Scientologists: Prayer is the process towards the divine

An article this week in the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad includes an interview with Scientology spokesperson Anette Refstrupe on prayer in Scientology. "In Scientology, we are not so much involved in prayer in the traditional sense of the word, but we are concerned with increasing our understand of ourselves and others around us. This includes raising one's awareness of Mankind, all living things, all spiritually and ultimately an understanding of the Creator of the Universe. So to … [Read more...]

Memorial Day: 22 Vets are dying every day. Time for action

This Memorial Day, I am remembering a different kind of soldier entirely--one whose death was completely avoidable. One whose death was engineered. The shocking truth is covered in a feature-length documentary produced by Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).  The situation is stated clearly on the video embedded above and the  CCHR website: In early 2013, the official website of the United States Department of Defense announced the startling statistic that the number of … [Read more...]

Scientology Publishing Houses

For the sixth consecutive year, Bridge Publications, publisher of the religious works of author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, has earned the prestigious Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award. This year’s award is in the category of Operational Leadership, presented to companies that “undertake continuous improvement projects” that “have demonstrated commitment over time, measurable results, and will have contributed positively to the organization’s overall … [Read more...]

L. Ron Hubbard Quote on Truth, Morality and Ethics

In London, England, in on June 23, 1960, L. Ron Hubbard addressed Scientologists gathered from around the world for a congress. Mr. Hubbard made this observation to them at that time, one that seems all-the-more relevant than it did 54 years ago, as the level of ethics in society has deteriorated badly since that time. “If an individual begins to observe or experience truth, he becomes incapable of being a slave because he can’t be hurt. He isn’t afraid of life. “He’s ethical … [Read more...]

Ethics and the blogosphere, an oxymoron?

Yesterday's story in the LA Weekly on how Oprah Winfrey's infamous Tom Cruise show was a fabrication of the blogosphere is an eye-opener. … [Read more...]

World Day for Cultural Diversity

Mary 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity. In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversityand in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. In honor of this day, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO wrote: "Our cultural diversity is a stimulator of creativity. Investing in this creativity can transform societies. It is our responsibility to … [Read more...]

Monday again! Wish there were a better way?

tool for the workplace

Damn, it's Monday. A common refrain? How many times have you had that thought? Do you start thinking about Monday on Sunday? Saturday? Oh boy. The Scientology website has a very simple online course anyone can take to tackle the confusions and problems of work that make Monday a day to dread. The video introduction to the course says it all. So here's to transforming Mondays.   … [Read more...]

Haiti Survivor Graduates Community College

Ralph-Gedeon-Graduates

Those who followed the work of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Haiti in 2010 will remember Ralph Gedeon, the young Haitian who was brought to the United States for the surgery to save his life. He graduated from community college today and the story and video appeared on Channel 12 Westchester, New York. Ralph's US sponsor, Ayal Lindeman, is a Scientology Volunteer Minister.   … [Read more...]


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