April 19, 2022

Why we Don’t “Believe” in Scientology by Rodger Clark, was originally published on the website of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) and is published here with their permission. What Scientologists Believe Recently, I’ve found myself fielding numerous questions about what Scientologists “believe.” So I’m going to address the subject of belief in Scientology in a way you’re probably not expecting. Bear with me. First of all, no one is expected to “believe” anything in Scientology. They’re encouraged to examine it,... Read more

April 18, 2022

Community powerhouse Joanie Sigal has a lot to say about David Miscavige. David Miscavige and the Expansion of the Scientology Religion is the title of a video by Scientologist Joanie Sigal. Sigal is an online marketing guru, vocalist, producer, and podcast host. A longtime member of the Church of Scientology, she has a reputation as a community organizer. In fact, she was featured in  Freedom Magazine. Her profile in the Clearwater edition of the magazine includes her work with the... Read more

April 17, 2022

How Scientology Saved My Marriage: This was originally published under the title “To Share or Not to Share” on the website of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination) and is published here with their permission. When my husband and I eloped nearly 28 years ago, we had no idea what we were doing. But we were so distracted by the butterflies running amuck in our bellies that it didn’t even matter. At 18 years old, we knew everything, and though we’d only... Read more

April 15, 2022

Finding Scientology in 1977 “Finding Scientology” was originally published by STAND—Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination. It is published here with their permission. It was July 1977. Gold was selling for $161.10 per ounce. Dodgers players Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke had just invented the “high five.” “Star Wars: A New Hope” was released and most critics thought it would be a flop. The population of the world was slightly more than four billion. And the top song of the year... Read more

April 6, 2022

If you ever wanted to know the basic principles of Scientology, you’re in luck. The Scientology Network features a film, The Principles of Scientology. It lays these out a very simple form. Expect to be informed. But, the film may also very well change your life for the better. Because the word Scientology means the study of knowledge. And knowledge provides tools and increased ability. So what better thing to know more about than life itself? According to the Scientology Network, the... Read more

April 4, 2022

“The Great Leadership of David Miscavige” comes from a transcript of a video on the David Miscavige website. The real-time direction and impetus for Scientology is David Miscavige. The Scientology religion, the Scientology movement, basically gets its direction and impetus, of course, from L. Ron Hubbard. But in “real-time,” it comes from the great leadership of David Miscavige. And I’ve watched this evolve over the decade. I’m always very impressed by it. Especially lately, as things have really, really increased... Read more

April 4, 2022

Scientology auditing is based on a fundamental Scientology principle discovered by Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Specifically, Scientology holds that people can improve their condition. But only if they are allowed to discover their own truths about themselves. And with Scientology auditing you can accomplish this.  Introduction to Auditing helps you learn more. Watch this film on the Scientology Network. It’s on DIRECTV 320. Or stream it at Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV... Read more

April 2, 2022

I’m a Scientologist and you’re welcome to ask me anything you like about it. That’s what I usually say to people when they find out I’m a Scientologist. And people almost always take me up on the offer. I’m a Scientologist and you’re Welcome to Ask Me Anything Misconceptions It’s often fascinating to hear people’s understanding (or misunderstanding) of Scientology based on what they’ve heard or read in passing. When I clarify any misconceptions for that person I can see... Read more

March 31, 2022

“Scientology: The ‘Other’ Philosophy” is a blog by Rodger Clark. It appeared first on the website of STAND (Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination). And Patheos publishes it here with its permission. Controversy or conflict? Whenever you find controversy or conflict surrounding Scientology, or for that matter just about anything, what you are actually witnessing is a conflict of two philosophies. One is the philosophy of avoiding and escaping life. And the other is the philosophy of facing and handling life. Examine any... Read more

March 27, 2022

Those new to Scientology often ask “What do Scientologists Believe’? That question can leave Scientologists at a loss for words. That’s because, as Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige said when he launched the Scientology Network in 2018: “Scientology is not just something you believe in, it’s something you do.” In other words, Scientology is first and foremost a practical religion that helps provide answers and solutions to real-life problems. However, there is a clear statement of beliefs Scientologists hold.... Read more

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