Friday, April 29, 2005

A Spot on Article by Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard

When you consider the state of the world today I think you will agree that this article tells it like it is: Times Must Change - An Article by L. Ron Hubbard

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Tom Cruise on how Scientology helped him

Here's an interesting article on how the study technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard helped Tom Cruise overcome his study problems:

Tom Cruise: Scientology Helped Me

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard lived in the English town of East Grinstead for many years. Because of his contributions to the town and the world, the town has included him in it's "Hall of Fame": L. Ron Hubbard, East Grinstead Hall of Fame

Scientologists are doing something about it

Another murder committed by a man on anti-depressant drugs, but this time someone is making the connection between these drugs and violence known: Scientologists decry use of anti-depressants: Claim drugs had a role in local murder

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Tom Cruise and Scientology

Actor Tom Cruise has been a Scientologist for 20 years, so the headline below is a little inaccurate (he hasn't just "become an exponent" - but then the press are often inaccurate). Recently in an attempt to spread understanding, he took some film company execs on a tour of some of the Scientology Churches in Los Angeles: Tom Cruise becomes an exponent of Scientology

Monday, April 25, 2005

All you ever wanted to know about Scientology but were afraid to ask

The newly released 18 sets of Congress Lectures will answer any questions you have about Scientology. What is it? In what way is it a religion? How does it help people? And anything else you can come up with. It should all be answered here: L. Ron Hubbard's Congress Lectures

Friday, April 22, 2005

Freedom Magazine honors top European humanitarians

The European edition of Freedom Magazine has instituted an annual award for top humanitarians from that continent, as reported in India news: Freedom Magazine honors top European humanitarians

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Scientologists and Buddhist Monks work together to aide Tsunami Survivors

The fact that Scientologists and Buddhists are able to work together as successfully as has occurred in the areas hit by the Tsunami is no surprise to anyone who has a broader understanding of religion than the average westerner. It is possible for religions to be inclusive rather than exclusive and Scientology and Buddhism are examples of inclusive religions. Because Scientology allows the individual to have his own beliefs about God and allows him to worship in whatever way he desires and because it provides spiritually based methods for improving life, it can be embraced by people of any religion. This is exemplified in this story from Sri Lanka: Scientology Volunteers And Buddhist Monks - Accommodating Spiritual And Physical Needs

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Scientologists Kirstie Alley and Kelly Preston

Kirstie Alley and Kelly Preston are Scientologists and mothers who care about what happens to children: Alley, Preston want help for kids refusing mood-altering drugs

Interview with a couple of NY Scientologists

Here is a funny little piece from the Village Voice in New York. It's a (sort of) interview with a couple of people living in NY. The section is NYLife-Shelter, so I suppose it's a regular column about life and where you live in the Big Apple. Anyway, the people chosen this time are a couple of Scientologists: After Scientology: Things aren't a mess in the apartment.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are still active in the Asian Disaster Area

April 14, 2005: Medan, Indonesia -- Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) continuing in Sri Lanka gave a Dianetics workshop to university students and local residents. Once completed on their training, a team of 5 new VMs will go out to assist with the relief work badly needed in Nias.

April 15, 2005: In Hambantota on the southern tip of Sri Lanka where thousands of homes were lost, Scientology Volunteer Ministers working with Buddhist Monks from the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka, assisted in the opening of the first 25 houses built – the start of a large housing project.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Reviewer credits Scientology with improving Beck's lyrics

A review of the new Beck CD, Guero, in the New Zealand Herald says his lyrics make more sense and the reviewer wonders if Scientology has "clarified a few things" for him.

Beck: Guero

Friday, April 15, 2005

Scientology Asian Expansion Summit In Taiwan

Here is a report on the recent summit in Taiwan on Scientology's past, present and future expansion in Asia: Scientology Asian Expansion Summit In Taiwan

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Church of Scientology of San Jose is active in its Community

If you live in almost any large city in the world you will know the frustration of traffic congestion. The slow and go, the fumes and the time spent sitting behind a wheel all add to the stress we experience every day. The Church of Scientology of San Jose decided to help their community by doing something about the traffic problem: Church of Scientology in San Jose Supports the City's ''Traffic-Calming'' Project

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Not a bad description of Scientology

Here is a web site of the US Navy Chaplains. The description of Scientology is not bad. The page is accurate until about half-way down when it starts talking about attacks form anti-religious groups, from there on down it is way out of date.

US Navy Chaplains - Description of Scientology

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

More coverage of Scientology Volunteer Ministers Honored by Florida Governor

Here is another story about the Tampa Bay Volunteer Ministers being honored by the Florida Governor: Scientology Volunteer Ministers Honored

Monday, April 11, 2005

How Priscilla And Lisa Marie Presley Got Into Scientology

I always find it interesting to discover how someone got into Scientology. For me it was someone asking me some survey questions that I found intriguing so I bought the book Dianetics and then took the Success Through Communication Course. But how does someone like Priscilla Presley come across it? It's not like she's walking down the street and wanders in to do a personality test. So it was interesting to find this article. I guess they got it from an interview with Lisa Marie while she is out promoting her new album: Travolta Credited For Presleys' Interest In Scientology

Friday, April 08, 2005

Church of Scientology Miami, Service Times and Ongoing Events

For anyone living in the Miami area here is data on your local church:

Church of Scientology, 120 Giralda Ave., 305-445-7812: Sunday service is at 11 a.m. in English and noon in Spanish. L. Ron Hubbard taped lectures at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ''Clear Body, Clear Mind'' book lecture Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Dianetics introductory lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. ''Truth About Drugs'' lecture presented by Dr. Marie Williams the last Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Free assists by the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Saturday and Sunday. Call for locations. The website is

For more info see: Miami Herald: Religion and Values

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Church of Scientology President Sends Condolences to the Vatican

The President of the Church of Scientology International has sent the Church’s condolences on the passing of Pope John Paul II to the Vatican. Mr. Jentzsch stated that Pope John Paul II’s long life of service to mankind is a testament to his vision of a better world.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Scientology in Milano

Two large Volunteer Minister tents have been erected in prominent locations in the city of Milano, Italy by the local Church of Scientology. These tents are open to all members of the community to receive spiritual aid or just come and have a look.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers have the motto "Something can be done about it" and are ready to help in any way they can from relief efforts in disaster areas to helping individuals solve the problems of everyday life.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

CESNUR Page on Scientology

CESNUR stands for "Centro Studi sulle Nuove Religioni" or the "Center for Studies on New Religions" in English. It is run by a group of religious scholars from leading universities in Europe and it keeps a very objective view of religions. Here is its page on Scientology: Scientology (CESNUR)

Monday, April 04, 2005

Article on Scientology by a Professor of Religious History

I've sometimes had trouble explaining to people what Scientology is and why it is a religion. The reason, as this article demonstrates, is that Scientology is more like Eastern religions (such as some forms of Buddhism or Hinduism). Few people in the western world really know what these eastern religions are and how they differ from the traditional western view of what is a religion. Scientology may be new, but it is following a tradition of religious philosophy that has been going on for at least 10 thousand years.

Anyway, here is the article by a Professor at the University of Stockholm: Scientology - A Comparison with Religions of The East and West

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Church of Scientology of D.C. receives an acknowledgment

On March 30th, The Church of Scientology of D.C. was acknowledged for its work on the Violence Subcommittee of the Department of Human Services of Washington, D.C.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Interview with Scientologist Isaac Hayes

Here is a piece in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about Isaac Hayes, who is one of the headliners of this weekend's Riviera Beach Jazz & Blues Festival: From Shaft to Chef, Hayes still a soul man