Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Story of Human Rights

They are vital to us all. Without them we are not free, there is no justice, we cannot speak our mind, we can be starved, we can be controlled against our will and worse. Yet many people have no idea what Human Rights are.

So what are Human Rights? Where did the idea come from? What do they have to do with you and your everyday life?

This amazing vidoe tells you all that in just a few minutes. It's like a mini documentary and it's both interesting and entertaining:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The end of the world is ... not

Well, 6pm on May the 21st, 2011 has come and gone and we are still here. Just in case the end really was on the way my wife and I had a really good lunch and then went shopping in the afternoon. After all, when you only have a few hours left you have to make the most of it.

But all joking aside, it sort of amazes me that so many people actually want the world to end. Is this world so bad that the apocalypse is to be so desired? I know it's not perfect but whatever the bad conditions, we can do something about it and make some improvement. Personally I enjoy my life, my family, my friends, my possessions, mankind, the birds, the animals, even (some of) the insects. To me the world is what we make it, so if you are dissatisfied, do something about it.

Anyway, just some brief thoughts I wanted to get down now that we know the predictions of the end have turned out to be so wro...

Friday, May 06, 2011

Meet a Scientologist Video: My Friend Cindy

There are now over 200 videos in the Meet a Scientologist series. These are short (1 - 2 minutes) videos of everyday Scientologists who tell you a bit about their lives and the difference Scientology has made to them.

There is a new one out featuring a friend of mine: Cindy Gainsforth. Check it out and see what she has to say about Scientology (or in this case Dianetics) and what it has done for her.

It's appropriate that in her video Cindy is talking about Dianetics, because the 61st anniversary of the publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is rapidly approaching.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Dianetics: 61st Anniversary

May 9th is the 61st anniversary of the publication of the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

If you've never read the book then you don't have a sufficient understanding of your greatest asset so that you can use it to its fullest extent. So what is your greatest asset? Your mind.

The human mind is an amazing thing. Just take a look around you right at this minute and notice how much of what you see was created by the human mind. From where I sit at the kitchen table I see the walls, floor and ceiling. I see the fridge, the stove, the table, the lamps, the cupboards, etc., etc. About the only things not created by the human mind are the potted plants, and even they were put there by the human mind.

You use your mind 365/24/7. It is needed for your livelihood, for your fun, for your dreams and even to tie your shoes. So it seems that this mind of yours is pretty important.

So how much do you know about it? Do you know as much about it as you do your car or your computer or even your fridge? The answer is most likely: no. In fact you probably know very little about your mind.

Do you know:
- How your mind works?
- How to use it effectively?
- How to repair and maintain it?

If your answer is "no", "sort of", "maybe", "I guess", anything other than a 100% certain "yes" then you need to read Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, because that is where the answers lie.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

A Quick Tour of the KCET Studios

Here's a quick video tour of the KCET studios in Los Angeles that the Church of Scientology just acquired: