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Why Religion Matters Now More Than Ever

Religious Freedom

October 13, 2017

Why Religion Matters Now More Than Ever

More than ever in these tumultuous times, Man needs knowledge of his own spirituality and a higher state to reach for as a...

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Have the Trolls Really Won the Internet?—A Story of Good vs. Evil

Have the Trolls Really Won the Internet?—A Story of Good vs. Evil

A handful of people covertly create an illusion of “millions.” Their aim is to create a snowball of negativity that takes...

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Passion Without Compassion is Oppression

Tolerance

October 11, 2017

Passion Without Compassion is Oppression

If you make an enemy of those whose ideas are not the same as yours, they will do everything they can to stop you. I can guarantee...

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Why I’m a Scientologist

Tolerance

October 9, 2017

Why I’m a Scientologist

Every so often, I experience something odd. Someone will come along and insist that I defend my beliefs. They usually have...

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“We Stand Together” Manchester

Tolerance

October 8, 2017

“We Stand Together” Manchester

The message was not one of anger or hatred, nor did it call for vengeance or retribution. The message did not exclude or label...

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Scientology and Conspiracy: The Real Story

Scientology and Conspiracy: The Real Story

Perhaps you’ve come across “the real story” about Scientology on your Facebook feed, television screen or on some tabloid...

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We Scientologists Aren’t Biting the Hate-Bait

We Scientologists Aren’t Biting the Hate-Bait

How does a person communicate with others? What are his actions, attitudes, and accomplishments? These are what a Scientologist...

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Why Religious Freedom is Under Attack

Religious Freedom

October 6, 2017

Why Religious Freedom is Under Attack

Most world religions share a common purpose, whether it’s acknowledging spirituality, encouraging humanitarianism or preaching...

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The Rohingya and Ethnic Cleansing—What Do They Say About Us?

Tolerance

October 5, 2017

The Rohingya and Ethnic Cleansing—What Do They Say About Us?

The sad truth is that racial, religious and ethnic hatreds are alive and well in the 21st century and many new crimes are...

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Hate Speech: Why More Communication—Not Less—Is the Answer

Tolerance

October 1, 2017

Hate Speech: Why More Communication—Not Less—Is the Answer

I agree that hate speech has no place in civil discourse, but when people are afraid to communicate at all about entire subjects...

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Why “Sticks and Stones” Should Be the New College Creed

Tolerance

September 30, 2017

Why “Sticks and Stones” Should Be the New College Creed

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” has fallen on hard times in American...

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My Scientology Mom, Who Talks to Strangers and Helps Indiscriminately

Scientology Religion

September 30, 2017

My Scientology Mom, Who Talks to Strangers and Helps Indiscriminately

I honestly don’t know how she does it. It takes commitment to be on call the way she is. It takes commitment to travel away...

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The Truth About Islam, and Why What Your Book of Worship Is Doesn’t Matter to Me

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 29, 2017

The Truth About Islam, and Why What Your Book of Worship Is Doesn’t Matter to Me

When one has traveled and mingled with the peoples of Earth, one quickly realizes that just about anyone—no matter his or...

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An Open Letter from a Scientologist & Black Man to Tampa Bay Times Bigots

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 28, 2017

An Open Letter from a Scientologist & Black Man to Tampa Bay Times Bigots

You see, I understand I am just another “nigger,” and you know what is best for me. You deem yourself my Master. You are...

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How One Spiritual Outlook Could Solve the Planet’s Worst Problems

Tolerance

September 28, 2017

How One Spiritual Outlook Could Solve the Planet’s Worst Problems

Even if it’s not true—and I believe it is—wouldn’t it make a better world?

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The “Secret” Practice of Scientology

Scientology Religion

September 26, 2017

The “Secret” Practice of Scientology

He was hoping for some weird, juicy secret stuff from an insider but I had to disappoint him. Nothing there to tell. After...

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Something’s Being Done About Hate Speech on Reddit

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 26, 2017

Something’s Being Done About Hate Speech on Reddit

In an experiment designed to combat hate, Reddit shut down some of their more hateful “subreddits,” or forums dedicated...

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Bigotry—I Just Won’t Do That Anymore

Tolerance

September 25, 2017

Bigotry—I Just Won’t Do That Anymore

That’s the importance of religion, to me. And I know it’s true because I experienced it at that interfaith meeting. And...

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Why Religious Freedom and Equality Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Tolerance

September 22, 2017

Why Religious Freedom and Equality Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

The Justice Department has waded into a Supreme Court case involving a Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake...

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Should Religion Be Taught in Schools?

Religious Literacy

September 22, 2017

Should Religion Be Taught in Schools?

We have all seen headlines of angry parents storming school board meetings protesting that their little Johnny was being illegally...

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Religious Unity in the Wake of Disaster—Will it Prevail?

Tolerance

September 21, 2017

Religious Unity in the Wake of Disaster—Will it Prevail?

Religious freedom is quite literally the bedrock value on which the United States was founded and I argue it is in no small...

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Cassini—How a Mission to Saturn Became a Triumph Over Evil

Tolerance

September 20, 2017

Cassini—How a Mission to Saturn Became a Triumph Over Evil

On October 15, 1997, NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency together launched the Cassini-Huygens probe...

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Ex-Members, Bigotry and Lazy Journalism

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 19, 2017

Ex-Members, Bigotry and Lazy Journalism

I have no doubt that in some cases the alleged negative experiences of ex-members are at least partially true. But what about...

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