Why Help?

The Church of Scientology volunteers 50 millions hours of global humanitarian aid, education & disaster relief through volunteer organizations.Why?Help is a basic concept in the Scientology religion.Here is one of the points L. Ron Hubbard makes on the subject: “The greatest ability in the whole human race and all amongst the livingness, is the ability to help. And when you can improve that ability all the way up along the line, you’ve improved about all there is to improve abou … [Read more...]

On Presidents’ Day: a Tribute to Abraham Lincoln

One of the most stirring and significant statements of any U.S. president, delivered on the occasion of his second inauguration, here, Lincoln speaks of the ideals that kept him on course throughout the Civil War.Listen to a reenactment or read the full text of his remarkable speech:Fellow-Countrymen:AT this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement somewhat in detail of a … [Read more...]

Advice for the Worrier

   Here's some sound advice to the worrier. There is a way to cope with your concerns:  “And you say, ‘Let’s see, what are my troubles? What are my troubles? What difficulties am I having? “Write them down, make a list of them. Here they are, here they are, here they are, ‘I’m obsessed with the idea that the landlord is going to evict me at any moment, and…’ “Now we don’t even have to go and talk to the landlord. It’s an oddity. Of course, the reality of … [Read more...]

Scientology Superbowl Ad

The IBT carried a piece on the new Scientology ad that aired during the Superbowl this year:Between plays during Super Bowl XLIX, viewers of the big game's NBC telecast were inundated with ads featuring adorable lost puppies, model fathers and empowered women. But there was one 30-second spot that didn’t seem to fit the mold.A commercial for the Church of Scientology aired in major U.S. cities on Sunday night during the big game. The 30-second ad, called “Age of Answers,” showed fast-m … [Read more...]


In honor of Valentine's Day, this video from Youth for Human Rights on the right to marry. One of my favorites. … [Read more...]

‘Just throwing this out there’: Scientologist Juliette Lewis defends the religion and Tom Cruise with her own ‘conspiracy theory’

I found this when reading one of the recent Danny Masterson stories and thought it was worth sharing.Scientologist Juliette Lewis, 41, has revealed her own 'conspiracy theory' over the criticism the religion faces – and has defended Tom Cruise's angry interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show back in 2005.‘I’ll get all conspiratorial on you, and I’m just going to throw this out,’ Lewis told The Daily Beast, when talking about the main misconceptions of Scientology, using Cruise’s interv … [Read more...]

Danny Masterson on HBO’s “Going Clear”

Great article in Paper Magazine -- interview with Danny Masterson from Sundance on his thoughts on Scientology. by James Rickman / Photography by Eric Ray Davidson  Beck once told a New York magazine writer that Scientology is "always the last question journalists ask." And when Danny Masterson, actor, DJ, restaurateur and second-generation Scientologist, appeared on our cover six years ago, the topic of his beliefs was tucked into a single paragraph toward the end of the story. Reconnecting wit … [Read more...]


MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT, THE GRAMMY AWARDS, WAS GOOD TO CHICK COREA AND BECK, WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE, INCLUDING KANYE WEST, WITH HIS ALBUM OF THE YEAR WIN. Sunday was a big night for musicians Beck and Chick Corea. Both are Scientologists who took home multiple Grammy Awards, with Beck winning the coveted Album of the Year. In addition to Album of the Year, Beck also won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Rock Album, for his 2014 release Morning Phase, beating out The Black Keys and U2 … [Read more...]