Monday, August 22, 2005

Proud to be a Scientologist

I've been blogging for a few years, on and off, on this site, and I'm sure it's pretty obvious I'm a Scientologist. I am very proud that I've been a member of the church of Scientology for more than 30 years.

I've gained so much from what I've learned and done in Scientology.

And I think what I like the most is how much I've been able to help my friends and family.

And now is the best time to become a Scientologist, with new Scientology churches and missions opening up all over, and the most wonderful books and recorded lectures by

Sunday, August 21, 2005

David Miscavige

Mr. Miscavige is an excellent speaker and I've seen this presentation a number of times, and have shown it to friends to give them more understanding of why I am so passionate about Scientology.

Anyone who wants to see this DVD can go into a Scientology church of mission and ask to see it. It is called "This is Scientology".

It can also be purchased through the Scientology bookstore at

Here are a few blogs about David Miscavige which I haven't seen before:

The David Miscavige blog-city blog
The David Miscavige blog
The David Miscavige Blogsource blog

Thursday, August 18, 2005

What is Scientology

With all the excitement over Tom Cruise for the past several months, I've had more and more friends, and people at work, who know I'm a Scientologist, ask me "What is Scientology?"

Because Scientology is an applied religious philosophy, and it deals with the very substance of life and thought, it is awfully hard to explain "what it is" in ten words or less (or even in a couple of hours).

The best way I know to explain what Scientology is, is by showing what it is.

Life being the way it is, on planet Earth, most everyone (and you can eliminate the "most") has something that is holding them back from acheiving their true potential. Even people who are terrifically successful in life know that they could be more able. And if nothing else, they probably have friends or family members who are not doing as well as they are and whom they would really like to help if they only knew how.

So the best first step I know, in Scientology book by L. Ron Hubbard, the Founder of the Scientology counseling. It is called auditing because the person delivering it, the "auditor" listens. (Audire = listen in Latin). Have you ever told someone what your problem is only to have them take it over and tell you all the ways you can solve it (none of which are feasible and what do they think you're crazy and never thought of that yourself?!!) Well a Scientology auditor never does that. He or she just listens and helps directy you to look at the situation so thoroughly that you come to your own understanding. Just by doing that people suddenly spot how to resolve the problem. And if it doesn't just vanish, at least they know enough now to be able to deal with it.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

L. Ron Hubbard Films

L. Ron Hubbard is known primarily as a writer and as the founder of the Scientology religion, but he was also a very accomplished photographer. In the late 70's and early 80's, realizing that the level of literacy of the society had seriously declined, L. Ron Hubbard saw that to ensure that he could impart the technology he developed to anyone willing to learn to help others he would have to develope a visual means of transmitting certain information.

Training films have been with us for a long time, but the kind of training films Mr. Hubbard developed are quite different. He also wrote scripts and treatments for a number of Scientology introductory films as well, and to get an idea of what they are like I recommend you visit a church of Scientology and ask to see their video displays or watch a film.

Completely aside from Scientology introductory and training films, Mr. Hubbard also spent some time in Hollywood as a script writer and the imdb data base of L. Ron Hubbard's filmography includes these contributions as well.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Some Scientology Sites I Recommend

I've seen more traffic to my site in the past month than for a long time before, and I figure it's because Scientology is in the news so much.

So I thought I'd list out some of my favorite links:

There is a newsroom you can visit at but I prefer to one at the Scientology Press Office website because I find it a bit more convenient since the whole site is set up as a newsroom.

The Ontario Consultants on Religious Freedom is the work (and love) of really one man, a retired Toronto man who has a passion for tolerance, and he shows his ability to write a cool, un-biased report on Scientology on two pages on his site: Scientology part 1 and Scientology part 2.

J. Gordon Melton is a religious scholar who has specialized in American religions and new religious movements. He has done quite a bit of research into Church of Scientology. Here's a review of his book "The Church of Scientology" too.

L. Ron Hubbard sites:

Here are some of my favorites. There is the East Grinstead Hall of Fame page on L. Ron Hubbard which covers some of the things he did while researching Scientology in the United Kingdom.

Another good site is an overview of the work of L. Ron Hubbard in many fields and, in fact, it is called L. Ron Hubbard, a Profile.

Ron was also a poet, as you can see in L. Ron Hubbard the Poet/Lyricist and Hubbard was a prolific writer in many genres.

He Must've Had Something Else On His Mind

ROME (Reuters) - A Macedonian man left his wife at an Italian service station and only realized he had driven off without her six hours later, news agency Ansa said Monday

The couple, who were traveling with their 4-year-old daughter, pulled over for gas in the coastal city of Pesaro as they were heading back to their home to Germany.

After filling the tank, the husband drove away -- without noticing that his 30-year-old wife had got out of the car to go to the toilet.

The woman, who had no money or documents with her, contacted the police who eventually traced her husband to Milan, some 210 miles north of Pesaro, Ansa said.

The husband told police he hadn't missed his wife because she always sat in the back of the car with their daughter.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Church of Scientology in the United Kingdom

Because L. Ron Hubbard made his home in England,and he did so much of his research there, and because every technical bulletin and policy is published with a statement at the top stating that L. Ron Hubbard's office is in Sussex, England, Scientologists know about the sleepy town of East Grinstead, and hold it in their highest regard.

I had the pleasure of visiting Saint Hill (the name of the manor where the Church of Scientology of the United Kingdo is headquartered) and it is a beautiful place - words and even photos don't begin to give it justics.

Church of Scientology United Kingdom

Church of Scientology
of the United Kingdom