is about fighting for human rights,” says British civil rights icon

Mr. Clarence Thompson, born in Trinidad, is a social scientist, business teacher and chairman of the West Indian Standing Conference, formed in 1958 as a consequence of the Notting Hill Riots and racial killing. Receiving the MBE in 1965 for his work to further race relations in the United Kingdom, Mr. Thompson’s decades of activism and leadership have bridged the gap between the UK white community and the African heritage community, with today’s Commission for Equality and Human Rights evolving … [Read more...]