Scientology settles into historic home

A photo story on the Church of Scientology Tampa appears on the Tampa Bay Fox TV affiliate."Chances are you've driven by or even been to Ybor Square, the home of Creative Loafing, Spaghetti Warehouse and the Church of Scientology. But you might not know exactly how much history it holds..."Tampa’s first brick cigar factory, built in 1886 and located at Ybor Square, now is home to the Church of Scientology. (Photos Kerry Klecic/MyFoxTampaBay.com) … [Read more...]

What Being a Scientology Parent Means to Me

I’m a Scientologist and a parent.  What does that mean?  The answer sums up a lot of why I started this site in the first place.  And although I’ve written over 200 articles on this site so far on the subject, I’ve never actually just summarized what it means to me to be a Scientology Parent. Applying One’s Religion to Life With any religion, there’s a massive difference between simply calling oneself a member of that religion (i.e. “I’m a Scientologist”, “I’m Jewish”, “I’m a Mormon,” etc.), as … [Read more...]

Who is David Miscavige

David Miscavige is the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion. From his position as Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (RTC), Mr. Miscavige bears the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the standard and pure application of L. Ron Hubbard’s technologies of Dianetics and Scientology and for Keeping Scientology Working.In that capacity, Mr. Miscavige has redefined the term “religious leader” to fit the tasks necessary to direct a truly unique, contemporary religion— … [Read more...]

In Honor of World Interfaith Harmony Week

In honor of World Interfaith Harmony Week, this video depicts fundamental similarities among the world’s religions.The World Interfaith Harmony Week,  proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan, was adopted unanimously by the UN less than a month later. Celebrated the first week of February, it  provides a platform—one week in a year—to promote the effective work of interfaith groups and concerned individuals in support of peace and toleran … [Read more...]

WHAT IS THE STATE OF CLEAR?

Clear is the name of a state achieved through auditing and describes a being who no longer has his own reactive mind, the hidden source of irrational behavior, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities. Without a reactive mind, individuals regain their basic personality, self-determinism and, in essence, become much, much more themselves.The full glory of the state of Clear has no comparable description in any writings existing in our culture. It is a goal Man has dreamed of achieving for m … [Read more...]

HOW IS THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY STRUCTURED?

The Church of Scientology is formed into an ecclesiastical structure which unifies and aligns a multitude of diverse religious activities, including not only ministering Scientology religious services and practices, but proselytization, ecclesiastical management, relay of communication, production of dissemination materials and many other functions. Thus the Scientology religious community is united both by common beliefs and practices and an organizational form uniquely suited to its religious … [Read more...]

What is Scientology’s View on Drugs and Medicine?

Scientologists do use prescribed medical drugs when physically ill and also rely on the advice and treatment of medical doctors. Scientologists do not take street drugs or mind-altering psychotropic drugs.They consider drugs cause extremely damaging effects on a person—physically, mentally and spiritually. Specifically, that drugs decrease awareness and hinder abilities. They are a “solution” to some other problem, but ultimately prove an even bigger problem.Mr. Hubbard developed an entir … [Read more...]

What are the fundamental practices of the Scientology religion?

Although the purely philosophical aspects of L. Ron Hubbard’s works are sufficient in themselves to apply in everyday existence, only auditing provides a precise route by which individuals may travel to higher states of spiritual awareness.The goal of auditing is to restore beingness and ability. This is accomplished by: (1) helping individuals rid themselves of any spiritual disabilities; (2) increasing spiritual abilities.Obviously, both are necessary for an individual to achieve his fu … [Read more...]


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