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

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

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 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

The late Harri Heino, who was professor of religion at University of Tampere, Finland, published an expertise on the Scientology religion titled “Scientology: Its True Nature.”  This and other religious studies on Scientology are available on the Scientology Religion website, ecent years on several occasions, including in Finland, become the subject of public debate. Compared to some countries, very little has been said in Finland about its religious nature. In the following treatise, I focus on the question of whether… Read more

In this video, illustrating a precept of The Way to Happiness, the essence of what it means to be a father comes through. It is this care and tolerance, understanding a love that is the hallmark of a truly great dad.     Read more

In subscribing to the Code of a Scientologist one pledges to “support true humanitarian endeavors in the fields of human rights.” And the Aims of Scientology are”A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights.” This is clear in the emphasis Scientologists place on the humanitarian activities the Church supports. A video interview with Mr. Sebonyane Alfred Tsetsane, who served as Regional… Read more

This press release from Citizens Commission on Human Rights, published today, presents a fresh view of the solution to a mental health industry that has failed. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights was co-founded by the Church of Scientology, which supports its activities. Human Rights group says overhaul of psycho-pharmaceutical industry should begin with investigation into the drugging of 6- 12-year-olds. A United Nations Health Rights expert, Dr. Dainius Pūras, has issued a report calling for mental health care to… Read more

In a blog on the STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) website, Scientologist Jenny Good looks at the First Amendment and the conflict that often arises between the two freedoms it stands to protect. Republished courtesy of STAND. I believe in the power of speech. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in my First Amendment rights. I believe in our country and our government. Mostly. I believe that our Constitution is there to protect us. All of us. And… Read more

This blog by Scientologist Wil Seabrook gives his perspective of the Scientology religion as a meeting ground of science and the spiritual. It is published courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination). When I was a kid I asked a lot of questions. That wouldn’t surprise anyone who knows me now. I can be a little obsessive when I get interested in something. I want to know all about it and understand exactly how it works. I distinctly remember being… Read more

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