Sunday, December 31, 2006

Achieving Your New Years Resolutions

Achieving your goals
A resolution is a sort of plan. For example, the resolution "I will lose 20lbs" is a basic statement of a plan to lose 20lbs. So if there were a way to make planning become a reality, then that would be the way to make your resolutions come about for real.

Well, the good news is that such a way exists. Here is an article all about it: Making Planning An Actuality.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Scientology Disaster Relief Team in the Philippines

The disaster in the Philippines is not getting much attention in the media, but it is a major disaster affecting thousands. The Scientology Volunteer Ministers are there giving assistance to the people in the affected areas - Scientology Today: Scientology Disaster Relief Team in the Philippines

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Goals and Dreams

Here is a quote from L. Ron Hubbard:
A man is as well off as his goals and dreams are intact.
A beautiful quote and totally true.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Help Needed In Australia - Bush Fires

Massive fires are raging in the state of Victoria in Australia. Volunteers are needed to support the firefighters and to help those who have been forced to flee their homes: Volunteer here.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Help Needed Urgently - Typhoon Durian Relief

Typhoon Durian has caused terrible devastation in the Philippines. Help and donations are needed urgently to address the catastrophe and save lives.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are on the scene, but more are needed. You can help by joining the Scientology Relief Team or by donating so food and other essential supplies can be gotten to typhoon survivors.

You can read more about what is being done here: Scientology Disaster Relief Team Forming Up for the Philippines

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Dianetics Success Video

The successes here are the "usual." I have had successes like this and I've helped others achieve such successes. Dianetics works!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Church of Scientology of Taiwan Receives 2006 Award for Social Education Contribution

Church of Scientology of Taiwan Receives Award
The Church of Scientology of Taiwan was recognized by the Ministry of Education for its contributions in the fields of drug and human rights education. Read the story: Church of Scientology of Taiwan Receives 2006 Award for Social Education Contribution

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Best Wishes to The Happy Couple

As you are probably aware Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are now married. I just wanted to congratulate them and wish them lots of happiness in the future. If their marriage is half as happy as mine then they will be very happy indeed!

In all the media reports you probably saw that David Miscavige was the best man, and perhaps you wondered who he was. A friend sent me some links that will tell you:

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Scientology Volunteer Ministers

Here is a video about the Scientology Volunteer Minister Program: what they have done to help in disasters around the world, what they do to help individuals in the smaller disasters of life and what they do to prevent disasters:

Friday, November 17, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Scientology Wedding

Scientology Marriage
If you've just returned from a vacation on Mars :) then you may not have heard that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting married this weekend otherwise you are probably sick of hearing about it. Well, I don't want to try your patience so I won't mention it. Instead I'll direct you to a couple of web sites that tell you all about a Scientology Wedding and about Marriage in Scientology.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Making your dreams into Reality

Making your dreams into reality
We all have dreams, but reaching them isn't always easy. How can you take a dream and turn it into reality? What are the practical steps involved in achieving a dream? Perhaps it seems strange to some to talk about turning a dream into reality, but take the dream of Martin Luther King or the dream of those who wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, aren't those dreams we'd like to see come true?

Then there are the smaller (but no less important) personal dreams of a better life or a successful business, if such dreams came true then the world would be a better place and with each dream adding to the next ... well, maybe the world could become a paradise.

So having gotten you excited about dreams (I hope) here is how to make your dreams come true: Making dreams into Reality

Friday, November 03, 2006

Full Charitable Status Recognition for Scientology in the UK

Each country around the world seems to have it's own special requirements for recognizing a religion. In the UK it requires the Charity Commission to make a determination. On the 16th of October they issued their decision recognizing the Church of Scientology as a registered charity. I'm not sure of all the ramifications or if I've described this correctly (it seems much simpler in the US) but anyway, it's a great win for the Church in the UK!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Grand Opening of The Church of Scientology London

Scottish Bagpipers playing at the Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology London
There has been a Church of Scientology in London since the 1950's and it used to be my church when I lived in London almost 30 years ago (boy am I showing my age). Anyway, the London Church bought itself a swanky new building, renovated it and just had their grand opening!

Here is the article about the grand opening: Church of Scientology of London, Grand Opening, and here is the website of the London church itself: Church of Scientology London

Saturday, October 21, 2006

World Philanthropists organization

Scientology Volunteer Ministers help firefighters in Botswana
Scientologists are involved in helping people all over the world so it is no surprise that I just found a news item on "Ain-Al-Yaqeen", an Arab political magazine, talking about the World Philanthropists Organization and listing Scientology as a member organization.

The World philanthropists organization is a non-denominational, non-political organization designed to bring together on one site as much relevant information as possible on the subject of philanthropy. It is based and operated in London, UK.

Given all the relief work done by Scientology Volunteer Ministers in all parts of the world, it's not surprising that we are part of such an organization.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Annual Scientology Convention is a big success

A Scientology Mission is a sort of baby Church, formed by Scientologists in a new area or in an existing area where the demand for Scientology is such that more locations are needed.

Because the demand for Scientology is increasing all over the world more new Missions have been opened in the last year than at any time in Scientology's history.

I attended the Mission holders' convention myself to help out in my areas of expertise. I met people from Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, North and South America and more!

Anyway, here is the article about it: Scientology Missions International held their annual Convention at the Flag Land Base in Clearwater.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Mission in Slovakia

I just met a guy who has an awesome website in Slovakia. It is the site for the Church of Scientology Mission of Kosice. Check it out!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a vital document to the future of our world. Read it and you will see that if the governments of the world followed this document to the letter, we would not be seeing the types of unrest that are occurring in the world today. Terrorists are created by oppression and ignorance. If the money spent on wars and weapons were directed toward implementing every part of the UDHR in every country in the world terrorism would disappear.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Youth For Human Rights Website

The Youth for Human Rights website has recently been revamped. It looks great.

Education in human rights is vital to the future of our world and Scientologists are very active in this field.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Use of Force

I was listening to a recorded lecture of L. Ron Hubbard today and he said something which I think applies to many world situations and the methods being used to handle them. He said that the use of overwhelming force only gives a short-term win but never gives a long-term win.

I thought how right that was: just look at Iraq, the US "won" the war but is still trying to extricate itself from the mess.

In the same lecture Mr. Hubbard talked about long-term wins coming from the intelligent use of intelligence combined with force (intelligence as in cleverness, not spies). The American Revolution was an excellent example of that.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I updated my Links

Scientology Effective SolutionsI just updated my links over there on the right side of the page. Some were old and pointed into hyperspace instead of cyberspace and there are some new links to cool sites. Plus I added a bunch of graphics links. So take a browse of my new revamped links and be amazed :)

Friday, September 15, 2006

Scientology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Scientology SymbolFAQs are a handy way to quickly answer people's questions about a particular subject. There is a great Scientology FAQ page on the Scientology Today website.

Here's a good one: What does the Scientology symbol represent?

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Up to the minute Scientology News

The new Scientology Media Information website not only contains extensive data on what Scientology is and what Scientologists do but is also constantly updated with Scientology news from around the world. Just now on the home page there are articles from Indonesia, the Middle East, Russia and Taiwan.

Check it out, I highly recommend it: Scientology News and Media Information

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

CCHR Human Rights Awards 2006

Lady Margaret McNair, Executive Director of CCHR UKAuthor Gordon Thomas was recently presented with an award, by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, for a lifetime of achievement in exposing human rights abuses.

Pictured left at the awards ceremony is Lady Margaret McNair, Executive Director of CCHR UK.

The full story can be read here: MK-Ultra Whistleblower Awarded for Exposing Human Rights Abuses

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Suri

As well as being the best known movie star in the world, Tom Cruise is also the best known Scientologist in the world. Being the world's biggest movie star however is not the easy life some might think. The gutter press just loves to make up stories and create controversies about non-existent things. I think the founding fathers of America must be spinning in their graves when they hear "freedom of speech" being used as a justification for spreading rumors and malicious gossip.

Well now at last Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have been given a chance to have their say about all the recent media nonsense about their baby, Suri. (This link will probably take you to a different story in about a month). A major interview with Tom and Katie appears in the next issue of Vanity Fair. I hope people read it and start to realize how inaccurate and dishonest much of the media is today.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Grand Openings Of Scientology Churches

Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology Johannesburg
Here is another page I created on Google about the church grand openings: Scientology Church Grand Openings. I'll add more to it as more of the new large churches are opened around the world.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

What is Scientology?

I just created a web page that (I hope) answers the question: What is Scientology?. Just click on the link to check it out.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Free versus Forced Society

It is very important that, despite threats from terrorists and totalitarian governments, we keep our civil rights and human rights in place. In America we live in a free society and it is vital that it stays that way. As L. Ron Hubbard said:
One never observes the forced individual doing a job well, just as one never observes a forced society winning against an equally prosperous free society.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology Johannesburg

The Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology Johannesburg began with traditional African dancers in an exuberant performance. Speeches were given by various dignitaries including the South African Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology. Mr. David Miscavige gave the keynote address.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Church of Scientology Spain

The Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology Spain was quite a fancy affair. Tom Cruise made a speech in Spanish, there were human rights leaders and much more. You can read all about it, just click the title of this post above.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Scientology Beliefs: Man is basically good

In Scientology we believe that man is basically good. In the words of L. Ron Hubbard:
Man is basically good. Pain and social aberrations turn him away from high ethics, efficiency and happiness.
Scientology handles those things that turn man away from high ethics, efficiency and happiness. You can read more about this at What is Scientology?

Monday, August 14, 2006

Church of Scientology New York

After extensive renovation there was a very fancy Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology New York, where Mr. David Miscavige gave the keynote address. The address was transcribed and makes very interesting reading both as an introduction to Scientology and as useful data for Scientologists: Keynote Address by Mr. David Miscavige at the Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology New York

Sunday, August 13, 2006

New Scientology Church in San Francisco

The Church of Scientology of San Francisco got a new building and a very fancy grand opening that you can read all about here: Church of Scientology San Francisco Grand Opening

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Using Scientology in Life - the Student Hat & Study Technology

This morning I was listening to one of the lectures on study that is part of the course on Study Technology: (called the "Student Hat") and L. Ron Hubbard was talking about different methods of study. He pointed out that one of the most basic methods of study is observation. It sounds simple enough but how often do we get into a situation and just go blindly on trying to solve it when if we would just stand back a moment and take a good look we'd see what the real problem was.

So today at work I applied this and sure enough it worked. We were having a problem with getting certain files from the Internet to act correctly once we'd downloaded them. Some files would work fine and some wouldn't work at all. We did all sorts of things to try and debug the situation until finally I did what Mr. Hubbard suggested and I just took a look at the files (internally). Sure enough the ones that would not perform were corrupt and had the common denominator of having been uploaded by a new process whilst the files that performed correctly had been uploaded by hand.

It's amazing what a little bit of observation will do.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

A Fresh Opinion

Here is a newly created blog from Stan Dubin. He is blogging about his views on current events. It will be an interesting blog because he's going to present Scientology solutions to current world problems. I think this is a blog to watch: A Fresh Opinion: One Scientologist's view of Current Events

Thursday, August 03, 2006

A Definition of Truth

Here is an interesting viewpoint on truth:
Truth, as a manifestation of human conduct, would be the holding or voicing of
facts as one knows them and refusal to utter or hold statements contrary to what
one knows.
This was written by L. Ron Hubbard in his book Science of Survival.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Sunday, July 30, 2006

See Your Human Rights

Youth for Human Rights International just produced 30 public service announcements (PSAs), one for each of the rights laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can see some of them on the organizations home page (click the title of this blog entry). I have a DVD with all 30 PSAs on it and they are awesome. The quality is state-of-the-art and each ad gets the message across of what the featured human right is all about.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What you become

Here is something from the Personal Achievement Series of Lectures by L. Ron Hubbard:
Now it is very, very true that man has a very definite alignment with this law: That which you resist you become. There's another little clause that belongs on the bottom of it: if you lose.
Think about that one for a while and I'm sure you can see a lot of examples of the loser starting to look like or copy the mannerisms of the winner.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Way to Happiness Available on Jordanian Portal

The Way to Happiness is a common sense book containing guideline for the application of sound principles of conduct such as honesty, integrity, tolerance and competence.

I just found a Jordanian web portal that is offering a free download of the book in over 90 languages! Some of the languages I've never even heard of (like "Ewe" and "Kyrgyz"). I had no idea it had been translated so broadly.

Monday, July 24, 2006


In his book Science of Survival, L. Ron Hubbard said:
The highest form of security is confidence in one's self, in the future, in the group and in mankind

Because it can handle the reasons for not having confidence in one's self and others, Scientology can enable you to reach this high level of security.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Youth for Human Rights Vidcast

Youth for Human Rights now has a vidcast! The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ratified by the United Nations in 1948, form the foundation of everyone's most basic human rights. Youth for Human Rights has produced a visual presentation of each of the 30 human rights laid out by this document. The purpose of Youth for Human Rights International is to educate young people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.

If you are using iTunes, you can subscribe by selecting “Advanced/Subscribe to Podcast…” and entering the following URL: (note: I've had to chop it in half because it is so long, so you'll have to copy and paste the two parts separately and join them together. Make sure there is no space between the two parts once you paste them)

The full url is in this link: Youth for Human Rights Vidcast

If you are not able to view a vidcast, you may still view the public service announcements from the Youth for Human Rights website.

Friday, July 21, 2006

What is true for you

Here's another quote from L. Ron Hubbard:
What is true for you is what you have observed yourself. And when you lose that you have lost everything.
This is from the article called "Personal Integrity" and when you think about it, it makes sense that sticking with what you have observed and know to be true is the ultimate in integrity.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Impulse toward freedom

In his book Dianetics 55!, L. Ron Hubbard says:
Each and every impulse of freedom is an impulse toward sanity, toward health, toward happiness. every impulse toward slavery is an impulse in the direction of misery, disease and death.

I think if you look at the turmoil of the Middle East you will see the results of the impulse toward slavery - the slavery of ignorance and blind obedience. Countries such as Jordan, where freedom is promoted, are examples of how the impulse toward freedom can still exist even in such a region.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

What a wise man knows

Here is a cool quote from L. Ron Hubbard:

One can always know something about anything. It is a wise man who, confronted with conflicting data, realizes that he knows at least one thing -- that he doesn't know!

A useful quote. Use it next time you are reading a news story.

Friday, July 14, 2006

The Mind of a Free Man

Another great quote from L. Ron Hubbard is this one:
That mind which understands itself is the mind of a free man.

And the book that gives you the understanding you need is Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Church of Scientology's Anti-Drug Campaign Goes into High Gear

The Church of Scientology is about to expand it's anti-drug campaign to a whole new order of magnitude with the production of 10 drug information booklets in 20 languages. 10 million copies will be distributed: Church Of Scientology International Unleashes Global Assault On Drug Abuse

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


In his book "Understanding: The Universal Solvent", L. Ron Hubbard says, "The only richness there is, is understanding." How true that is. If there was more understanding between peoples in the Middle East, the world would be a much better place.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Stopping Child Slavery

Most people don't know that trafficking in child slaves is still alive and kicking in our modern world. People of goodwill everywhere need to know that it still exists so they can take steps to stop it. The Church of Scientology is a leading light in the fight against such abuse: European Human Rights Award Event Focuses On Putting An End To Modern Day Slavery

Monday, July 10, 2006

Tom Cruise was right: Psychiatry is a pseudo Science

Last year Tom Cruise made some rather damning statements about psychiatry, saying that it was a pseudo-science. Well, it seems that psychiatrists are determined to prove him right. Here is a video of psychiatrists openly admitting (and even laughing about it) that they have no tests to show that any of their "diseases" and "syndromes" exist and that none of them have ever cured anyone of anything: Psychiatry, No Science and No Cures

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

This is Scientology

I just came across this great presentation of what Scientology is and what it does in the world to make the world a better place: This is Scientology.

This is actually a transcript extracted from a DVD that is available here: This is Scientology DVD.

I highly recommend both the text presentation and the DVD.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Scientolgy Community Podcast

A podcast of news and matters of interest to Scientologists is now available at: New Civilization Podcast. There is also a very good links page to sites that cover all sorts of Scientology related matters: Scientology New Civilization Podcast - Links .

If you are using iTunes, you can subscribe by selecting “Advanced/Subscribe to Podcast…” and entering the following URL:

If you are not using iTunes then just go to the website:

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Scientology Parishioners League

The Scientology Parishioners League just upgraded their website. It looks great and contains data on Scientology that you won't find anywhere else.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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

I've noticed that the number of "What is Scientology?" questions I've seen lately on social search sites like Yahoo Answers is phenomenal. Well, the answer is on the What is Scientology? site.

The site is basically an entire book online. I don't think there is a single sensible question that it doesn't answer.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Church Of Scientology Of Budapest Sponsors The Fifth Annual Hungarian Anti-Drug Marathon

The Church of Scientology of Budapest sponsored the 5th Annual Hungarian Anti-Drug Marathon, but to call it a marathon is a vast understatement because this event covered 2,088 kilometers which is almost 50 marathons! That's a lot of running!

You can read the details here: Church Of Scientology Of Budapest Sponsors The Fifth Annual Hungarian Anti-Drug Marathon.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Scientology Volunteer Ministers get to work in Indonesia

Shortly after news of the devastating earthquake in Indonesia which killed over 6,000 people was heard around the world, a call was put out for Volunteer Ministers. They responded fast and here is news of the team's disaster relief work: Scientology Volunteer Ministers Disaster Relief In Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Call To Action - Indonesia

A call to action has been issued for Scientology Volunteer Ministers who can help with disaster relief after the devastating earthquake in Indonesia. Relief efforts are being coordinated by the Church of Scientology of Perth, Australia.

Details of the call to action and who to contact can be found here: Call to Action - Scientology Volunteer Ministers Needed in Indonesia . If you are a trained VM then get busy and if you are not trained but can help then you can be trained rapidly. If you can't be there but can help with a donation then go here: Volunteer Ministers Donations

Friday, May 26, 2006

The Dianetics Racing Team

The link above is to a cool story about a new addition to NASCAR, the Dianetics Racing Team. I've met the driver, Kenton Gray, and I have to say he is extremely enthusiastic about racing. Good luck to him in the coming season!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Church of Scientology of Milano Expands

Milano (or Milan in English) is a major European city in northern Italy. The church there has had tremendous expansion over the years and is one of the biggest Scientology churches in the world. They recently opened an additional building in the heart of the city: The Church of Scientology of Milano Opens a New Life Improvement Center.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Human Rights Workshop

As anyone who follows this blog will know, Scientologists are not only interested in Human Rights but we actively promote them and the Church runs probably the largest Human Rights educational program in the world.

As part of taking responsibility for Human Rights around the world the Church of Scientology European Office for Public Affairs & Human Rights often sponsors Human Rights events. One such was the recent Workshop On Human Rights In Bulgaria.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Happy Birthday Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

The book that started it all was Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, published on May 9th, 1950. It was the breakthroughs introduced in this book and the application of those breakthroughs that made it a best seller and brought people by the score knocking on L. Ron Hubbard's door wanting to know more. Further developments and discoveries using the techniques of Dianetics then led to the development of Scientology.

Now, 56 years later, as I told you yesterday, the book is still a best seller. It's not surprising when you consider that despite the huge changes in technology and advances in other scientific fields people are still trying to solve the same problems. Well, the solution has been around for 56 years and is still totally applicable today.

The books covers:
  • The real reason for unexplained pains, negative emotions and unhappy relationships in your life.
  • Exactly what is destroying your belief in yourself and how Dianetics helps you get rid of it so you become more you;
  • The precise technology that blows away the barriers in your life - forever.
And I can tell you from personal experience that Dianetics does all that and more. My life before and after Dianetics was like night and day. So check it out!: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

Monday, May 08, 2006

Dianetics still as popular as ever

After 56 years, the book that started it all, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" is still as popular as ever: With 56th Anniversary Nearing, Dianetics Speeds toward 22 Million in Sales.

I first came across the book in 1977. I read it and it made so much sense that at first I thought, "well, isn't this what they do in psychology?" A friend who had a degree in psychology explained to me how psychology had no clue what the mind was and was basically a matter of passing fads: Today it's "penis envy" tomorrow it's "a chemical imbalance" and the day after it's "potty training". I was at university at the time and I recall asking another student who was studying psychology about that subject, "It's alright if you like electrocuting rats," was his only comment.

So my viewpoint on Dianetics changed and I paid more attention to it. After I received some Dianetic counseling myself I was convinced: This stuff works! So on the anniversary of the book (which is tomorrow, May 9th), do yourself a favor, get the book, read it and then use it!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

A Scientology Blog from the San Francisco Bay

My friend just sent me a link to her blog. She and her husband recently moved to the San Francisco area and she's started blogging: A Scientology Blog from the San Francisco Bay

The Truth About Drugs Website

The mission statement of the Truth About Drugs website states:
“Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” is a community drug education and drug prevention program initiated by the Church of Scientology International. It educates youth and adults about the facts of drugs so they can make informed choices to remain drug-free.
An individual making his own choice based on factual information is far more effective than a law that threatens jail or a fine and only through truthful education on the facts of drugs can an individual make a rational decision. That is the secret behind the success of the world-wide "Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life" campaign.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Church of Scientology Toronto, Canada

Toronto is a city in Canada that prides itself on its diversity, tolerance, cleanliness and beauty. The city itself has a website just brimming with data on tourism, business opportunities and much more: City of Toronto.

The Church of Scientology of Toronto reflects the multicultural, peaceful and tolerant nature of the city and does its part to forward these values in the community: Church of Scientology of Toronto.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Church of Scientology San Francisco, California

San Francisco is another beautiful Californian city, the city by the bay, home of the world famous Golden Gate Bridge and Ghirardelli Chocolate (yum).

The Church building is an historic landmark, built in 1909, it was the original Trans-America building. You can see how the building has been restored to its former glory and find out more about the church and its activities by visiting the website: Announcing the new Church of Scientology of San Francisco.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Church of Scientology San Diego, California

San Diego is a beautiful coastal city in Southern California. It has great weather, a wonderful climate and is one of the safest cities in the US.

The Church of Scientology San Diego has the goal to provide real help to its diverse community and bring greater spiritual awareness to each person in it.

The Church has a great Flash presentation about Scientology on its home page. Check it out and learn all about Scientology: Church of Scientology San Diego.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Church of Scientology of Tampa, Florida

Many Churches of Scientology have their own websites and I'm going to feature several of them. The first to be featured is the Church of Scientology of Tampa, Florida.

Tampa is a pretty city in Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. The Church of Scientology of Tampa is a large church catering to its diverse community and church members do a great deal to improve the city and help when help is needed. With hurricane season fast approaching that help will probably once again be very needed: Church of Scientology of Tampa.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre has a new website

The Celebrity Centre website has been revamped and it looks great. Currently there is an interview with the lovely Kelly Preston: Kelly Preston Interview.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Scientology as Philosophy (7)

Aesthetics is defined as the study of beauty or more specifically the branch of philosophy dealing with the study of aesthetic values.

L. Ron Hubbard himself was an artist and thought very highly of artists. He even said,
"The elevation of a culture can be measured directly by the numbers of its
people working in the field of aesthetics."

He considered art and aesthetics that important. You can read about his work in the field in this article: L. Ron Hubbard: Art and Philosophy of Art.

He also wrote a book on the subject of art called, as you might have guessed, "Art". You can find out more about it here: Art by L. Ron Hubbard.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Scientology Silent Birth

I just saw another stupid article by some moron who, rather than take the time to do a bit of simple research, wrote a pile of "controversial" nonsense on the subject of Silent Birth. Well now the media has no excuse for getting it wrong because there is an entire website devoted to the subject of Silent Birth.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Australia

With another cyclone about to hit the Australian coast (Far north Queensland readies for cyclone Monica onslaught) I'm sure the Volunteer Ministers will be ready to give any aid needed. They were there helping after Cyclone Larry hit in March and I'm sure they'll be helping for "Monica".

Monday, April 17, 2006

Scientology As A Philosophy (6)

One important part of Scientology Ethics are the Condition Formulas. A condition is an operating state. For example a business is doing a bit better than it was before so it is in a "Normal" condition. A ship about to hit an iceberg is in a "Danger" condition.

A Condition Formula is a sort of recipe for handling the existing condition and moving into a better one. For example, if you had just gotten another speeding ticket and one more will mean your license may be suspended then you need to take steps not just to avoid the problems of a suspended license but also the fact that you are driving recklessly. The Danger formula gives you the steps to handle the immediate danger and then to reorganize your life so the condition is completely handled and won't reoccur.

There is a very good course that trains you on what the conditions are, what the formulas are and how to apply them: How to Improve Conditions in Life Course.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Scientology As A Philosophy (5)

Another part of philosophy is ethics. The term "Ethics" is usually defined as a study of moral standards and how they affect conduct or a system of moral principles or rules. This is a very limited concept and confuses ethics with morals when in fact they are two different things.

Scientology ethics, explained L. Ron Hubbard, are reason. They provide the means by which men conduct themselves toward their long-term survival, the survival of their families, their groups, their planet and more. Implicit within the subject is the recognition that all things are, to one degree or another, interdependent upon all else and that only by constantly considering the survival of the many can the individual ensure his own survival.

Scientology Ethics is a very practical thing and is oriented around survival as an interdependent activity. So, for example, destroying a rain forest may help increase the profits of a logging company or may help a poor farmer gain some land on which to grow crops, but in the long run it is destructive to the planet because now the trees are not changing carbon dioxide into oxygen and water and it is destructive to the farmer because dead trees will not cause the rain that is needed to grow the crops of the poor farmer. So to determine if an act is ethical or not one must take into account all the consequences and everything that is impacted.

Much of the Ethics of Scientology is covered in the book: Introduction to Scientology Ethics

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Scientology Volunteer Ministers in India

Although the tsunami has gone, the people still need help, and a group of French VMs are continuing to assist the people of Pondicherry, India: Scientology Volunteer Minister of Pondicherry Provide Practical Tools to the youth of the Area

Monday, April 10, 2006

Story from A Scientology Volunteer Minister Who Was There

Here is another story of a VM who was involved in disaster recovery after the South Asian Tsunami and who went on to do work in Brazil: Scientology Volunteer Ministers Who Were There (part 2)

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Scientology as a Philosophy (4)

In my humble opinion, the Scientology Logics are a work of genius and if I'd come up with them I'd probably have sat back on my laurels and been quite happy to boast about them for the rest of my life, but not L. Ron Hubbard. He continued to refine the subject of Logic and make it even more workable and in 1970 he made a major breakthrough, writing the first article in a series that became known as the "Data Series". The Data Series contains the ultimate definition of logic, foolproof methods to find the cause of a situation (whether good or bad) and solve it. Perhaps the full ramifications of "to find the cause of a situation and solve it" aren't immediately obvious to you, but think of this: What would happen if you could solve world hunger? If you could find the cause of a war and thereby stop the war from continuing? If you could spot the source of a social problem and handle it? The Data Series provides the tools to do all those things and much, much more.

So, returning to my original intent, the area of philosophy called Logic is amply covered by Scientology.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Scientology as a Philosophy (3)

One branch of philosophy is "Logic". Logic means "a system of reasoning" or "the branch of philosophy that deals with the theory of reasoning and aims to distinguish good from bad reasoning." Unfortunately the subject of logic has become overly complicated and has been made rather esoteric by modern philosophers. They've taken a very practical subject and made it into something only philosopher would be interested in.

L. Ron Hubbard approached the subject of Logic from a completely practical viewpoint. He wanted to investigate something (initially the subject of man and his spiritual nature) and come up with answers that would lead to improvements in the lot of man. So in 1951 he wrote down what he used and this became The Logics. These are a method of thinking and could be called "how to think". They begin by defining knowledge and how to define the terms used in any area of knowledge, then they move into the field of analyzing and evaluating data, resolving problems and end with a method to resolve the broad activities of man.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Disaster Relief In Queensland, Australia

Disaster relief efforts in the wake of the strongest cyclone ever to hit Australia continue. Here is a report on what the Scientology VMs are doing: Scientology Volunteer Ministers Disaster Relief In Queensland, Australia Report of 25th March, 2006.

Help is still needed so if you can help click on the link and at the bottom of the article are email addresses you can contact.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Scientology as a Philosophy (2)

In "The Story of Philosophy", Will Durant lists the branches of philosophy as logic (study of methods of thinking or reasoning), epistemology (study of the nature, origin, and scope of knowledge.), ethics (study of right and wrong), aesthetics (study of art and beauty), and metaphysics (study of the nature of reality). Students of philosophy may argue over this and the definitions I've given, but I'm trying to keep this simple.

Most philosophies are closely associated with a particular philosopher and so in Ancient Greek philosophy we have the pre-Socratic and post-Socratic periods, named after the great philosopher Socrates, who (along with his pupil Plato) revolutionized philosophy with the "Socratic Method". Similarly the philosophy of Scientology was developed by L. Ron Hubbard, American author, educator and humanitarian.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Scientology as a Philosophy (1)

Few people have an good understanding of the word "Philosophy", so when someone says that Scientology is an Applied Religious Philosophy it doesn't really mean much to the average person. So in my next few blog entries, I'd like to explain what philosophy means and how Scientology fits into the definition.

Philosophy is commonly defined as "the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence" or "the rational investigation of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics" or "the use of reason in understanding such things as the nature of reality and existence, the use and limits of knowledge and the principles that govern and influence moral judgment."

You can probably see that something which attempts to study, understand and explain the nature of reality and existence is going to end up in the field of religion.

Friday, March 24, 2006

L. Ron Hubbard Birthday Celebration

March 13 is the birthday of the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard. It is celebrated all over the world by Scientologists and non-Scientologists who have benefited from the discoveries he made. It starts with a huge event in Clearwater, Florida which is then replayed at events all over the world in the following weeks. These events are spectacular, and this year was no exception. You can read more about it here: L. Ron Hubbard Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

On-Line Human Rights Conference

A 5 day Human Rights conference, beginning on the 27th of February, will be occurring on-line using cutting edge Internet technology. You can be part of it. Read this article and at the bottom is a link to the site where you can register: Innovative On-line Human Rights Seminar Announced.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Human Rights Film European Premiere in Brussels

The film that won the Humanitarian Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival gets its European Premiere tomorrow at the Church of Scientology International European Human Rights Office in Brussels:

Human Rights Film European Premiere in Brussels

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Scientology and Human Rights

The Church of Scientology has always been an advocate of Human Rights for all. If one man or woman is deprived of their rights then to some degree we are all deprived. The Church has therefore set up Human Rights Offices and created Human Rights Campaigns to promote this very important issue.

The Church's major Human Rights center in Europe is the Church of Scientology International European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Train Brazilian Officials

The effectiveness of Scientology VMs in providing effective help in disastrous situations (such as 9/11, the Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina) has become so well known that many different agencies responsible for public safety in countries all over the world have requested training in the techniques the VMs use. Here is a story about such a training program in Brazil: Scientology Volunteer Ministers Train Brazilian Officials

Friday, February 10, 2006

Scientology President Calls On Religions To Unite To Eradicate Drug Pandemic

The Church of Scientology has long been a leading anti-drug force in the world. It reaches more people with its drug-free life message than even governments. Last year alone the Church's campaign brought the anti-drug message to close to 50 million people. And all this is financed by Church members.

Here is an article with more data and statistics on the effectiveness of the campaign: Scientology President Calls On Religions To Unite To Eradicate Drug Pandemic

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Sign the Human Rights Petition

The Church of Scientology is promoting a petition asking for the implementation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights by governments: Human Rights Is A Family Affair . You can sign the petition online also, just follow the link above and at the bottom of the page there is a link to the online petition.