Friday, May 23, 2008

Dianetics Videos

The Dianetics site has been transformed into video, and I spent some more time on it this week, listening to some of the success stories.

It's really heartening to hear the kinds of wins and life changing experiences people have from reading the Dianetics book and getting Dianetics counseling. L. Ron Hubbard was such a genius, and SO ahead of his time!

And I'm really having tremendous wins myself studying these books. I am so greatful that David Miscavige had all this work done that makes these books so much easier to read and understand!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blogging for Human Rights - Today is the day!

May 15th is Blogging for Human Rights Day!

How important are human rights? Well, without them you can be imprisoned without trial, you can have your property taken away, you can be enslaved, you can be discriminated against because of your race or beliefs, you can be tried in a secret court, you can have your letters opened and your phone tapped without due process, you can be arrested for expressing your opinion, you can be tortured and more.

Why should you learn about human rights? It is vital to know what your rights are, otherwise they will be taken away from you and all the abuses of the centuries, abuses that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written to stop, will come about again.

Where can I learn about my human rights?
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Abridged Version)
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Full Version)

What organizations should I know about and help?
- United Nations
- Youth For Human Rights
- Human Rights Watch (formerly Helsinki Watch)
- Amnesty International
- Bloggers Unite

Monday, May 12, 2008

Dianetics Videos Online

Thanks Grahame. I checked it out and this site smokes!

It makes so much sense to have a Dianetics video channel because Dianetics is, itself, a best-seller, and not everyone associates Dianetics with Scientology at first.

What a great way to introduce people to the subject!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Dianetics Video Channel

In March the new Scientology Video Channel was launched, in April the Scientology Video Channel on YouTube was launched and now in May, on the Anniversary of the publication of the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, comes the launch of the Dianetics Video Channel!

The videos are great and just try out that cool compass in the bottom right of the page (it's a neat navigation menu).

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Volunteers Needed in Myanmar

I just received this message from the Disaster Response Director at the International Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center. I'm posting it here for anyone who can help.

----------- The Message ----------
On Sunday, Cyclone Nargis hit the nation of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma, a country between India and China) and killed in excess of 25,000 people so far. The original report from the military government of Myanmar was a death toll in the hundreds, but there was a belated admission that the cyclone had killed at least 30 times this figure - with 10,000 perished in just one city, and an estimated total of over 100,000 casualties. The devastation of the area has left several hundred thousand people without shelter and clean water.

The people of this area need our help urgently. A whole team of Volunteer Ministers need to go to Myanmar to start bringing order and delivering the miracles of Volunteer Minister technology.

We cannot just stand back and watch. The situation requires decisive action NOW. We need responsible Volunteer Ministers to bring hope to these people.


“A volunteer minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well.” — L. Ron Hubbard

At least 250 people are needed in Myanmar on an immediate basis. Please contact the Disaster Response Director at the International VM Office at 1-323-960-1949 or via e-mail. You can also contact Sei Broadhurst or Donovan Reed at the Continental VM Office in Australia at 011-612-9264-7955.

If you are not already trained as a Volunteer Minister, we will train you on the ground, or you can learn how to help on one of our on-line training courses, available for no charge on the Volunteer Ministers website.

If you cannot go but still want to help, you can make a donation to directly fund these disaster relief activities and contribute in that way in ensuring others can go.

Please send this to everyone you know!

Stephanie Rinder
Disaster Response Director
International Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Scientology Channel on YouTube

YouTube is such an interesting phenomenon. A lot of people post some really clever things, and it allows anyone to communicate to a huge network of people with similar interests, tastes, etc. This takes communication out of the hands of a small "elite" heirarchy and permist anyone to communicate.

There's a lot of trash, nonesense, and hate.

But I'm totally thrilled there's now a Scientology channel on YouTube. And I love the quality of the videos and the selection. There is about 3 hours-worth of clips.

I have a lot of friends who ask me what Scientology is. It's hard to describe something as rich and encompassing as Scientology. It's so much easier to show it. And that's exactly what I can do now, with this channel.

So if you are here because you're interested in finding out what a Scientologist has to say about Scientology, here's what I say. Take the time to watch the full selection of clips about Scientology on the YouTube Church of Scientology channel. It takes a bit of time, but you can really get a feel for our religion, what we're like, what we do, what we believe. And that's really what you need, to answer that question.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Great Quote on tolerance

Although it is not a quote from a Scientologist, this quote from Helen Keller very much aligns with the views of Scientologists and with the strong interest in Human Rights that members of the Church of Scientology have.

So don't forget that May 15th is the day when bloggers all over the world will be Blogging for Human Rights. Make sure you join in and promote Human Rights for All!