The Truth about Scientology, in my View

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...]

Scientology: Science and Religion

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 about 6 ye … [Read more...]

Why Our New Church of Scientology of the Valley Makes Me Proud

Scientologist Sandra Richmond writes about what the new Church of Scientology of the Valley means to her. Published courtesy of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination).Have you ever been proud of some special achievement in your life? Perhaps it was something you did on your own, or perhaps you worked with others to bring a project to fruition.I experienced an immense sense of accomplishment when I joined other parishioners, community leaders and friends to … [Read more...]

Ask a Scientologist–Scientology Parent Answers Four Questions Including “What Are Common Misconceptions About Scientology?”

Tad Reeves, of the Scientology Parent blog, answers 14 questions posed by a student about Scientology. Here are the last four answers. Published courtesy of the Scientology Parent website.11)IS THERE A SCHOOL SPECIFICALLY FOR PEOPLE TO LEARN ONLY SCIENTOLOGY THAT IS SEPARATE FROM THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL SYSTEM? Scientology is a religious philosophy, but it is not and was never intended to be a replacement for a full education.  Clearly, if one wanted to become a Scientology practitioner, … [Read more...]

Ask a Scientologist–Five Questions Answered Including “What Are the Core Beliefs of the Scientology Religion?”

Tad Reeves, of the Scientology Parent blog, answers 14 questions posed by a student about Scientology. Here are his first five answers. Published courtesy of the Scientology Parent website.6)HOW HAS AUDITING POSITIVELY AFFECTED YOU? The broad answer to that is that auditing has, by and large, made me more honest with myself and others, more generally happy, more stable, and more tolerant of having more moving parts and individual things going on in my life that I’m actively working on … [Read more...]

ASK A SCIENTOLOGIST – 14 STUDENT QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT SCIENTOLOGY

Tad Reeves, of the Scientology Parent blog, answers 14 questions posed by a student about Scientology. Here are his first five answers. Published courtesy of the Scientology Parent website.A student asked the following questions for a school presentation on the subject of Scientology.As a preface to my answers to the questions asked, my name is Tad, I’m a father of 3, a second-generation Scientologist, and am a systems engineer for an Internet service provider.    I’ve been in and around … [Read more...]

Getting it Wrong About Scientology–Again

This post on the Stand website tells of one Scientologist's reaction to an utterly wrong representation of Scientology in a recent game show question. Published courtesy of Standleague.org. The Big Lie I was watching the game show Jeopardy the other night when the host, Alex Trebek, presented the clue, “The most secretive religion in the world.” One of the contestants answered, “What is Scientology?”Alex liked that answer, and the contestant racked his score up a few more dollars and th … [Read more...]

That Joke Ain’t Funny–Scientology Jokes and Their Effect on Scientologists

Post on the STAND website by a Scientologist who is tired of the Scientology Jokes that are based on falsehoods and misinterpretation.There are times I feel like complaining and this is one of those times.I was looking through Facebook the other day and saw a mention of some comedian and his “hilarious” joke about Scientology.Of course, being the vocal person that I am, I had to pipe up that it wasn’t funny. In fact it was offensive.And then I was struck by the irony of it all … [Read more...]