Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Meet a Scientologist

There's a cool new function on the Scientology.org site. If you go to the video channel and click "Beliefs and Practices", you can "meet a Scientologist". It's basically a group of videos real-life Scientologists made to tell you about them, their lives and generally what they do. Anyway, it's cool, so check it out


J.R. LeMar said...

Is this blog like an official representation of the COS, or is this just something you choose to set up on your own?

Julia said...

This blog just expresses my personal opinions - stuff I personally like or think. It's not an official representation of anything other than myself.

J.R. LeMar said...

You've mentioned before that your boyfriend is a COS minister. Do you work in the church, too? Or any of your family?

Julia said...

Hi J.R.

I don't work for the church at all. I've done some volunteer work in the past, but nothing right now. My family doesn't work for the church either. Just my boyfriend. Did you have any other questions about this?

:) Julia

J.R. LeMar said...

Did you go to one of the Scientologist schools? And do you have many non-Scientologist friends?
If so, have any of their attitudes towards you changed in the past year, since all of the "COS vs Anonymous" stuff started getting so much media attention? And, because of that, are you more hesitant in regards to revealing that part of your life to new people when you meet them?

Julia said...

Hi JR,

I did go to a school that applies the study principles described in the works of L. Ron Hubbard. I hesitate to call it a "Scientologist school" as the principles and ideas are non-secular.

I do have quite a few non-Scientologist friends. I don't think I'd have them as friends if their attitudes changed about me because some weird people in masks protest my religion.

I am not hesitant to reveal that I am a Scientologist. Actually, the conflict has made me more willing to tell people, as I like the reactions I get. There is too much silly, false information about Scientology out there for Scientologists to be shy when asked about their religion. If you can't stand up and be proud about your religion, why are you involved in it anyway? That's how I feel, anyway.

Thanks for asking such great questions! Sorry it's taken me so long to answer - I've been crazy busy with my birthday, changing jobs and the holidays.


J.R. LeMar said...

And thank YOU for answering my questions, when you can.

And happy belated birthday and congrats on the new job.