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Forty Years a Scientologist: A Comment on Friendship

Forty Years a Scientologist: A Comment on Friendship

A few months ago I reconnected with an old, incredibly close friend of mine from my long-gone youth, a friend who had a major...

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How I Answer Questions About Scientology: “Do the Math.”

How I Answer Questions About Scientology: “Do the Math.”

So my solution to this is, when someone asks me about a few upset ex-Scientologists out there complaining, I just “do the...

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Isn’t there more to life than this, a Scientologist Asks?

Isn’t there more to life than this, a Scientologist Asks?

“Life is short—live it up.” This seems to be the mantra I hear more and more every day. Now, I’m all about fun. I...

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Do Aliens Believe in Scientologists?

Religious Literacy

February 20, 2018

Do Aliens Believe in Scientologists?

The most popular attraction is always the chimp enclosure, where people get to sit and laugh at the antics of the resident...

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Scientology and the War of Two Worlds

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 13, 2017

Scientology and the War of Two Worlds

It was 1938. Adolph Hitler (Time Magazine’s “Man of the Year”) had begun dropping in on his neighbors without an invitation....

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The Importance of Religious Liberty, a Scientologist’s view

Religious Freedom

August 12, 2017

The Importance of Religious Liberty, a Scientologist’s view

During the modern age, regardless of how that is defined, unquestionably few groups have done more to advance the cause of...

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Scientology and Responsibility

Scientology and Responsibility

If you have the impression that Scientologists never examine Scientology, you would be wrong. The simple practice of Scientology...

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What I’ve Learned About Bigotry as an Arab-American Scientologist

What I’ve Learned About Bigotry as an Arab-American Scientologist

As an Arab-American Scientologist, I’m familiar with bigotry. My family emigrated to the United States from Palestine when...

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Raising Our Voices—What it Means to be a STAND Member

Raising Our Voices—What it Means to be a STAND Member

Scientologists are, almost without exception, really nice people. That’s something you could say of most people and groups...

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One of Those Scientologists

One of Those Scientologists

A few years back my husband and I took in a family member who was having a rough time. She’d been on and off drugs for decades—yes...

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I’m “Secretive” About My Religion?

I’m “Secretive” About My Religion?

My religion has a lot that gets said about it in the media. But one of the most laughable and irksome myths about Scientology...

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To Share or Not to Share, That is the Question

Scientology Religion

April 26, 2017

To Share or Not to Share, That is the Question

When my husband and I eloped nearly 28 years ago, we had no idea what we were doing. But we were so distracted by the butterflies...

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C’mon Facebook. Live by your standards.

C’mon Facebook. Live by your standards.

The First Amendment is a tricky one. It protects my right to practice my religion but also, to a certain extent, protects...

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Jews, Gays, Scientologists—Media Abuse and Bigotry

Jews, Gays, Scientologists—Media Abuse and Bigotry

I am 34 years old. I was born and raised in Scientology. Both my parents worked for the Church of Scientology until very recently.

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