Political Resolutions

Not too far into the New Year to formulate some resolutions. One of mine—yet unspoken—is to cool it on politics. I’m actually quite interested in the subject, but also find it completely maddening…that some people…could…AAUUUGGGHHHH!OK, I’ll try that again. Sometimes it surprises me that politicians get away with saying certain things that are so obviously false and that the media reports things that are so obviously false, but no one ever seems to call people on it. And it then starts to sca … [Read more...]

Scientology Scriptures

Bridge Publications is the world’s largest all-digital, print-on-demand publishing house.These new facilities can print 500,000 books and  925,000 compact discs a week.Since release of the Dianetics and Scientology Basic Books and Lectures in 2007, Scientologists have flooded into their churches in greater numbers than ever. Demand for the materials has grown exponentially and, as parishioners have progressed through those books and lectures, the numbers of new people coming in to fi … [Read more...]

Children – And the Goal of Growing Up

I’ve had an interesting time seeing the following datum in action: “The child has to have a goal. His goal is growing up and being an adult. As long as he has this goal he does pretty well. He can come through most anything. ‘Someday I am going to…’ That’s hope. That’s the mind–overcome obstacles toward a known goal.“Now, any system which would seek to convince a child that being a child–I mean, this system knowingly or unknowingly seeks to convince the child that the thing t … [Read more...]

2001-2011: The Volunteer Ministers Movement—10 Years of Indiscriminate Help

Over the past 10 years the Scientology Volunteer Ministers movement has become the world’s largest independent relief force.The 800 Scientology Volunteer Ministers who served at Ground Zero in helping New York recover from  the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have inspired the growth of a movement that now spans the globe. In September 2001 there were 6,000 Volunteer Ministers—with more than 200,000 today, it is the largest independent relief force in the world.In creating the Volunteer Mini … [Read more...]

5,000 Attend Inglewood Scientology Church Opening

INGLEWOOD — The city’s newest — and by far the grandest — church, is open for business.On Nov. 5, 5,000 Scientologists, guests and city officials converged at 315 S. Market St. for the dedication of the Church of Scientology.The site of a former retail jewelry store, the 45,000-square-foot building has undergone a $5 million refit. It is one of 60 — there have been five new buildings open in the greater Los Angeles area since 2010 — new churches the organization is building around the wor … [Read more...]

Who are the Scientology Volunteer Ministers?

The Volunteer Minister (VM) program was launched more than thirty years ago, in response to an appeal by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.Noting a tremendous downturn in the level of ethics and morality in society, and a consequent increase in drugs and crime, Mr. Hubbard wrote, “If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can become a VOLUNTEER MINISTER and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness and love and fr … [Read more...]

Scientology Course on Marriage

Recently released new films and courses are available online through the Scientology website.  There are 19 courses, each covering an aspect of life and providing simple tools developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Each is also illustrated with a brief introductory film.The website describes the Marriage Course in these terms:Where once the family was the stable foundation upon which all else was built, today its shattered remnants are the source of much of what troubles society. … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology moves to Inglewood

Article republished from the Daily BreezeBy Melissa Evans, Staff WriterIn a stretch of downtown Inglewood dotted with shuttered shops and discount stores sits a gleaming new anomaly: a 45,000-square-foot edifice that will serve as the Church of Scientology's South Bay hub.The church, founded by the late L. Ron Hubbard, bought the vacant building in 2007, fought with the city over whether it could open on South Market Street, and recently showed off the renovated, high-tech center to … [Read more...]


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