Thursday, July 28, 2005

Scientology News From India

There is a lot of interest in Scientology in India. Because of this a ton of books are being published there: A flood of Scientology books

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A Not Bad Description of Scientology

Here is a journalist actually getting it right: Scientology joins modern with Eastern philosophies

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Assist Emergency Services In London

When the terrorist attacks on London occurred a couple of weeks ago, Scientology Volunteer Ministers were there to help: Scientology Volunteer Ministers Assist Emergency Services In London

Friday, July 22, 2005

Scientologist Juliette Lewis in the News

Juliette Lewis is an Oscar nominated actress and a singer in a very wild band, Juliette and the Licks. On the subject of Scientology she has this to say: "... I'm fiercely independent and defiant and its all the stuff that I've done in Scientology that has helped reinforce that and make me even more of an individual."

Juliette Lewis Defends Scientology

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Scientologists Doing Something About It

Kirsty Alley and Kelly Preston are both Scientologists and are both dedicated to helping parents and children everywhere. Rather than using their celebrity to get publicity for themselves they are on a crusade to get dangerous, suicide inducing psychiatric drugs under control: Hollywood's Kirsty Alley and Kelly Preston crusade against anti-depressants. and Kirstie Alley - Kelly Preston And Travolta Join Cruise's Anti-drug Crusade and Kirstie Alley, Kelly Preston's Anti-Drug Push | Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

News: Scientology In Hungary

Scientologists in Hungary have completed the 4th annual "Marathon for a Drug-Free Hungary," running 2,086 kilometers through 30 cities and villages and giving drug awareness lectures to 6,559 individuals in 102 schools. Read more:
Scientologists Complete 4th Annual Marathon for a Drug-Free Hungary

Monday, July 11, 2005

Scientology Basic Beliefs: The Courier Post Gets It Right!

At last a journalist who gets it right! After reading through so much nonsense from various so called journalists who get their data from god knows where, certainly not anyone who knows anything about the subject, it is refreshing to read an actual accurate description of what we Scientologists actually believe:Elemental beliefs of Scientology

Friday, July 08, 2005

Scientology: Theology and Practice

It's interesting to see a journalist actually trying to be accurate. I do appreciate that. In this case she does a not bad job. One major error is that the term "thetan" refers to a being, whereas in the article she says it is made up of three parts. What we say in Scientology is that a person is made up of three parts: body, mind and spirit. The spirit is actually you, that which is aware of being aware. To avoid confusion since the term "spirit" has many definitions and interpretations we use the term "thetan" instead (from the Greek letter "theta"). The way you use the word is to say something like "I am a thetan". The second error is that she says that in the Scientology Funeral service "the deceased are believed to be in a better place". We believe that people live again, Saying "a better place" implies somewhere other than here, for a Christian it would probably connote heaven. So we don't believe people go to a "better place" they simply come back to this one. Anyway, with all that said, here is the article: Scientology: Theology & Practice

For the actual book the article was (somewhat) taken from: Scientology: Theology & Practice

More on Human Rights Abuses and Psychiatry

On NBC's "Today" show, Scientologist Tom Cruise said he had carefully studied the history of psychiatry, that it is a pseudoscience, that children are being put on psychiatric drugs against their will, without their parents knowing the side-effects, that Ritalin is a drug available on the street, that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance, and that psychiatric drugs do not cure anything but merely mask the real problems. Well, here are a lot of links to show that he was right and that these violations of human rights are occurring:

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Scientology and Psychiatric Abuse

Scientologists are against all forms of abuse of people and human rights. One of the worst fields for abuse of both individuals and of human rights in general is the field of psychiatry. Here is an excellent article about the current media obsession with psychiatric drugs and chemical imbalances and the opposition of Scientologists to psychiatric abuses: War of two religious worldviews

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

More Support For Tom Cruise

In his interview on the "Today Show" Tom Cruise said that the "chemical imbalance" theory, used to justify the use of antidepressants, had no proof to back it up. Well, he was right as you can see from these statements by various experts: "Chemical Imbalance" Hoax

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Doctors Support Tom Cruise's Position on Brook Shields and Paxil

Medical doctors have come out in support of the position taken by Tom Cruise when he criticized Brook Shields for promoting the antidepressant Paxil as a treatment for Post Partum Depression (PPD). In fact the FDA has issued a warning that adults who use antidepressants could be at risk of suicidal behavior. One doctor bluntly stated that PPD is not a mental disorder but a physical problem and that treating PPD with antidepressants is very dangerous. Added to this are the well established finding that the majority of so called mental disorders (such as anxiety disorder and depression) stem from a physical problem (such as under-active thyroid)

The complete article can be read here: Doctors Lambast Shields’ Dangerous Position on Paxil