How L. Ron Hubbard Came to Found the Scientology Religion

The Scientology website shares this account of the beginning of the Scientology religion--how L. Ron Hubbard came to discover the technology that led to its establishment.L. Ron Hubbard began his studies of the mind and spirit in 1923, resulting in a manuscript entitled “Excalibur” in 1938. It was in this unpublished work that the word Scientology first appeared to describe what Mr. Hubbard termed “the study of knowing how to know.” He decided against publishing the book for the fact, “‘Excal … [Read more...]

Celebrating 40 Years of Unconditional Help—the Scientology Volunteer Minister

L. Ron Hubbard created the Volunteer Ministers program in 1976 on observing the deterioration of values and resultant spike in crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of the society. If one does not like these things, “he can do something about it,” he wrote. “He can become a Volunteer Minister and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness and love and freedom from travail by instilling into it trust, decency, honesty and tolerance.”Mr. Hubbard further defined a Volunteer Minister as … [Read more...]

Israeli Druze Expresses Deep Appreciation for Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

The head trustee of Israel’s Druze community, Sheikh Abu-Rukun describes L. Ron Hubbard as “a world giant of spirituality, of philosophy.”His video, available at www.scientologyreligion.org  and on the Scientology YouTube channel expresses a deep appreciation of Mr. Hubbard and his legacy, describing him as "a man who can be viewed as a symbol, as someone to emulate, by anyone who strives to succeed in life. As all the failures people have had—if they take the route of reason, or the route of … [Read more...]

What is it Like to Be a Scientologist?

There is an excellent article on World Religion News on what it's like to be a Scientologist.It also appears on the Scientology Parent website and was written by  that parent, Tad Reeves.Tad threw it open to other Scientologists to answer a question submitted by a student:In your personal opinion, how do you think Scientology is different from other religions ex: Christianity, Catholic[ism], Islam, when it comes to day to day living?The article on World Religion News takes ex … [Read more...]

A LIFETIME OF CHRISTMASES HAS DEEPENED ONE SCIENTOLOGIST’S HOPE

In an article on World Religion News, Scientologist David Aden says:"Although the meaning of Christmas has changed for me over the years, in some ways my understanding of it has deepened. It is infused with hope and the promise of a better life and I understand now, better than ever, that such hope and promise are at the core of religious faith and practice."I have come to see that all of us, whether Scientologist or Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or Jew, are bound by our shared … [Read more...]

Do You Know Your Human Rights?

Most people can only name two or three of the 30 human rights enshrined in the UniversalYouth for Human Rights created a series of brief vidoes illustrating in less than a minute the essence of each of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).Although we celebrated the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR this week, the International Labour Organization (ILO) reports:Almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour – 11.4 million women and g … [Read more...]

L. Ron Hubbard Article on Greatness

As the holidays are a time when families and friends gather I thought this article would be an appropriate addition.Old enmities or irritations may tend to surface after the first blush of reunion. How to deal with these?In his article "What is Greatness" L. Ron Hubbard gives some advice I have found invaluable in smoothing interpersonal relationships and bringing about the best in the family, making it a truly memorable time for all.WHAT IS GREATNESS? BY L. RON HUBBARDThe h … [Read more...]

Stand Up For Religious Freedom and Human Rights on Human Rights Day

A blog on the Scientology Religion website expresses the views of the Scientology religion on the subject of human rights, and explains why Scientology Churches around the world hold conferences, stage marches and are otherwise intimately involved in Human Rights Day each December 10.Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 18 of the Universal … [Read more...]