Thursday, September 25, 2008

What the Church of Scientology wants its members to do - 2

A few posts ago I told you about the human rights activities that the Church of Scientology encourages its members to get involved with. In this post I'm going to talk about the the anti-drug campaign that the Church encourages us to support.

To begin with here is an article on the New York Coordinator for the Foundation for a Drug-Free World: Scientologists In Action: Meghan Fialkoff. This is a great interview where Meghan shares her reasons for helping keep kids and adults of drugs. I particularly like her comment: "When you know there are things going on in the world which are heading in a bad direction, and you know you have the exact tools to handle those situations, help people, and save lives, if you then don't do anything about it you are the one who has to live with that."


Anonymous said...

Hi Grahame! Love your blog, as always.

I think a lot of people, especially some who are curious about Scientology but are still sort-of sitting on the fence about it, should know that the ways one can contribute to these noble goals are as varied as the imagination can make it.

Scientology principles apply in virtually any and every aspect of existence one can think of, so there's unlimited ways for Scientologists to express themselves while still working for the greater good.

Scientologists can also contribute indirectly to these important causes like human rights and ending drug addiction. I hope anyone reading this blog understands that if their "thing" is biology, astronomy, painting, sculpture, writing, archaeology, carpentry, or horticulture, they can still direct their skills and interests towards the greater good on all the Dynamics even without getting directly hands-on involved in anti-drug programs.

(One example would be a Scientologist indie filmmaker I know who makes certain that some sort of anti-drug message appears in every project he does.)

Grahame said...

Hey Crystal,

I'm glad you like my blog. I just took a look at your new blog and it is cool!

I hope my post didn't give the impression that the programs the Church supports are somehow mandatory for Scientologists to contribute to or be part of, because that is not the case.

These are volunteer activities and you can only encourage people to volunteer. Many Scientologists do get involved in these activities because (from my observation) people who have been Scientologists for more than a few years tend to develop a social conscience and a desire to help their fellow man.