A is for Amsterdam—a New Church of Scientology Shines in Alpha City

A world-class capital and icon of culture and tolerance welcomes the Church of Scientology to its new home. Follow the enchanting canals and arched bridges of city center Amsterdam and then wander east into the fast growing, trendy and studious Knowledge Mile and you will hit the fast lane of one of Europe’s creative capitals. The Knowledge Mile represents the advance guard of Amsterdam’s development and a symbol of learning and expansion for this city amidst an exciting renewal. Indeed,… Read more

“I’m Taking a Course in Scientology”—”You What?!!!”

Scientologist Rodger Clark shares the reaction many Scientologists experience because of media bias and refusal to cover the real story os Scientology. Republished courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) My father was a brilliant man. He held a doctorate in law, was literate in both Spanish and English and, after 20 years as a judge, could whip through a 50-pound legal brief like you and I read text messages. After that, he could quote page, paragraph, and sentence, then give… Read more

IAS Gala Weekend Fetes Year of Humanitarian Help and Advance

The International Association of Scientologists (IAS), an ever-expanding force for good within the worldwide humanitarian community, gathered in East Grinstead, Southern England, on the first weekend in October to recognize a year of expansion and accomplishment. The narrow old carriage roads that twist and turn through the small villages and farms of West Sussex were crowded with cars and buses on a Friday evening in early fall, as thousands of Scientologists, guests and friends poured onto the well-manicured grounds of… Read more

Scientology and Responsibility

Scientologist Rodger Clark writes about Scientology and the role responsibility plays in the religion’s basic philosophy and practice.  Published courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) If you have the impression that Scientologists never examine Scientology, you would be wrong. The simple practice of Scientology forces you to eventually look into and evaluate everything, including Scientology. In a society where you take a pill to avoid facing things you don’t like and that crams a pill down the throat of… Read more

A Scientologist’s Response to “Critics”

Scientologist Rodger Clark responds to critics with “the Scientologist” side of the Scientology “controversy.” Republished courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination). Journalists always seem to get their panties in a wad, downright insulted that Scientologists, when asked to “respond to their critics” don’t immediately fall all over themselves in a rush to kneel at the feet of said journalists in fawning supplication, begging to be liked and hoping for approval. Isn’t that what’s supposed to happen? Isn’t that what… Read more

The “Secret” Practice of Scientology

Courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) a blog by Roger Clark takes up misconceptions about the Scientology religion. In the course of everyday conversation, I don’t normally broach the topic of religion anymore than the next guy. On occasion though, it comes up that I am a Scientologist. I’ll never forget a buddy of mine literally turning white in shock. We’d been hanging out on and off for years. I’d even heard him describe me as “highly intellectual” once (whatever…… Read more

My Scientology Mom, Who Talks to Strangers and Helps Indiscriminately

Scientologist Jenny Good on her “Scientology mom” and the legacy of indiscriminate help with which she was raised. Published courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) In the aftermath of hurricane Harvey, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) came by the truckload to help. They brought supplies and blankets and water and able bodies to clean up the disaster. They delivered food and comfort, and among them was my mom. Yep, my fearless mother who flies into the face of a hurricane. Who, at sixty… Read more

Life After Death—What Scientology Did for Me

Article published courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) by Wayne Hanson. From the time my wife learned she had stage four colon cancer—through operations, chemotherapy and long nights in the emergency room with other lost and sick souls—she never complained, she always thought she would recover, and together we found the courage and stamina to carry on through many medical appointments, surgeries, pills and pain. We bought strange foods she craved but vomited up, as if she were pregnant once… Read more

The Importance of Religious Liberty, a Scientologist’s View

The Church of Scientology and its long history of advancing the cause of freedom of religion. Article published courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination). During the modern age, regardless of how that is defined, few groups have done more to advance the cause of freedom of religion than has my church, the Church of Scientology. Even an ardent critic could not deny this fact. In country after country we have been at the forefront of this critical issue. In doing an… Read more

New Video Conveys Essence of the Volunteer Ministers Movement

In just over two minutes, a new video on the Scientology YouTube video channel, “We Stand to Help,” presents the spirit of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers movement and its impact on the lives of people in cities and villages the world over. In creating the program in 1976, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, ” A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve… Read more

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