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Desensitizing Hate: A Scientologist’s Perspective

Tolerance

September 29, 2018

Desensitizing Hate: A Scientologist’s Perspective

But rather than focusing on what we don’t like about others, we should look for ways to accept—even admire—our differences.

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Why Tolerance Is Not Enough. #respectfaith

Tolerance

September 20, 2018

Why Tolerance Is Not Enough. #respectfaith

When I was a child in France, the word “culte” just meant “worship.” Still does. In fact, when intolerant types there...

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What a Catholic Taught Me About Civil Discourse

Tolerance

August 26, 2018

What a Catholic Taught Me About Civil Discourse

Sometimes YOU (not the other guy) are the one who has to change. I’ve learned that many times in my life.

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What We Scientologists Wish You Knew About Us

Scientology Religion

December 29, 2017

What We Scientologists Wish You Knew About Us

I am a Scientologist of over 35 years, and my friends and I are here to tell you that we are no different from you.

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How to Get Others to Change Their Minds

Tolerance

December 27, 2017

How to Get Others to Change Their Minds

How many times have you tried to change someone’s mind about something by indicating where they were wrong? Did that work...

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Can Plastic Reindeer Ensure Separation of Church and State?

Tolerance

December 26, 2017

Can Plastic Reindeer Ensure Separation of Church and State?

In my last post, I made the point that the Founders’ purpose in providing for free exercise of religion and prohibiting...

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Why I Love Christmas

Tolerance

December 25, 2017

Why I Love Christmas

I enjoy the lights, the decorations, the carolers, the smell of Christmas trees everywhere and most of all I love that people,...

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Increased Tolerance: The Apple Pie Method

Tolerance

December 3, 2017

Increased Tolerance: The Apple Pie Method

One day when I was a kid, my mom brought an apple pie home from the bakery. This was a rare occurrence in our sugar-rationed...

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One Way to Give Peace a Chance, Among Religions

Religious Literacy

November 13, 2017

One Way to Give Peace a Chance, Among Religions

As a child, I vaguely remember listening to adults talk and sometimes argue about whose religion was the “true religion.”...

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“LGBTQ vs. Religious Freedom”—No One Has a Monopoly on Right and Wrong

Tolerance

November 4, 2017

“LGBTQ vs. Religious Freedom”—No One Has a Monopoly on Right and Wrong

How do we reconcile the fact that religious freedom for one person could violate the basic human rights of another? If someone...

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The Things I Care About

Tolerance

October 19, 2017

The Things I Care About

I don’t really care what you think of my husband. Although he has passed on, I loved him. We got along great and laughed...

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Lessons in Tolerance from South Africa

Tolerance

July 4, 2017

Lessons in Tolerance from South Africa

I guess there is bigotry everywhere, but—oddly enough—I don’t experience too much of that here in South Africa. If you...

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One Senator’s “Religious Test” and the Antidote to Our Side-Taking Culture

Tolerance

June 25, 2017

One Senator’s “Religious Test” and the Antidote to Our Side-Taking Culture

At the beginning of June, a U.S. senator grilled an appointee to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The...

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On Religion & Politics, or What Not to Discuss at a Dinner Party

Tolerance

June 20, 2017

On Religion & Politics, or What Not to Discuss at a Dinner Party

“Nothing ruins a dinner party faster than religion or politics.” It’s the unspoken agreement of a polite dinner host...

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The Biggest Secret About Scientology

The Biggest Secret About Scientology

I won't get into how it was, but one day I was sitting in a hotel in Siberia, downing a few vodka shots with Misha, the owner....

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Freedom of Thought: Infinitely Valuable and Incessantly Attacked

Freedom of Thought: Infinitely Valuable and Incessantly Attacked

In the wake of the 1960’s, my father and mother began studying Dianetics and Scientology in New York and San Francisco....

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Why Tolerance Works

Tolerance

May 16, 2017

Why Tolerance Works

When I was in my teens I could cruise any major street in Southern California and stop for a hamburger. Now I can stop for...

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If It’s True It’s True. If It’s on TV, It’s on TV

If It’s True It’s True. If It’s on TV, It’s on TV

I have had the privilege of being a Scientologist for the past eleven years and I have been Jewish all my life. As a Jew,...

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