Author Deanne Macdonald

Our Outraged Society

Tolerance

September 10, 2018

Our Outraged Society

We are supposed to be living in an enlightened age, but instead we seem to be devolving into a society of bullies who, ironically,...

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How to See People for Who They Really Are

Tolerance

July 25, 2018

How to See People for Who They Really Are

This lawyer wanted my friend to make a generalization about two groups of people rather than allow her to judge the case by...

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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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Why Scientologists Do the Right Thing—And Those Who Don’t Don’t Like Us

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 10, 2018

Why Scientologists Do the Right Thing—And Those Who Don’t Don’t Like Us

Some of the nicest people you know might be Scientologists, but people who weren’t very nice and were kicked out have made...

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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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Why It’s Cool to Be “Uncool”

Tolerance

November 28, 2017

Why It’s Cool to Be “Uncool”

I was never one of the “cool” crowd. I had lots of friends from every one of the defined social groups in high school,...

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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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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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A Scientologist’s Great-Grandmother’s Poem

Religious Freedom

July 12, 2017

A Scientologist’s Great-Grandmother’s Poem

I was fortunate enough to know, and have wonderful conversations, with a truly fascinating woman—my great grandmother. Just...

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The Truth (Not the Press) about Religion

Tolerance

July 1, 2017

The Truth (Not the Press) about Religion

I’ve heard plenty of people ask, “If Islam is a religion of peace, why aren’t they speaking out against terrorism?”...

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The Good, the Bad and the Judgment

Religious Freedom

May 11, 2017

The Good, the Bad and the Judgment

I was told many times growing up that I needed to use a little judgment. This was usually after I had brought about a disaster...

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What it Means to Be an American

Religious Freedom

April 11, 2017

What it Means to Be an American

I’ve studied the Constitution of the United States more than once and I love what our founders put in place for future generations.

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The State of Religious Freedom in America

Religious Freedom

February 17, 2017

The State of Religious Freedom in America

Freedom of religion is under attack in our country, where more so than any other it should be protected. I am appalled.

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