What Does the Word Scientology Mean?

The word Scientology, conceived by L. Ron Hubbard, comes from the Latin scio which means “knowing, in the fullest meaning of the word” and the Greek word logos which means “study of.” It means knowing how to know. Scientology is further defined as “the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life.”Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature … [Read more...]

In What Way Does Scientology Differ From Other Religions?

With Scientology being a fairly new religion, the most frequently asked questions are covered in the Scientology website.  Here is one that comes up often:In What Way Does Scientology Differ From Other Religions?While Scientology shares much in common with other religions as regards basic religious concepts and a mandate to improve society, the most valuable asset Scientology offers is an actual technology for achieving greater spiritual awareness.Moreover, while many religions promise … [Read more...]

Scientology Video: How We Help

Sharing my favorite Scientology video.  It is part and parcel of being a Scientologist to help one's fellows. … [Read more...]

Diagnostic & Statistical Manual Psychiatry's Deadliest Scam

It’s psychiatry’s best-selling catalog of mental illness — 943 pages long and covering everything from depression and anxiety to stuttering, cigarette addiction, fear of spiders, nightmares, problems with math and even disorder of infancy — all reinterpreted and labeled as a brain disease.It’s 943 pages long and lists out 374 mental “disorders.” It is the basis for the listing of mental disorders in the International Classification of Diseases that is used throughout the world.And though … [Read more...]

Is The Spiritual Path a Selfish Path?

I recently got a comment on my blog that surprised me because it put forward the idea that spirituality is a selfish persuit. I hope my answer reflects what people on a spiritual path actually think. I'd love to hear the viewpoint of other Patheos members on this topic.Jonathan said: I just get the feeling that with the clearing of the reactive mind, that morals would fly out the window, as the search for spiritual ends, in the end, are selfish, and you're told to do it for yourself. I believe … [Read more...]

Consequences of Anonymous Slander Campaigns

A story in the Stanford University Alumni Magazine presented a sobering look at the devastation hate-driven gossip can wreak in today's information age.Titled, "The Persecution of Daniel Lee" the article chronicles the smear campaign that destroyed the life and career of one the most popular  entertainers in South Korea and his celebrity wife.On earning a bachelor and  a master degree from Stanford in 3 1/2 years, wunderkind Daniel Lee chose to pursue the unconventional profession of hip-hop … [Read more...]

Raising the Standards of Happiness

In listening to a lecture from The First International Congress of Dianeticists and Scientologists, delivered in October 1953 in Philadelphia, I was struck by the following statement by L.  Ron Hubbard.“A Scientologist would be a social catalyst dedicated to the mission of raising the standards of happiness of Man and bringing him to recognize his brotherhood with the universe.”I found this very interesting, as it is clear that the kind of work the Church and individual Scientologists are doi … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology Celebrates the Opening of an Entirely New Church in Inglewood and Community Center in South Los Angeles

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA • NOVEMBER 5, 2011 |5,000 Scientologists, guests and city officials gathered Saturday November 5, for the dedication of an entirely new Church of Scientology and Church of Scientology Community Center. The Church stands in the heart of downtown, at 315 South Market Street, and reflects the growth of a new Scientology congregation amongst these communities. The neighboring Community Center stands just a few minutes away in South Los Angeles, at 8039 South Vermont Av … [Read more...]


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