What is it Like in a Church of Scientology?

Scientology Churches are unique--not like other churches. We are a 24/7/360 church. In other words, we are open 7 days a week year round.The challenge of trying to describe what a Scientology Church is really like resulted in a video that shows rather than telling.I am posting it hear for anyone interested in finding out.Going to a Scientology Church and touring the Public Information Center is a great way to understand the tremendous breadth of the religion, its services and c … [Read more...]

Scientology: Personal Integrity

One of my favorite L. Ron Hubbard essays, contained in the book Scientology: A New Slant on Life, is "Personal Integrity."PERSONAL INTEGRITY BY L. RON HUBBARDWhat is true for you is what you have observed yourself. And when you lose that, you have lost everything.What is personal integrity? Personal integrity is knowing what you know.What you know is what you know and to have the courage to know and say what you have observed. And that is integrity and there is no ot … [Read more...]

Scientology: The Three Parts of Man

L. Ron Hubbard observed many, many people using Dianetics and found a commonality of experience and phenomena. After carefully reviewing all relevant research data, he isolated the answer: Man was neither his body nor his mind, but a spiritual being. This was the source of all that is good, decent and creative in the world: the individual being himself. With this discovery, L. Ron Hubbard founded the religion of Scientology, for he had moved firmly into the field traditionally belonging to rel … [Read more...]

A Scientologist Weighs in on the Challenges of Being a Parent

I wanted to share this article by Scientologist David Aden on his views on being a parent.Anyone who has been a parent for more than five minutes knows that it is an ongoing balancing act. Am I too strict or not strict enough? Should I try to protect them from every little fall or let them learn themselves? Do I expect too little from my children or am I demanding too much?That kind of ambiguity is built into the job because single-minded, single-shot solutions like the very … [Read more...]

Italian Imam Speaks About the Scientology Religion and the Church’s Humanitarian Programs

Imam speaks of the importance of the Scientology-supported humanitarian programs and the vision of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Mr. Abdellah Mechnoune, President of the Islamic Organization of the European Arab World, is a strong proponent of interfaith and multiethnic cooperation and understanding. As imam of Turin, Italy, he works to bring together diverse groups and acknowledges that Scientologists “love their neighbor without distinction of skin color or faith.” Of  L. … [Read more...]

Religious Influence in Society

This article by L. Ron Hubbard launched the Scientology Volunteer Minister program in the mid-1970s. Declining church membership demonstrates his views on religion are even more pertinent today.We are today at a watershed of history and our actions today will decide whether the world goes up from here or continues to slide into some new dark age.It is important to understand bad conditions don’t just happen. The cultural decay we see around us isn’t haphazard. It was caused. Unless on … [Read more...]

Scientologists Shares Story of Daughter’s Naming Ceremony

A Scientologist shared the naming ceremony of her daughter Layana on the Scientology Parent website.  The naming ceremony, as it is performed, is unique to the Scientology religion."The purpose of the ceremony is not only to welcome the baby into her family and into her community," she wrote, "but also to publicly delineate the roles of the parents and god-parents for all to witness.""I decided to do it at my local Church in Clearwater because, as a venue, it is positively stunning, … [Read more...]

Freedom Magazine Expansion Issue

As we look to the end of 2016 and envision the year beyond, Freedom Magazine, the voice of the Church of Scientology, publishes its annual "Year in Review Issue" covering the accomplishments of the past year. Far more numerous than could fit in one edition of the magazine, Freedom has done an excellent job of covering the high points.The entire magazine is well worth reading, but the "Overture" gives a taste of what the rest of the issue delivers.It begins by setting the stage—what it … [Read more...]