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The Creation of Love & Hate

The Creation of Love & Hate

In doing these things He sat in council with Adam. “Lord,” said Adam, “will You not grant us a gift—a miracle that...

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Supreme Court Reviews Scholarships for Religious Schools

Religious Freedom

May 25, 2020

Supreme Court Reviews Scholarships for Religious Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court will shortly decide whether the State of Montana can prevent the use of public funds for any educational...

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National Enquirer Exposed as Front Group for Alien Invaders!—A Satire

Media & Ethics

May 24, 2020

National Enquirer Exposed as Front Group for Alien Invaders!—A Satire

Author’s Note: For years, the National Enquirer has taken shots at Scientology and at other religions, benevolent organizations,...

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Scientology Is Freedom. Freedom Is Fun.

Scientology Is Freedom. Freedom Is Fun.

In just about every society on earth, we humans are handed nothing but limits from the time we are born. The limits of popular...

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Meghan & Harry Are Fed Up, and So Are We

Media & Ethics

May 11, 2020

Meghan & Harry Are Fed Up, and So Are We

The couple’s public statement is a shot across the bow at a disturbing trend that has become the new normal over recent...

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Hell Froze Over and Pigs Can Fly: An Honest Story About Scientology

Media & Ethics

May 8, 2020

Hell Froze Over and Pigs Can Fly: An Honest Story About Scientology

The article contained no controversy, no sensationalism, no drama, and most of all, no bias. How refreshing to view something...

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The Triumph of the Irish-American People Over Religious Bigotry

The Triumph of the Irish-American People Over Religious Bigotry

The fear and suspicion of the sudden influx of foreigners in general and Irish-Catholics in particular spawned a political...

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Bigotry: Nothing Funny About That

Bigotry: Nothing Funny About That

If someone were to make a list of the top 10 least funny things, “bigotry” would undoubtedly make the cut. There’s very...

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You Have the Power to Create Calm

Tolerance

April 21, 2020

You Have the Power to Create Calm

The very essence of our spiritual side is the ability to create. It is and always will be completely under our control.

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On Advice Not to Love, From Unhappy People

Tolerance

April 10, 2020

On Advice Not to Love, From Unhappy People

As time went on and more people criticized others in my presence, I started worrying more and more about what others thought...

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Evolution vs. Religion in Ohio Schools

Religious Freedom

April 10, 2020

Evolution vs. Religion in Ohio Schools

A bill currently pending in the Ohio state legislature has resulted in statements that, if it becomes law, students would...

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How the Whole Earth Catalog Primed Me for Scientology

How the Whole Earth Catalog Primed Me for Scientology

When I moved from a small town in upstate New York to the San Francisco Bay area at the age of 11, I found myself at the beginning...

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Contagion of Faith

Religious Freedom

April 1, 2020

Contagion of Faith

And now just a few short weeks later, all of us suddenly find ourselves searching for faith elsewhere than where the signs...

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The Power of Story

Tolerance

March 30, 2020

The Power of Story

Those of my generation recall the stories we were told that got us hooked on cigarettes. One-minute commercials told women...

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The Real Deal With Disconnection

Religious Freedom

March 29, 2020

The Real Deal With Disconnection

A friend of mine who lived among the native Inuits of far Northern Canada told me that if a person in the community, through...

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Defeating Corona—Shoulder to Shoulder, Six Feet Apart

Tolerance

March 28, 2020

Defeating Corona—Shoulder to Shoulder, Six Feet Apart

If you’re about my age, maybe you grew up thinking that World War III would be fought between the U.S. and the Soviets…...

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Religious Stigma Isn’t Created by Your Neighbors

Religious Stigma Isn’t Created by Your Neighbors

A poll found that 82% of Americans feel that it is very important for Christians to be allowed to practice freely, while only...

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What Bagels and Arithmetic Have to Do With Tolerance

Tolerance

March 16, 2020

What Bagels and Arithmetic Have to Do With Tolerance

Perhaps it was reticence or a lack of confidence in my young self that John seized upon, but his reaction was instant. He...

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Let’s Take Out the Garbage, Like Tony Ortega

Let’s Take Out the Garbage, Like Tony Ortega

The very bottom of the money-making barrel, in my mind, would be selling drugs or people. I don’t know whether Ortega has...

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Setting High-Schoolers Straight on Scientology

Setting High-Schoolers Straight on Scientology

I never heard about Scientology when I was in high school. Most likely because news didn’t travel so fast back when I was...

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A Primer on Hatred and Intolerance

Tolerance

March 3, 2020

A Primer on Hatred and Intolerance

What hatred and intolerance look like: The charred remains of 4-year old Melissa Morrison, recovered from the ashes of the...

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Why the Truth Will Set You Free

Tolerance

March 3, 2020

Why the Truth Will Set You Free

If you complain long and loud to a Scientologist about your spouse, your boss, your church or your kids, the Scientologist...

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Fighting the Erosion of Religious Freedom

Fighting the Erosion of Religious Freedom

Turns out they were attending a meeting of Baptist pastors at the hotel. Once we straightened out our respective denominational...

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The Streets of Spirituality

Tolerance

February 20, 2020

The Streets of Spirituality

I’ve driven urban professionals, reformed criminals, burlesque dancers, angel investors, families with groceries, people...

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