What Scientologists Do

As a Minister of the Church of Scientology, I often field questions from ministers or pastors of other religions, asking, “What does Scientology believe in”?I usually answer that Scientologists are a mixed lot, and it’s hard to answer for them all.  But as for me, I believe that each person is an immortal spiritual being, and that we are basically good.  That we are all trying to survive, and that some of us are doing a better job of that than others.Then I usually tell them that the more imp … [Read more...]

Don and Kalendi Engle — Two Chefs with the Recipe for a Happy Life

Don and Kalindi Engle are Detroit-area Scientologists.  Don is an executive chef and Kalindi is a pastry chef.  Both are featured in Scientology.org on the video channel.Don's story:Whether preparing a perfect sauce, dishing out 2,500 meals a day at the Detroit Athletic Club, or creating a fresh nuance to a classic pasta dish, chef Don Engle adds a pound of energy and a pinch of optimism to everything he does.Working as a cook since he graduated from high school in Detroit, Engle, now 42, … [Read more...]

Scientologist Combating HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Scientologist Marc Koska was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his work to invent a self-destructing syringe and his educational initiative to stamp out the use of unsafe injections in Third World countries. His video is available at the Scientology website.In 1984, as the world was learning of a new disease called HIV/AIDS, Koska, then 23, read an article predicting that unsafe injections would spread the disease like a plague.That's when his life changed.“Appalled at t … [Read more...]

Scientology Volunteer Ministers–a Force for Good

Looking out over the ruins in Sendai, a Scientology Volunteer Minister who traveled to Japan to serve in the wake of the April 2011 earthquake and tsunami.In creating the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program in 1976, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote an essay titled "Religious Influence in Society," the full text of which is online, in which he wrote:"Briefly, a Volunteer Minister fulfills the definition of religion in this increasingly cynical and hopeless world.""In a few … [Read more...]

Meet a Scientologist

The Scientology Video Channel provides a comprehensive overview of the basic beliefs and practices of the religion while answering the question "What is Scientology?," as well as information on the many humanitarian programs sponsored by the Church-programs addressing drug abuse, illiteracy, human rights and disaster relief.But an entire section of the site called "Meet a Scientologist" has videos about Scientology members from all walks of life, many of which have been further illustrated … [Read more...]

What is the focus of Scientology?

The primary focus of Scientology is on maximizing the potential of the individual.Scientologists believe that you can change, that you can be better than you are. We believe that you can be a smarter, faster, braver and kinder person. When we take this into the larger sphere, Scientologists believe that the world can be a better place.We believe that we have real practical tools to bring this about. Scientology is populated by people who read what it's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, wrote and … [Read more...]

Children Learn by Mimicry – So What are you Teaching Them?

Tad Reeves is Scientologist, a website systems engineer, and a parent of two adorable children.  He has a great time applying Scientology as a parent, and keeps up a website entitled ScientologyParent with tips and successes that he, his wife, and his friends have had in applying Scientology to the joys and challenges of parenting.Something to consider: “A child learns by mimicry. Most children, unless they’re severely aberrated, are very good mimics. And they look at the adult and t … [Read more...]

So What is Scientology?

So what is Scientology?It's a common question and an important one to answer.If you try to answer it with a Google search you'll get all sorts of answers: some correct, some wrong and some just plain weird. So let me save you from wading through pages and pages of search results.Like all big questions, this really requires a big answer but that would take a lot of reading and you'd get bored, so I'll give you a short answer and then include some links to articles that will explain more and … [Read more...]