Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Creed of the Church of Scientology

A creed is a set of fundamental beliefs. It comes from a Latin word that meant "I believe". So the The Creed of the Church of Scientology is a list of the basic beliefs of Scientologists.

Monday, May 30, 2005

The Aims of Scientology

The aims of Scientology can be summed up as: we want a better world. The original article introducing the aims can be read here: The Aims of Scientology. It gives more specific details.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Scientology Basics: The Factors

Between 1923 and 1953, L. Ron Hubbard did a tremendous amount of research into the spiritual nature of man. In 1953 he published a summation of this examination, which he called "The Scientology Factors". At first glance one may feel they only apply to perhaps the creation of the universe or something equally rarefied, but on closer examination you can see how they can apply to everyday things such as buying a car. For example, taking a look at Factor 1: Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect. Before going to buy a car (before the beginning) one should figure out what effects he intends to create with the car. Do you want to impress your peers or do you want to protect the environment? Working this out before the beginning means that you know your goal and can then be successful in achieving it. Without applying Factor 1 you could end up buying a lemon.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Scientology Basics: The Scientology Axioms

Scientology is a religious philosophy. Most people in the western world don't really know what a religious philosophy is. To most westerners a religion means you believe in God and you carry out some form of worship because that is what they see others doing or it's what they do themselves. A religious philosophy on the other hand is a body of knowledge about the spiritual nature of man that one studies and then uses in his everyday life. That is what Scientology is and one of the basic pieces of wisdom used in Scientology is the "Scientology Axioms". The axioms are concise statements of basic truths about the nature of the human spirit. For example, the question "What is communication?" is answered in Axiom 28.

The Scientology Axioms are available for you to study on the Internet: Scientology Axioms

Friday, May 20, 2005

Applied Scholastics -

The Solution in the Field of Education

It amazes me sometimes how people manage to keep up in our modern society, but then I take a closer look and I see that despite the cell phones on every ear and the programmable TVOs in so many front rooms, most people aren't.

For example, my wife recently advertised for a receptionist at the company she works. She got over 200 applications. 200 people applying for a receptionist position at $10 an hour seemed like a great opportunity to get a high quality person, but out of that 200 there were only 5 who met the literacy and other standards needed for such a position. This is what our educational system producing, semi-literate people who can't even qualify to be a receptionist. I'd say our educators needed some help.

Well that's what Applied Scholastics is all about - help for educators and anyone who wants to learn anything. Here are some links to give you more data:

I hope those give you some helpful ideas.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

What is Scientology?

If you have ever wondered just what Scientology is then look no further than this comprehensive section of the Church's website: What is Scientology?

It's a sort of "Everything you ever wanted to know about Scientology but were afraid to ask" and if you have any questions after taking a thorough look then ... read it again because you missed the answer the first time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Scientology is Knowledge

On L. Ron Hubbard's birthday this year 18 sets of his lectures were released on CD. They cover everything from human problems to a being's basic purpose. They are probably not 100% suitable for people who don't have some familiarity already with Scientology but for anyone who knows even a little they are a wonderful source of knowledge for living a successful life.

I got them and have been listening to them and the data is mind-blowing! I highly recommend them. You can read all about them here: L. Ron Hubbard Congress Lectures, or you can visit your local Church of Scientology and see audio-visual presentations of what is in each set.

Friday, May 13, 2005

The Church of Scientology Supports Human Rights

The Church of Scientology of New York hosted a reception following the screening of the music video "United", produced by Youth for Human Rights and directed by 19 year old Taron Lexton. The video has been nominated for Best Short Dramatic Film: Emotionally Charged Music Video Brings Human Rights Message