Sunday, March 30, 2008

Scientology - How I got into it

After writing my own post yesterday about what interested me in Scientology, I found this great article by Kat on how she got into Scientology. I always find stuff like this really interesting.

How I got into Scientology

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Scientology – What Got Me Interested

There were several things that got me interested in Scientology, but one of the main ones was that no one shoved their ideas down my throat. I really liked that because from Sunday School to University, it seemed I was supposed to just believe what I was told. What the Bible said was true! What the physics book said was true! I found that no one was very interested in my opinion or in my deciding for myself if what was being said were true or not.

So on the first day of my communications course I read something I didn't believe and I said to the course supervisor, "I can't believe this!" and he said, "That's okay. Make sure you understand it, then apply it and see for yourself if it is true or not." That was a surprise. It was the first time anyone had ever said that to me. That impressed me and in the 30 years since, I have continued to be impressed by the fact that I hear that same sentence again and again.

Recently I was studying the book, "Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought" and I came across this from L. Ron Hubbard:

In Scientology we have very little to do with forcing people to make conclusions. An individual can experience these things [Scientology beliefs] for himself. And unless he can do so, no one expects him to accept them.

That's how we operate in Scientology!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Scientology Videos - Finding them

There is a really easy way to find out about Scientology - go to the new Scientology Video Channel.

If you like a particular video and want to come back to it then you can go to this page, Scientology Video Channel List of Individual Videos, find the video you like, click on the link and bookmark it.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Desi's Two Cents: Choosing Religion - Scientology

My fellow blogger, Desi, has posted an excellent article about religious tolerance: Desi's Two Cents: Choosing Religion - Scientology.

It's a great article about tolerance and understanding. She puts it so well that I'm just going to shut up now so you can go and read it :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Scientology Home Page

The new Scientology Video Channel has not replaced the Scientology Home Page. All the data on Scientology that was there before is still on the home page. It's just been moved to a new address. So you can get you questions answered with the videos and if you want something to read :) you can go to the home page too.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

How did you get into Scientology?

Here is a great article that answers a question many people ask: How did you get into Scientology?

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health was the first book I read on the subject and was what got me interested.

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

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Scientology Video Channel

There is a new video channel on the Scientology web site. You can see videos that tell you all about Scientology: what it is, what Scientologists believe, who Scientologists are, what are they doing for the world and more.

The videos are high quality and in several different languages. Check it out!

Scientology Video Channel

Friday, March 14, 2008

Scientology Video Site has just been transformed into a multi-language video channel with hours of videos about every aspect of the Scientology religion.

These video clips are anywhere from 30 seconds to 6 or 8 minutes long and all together they present such a clear picture of the Scientology religion.

So far, my favorite is the clip of Scientologists talking about Scientology (it's under the section on Beliefs and Practices).

I am thrilled to have something so clear and comprehensive I can send anyone to, to find out about Scientology!

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

Thursday, March 13, 2008

L. Ron Hubbard's Birthday

Today is the birthday of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Dianetics and Scientology. Today Scientologists all over the world will be celebrating and acknowledging the contribution to their lives that Ron has made.

Here are just a few blog posts from Scientologists:
From Julia: Happy Birthday, L. Ron Hubbard
From Grahame: Happy Birthday, L. Ron Hubbard
From "the Life Repairman"
Scientology Mission of Seattle
Why is L. Ron Hubbard My Friend? (from 2007 - Spanish)
Why are you glad that he lived? (Spanish)

Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Discoveries of Dianetics, by L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard
I just found a great article by L. Ron Hubbard that is online! It is called "The Discoveries of Dianetics." Dianetics was the forerunner of Scientology. The discoveries made in Dianetics and then its practice led to further discoveries that ended up with the spiritual technology of Scientology.

Here is a quote from the article:

Accumulated physical pain and loss brings about a reduction of consciousness, a reduction of physical health and a reduction of the will to live to a point where the organism actively, if often slyly, seeks death.

Erase or nullify the physical pain, the losses of a lifetime, and vitality returns.

The vitality of living, of seeking higher levels of survival, is life itself.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Scientology Books In Libraries

Over the last several years there has been a major campaign within the Church to put Scientology books into libraries all over the world. (Such as here in the Boston Public Library System). A great deal of time and effort has gone into this. So if you want to find out about Scientology, go to your local library and check out a book such as

Problems of Work
Scientology: A New Slant On Life
Self Analysis
Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

These are all great beginning books. I've put them into a rough order of how easy they are to read. This is totally a personal estimate, so if anyone thinks the order should be different you can post your own sequence in a comment.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

What is Scientology?

Julia attempts to answer the question "What is Scientology?" on her blog: So...What is Scientology?

The idea that Scientology is an "applied religious philosophy" is sometimes hard for people in the western world to grasp, because the dominant religions in the west are based on belief rather than practical application that leads to a specific result. (Not that there is anything wrong with belief.)

Scientology is a "practical" religion. The knowledge it contains is for use in everyday life. Probably the best place to see this is in the Scientology Handbook, which contains a ton of practical methods that are easy to understand and use. Check it out.

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