Monday, October 30, 2006

Getting Kids off Drugs

There are Scientologists all over the world, every day working to help kids stay off drugs.

Here is an information stand in Moscow.

They have a big drug problem there, and the Church of Scientology of Moscow is committed to helping kids stay off drugs.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Scientology Handbook

The Scientology Handbook was originally called the Volunteer Ministers Handbook, which was published in 1976 and launched the Scientology Volunteer Ministers movement.

It is still the textbook of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers.

This was all born out of L. Ron Hubbard's research in 1972 and 1973 into the depths to which society had descended, and it was his concept of how to re-instill a potent religious influence in society.

Here is a link to the article:

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Aims of Scientology


A
civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology.


The events this weekend (Friday event and Saturday seminar in Clearwater, Saturday event and Sunday seminar in LA) are going to make a huge difference toward accomplishing these goals. Every Scientologist should be there. If you live in other towns or cities the event will be the following week.

Call your org or mission and confirm you will be there.

Friday, October 20, 2006

All Eyes on England

Today's the IAS event in England.

Thousands of Scientologists from all over are watching the event right now as I blog.

I can just image what David Miscavige is briefing them on, but I'll have to wait till I hear from some of my friends who are there to see if my imagination is correct or not.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

sk8er's Scientology Blog

sk8er wrote:

What's Inside a Church of Scientology?
What does it look like inside a Scientology Church?

Have you ever taken a tour of a Church of Scientology? If you've ever wondered what it might be like to go in to a Church of Scientology and you haven't taken the time to just go to a Church and ask for a tour, I've provided some links to photo tours of some of the Church's prominent orgs. However, the best way to really find out what happens in a Scientology Church is to find out for yourself.

Church of Scientology of Celebrity Centre International (http://www.celebritycentre.org/en_US/about/tour/index.html): Here is a photo tour of this church, interior and exterior.

Celebrity Centre International
5930 Franklin Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: 323-960-3100
E-mail: ccint@scientology.net


Including a Virtual Reality Tour of the building at (http://www.celebritycentre.org/en_US/about/tour/vrtour/index.html)

Church of Scientology New York

The Church of Scientolog of New York-- the Big Apple.

There's a TERRIFIC church there - recently renovated and lots of services for the community.

Church of Scientology New York

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Scientology in San Francisco


There is a beautiful Scientology Church in San Francisco.

It is located in the original Trans America building.

The grand opening in November 2003 was a major event for Scientologists. David Miscavige attended and gave the keynote speech, welcoming the church to its new home.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

London and Saint Hill

I wish I'd made plans to go to Saint Hill this year for the IAS event.

The IAS is the International Association of Scientologists, and every year in October we celebrate the founding of the group, which took place in 1984.

The IAS is dedicated to defending and protecting the Scientology religion and accomplishing the Aims of Scientology.

The days of having to defend and protect are really over. Scientology has achieved recognition as a religion in most countries and those where it isn't official yet, the courts still recognize the religious rights of the churches and Scientologists anyway.

So most of us have turned out attention to the second part -- accomplishing the Aims of Scientology.

These aims were stated by LRH (L. Ron Hubbard) as follows:
A
civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights.

David Miscavige is bound to be the MC. I can't remember a single IAS event when Mr. Miscavige has not been there and been the main speaker.

I've heard bits and pieces about the event and what I've hear is very exciting.

PLUS. The day after the IAS event is the grand opening of the Church of Scientology of London. This is going to be a total blockbuster event!

I'll watch it a week later at the Shrine, but I plan to find out all about it from friends who are going to be in England.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Glad I'm Not in Buffalo


I spent five years in Buffalo and loved them and loved the town.

But I'm sure glad I'm not there now.

I saw the front page of the LA Times -- an absolutely goreous photo of the destructive force of mother nature, dropping 22 inches of snow on the city when the trees were in full leaf.

Down came the boughs.

Scientology Religion Blog

There are some interesting postings on the "Scientology Religion Blog" at religion4life@tblog.com.

She posts pretty regularly and often gives a "Scientology" view of current events.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

What is Scientology?

On the Scientology Religion web site there is a decent description of Scientology, and it starts with this:

If man had a real grasp of the factors which governed his existence, if he had a greater understanding of himself and his fellows, he could improve conditions and thus live a better life. That he lacks this understanding is apparent — a half-hour walk through any urban landscape would convince virtually anyone that life could be a happier proposition.

For millions that understanding has been provided by Scientology.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

US Navy Chaplain

I just noticed the US Navy has an excellent page on Scientology.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Scientology Religion

Here's a good description of Scientology:

"If man had a real grasp of the factors which governed his existence, if he had a greater understanding of himself and his fellows, he could improve conditions and thus live a better life. That he lacks this understanding is apparent — a half-hour walk through any urban landscape would convince virtually anyone that life could be a happier proposition.

For millions that understanding has been provided by Scientology."

This comes from the Scientology Effective Solutions web site

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Definition of a Religion

James A. Beckford, Ph.D.,Professor of Sociology University of Warwick has a very interesting paper where he defines what a religion is, and shows that Scientology is a bona fide religion.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

No a la Droga

I guess Spain has its drug problems too.

There's an acticle on ScientologyToday on the anti-drug campaign of the Church of Scientology of Spain.

According to the article:

Spain has the reputation of being the European gateway for Latin American cocaine and North African hashish entering the European market.

International Association of Scientologists

Its only a few weeks til we celebrate the founding of the International Association of Scientologists.

The What is Scientology? web site describes the fonding of the IAS in these terms:

"The IAS was established at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, Sussex, England, in 1984 when delegates from around the world gathered in recognition of the need to unite all Scientologists as one international body.

"Today the IAS is a membership organization open to all Scientologists from all nations. The strength of the individual members of the team, briefed and coordinated one with another, unifies and strengthens the group. For this reason, in addition to forming the IAS, adopting a constitution and electing a board, the first IAS delegates also formulated the Pledge to Mankind. To rededicate themselves to the aims of Scientology, they signed this pledge.

"Catalyzed by this profound statement of purpose, Scientologists from around the world enthusiastically embraced the IAS and, through their financial support and membership activities, they rapidly made the IAS a major voice of religious freedom. IAS’s purpose is to unite, advance, support and protect the Scientology religion in all parts of the world, so the aims of Scientology as originated by L. Ron Hubbard can be achieved. It also supports churches of Scientology and individual Scientologists in their social reform activities. It ensures that the religion is defended and protected, so Scientologists can carry forth and achieve their mission of spiritual salvation."

Every year, in late October, the anniversary of the IAS is celebrated in the United Kingdom at Saint Hill Manon, which was where L. Ron Hubbard lived through the late 1950s and up through 1966.

David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center, hosts the event and gives the keynote speech each year. Mr. Miscavige's speeches are always inspiring, but I am always moved by his presentations at the IAS event to do more to help my fellow man.

I am reminded of what L. Ron Hubbard laid out as the Aims of Scientology:

"A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology."