A Quiet, Wonderful Birth – Silent Birth Story

When people hear I'm a Scientologist they often ask me about Silent Birth.  Today I found this blog posting on the Scientology Parent blog that I thought illustrated what goes on very well.This fantastic story was submitted by my Aussie friend Sonya, a fellow Scientologist who just had her first child.Okay so here is my story.I was past my due date by about one and half weeks. I was freaking out a bit as they wanted to induce the labor which I was not really interested in.  Got in … [Read more...]

JUDGEMENT

Here's some advice a fellow Scientologist named Lauren proffers on her blog.  I think it's a very good idea, so I thought I'd pass it along.There is nothing wrong in seeing that something is out of place or being done the wrong way and needs to be corrected.What is wrong is if you are going to stand in judgment of that thing and criticize or if you are going to take effective action in order to help it. To point out the faults in something only aids in making those faults stand out … [Read more...]

It’s All About Winning

I found and loved this post in LD Sledge's blog, and thought it was worth sharing it here with the Patheos community.Ed Connelly lurched and stumbled along the marble hallway, grimacing at the effort of walking and holding the heavy books in his twisted and gnarled hands. He fell into a chair in my freshman law school class, his tongue between his lips, fumbled with his notebook and finally got it opened, then gripping a ballpoint pen in his fist made big jagged marks on the page for … [Read more...]

About Me

I’m about 30, a computer guy, a mountain biker, a daddy, and a Scientologist.I’ve been in Scientology for much of my life (since I was a little kid). However, I wanted to study these basics of Scientology as much of what I got of Scientology I got hearsay from my parents or from other Scientologists I lived and worked with, rather than reading all of this data myself, and thereby forming my own opinions and conclusions on the subject directly from the source material.I think it’s a simila … [Read more...]

Where we belong

This is a wonderful story about the history of Lafayette Square - the future home of our new church.  I love the fact that the people who built up this community and saved it from literal wreckage did so in the face of "reasons" that it wouldn't work.  There is a lesson here that constructive activities are not always recognized as valuable by "the powers that be" or by a middle-class-hold-onto-everything-very-carefully mindset. This history is part of the reason why it is such an honor to have t … [Read more...]

Honoring L. Ron Hubbard

It is traditional in the Church of Scientology to celebrate Ron's birthday by doing all you can to advance yourself spiritually and disseminate Scientology to others, help in the community--all the things LRH was trying to accomplish to help people regain their native abilities, improve conditions in their lives and thrive.Here is one of my favorite articles, laying out his own viewpoint on what is important in life:The only tests of a life well lived are: Did he do what he intended? … [Read more...]

Raising Children in Today’s Society with Tools from Church of Scientology

The importance of family life is a core belief of the Scientology religion. Read how a mother of four found answers at the Church of Scientology to help her raise her children.At the Nashville Church of Scientology, it is routine to see parishioners studying in classrooms, discovering tools to help them in various areas of life—such as learning moral values, how to better communicate, how to improve relationships and so forth—but what you don’t always hear are the incredible success stories w … [Read more...]

Nashville Church of Scientology Celebrates Its Third Year Anniversary

The Nashville Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre will be celebrating its third year anniversary in their new church building on 8th Avenue South at the end of April.Nashville, TN, March 13, 2012 -- The Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre in Nashville, Tennessee is celebrating their third year anniversary in the remodeled old Fall School building on 8th Avenue South this April. “It’s going to be quite an affair,” says Pastor of the church, Rev. Brian Fesler, “we usually go a … [Read more...]


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