Following on from the last post, there is a free online course on raising children.  This is available through the Scientology website. The following film gives a graphic description of the problem–and the answers.  And the course, which anyone may enroll on and do at his or her own rate of speed, provides valuable know-how. As the website states:  How to raise a happy, healthy child is not something most parents are taught. In fact, many just stumble through the… Read more

This posting by Cheri Hall appears on the Scientology Parent blog.  Ms. Hall  has been an educator for over 38 years. A very common complaint that comes up from parents is that their child just doesn’t listen. “How do I get my child to listen to me?” Take parents of small children. You have told your child many times to pick up his toys, or to wipe his hands on a napkin not his shirt, or to please not grab the toy from… Read more

as covered in il Matino di Padova This noble residence, the subject of a major reconstruction totaling more than 3 million Euros, is scheduled to open mid-October.  The work was funded by donations of Scientologists. Before and after photos   Nearly done with the full reconstruction and renocation, here is the way Villa Lanza appears today How the villa appeared before the project started. Read more

A round table titled  “How education in human rights can create a foundation for peace and harmony in the society” was held at the Church of Scientology of Moscow as part of a month-long human rights “marathon” sponsored and by Scientology Churches and Missions throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States. The event was organized by the Youth for Human Rights International to promote human rights awareness. In her opening speech, Natalia Alexeeva, director of public relations for the Church, noted that… Read more

In his article in La Noticia Imparcial, Ivan Arjona, president of the National Church of Scientology of Spain, describes the contribution of Scientologists in Spain to the betterment of the country. The activities Scientologists carry out in Spain include drug prevention, human rights education, raising awareness on commonsense moral values, drug rehabilitation and criminal rehabilitation, reform, reintegration and crime prevention. Last year alone, Scientologists in Spain performed more than 275,000 hours of volunteer work in the various areas. Scientologists support… Read more

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 The Other Believers: Patricia Gore, a black Scientologist By Erin Williams  (reproduced from the Washington Post) What is it like to be an African American who doesn’t praise Jesus Christ or Allah? Or one who doesn’t ascribe to a denomination of Christianity, such as Baptist, Methodist or Pentecostal, that’s part of a historically black church? Patricia Gore applies Scientology teachings to her daily life. (Marlon Correa – WASHINGTON POST) A 2009 Pew Research analysisfound that 59… Read more

In this  1966 article, L. Ron Hubbard  presents a vista of freedom quite beyond what philosophers of old imagined possible. Man has asked a great many questions about himself. Such questions are “Who am I?” “Where do I come from?” “What is Death?” “Is there a Hereafter?” Any child asks these questions, yet Man has never had answers that long satisfied him. Religions have various answers to these questions and they belong in fact in the field of religious philosophy,… Read more

[excerpted from an article released last week acknowledging the Church of Scientology Los Gatos for its commitment to environmentally-friendly practices] September 19, 2012 ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Refinishing Touch, a world leader in on‐site environmentally safe and sustainable furniture asset management services, has honored 29 businesses with Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize eco-conscious companies within the hospitality industry that have successfully implemented furniture asset management services to reduce their carbon footprints. To qualify for the awards, hotels and resorts must… Read more

A good time to reflect on this precept: Read more

The following essay, written by L. Ron Hubbard in  late February 1966, is an acknowledgment to those he viewed as legitimate predecessors of Dianetics and Scientology, in particular Greek philosophers Aristotle, Socrates, Plato and Euclid. Philosophy did not die with Ancient Greece. Out of the Natural Philosophy of those times came science. The wonders of chrome and metal, cars, planes, the atom bomb and even the satellites have their roots in the firm base of Greek Philosophy. But Socrates, Aristotle, Euclid,… Read more

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