Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Birthday L. Ron Hubbard!

L. Ron Hubbard
Today is a day of celebration for Scientologists all over the world because it marks the 100th birthday of the founder of our religion: L. Ron Hubbard.

And it's not just members of the Church of Scientology who are happy about what LRH did for us, millions of others have benefited from his discoveries in the fields of education, business administration, drug rehabilitation, criminal rehabilitation and morals.

So today is truly a day of celebration for millions of people all over the world.

So I just wanted to say: Happy Birthday Ron!!!!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Church of Scientology Moscow Grand Opening

Yet another new Church of Scientology just opened, this time in Moscow. That makes 20 such churches opened in the last five years.

We have quite a bit of slang in Scientology and one such bit is "org". It's short for "organization" and means a Church. The new org in Moscow is an "Ideal Org", meaning that it was architected and designed from the ground up as an ideal center for Scientology in its area.

There has been a Church of Scientology in Moscow since 1993, but this newly opened building is much bigger than the previous one and is, as I mentioned, an "Ideal Org".

You can read about it here: Church of Scientology Opens New Church
in the Heart of Moscow
, see what Russian dignitaries and members of the government had to say and see a ton of pictures of the ceremony and the new building.

I'll leave you with what a member of the Russian Federation’s Public Chamber had to say at the grand opening: “Scientologists work to see that all have the right to thought, to practice religion and to rejoice. You work to see that all people have the right to assemble, the right to establish and support their own churches and organizations; that they have the freedom to think for themselves and to the expression of their thoughts and ideas. These freedoms are the very manifestation of the individual spirit. So it is important that we rejoice today, for this is a glorious day in the name of freedom for all of Russia.”

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Scientology: Abuses and Injustices.

If you get into trouble in Scientology then what do you do? If you see something going on that you feel is wrong, how do you handle it?

Maybe you get fired from your position in the Church for something you didn't really do. Or maybe it's not that simple. Maybe a lot of things went on, some of which you were responsible for and some of which you weren't, but in the end you were the one who got clobbered. Maybe it's so bad that you actually get expelled from the Church. Or maybe you see someone getting in trouble and you know they are not to blame but you feel like you'll get hit if you open your mouth.

So what do you do?

In our current society it is hard to handle an injustice. More often than not, the "justice" system seems to be run for the benefit of the rich. After all, they are the ones who can afford the expensive attorneys.

The word "recourse" means "a turning or applying to a person or thing for aid or security." In Scientology there are many methods of recourse. The simplest is to write a report of what is going on and send it to the people whose job it is to handle the situation. The least simple could be getting the highest authority in the Church to convene a full investigation into the situation.

Whatever method you use, the truth is that there are many, many ways to handle any abuse or injustice and there are lots of people who have successfully done just that. Even people who have "gone over to the dark side" and have publicly attacked the Church have been able to handle their situations and get back into good standing.

How did they manage it? Well, there is now a website spotlighting the personal stories of people who were in such a situation and what they did to handle it. The accounts are in their own words and show that it can be done.

Check out Truth Be Told and tell me what you think.