Scientologist Shares Another Example of how the Press Misrepresents Religions

Scientologist Deanne MacDonald writes about the ethics (or lack of it ) in media’s treatment of Islam. Republished courtesy of STAND. Now, why didn’t you hear about this? Muslims speaking out against terrorism. This should be big news. Especially when it is over 30,000 of them. The press has covered much smaller protests. Why not this one? Because we have a press corps that seems intent on spreading terrible things about virtually every religion. Some of the most heinous crimes… Read more

Celebrating 30 Years of Service to Baton Rouge, Church of Scientology Dedicates New Louisiana Home

Launching a new era of spiritual freedom in the Bayou State with a stunning Church of Scientology Mission July 8 was a red-letter day for Louisiana, as leaders in the state’s capital welcomed the Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge to its new, expanded home. The hot Louisiana sun warmed attendees as hundreds gathered for the grand opening ceremony just blocks from the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Scientologists and their guests were joined by community leaders and dignitaries in dedicating the new… Read more

Church of Scientology Harlem on the Eve of its First Anniversary

Opened July 31, 2016,  this has been a tremendous year for the Church of Scientology and Community Center of Harlem. For a flavor of what the Church is like, I invite you to take this video tour.   Read more

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Help London Rebound

With the country reeling from a series of devastating tragedies, from the Manchester and London terrorist attacks to the Grenfell Towers fire, Scientology Volunteer Ministers are providing succor to rescue workers and victims and helping people move on. An excerpt from an article in the Financial Times gives a man-on-the-street view of their work: A Christian, a Muslim and a Scientologist—all strangers—are riding through west London in a yellow van. It sounds like the set-up to a bad joke, thought Andre Apollis…. Read more

Partners Work Together to Clean up the Streets of East Hollywood

The California Crusader covers a neighborhood cleanup in East Hollywood, co-organized by Vons, the LAPD, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s office and the Way to Happiness Foundation chapter sponsored by the Church of Scientology Los Angeles. Vons Grocery Store on Sunset and Virgil partnered up with the Los Angeles Police Department, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s District 13 and The Way to Happiness Los Angeles to clean up their neighborhood last Saturday. Over eighty people arrived at Vons first thing in the morning and were… Read more

The Freewinds Maiden Voyage Anniversary

This article from the Scientology website describes the 29th annual religious convocation aboard the Scientology religious retreat, the Freewinds motor vessel. The world’s most dedicated Scientologists cast off for a week-long cruise to celebrate successes and set the agenda for an expansive year across the seven seas. In all, the evening encompasses a parade of monumental accomplishment in the name of a better world, courtesy of the IAS. The mighty Freewinds returns to her work, setting her humanitarian course in… Read more

Scientologist Debunks the “Atheists are Smarter” Myth

In this blog entry on the STAND website, Scientologist Rodger Clark takes issue with atheist assertions that intelligence is somehow connected to an absence of religious belief.  Several researchers in the field of psychology descended from the ultra-recirculated, purified air of academia to address the amoebic, unwashed masses (us). Citing 53 out of 63 studies that show a “negative correlation” between religiosity and intelligence, they declare that atheists are smarter than religious people, after which they ascended once again to… Read more

The Truth about Scientology, in my View

Scientologist John Logothetis compares Scientology to the religion he grew up in–with favorable results. Published courtesy of the STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) website. I remember when I was 17 years old and first walked into a Church of Scientology in Chicago. I was young, troubled, unsure of myself and not at all sure what Scientology was. I had just read the book Dianetics and it was absolutely revolutionary to me. It helped me and contained all the answers… Read more

On Religion & Politics, or What Not to Discuss at a Dinner Party

This blog by Jenny Good is published courtesy of the website of STAND, Scientologists Taking Action Against Religion, and deals with the bias and bigotry that can threaten otherwise harmonious relationships when the subject of religion and politics invade a social gathering. “Nothing ruins a dinner party faster than religion or politics.” It’s the unspoken agreement of a polite dinner host and guests. Why? Because people can’t keep their manners in when talking about these two subjects. They’re especially volatile… Read more

Scientologist Shares “The Power of Listening”

Scientologist Jim Kalergis shares the “magic” of learning to listen–an ability he gained on his first Scientology course.  The blog is published courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination). The first course I took in Scientology was called the “Communication Course.” The first exercise on the course was called “TR  0.” The “TR” stood for “Training Routine.” The “0” designation was because the skill gained on the drill was a prerequisite to all the exercises that were to follow: the… Read more

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