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

Scientology: The Dynamics of Existence

Where do we fit in the material world? What motivates life? And how can we make the best choices? This chapter from The Scientology Handbook answers these and other vital questions and is available as a free course from the Scientology website. For millennia, Man has attempted to assess his place in this material world. How should he relate to the rest of life, and to his fellows? What are his true responsibilities, and to whom? Definitive answers were not forthcoming,… Read more

Drug-Free World South Africa Gearing Up to Make This Year the Most Stellar One Yet

To mark the annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Drug-Free World South Africa goes all out each June to reverse the country’s deadly drug abuse epidemic. This year the Scientology-sponsored group plans to break all previous drug prevention records. Drug-Free World South Africa is organizing the resources to carry out 150 drug education and prevention events in the month of June. The urgent need for drug prevention is spotlighted by a study released last year that found nearly 10 percent… Read more

The Relationship Between Workplace Stress, Sick Kids and a Chaotic Home

The “Scientology Parent,” Tad Reeves blogs about stress and how it can affect every aspect of one’s life. One thing that gets overlooked all too often, is the inextricable interrelationship between one’s relative level of success and stress at work, and how it affects one’s ability to be a good parent and to run a happy household. In what I’ve seen – all too often the upsets from the day at work massively affect the home:  the argument with the boss… Read more

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