Scientology-Letting Kids Make Decisions

OK--another rant about the recent strange ideas media are presenting about Scientology and the raising of children--that Scientologists do this strange thing of letting kids make their own decisions....  Here is a post from the Scientology Parent blog that makes it clear what we actually believe. Control of a Child’s Possessions – A Lesson in Parental Willpower PARENTING | APRIL 7, 2011 BY TAD | 6 COMMENTSMy 19-month-old has recently found a new passion – coloring. We got her a big bo … [Read more...]

Silent Birth–Misconceptions vs What it Really is

Spurred on by my annoyance over reading what celebrity gossip blogs were writing about silent birth this week (they are dredging up every possible scrap  they can talk about relating to  Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) I submit this very simple explanation from the Scientology Parent blog. Silent Birth Questions & AnswersWHAT IS “SILENT BIRTH”?This is all about providing the best possible environment for the birthing mother and her new baby.It is labor and delivery done in a … [Read more...]

Another Silent Birth Story

There are many stories about silent birth and what it's like to deliver that way--the benefits to the mom and the child.  Here is another, from the Scientology Parent blog Silent Birth: Story from a Mother of Three PARENTING, PREGNANCY | NOVEMBER 3, 2010 BY TAD | 2 COMMENTSHere’s a story from a Scientologist parent, and her story of using principles of quiet birth or as it’s known by the tabloid media, “silent birth”. I did a silent birth with all of my girls.They were each born natu … [Read more...]

How do Scientologists Raise Kids

With the recent media hype about Suri Cruise I thought I would share a simple post from a blog I follow, the Scientology Parent that should dispel some of the ridiculous concerns and claims I have heard over the past few days. Brian & LeahMy name is Leah, I was born and raised as a Scientologist as my parents were both Scientologists since  a few years before I was born. I grew up in Queens, NY with 2 brothers. I am a trained Scientology counselor, and have personally had a lot of … [Read more...]

UK Telegraph on Scientology

The UK Telegraph got some of the facts right about Scientology: Scientology: the facts As the separation of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes brings Scientology into the limelight once again, the Telegraph attempts to separate fact from fiction.What is scientology? According to their official literature: "Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to self, family, gro … [Read more...]

CBS 4 Buffalo covers the newly Rededicated Church of Scientology Buffalo

Church of Scientology spokesperson Erin Banks describes the Church of Scientology Buffalo, an Ideal Scientology Organization (Org)  to  CBS news reporter. … [Read more...]

Why People Leave… some background about divorce

With media speculating about what Scientology thinks about divorce, I found an article that made sense to me, and share it here.  It comes from the Scientology HandbookIt is covered in a film on the Scientology website and a free online course called Marriage:  "Whenever people get together and operate as groups, they make agreements, whether actually stated or not, regarding what is right and what is wrong, what is moral and what is immoral—in other words, what will be co … [Read more...]

Scientologists Cut the Ribbon on Landmark Buffalo Church

  More than a thousand Buffalo Area Scientologists gathered on Saturday, June 30, to celebrate the rededication of the Church of Scientology Buffalo.The ceremony marked the transformation of the 41,000-square-foot Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and extend the Church’s humanitarian programs to all communities across upstate New York.The Church’s landmark home, originally constructed in 1898, stands in the Allentown His … [Read more...]