Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New Scientology Churches

There are beautiful new Scientology churches being purchased and restored or renovated all over the world. And the reason is so they can deliver more service, not just to Scientologists but the their communities. Scientology has such a breadth of application to so many situations in life. According to the Scientology web site:

"Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life. The religion comprises a body of knowledge extending from certain fundamental truths."

By learning and applying Scientology anyone has new tools to address the things in their life they want to improve. Isn't there something in your life that could be better? If you could change something, isn't there something that would make you a lot happier if it were improved?

That's what you can use Scientology to accomplish.

"Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow." — Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

India Drug Awareness Events

A week of drug awareness activities is being held by the Foundation for a Drug Free World and the Kolkata Policy Department.

Cyclist line up to start a "Cycle Rally" in Kolkata India to raise awareness of the drug problem in the city.

"Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow." — Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard

Monday, June 25, 2007

Can we talk?

When I stumbledupon this article by linguist Deborah Tannen today it brought back not-too-fond memories.

She described a familiar scenario:

A married couple was in a car when the wife turned to her husband and asked, "Would you like to stop for a coffee?"

"No, thanks," he answered truthfully. So they didn't stop. The result? The wife, who had indeed wanted to stop, became annoyed because she felt her preference had not been considered. The husband, seeing his wife was angry, became frustrated. Why didn't she just say what she wanted?

Ms. Tannen goes on to explain the cultural norms of men vs. women and how to bridge the gap by understanding the cultural nuances and compensating in one's relationships. But to read her analysis of the scenario, you would have to know all about a person to be able to predict how they will react to what you say. If that's the case, how would you ever get to know him/her well enough? You'd always be getting into trouble!

In Scientology there is the concept of the ARC triangle.

To quote the Scientology Handbook:

The ARC triangle is called a triangle because it has three related points. The first of these points is affinity. The second of these points is reality. The third of these points and the most important is communication.

These three factors are related. By affinity we mean emotional response. We mean the feeling of affection or lack of it, of emotion or misemotion (irrational or inappropriate emotion) connected with life. By reality we mean the solid objects, the real things of life. By communication we mean an interchange of ideas between two terminals (persons who can receive, relay or send a communication). Without affinity there is no reality or communication. Without reality there is no affinity or communication. Without communication there is neither affinity nor reality.

Ms. Tannen concentrates on the "Reality" corner -- what molds a woman's response patterns, what cultural factors influence a man's reactions?

That's a real problem. Because how do you ever really know someone?

What I was so impressed with the Scientology religion when I checked it out, was that it contained so many simple things you could learn and use, and each time I tried them out they worked. One such tool is this ARC triangle. In various Scientology books, L. Ron Hubbard lays out how you can use this triangle to improve any relationship.

You can even avoid the inevitable "men and women think differently" problem. You can sort of bypass the differences and forge a really cool relationship.

Do you know anyone you'd like to get along better with? At home? At work?

Is there someone you would like to get close to but can't figure out how?

Is there someone who's making your life totally miserable, and even through he/she seems like a pretty decent person, boy can you not stand being around him/her?

This kind of thing brings like down from an enjoyable experience to an annoying, frustrating, hateful, frightening or even sorrowful trial.

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could spend a couple of days learning how to master using this triangle and then be able to systematically repair all the relationship problems that are making life a drag?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Everything you wanted to know about Scientology but were afraid to ask

I just found this site that has a gazillion links to all sorts of sites related to Scientology. This is the most concentrated collection of "related" sites I've ever seen:

Sites Related to Scientology, Churches of Scientology, Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard

It is also kept up to date, so any new site will be added. Bookmark it!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Informative Brochures on Scientology

If you are interested in finding out more about Scientology or if you are a Scientologist and want to direct someone to a useful source of information on the subject then the brochure series about the Scientology religion and its activities is for you.

Covering everything from "Tools for Successful Living" to "Human Rights" the booklets tell you what Scientology is, what it is doing in the world and what it can do for you.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Polish Man Rivives from Coma After 19 Years

What a remarkable story:

Yesterday's story of Jan Grzebski, the 65-year-old Polish railway worker who awakened after 19 years of a coma, reads like a Hollywood movie plot.

It's hard to conceive what he must be thinking. So much has changed in the past 20 years. As the news reports are covering, when he had the accident that caused his coma there was still a Soviet Union and his home in Poland was behind the Iron Curtain.

"Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow." — Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard

Saturday, June 02, 2007

John Sweeney - Ubiquitous Infamy

I wasn't expecting to see Sweeney show up in Switzerland. But I guess people all over the world like a good joke...

Check out this blog for good stuff on Scientology too.>>

"Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow." — Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard