Thoughts on scientology

by Nick Broadhurst I often wonder if people get confused on the difference between philosophy and religion when it comes to Scientology. Is Scientology a religion or philosophy, or, are all religions philosophies? These are my thoughts just now. Scientology is most definitely a religion, and it is most definitely a philosophy. A religion has two major categories, the revealed religion – Judaism, Christianity, Islam for example; and the natural religion. While the first category of … [Read more...]

Even Babies Need Acknowledgements

The very same basics that are used with adults to communicate with other adults absolutely apply to babies as well, a fantastic example of such L. Ron Hubbard singles out in a December 1954 talk on communication, where he says: “Kids, kids that come around and they say — I have noticed this with parents. . . . kids will come around and they’ll say,’Jabber-jabber-wog-wog-yag-yem-gillilyogo-wabble.’ And you say, ‘My golly is that so?’ And they will say, … [Read more...]

Question: Who wears the pants?

Here is a question I got on my blog about Scientology and my answers. At first sight it may not seem like a question related to the religion, but it was attempting to get an understanding of the culture around the religion. For example, in some religions women are given a subordinate role to men, so in that case the answer would tell you that. Who is the spokesperson for your family? If we did or did not have a spokesperson, it would have nothing to do with Scientology. Such things are … [Read more...]

Meet a Scientologist-One Mother's Battle with the Unexpected Consequences of Premature Birth

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Scientologist Cindy Gainsforth knew nothing about the issue until she had to live with the consequences herself, following the premature birth of her son Orion in 2009. Scientologist Cindy Gainsforth learned about the problems of premature birth the hard way. "It was Saturday, September 5, 2009, at 6:05 p.m.," she recalls. "When my water broke, I was 35 1/2 weeks along. My hospital bags were not even packed-nothing was prepared." To make matters … [Read more...]

Red Ribbon Week

For anyone wishing to take a stand against drugs, this is Red  Ribbon Week. In his research in late 1960s through 1980s, L. Ron Hubbard discovered that drugs are a primary block to spiritual progress.  Scientologists are very active in what is known as "demand reduction"--educating youth on the truth about drugs, so they decide to live drug-free lives. Many American Scientologists are active in Red Ribbon Week.   Here is a brief statement of the history and purpose of the program: Red … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: St. Paul Scientology Church Gives Tour

Fox 9 in the Twin Cities toured the new Church of Scientology in St. Paul, Minnesota, and this published this video and story on their site: ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Church of Scientology is often a lightning rod for controversy, but the religion known for its congregation of celebrities just opened up a new center in St. Paul and gave an exclusive tour to FOX 9 News. Founded by L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1950s, the church has had a presence in the Twin Cities since 1962. Now, there are more … [Read more...]

Largest Scientology church in Midwest opens in downtown St. Paul

On Saturday, the church opened its latest mega-center - or "Ideal Organization" - at the corner of Wabasha and Exchange streets in downtown St. Paul, adjacent to the Fitzgerald Theater. The three-level, 82,000-square-foot building occupies the old west building of the Science Museum of Minnesota and encompasses dozens of classrooms, seminar rooms, video rooms, a coffee shop, two saunas, a bookstore and 300-seat IMAX theater, which is now a chapel, conference center and concert hall. The … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology Cuts Ribbon on Twin Cities Landmark Home in Minnesota’s Capital of St. Paul

Scientologists, guests, state and city officials assembled in downtown St. Paul, Saturday October 22, for the dedication of the new Church of Scientology Twin Cities. St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) October 24, 2011 Scientologists, guests, state and city officials assembled in downtown St. Paul, Saturday October 22, for the dedication of the new Church of Scientology Twin Cities. (Event Images: http://www.ScientologyNews.org ). The Church stands at 505 Wabasha Street and was formerly home to the Science … [Read more...]


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