Scientologists open complex in Arcadia

by Philip Haldiman - Jun. 29, 2012 09:56 AM The Republic | azcentral.comScientology's newest church has opened to the public in Arcadia.Officials with the Church of Scientology Ideal Organization of Phoenix say the 45,000-square-foot complex is part of a global expansion that began about five years ago.Officials say the church has opened three other Ideal Organizations in cities throughout the Southwest in the past month. Seven more are scheduled to open this year.The church … [Read more...]

L. Ron Hubbard — A Life Dedicated to Humanitarian Endeavors

Messenger of Peace Award to L. Ron Hubbard Placed In The L. Ron Hubbard Museum in HollywoodLos Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012L. Ron Hubbard was awarded with the “Manos de la Paz” award (Hands of Peace award), granting him the title of Messenger of Peace for the Word. The prestigious award presented a few months ago at a special ceremony in the Court of Peace of the National Palace of Culture by the National Ministry of Culture of Guatemala is now placed for public view in the L. Ron Hu … [Read more...]

Scientologists Cut the Ribbon on Landmark Buffalo Church

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  More than a thousand Buffalo Area Scientologists gathered on Saturday, June 30, to celebrate the rededication of the Church of Scientology Buffalo.The ceremony marked the transformation of the 41,000-square-foot Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and extend the Church’s humanitarian programs to all communities across upstate New York.The Church’s landmark home, originally constructed in 1898, stands in the Allentown His … [Read more...]

L. Ron Hubbard in Phoenix

L. Ron Hubbard

With the Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology Phoenix June 23, there is finally an Ideal Scientology Org (Organization) in the birthplace of Scientology.It was there in 1952 he arrived at the monumental discovery that gave birth to the Scientology religion: the isolation, identification and exteriorization of the human spirit. During the formative years of the religion, Scientologists traveled to this city from across three continents to hear Mr. Hubbard speak. He delivered over 600 … [Read more...]

Ribbon Falls on Ideal Org in the Birthplace of Scientology

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Amid a burst of confetti and a flight of balloons, the ribbon was parted on the new Church of Scientology Ideal Organization of Phoenix on Saturday, June 23. More than 1,500 Scientologists, neighbors and dignitaries joined Church officials for the dedication ceremony.Located on the northeast corner of 44th Street and Indian School Road, the new Church stands just a mile south of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s historic home in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. It was there in 1952 he a … [Read more...]

Un-Making Old Descisions

“You make New Year’s resolutions. And you make them into the teeth of old resolutions which were different. Then you don’t keep your new resolutions and you tell yourself you are weak-willed. You aren’t weak-willed. You are simply obeying yourself as of yesterday.” — L. Ron Hubbard (Handbook for Preclearsp.265)When did you first make a decision to be a good parent? I came across that quote while on studying the book Handbook for Preclears at my local church. It was in a fascina … [Read more...]

How did you get into Scientology?

This is the second in a series of posts answering this question.  Anyone having a story to share, send it along!People ask me this question all the time. I get it from people of different faiths and of no faith, from the curious, the sincere and the cynical.My first answer? "I read a book."And even though that was a few years ago (38 to be exact), that's what I tell people today who want to know about the Scientology religion. Usually people still ask me for personal details, such as … [Read more...]

How did you get into Scientology?

I have decided to start a new feature here: "How did you get into Scientology?"I will start out with my own story and collect up an add stories of friends and colleagues as well.So, to begin, here's mine:In 1967, I was pretty smug about my life after college, marriage and our first kid. I had graduated an excellent university with a double major while working three part-time jobs. I was the golden boy of the business club I joined, and was earning decent money selling and writing … [Read more...]


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