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