Monday, July 31, 2006

Are things Complex?

There is a quote that L. Ron Hubbard wrote which is:

"All things are complex when they are poorly understood." - L. Ron Hubbard.

To me, this quote is applicable to everything, be it work, games, or Scientology. If you really want to know about what Scientology is, and it seems complex or mysterious, get a book written by Mr. Hubbard that explains it. Some such books are
"What is Scientology?" or "Dianetics - The Modern Science of Mental Health" or "Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought". If Scientology seems complicated to you, check these books out so you can get a better understanding of what it's all about.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Centre speaks about Scientology

Here is a presentation called "This is Scientology" delivered by the Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Centre - which is the management body over all Scientology organizations. This speech was given on August 7th 2004, and it goes over what Scientology is and what it stands for. It's pretty darn cool, so check it out!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Quote from Child Dianetics

There is a book that L. Ron Hubbard wrote about the raising of children called Child Dianetics. My parents applied the data in this book to me as I grew up... and I like to think that I came out all right. Here's a quote from Child Dianetics that I think is really cool:

"The sweetness and love of a child is preserved only so long as he can exert his own self-determinism. You interrupt that and to a degree you interrupt his life." - L. Ron Hubbard.

This link has more info on Child Dianetics.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Say No To Drugs Campaign in Italy

The Scientology "Say No to Drugs - Yes to Life" campaign is in full swing in Italy right now as Scientology volunteers man informational booths that let kids know the mental and physical effects of drugs. They also clean up the city parks by removing syringes that could contain life-threatening diseases to the children that play in these same parks. These dedicated volunteers are part of an international movement of Scientologists who have distributed over 8 million booklets and almost 49 million drug education flyers in 53 countries. This campaign has been educating millions on the effects of drugs, which could very well save their lives when facing pressure from peers or the environment.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Safeguard the Environment

Scientologists are involved in several different humanitarian activities. One of which is applying the various points in the book written by L. Ron Hubbard - The Way to Happiness, one of which is Safeguard and Improve the Environment. Volunteers internationally are applying this precept to their lives in efforts to help clean up the environment and keep it that way. There's information about this on the site: www.scientology.com.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

The Hubbard College of Administration

The Hubbard College of Administration is a secular college that teaches L. Ron Hubbard's administrative technologies to anyone who would like an administrative degree.

It states as it's mission:
"The Hubbard College of Administration International is dedicated to the creation of a sane and stable world in which productive individuals are able to prosper."

This college is where the future and current leaders of industry go to learn the administrative technologies that L. Ron Hubbard documented.
Check out the website!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)

WISE is a group of companies run by those who want to use L. Ron Hubbard's management technology in their businesses. This technology has proved workable for both the churches of Scientology and for regular, everyday companies. The members of WISE are a diverse group, from presidents of advertising companies to owners of auto repair shops. These members have found that Mr. Hubbard's technology is so useful, that they can apply it to many ordinary organizations, from a Boy Scout troop, governmental agency or industrial giant - with tremendous results.

Check out
this website - www.wise.org.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Third Annual Youth for Human Rights World Tour!

The Scientology sponsored group Youth for Human Rights is making it's third annual world tour throughout the month of July and in to August! This links to the specifics!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Is Scientology a Religion?

Mr. Irving Hexham, religious scholar, explains in this article why Scientology is in fact a religion. He gives the following definition on religion, which is:
"a set of institutionalized rituals identified with a tradition and expressing and/or evoking sacral sentiments directed at a divine or trans-divine focus seen in the context of the human phenomenological environment and at least partially described by myths or by myths and doctrines." This definition was given by Ninian Smart.

Then he defines a church as:
"1 A church is a conventional religious organization.
"2 A sect is a deviant religious organization with traditional beliefs and practices.
"3 A cult is a deviant religious organization with novel beliefs and practices."
These definitions were excerpted from Stark and Bainbridge's work A Theory of Religion.

Mr. Hexham states:
"When I was first asked to pass judgment on the religious nature of Scientology I conducted a small random sample survey of people participating in the activities of the Church of Scientology in Vancouver, B.C., Canada (1978). The results of this survey plus qualitative interviews with Ms. Davidson, a number of other local Scientologists, and an examination of a number of key texts published by the movement convinced me that in terms of Ninian Smart's definition Scientology is a religion. Looking at the data again it should also be noted that Scientology also qualifies as a religion in terms of Stark and Bainbridge's definition.
"Thus in terms of two standard and widely used definitions of religion there is no doubt that the Church of Scientology at that time qualified as a religion. I have no reason to believe that in the last twenty years things have changed. In fact, if anything the religious aspects of Scientology have increased."

Check out the full article

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Some New Scientology Websites

I found some new Scientology websites that I'd like to share. They specifically have to do with certain programs that Scientologists make donations to support. They are:

www.drugfreemarshals.org - which is an international youth drug education program that educates kids from 6 years old and up on the negative effects of drugs.

www.youthforhumanrights.org - an international program which educates and promotes human rights both to children and to adults in all countries of the worlds. Several countries have adopted the objectives of this program as their own.

http://www.humanrightsandtolerance.org/ - an international program which spearheads human rights in all countries of this planet. It helps support other human rights programs, as well as having their own program to handle intolerance and violations of human rights.

There are many many other humanitarian programs that Scientology is involved in. I have linked to the ones that I know of - but it's likely that there are more. To get more info on other humanitarian projects Scientology is involved in, check out
www.scientology.com.

Friday, July 14, 2006

The Aims of Scientology

"A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology." - L. Ron Hubbard

Thursday, July 13, 2006

How Dianetics has helped me.

I thought I'd share how Dianetics has helped me personally.

When I was 16, I hit a point in my life where I didn't know what I should be doing, where I was going, and even why I was still living. I wasn't about to kill myself or anything crazy like that, but I basically hit a depression. At this time in my life, I started receiving Scientology spiritual counseling - called
auditing. I enjoyed it and it made me feel happier. There were still times when I was depressed, but I was much happier overall. Then I read the book Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health and received the spiritual counseling that the book lays out. During this period of time, I could finally rise above the depression, the doubt and worry, and work out where I was going in life and why I can continue to exist. This was a huge breakthrough for me.

I think I could honestly say that if I had not gotten this spiritual counseling, I would most likely be either dead right now, or headed that way. As an added bonus, since my Dianetic auditing, I have not only not been depressed, but I am happier, my reaction time is better, my ability to duplicate things has gone up, and I feel I'm more myself.

Mr. L. Ron Hubbard wrote this incredible book and laid out these tools for people to use. I hope anyone and everyone takes advantage of them.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

How do you combat stress, anxiety and depression?

Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health has the tools you need to fight against stress, depression, anxiety and details the source and how to handle all of human abberation.

Check it out!

Monday, July 10, 2006

New Podcasts!

There's a podcast about Scientology going on at http://www.newcivilizationpodcast.org/. For all you smart techies out there - this should be easy, for computer dummies like me, I'll explain what this thing is all about as soon as my dad explains it to me (it's over email, so it may take a couple days). For the adventurous and/or smart sorts, feel free to check it out.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

"All the happiness you ever find lies in you" - L. Ron Hubbard