Thursday, August 26, 2010

Interactive Video Channel

How do I Help People?

The new video on the Scientology, about how do you help people--the point is with Scientology you CAN. Most people WANT to. They just don't know how.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What goes on in a Scientology Church?

What goes on in a Scientology Church?

Scientology Churches are vibrant centers of activity. Each Church of Scientology provides numerous religious services and materials through which individuals may pursue their studies of Scientology. The following offers a glimpse inside a Church of Scientology."

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What does the word Scientology mean?

What does the word Scientology mean?

The word Scientology, conceived by L. Ron Hubbard, comes from the Latin scio which means “knowing, in the fullest meaning of the word” and the Greek word logos which means “study of.” It means knowing how to know. Scientology is further defined as “the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life.”

Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength. To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Every Five Seconds

There is a hard-hitting video on the Scientology website that lays out why Scientologists are so involved in social issues, what they are doing, and the results. Twice a hear David Miscavige briefs all Scientologists on the progress of these programs--once in October at the event commemoration the anniversary of the International Association of Scientologists and once in June aboard the Freewinds. Orgs and missions just wrapped up showing the summer event to their congregations this weekend.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Scientology Newsroom

There's a new site— the Scientology Newsroom. Very clean, easy to navigate and full of interesting information.

Excellent, not just for media, but for bloggers and anyone wanting to find out about Scientology.

There's information on new Scientology churches, David Miscavige, what is happening with Dianetics... just about anything you want to know.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Freedom Magazine Exposes Anderson Cooper Lies

If you want a really good laugh at Anderson Cooper's expense I recommend a read through Freedom magazine. In 90-or-so pages the magazine leaves you wondering how anyone Cooper's journalistic irresponsibility can remain on the air. It sure isn't for his ratings.

I labored through his 5-part Scientology series in April and found it tedious, boring, insincere, trite. But then the rest of the show wasn't much better. So I concluded it wasn't only that he is running a hidden agenda against Scientology, although clearly he is. It's also that he's just a very bad journalist.

Since I never watch him I had a misconception that he was Mr. It of CNN. If that's so, CNN had better examine how it serves the public. That is, after all, it's job.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Truth about Drugs

There is a real hard-hitting video on the real affects of drugs on the Scientology web site. It's called Real People, Real Stories.

If I'd watched these videos before I went to college I'd have saved myself mucho trouble.

The Church of Scientology has been involved in drug prevention since about 1980, but even more so since 2004, when David Miscavige announced the strategy to build Ideal Scientology Churches, the Church of Scientology has become more and more involved in outreach actions for broader impact on drug prevention.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Scientology Volunteer Minister helps Haitian Survivor get new leg

In the New Haven Register today is a story of Scientology Volunteer Minister, Ayal Lindeman, and the Haitian earthquake survivor whose life he saved.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Scientology presence grows in Mexico published an article on a new Scientology church opening in Mexico City. The new Mexico Church is one of three set to open over the coming weeks, the next stage of a project launched by David Miscavige in 2003 to create Ideal Scientology Organizations in every major city on Earth, beginning first with those where there are already Scientology congregations.

Scientology Presence Grows in Mexico

Open to the public in July its first national headquarters. The building, six floors, was built in seven years on the street corner Balderas Juarez, in Mexico City

Open to the public in July the first Mexican headquarters of Scientology, a system of beliefs and teachings, originally proposed as a secular philosophy in 1952, by L. Ron Hubbard.

The building has six floors and was built over seven years. Located on the corner of Balderas street Avenida Juarez, in Mexico City.


Seven years to finish the building at the corner of Avenida Juarez Balderas in the Federal District. The building was built in what once were the offices of a bank that changed its address to Paseo de la Reforma. The six-story building, includes an exhibition with displays on various aspects of Scientology, a chapel for 250 people, 18 training rooms, cafeteria, rooms for personal counseling and seminar areas.

"This project was carried out with funds from the donations of parishioners across the world. The building has the same status as headquarters in Berlin, Madrid, Brussels, South Africa, London, Toronto and New York," said Jonathan Marduk Rico, spokesman for Scientology in Mexico.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Church of Scientology in Burmingham

The building here is the new Church of Scientology of Birmingham, as shown on the Scientology web site.

Described in the news this week as:

THE Church of Scientology is set to open its new multi-million pound Midland headquarters in Moseley within weeks.

The well-known Grade II-listed Pitmaston building, in Moor Green Lane, was snapped up by the church for £4.25 million two years ago.

The whole concept of creating these beautiful, Ideal Scientology Churches comes from a directive issued by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1970s and taken up in 2004 by David Miscavige to really make Scientology services available at the correct order of magnitude. The photo comes from a video on the Scientology website. You can watch the whole presentation at where you can also see videos on lots of other upcoming Ideal Scientology Churches.

News about Scientology Churches can be found at Scientology Today web site.
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Nashville religion writers tour Church of Scientology

(reprinted from the Religion Communicators Council [RCC] website)

Members of RCC's Nashville Chapter toured the Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre May 19. The church recently moved into the historic Falls School Building on Eighth Avenue South.

Religion communicators saw the public information center and two rooms devoted to educating people in Middle Tennessee about church practices. The Rev. Brian Fesler, RCC member and tour leader, said that Scientology was open to everyone regardless of race, color or creed.

People don't necessarily "convert" to Scientology, Fesler said. Some consider Scientology their only religion. Others attend a different service on their sabbath and come to the Church of Scientology for courses during the week to improve their spirituality and happiness. >>

The church was dedicated in April 2009 by Scientology ecclesiastical leader, David Miscavige. They have an active Scientology Volunteer Ministers program that has been helping in the cleanup after the Nashville floods.

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Monday, June 07, 2010

Profile: L. Ron Hubbard - Scientology founder

L. Ron Hubbard [March 13, 1911 - January 14, 1986] lived an extraordinary and adventurous life. Although best known as the founder of the Scientology religion, he was also a Master Mariner, Pilot, Photographer, Musician, Author, Explorer, Philosopher and much more besides.

He lived at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, between 1959 and 1967 during which time he greatly contributed to the local community. He was the East Grinstead Road Safety Committee organiser, an East Grinstead Parade Marshal and he sponsored children's cycling competitions.

He was Vice President of the East Grinstead Horticultural Society and carried out revolutionary horticultural experiments at Saint Hill. He was also involved with and contributed to numerous community events and local organizations such as the St Johns Ambulance brigade and the Adeline Genee Theatre to which he was an original donor.

The East Grinstead community has profited enormously from Mr. Hubbard's decision to make East Grinstead the place to further his research on the mind and life. Countless visitors have come from all over the world to study his discoveries here since 1959 when Saint Hill was Mr. Hubbard's home.

A brief summary of his life reads as follows:

  • At the age of 13 years he became America's youngest Eagle Scout.
  • At George Washington University Hubbard studied Engineering, Atomic and Molecular Physics.
  • In 1933, Hubbard led the West Indies Mineralogical Expedition which completed the first mineralogical survey of Puerto Rico.
  • Hubbard's first fiction publication was in 1934 and in the next six years he completed 138 novels and short stories plus he wrote extensively for Hollywood.
  • In 1940 he was elected a member of the prestigious Explorers Club.
  • In 1941 he was awarded Master of Sail license for "Any Ocean''.
  • During WWII, he took command of convoy escort vessels in the Atlantic and then submarine hunters in the Pacific. He received over 20 decorations during his military career. He had been injured in the war and his earlier discoveries helped him to cure his disabilities.
  • In 1947-1948 Hubbard served as a Special Police Officer with the L.A. Police Department which gave him the opportunity to study the criminal mind. This led to the development of Criminon, the prison inmate rehabilitation programme, which is in use in over 750 prisons and has the support of Judges, Parole Officers and other penal system professionals.
  • In 1950, he published "Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health ", now the biggest selling self-help book of all time, with well over 17 million copies sold. Further research led him to the development of the Scientology religion.
  • Hubbard's researches in the spiritual technology of the Scientology religion comprises over 500,000 pages, more than 3,000 recorded audio lectures and in excess of 100 films.
  • As an author Hubbard has sold over 120 million copies of his works and is one of the greats of the Golden Age of science fiction. He was equally prolific as an author of western, adventure, romance and mystery.
  • He developed a system of administration, which is used in over 35,000 companies world-wide
  • He developed the techniques used by the Narconon drug rehab programme which has helped over 100,000 people to kick the habit in 37 residential centres across the globe.
  • Hubbard developed a methodology of study, which is now in use by millions of school children in numerous countries with remarkable success.

Posthumously, Hubbard has been awarded numerous accolades such as:

  • Los Angeles City Council have renamed a street in his honour "L. Ron Hubbard Way''
  • The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People has awarded Hubbard its highest honours
  • Over 150 United States Mayors and Governors proclaim March 13 as "L. Ron Hubbard Day"

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Scientologists help organize peace march in Southern California

Scientology Volunteer Ministers participated in a peace march. The whole story is here:

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Ideal Orgs

There have been nine Ideal Scientology churches opened this year. Nine if one year! When you walk through the new Church of Scientology of Los Angeles, you get the magnitude of what that means. Bottom line--anyone who wants help can come in and get it. That's pretty incredible. Coming up next are Pasadena, Seattle and a Mexico City church called ITD.

This is all thanks to the vision (and hard work) of David Miscavige.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

KCAL 9—Inside the Church of Scientology

KCAL 9 visits the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles’ newly redesigned 64,571-square-foot property at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and L. Ron Hubbard Way.

Sharon Tay of the KCAL news team introduces the piece, saying: “The Church of Scientology is opening up tonight. There’s a newly rebuilt Church center in Hollywood where Scientology was founded and KCAL’s Dave Malkoff was invited to look around and ask questions.”

To watch the story, click here.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Los Angeles Scientology Church Reopens

The official reopening of the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles took place on Saturday. I think the reports of 6,000 people attending is much too conservative. There was no room to breathe at all. It was a glorious LA day--not a speck of smog. And the excitement surged through the crowd when David Miscavige walked on stage.

What I didn't know before was that this place isn't just important because it's the oldest Scientology congregation anywhere -- the first Scientology church incorporated in 1954; it's not just because there are more Scientologists here than anywhere on Earth. It's because in addition to serving the immense Scientology field of the greater LA area and the public of the community with its outreach programs and facilities, this is the Church where every Scientology executive on Earth will be trained and apprenticed. This is where new courses and programs will be piloted and exported to the rest of the world, and to make it perfect every detail was accounted for in the construction and furnishing of the Church and all the electronic systems throughout the org.

It is amazing, and it is well worth a trip to Los Angeles if you don't live here to come see what a Scientology Church is.

And you don't have to be a Scientologist to take advantage of these services. Everyone is welcome to come in and find out "What is Scientology?"

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scientology-sponsored Youth Group Brings Truth about Drugs to Los Angeles Thai New Year Festival

anti-drug pledge

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles chapter of the Drug-Free Marshals, sponsored by the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles, joined the festivities of the Songkran Festival, the celebration of Thai New Year, getting kids to pledge to live drug-free lives.

Located just blocks from the heart of Thai Town, the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles joined this year’s Songkran Festival, the celebration of Thai New Year, by helping neighborhood children avoid the tragedy of drug abuse. Scientology volunteers distributed copies of The Truth About Drugs drug-education booklets and “swore in children” as Drug-Free Marshals, a program that encourages youth to pledge to live drug-free lives and help their friends and family do the same.

Thai New Year, celebrated each year in April, is a time of renewal, marked by lighthearted fun and enthusiasm. Several blocks of Hollywood Boulevard were closed to traffic and filled with hundreds of booths, offering a variety of Thai products including food and beverages, clothing and gifts. There were also booths from community programs including the Drug-Free Marshals.


“Every 12 seconds another school-age child experiments with illicit drugs for the first time,” said Noelle North, Outreach Program Coordinator for the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles. “Our aim with the Drug-Free Marshals is to reach children with the truth about drugs before they succumb to peer pressure or pro-drug false propaganda.”

The Drug-Free Marshals program was founded by the Church of Scientology International in Los Angeles 17 years ago. The non-denominational program has been adopted by individuals and organizations throughout the United States and in many other countries as well.

For more information on drug education and prevention programs of the Church of Scientology, visit

Friday, April 09, 2010

Birthday of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard a Religious Holiday in Spain

Scientology event is broadcast to all Scientology Churches and Missions around the world in 16 languages.

Madrid—With the recognition of Scientology by the National Court of Spain in October 2007, the Ministry of Justice in December 2007 and the Ministry of Economy and Taxes in December 2009, the Foundation for Pluralism (FundaciĆ³n Pluralismo y Convivencia) of the Spanish Ministry of Justice has added the birth date of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard to its calendar of religious holidays.

Each year, the Pluralism Foundation publishes a calendar of religious holidays in Spain, including those of Christians, Jews, members of Orthodox Churches, Hindus and Baha’is. This year, the Foundation included the birth date of L. Ron Hubbard, March 13, with the following description: “Born Lafayette Ronald Hubbard in Tilden, Nebraska, USA, he is the philosopher and humanitarian who founded the Scientology religion in 1952. Every year, Scientologists celebrate the birthday of Mr. Hubbard with an annual summary of the impact, positive change and social betterment caused by the discoveries of Mr. Hubbard.”

On March 13, in Clearwater, Florida, thousands of Scientologists and their guests celebrated the legacy of L. Ron Hubbard at an annual gala celebration. In Spain the rebroadcast event is Saturday, March 20, at the Church’s national headquarters in Madrid.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

New Scientology site!

The new Scientology site is terrific. What an upgrade!

It's much easier to search for the news you need. It has all kinds of videos that weren't available before, like international events, church grand openings.

And it's gorgeous too. Very 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Scientology Church in Milan and Human Rights Association of Italy Help Build Schools in Ghana

On January 6, 2010, Annalisa Tissoni, President of the Church of Scientology of Milan, and Fiorella and Gaetano Cerchiara, President and Director respectively of the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance of Italy, presented a special gift to the village of Twewaa—a new school. With the opening of this school, the second sponsored by Italian Scientologists, the children of the village gained an important human right, as stated in Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—”the right to education.”

The Twewaa school opening ceremony included speeches by village Chief Nana Somua Nyampong II, Assembly Member Paul Adarkwah, and Chief Executive of Kwahu South District Assembly, Samuel Asomani.

“We involved the community in every aspect of the planning and construction of the school because it belongs to them,” said Ms. Tissoni. They also hired local companies and artisans and purchased all raw materials for the construction from local merchants, as well as school supplies, clothes and shoes for the children and classroom furniture.

The project began three years ago when an educator in the Ghana capital city of Accra needed additional funds to complete the construction of a school. He invited Ms. Tissoni and Ms. Cerchiara to Ghana, and when they saw the need, they immediately decided to help. With funds raised by the Milan Church of Scientology and the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance, the construction of the Untoma Oxford International School was completed, opening in August 2008 with some 300 children enrolled.

When the Untoma Oxford School was completed, Tissoni and Cerchiara visited outlying villages and chose Twewaa as their next project. With the Twewaa school now opened, they are focusing on their third project, a school in a nearby village in Eastern Ghana, scheduled to open before the end of 2010.

“We have taken on this project because education is a basic human right and a vital component to creating a better world,” said Ms. Tissoni. “Our Church is very much involved in promoting human rights awareness. Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard said ‘Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.’ By helping to build these schools, we are enabling the children to create a better future for themselves and their communities.”

To learn more about the human rights initiatives of the Church of Scientology, visit the Scientology website at