Getting it Wrong About Scientology–Again

This post on the Stand website tells of one Scientologist’s reaction to an utterly wrong representation of Scientology in a recent game show question. Published courtesy of Standleague.org. The Big Lie I was watching the game show Jeopardy the other night when the host, Alex Trebek, presented the clue, “The most secretive religion in the world.” One of the contestants answered, “What is Scientology?” Alex liked that answer, and the contestant racked his score up a few more dollars and the… Read more

A Message for World Environment Day

Here’s a message for  World Environment Day from The Way to Happiness, the nonreligious, common-sense moral code written by L. Ron Hubbard. HELP TAKE CARE OF THE PLANET. The idea that one has a share in the planet and that one can and should help care for it may seem very large and, to some, quite beyond reality. But today what happens on the other side of the world, even so far away, can effect what happens in your own home. Recent… Read more

That Joke Ain’t Funny–Scientology Jokes and Their Effect on Scientologists

Post on the STAND website by a Scientologist who is tired of the Scientology Jokes that are based on falsehoods and misinterpretation. There are times I feel like complaining and this is one of those times. I was looking through Facebook the other day and saw a mention of some comedian and his “hilarious” joke about Scientology. Of course, being the vocal person that I am, I had to pipe up that it wasn’t funny. In fact it was offensive…. Read more

Oops! I Didn’t Know You Were a Scientologist

Scientologist Siouxie Boshoff tells her experience as a youngster when some of her friends started making jokes about Scientology. When she told them she was a Scientologist, they were taken about and were fascinated to find that the propaganda they had bought about the religion was not true.  published courtesy of the STAND website   A Face to Go With a Faith Growing up in a new religion can be an interesting experience. As a child I was completely uninhibited… Read more

The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee Says “Green It Up”

The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee invites friends and neighbors to a community cleanup for World Environment Day. The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee is organizing a neighborhood cleanup June 3rd to mark World Environment Day. Known as “Green It Up,” the activity is part of the group’s campaign to maintain the litter-free beauty of Nashville. In 2016, The Way to Happiness chapter organized a roundtable of environmental activists at the Nashville Church of Scientology under the title… Read more

The Accidental Bigot, by Scientologist Sandra Richmond

Scientologist Sandra Richmond tells how passing on some salacious piece of negative religious gossip is bigotry and can blow up in your face. Published courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) A bigot’s a bad thing to be. But, theoretically, it could happen to any one of us. For many years (and in what feels like another lifetime), I worked in the film business. Anyone familiar with that industry knows it involves arduous, long days and requires plenty of… Read more

Standing Firm with the Victims and Survivors of the Manchester Attack

Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination, STAND, extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt support to victims and survivors of yesterday’s attack in Manchester Arena. Published courtesy of the STAND website “Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this devastating tragedy,” said International STAND Director Edward Parkin. “This was a cowardly attack—an attack not only on the people of Manchester but on all humanity.” The suspected suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, 22, appears to… Read more

That Joke Ain’t Funny by Scientologist Jenny Good

Jenny Good takes issue with “humor” that promotes discrimination and bigotry, published courtesy of the STAND website There are times I feel like complaining and this is one of those times. I was looking through Facebook the other day and saw a mention of some comedian and his “hilarious” joke about Scientology. Of course, being the vocal person that I am, I had to pipe up that it wasn’t funny. In fact, it was offensive. And then I was struck… Read more

Scientologist Presents a Different Perspective on “Cults”

A listicle by Scientologist Dean Glosup published on the STAND website is an interesting commentary on the use of the word “cult” to falsely denigrate and degrade religious groups. Here is the definition of a “cult,” according to no less an authority than Merriam-Webster: 1. Formal religious worship 2. A system of religious beliefs and ritual; also its body of adherents 3. A religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious; also its body of adherents 4. A system for the cure of disease based on dogma set forth… Read more

Scientology “Spiritual First Aid:” Assists

Scientology skills you can use to help alleviate someone’s pain and discomfort. People sometimes get hurt in the business of living. The human body is subject to disease, injuries and various mishaps of accidental or intentional character. Throughout the ages, religions have attempted to relieve Man’s physical suffering. Methods have ranged from prayer to the laying on of hands, and many superstitions arose to account for their occasional effectiveness. It has been a commonly held belief, however, no matter the… Read more