Family & Scientology – How I Became a Scientologist

I’ve been asked a few different times about how my own religious beliefs and practices will figure into my children, and whether I assume that they will be Scientologists as well.   Obviously, it’s a major item of discussion in current media,  and as such I think it’s somewhat appropriate (as a second-generation Scientologist) to note how it was that I came into Scientology.A college anthropology student sent me a question related to a study for a class she was taking on how one’s family hist … [Read more...]

My Mother & Scientology – The Story I Never Knew

With all of the media attention now being given the subject of Scientology & parenting, I thought it pertinent to post this – an article I originally put together for BlogCritics, but more pertinent here.How did my mom come upon Scientology? What was in it for her? I asked her if she might write a sentence or two describing such for me. What I got instead was the following, an account that totally made my own religious path make sense.Her story:I was a teenager during the dru … [Read more...]

Applying Scientology as a Parent to Two Active Boys

Me and my little one on the playgroundI wanted to share a bit of what my experiences have been in applying Scientology as a parent.I have used many of the tools I have learned in Scientology with my children and family. One of these has been such a life-saver to me – simple, yet AMAZING – and it extends from the fact that a huge part of Scientology is learning to understand what real communication is – and then how to communicate effectively. Family Love When my kids are upset … [Read more...]

Religion Journal: Scientology Makes Inroads in India

By Joanna SugdenThe announcement that Hollywood star and prominent Scientologist Tom Cruise is breaking up with his actress wife Katie Holmes has brought the controversial religion back under the media microscopeBut Yatin Bajaj, the head of communications at the Scientology center in New Delhi, unsurprisingly prefers to talk about matters closer to home, and how Scientology is attracting people in India.“What Scientology can offer is a technique with which a person can dig himself o … [Read more...]

Rededication of the Church of Scientology

This past Saturday I was invited to sit in on an event that non-members rarely get a chance to observe. It was the rededication of the 41,000 square foot Church of Scientology. The Beaux Arts building was constructed in 1898 and was significantly restored back in 2003 by Foit-Albert and Associates. Since that time, the church has looked nothing short of glorious, although throughout this year a substantial amount of work has been underway in non-stop preparation for the rededication that took … [Read more...]

What 4th of July Means to Me

The United States was conceived on the basic principle that all Men are created equal and are deserving or the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.This, in the 18th century, was a precedent that transformed most of the world over the next two hundred years.Although not perfect in application, the basic principle remains one which allows the greatest freedom and survival to the individual and the group.Here is a selection from The Way to Happiness - … [Read more...]

Scientology-Letting Kids Make Decisions

OK--another rant about the recent strange ideas media are presenting about Scientology and the raising of children--that Scientologists do this strange thing of letting kids make their own decisions....  Here is a post from the Scientology Parent blog that makes it clear what we actually believe. Control of a Child’s Possessions – A Lesson in Parental Willpower PARENTING | APRIL 7, 2011 BY TAD | 6 COMMENTSMy 19-month-old has recently found a new passion – coloring. We got her a big bo … [Read more...]

Silent Birth–Misconceptions vs What it Really is

Spurred on by my annoyance over reading what celebrity gossip blogs were writing about silent birth this week (they are dredging up every possible scrap  they can talk about relating to  Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) I submit this very simple explanation from the Scientology Parent blog. Silent Birth Questions & AnswersWHAT IS “SILENT BIRTH”?This is all about providing the best possible environment for the birthing mother and her new baby.It is labor and delivery done in a … [Read more...]