Is “Tolerance” in Hollywood a Myth? Ask a Scientologist

Tolerance

August 20, 2020

Is “Tolerance” in Hollywood a Myth? Ask a Scientologist

Imagine you’re Hollywood. You’re not like everyone else. You’re passionate about your causes; about injustice and the...

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Disney: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on A&E

Disney: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on A&E

The loss in viewership, attributed to A&E’s cancellation of its police show, Live PD, exposed a suppurating inoperable tumor...

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Who Are the People Who Trash Religion, Anyway?

Who Are the People Who Trash Religion, Anyway?

A brief glance through the Renaissance reveals so many examples of art and architecture created in honor of and inspired by...

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Flipping the Bigots

Flipping the Bigots

When he awoke the following morning, #JewishPrivilege was again trending on Twitter, but not because of the anti-Semites who...

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Woke Beyond Repair: Where Cancel Culture Falls Short

Media & Ethics

July 22, 2020

Woke Beyond Repair: Where Cancel Culture Falls Short

We’re living in strange times. As a virus sweeps through the world, people’s stress level has reached a boiling point,...

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The Real Divide in America, and Where We Go From Here

The Real Divide in America, and Where We Go From Here

It sometimes takes an extraordinary amount of courage and patience—and maybe even what some would call grace—to allow...

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Does Religious Freedom Have a Place in the Death Chamber?

Religious Freedom

July 7, 2020

Does Religious Freedom Have a Place in the Death Chamber?

Watching a condemned person die by hanging was once a public spectacle. Today, that is not the case—there is no entrance...

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Scientology is Fun—The Sequel

Scientology is Fun—The Sequel

That Scientology is fun is one of those things that’s so obvious and normal to those who actually know and practice it that...

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Your Right to “Say Anything” May Be Wrong

Tolerance

June 24, 2020

Your Right to “Say Anything” May Be Wrong

Do people have prejudices? Unfortunately, absolutely. Do we have the right to broadcast our personal prejudices to others,...

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Ken Chitwood: A Voice for Religious Literacy

Religious Literacy

June 19, 2020

Ken Chitwood: A Voice for Religious Literacy

As I dug deeper into his website I discovered a 28-minute video clip of a talk he gave several years ago at the Messiah Lutheran...

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The Role of Religion in a Coronavirus World

Religious Literacy

June 19, 2020

The Role of Religion in a Coronavirus World

Fear breaks down a man’s sense of brotherhood. Make a man afraid, and he takes refuge in superstition.

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Lights! Camera! Death!—A&E’s Role in Ending the Life of Javier Ambler

Media & Ethics

June 12, 2020

Lights! Camera! Death!—A&E’s Role in Ending the Life of Javier Ambler

Juvenal, the ancient Roman poet, had a phrase for it: “Bread and circuses.” By that he meant keep the rabble distracted...

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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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Happy Birthday, Dianetics!

Happy Birthday, Dianetics!

This month, the world marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, the...

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Blamers Gonna Blame

Blamers Gonna Blame

Whenever someone claiming to be a former Scientologist writes something disparaging about our church, one telling thing pops...

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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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Twenty Million More

Twenty Million More

We sat in front of the rabbi that day in 1977, my wife and I, a bit sheepishly explaining how we had run off and gotten married...

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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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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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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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Mike Rinder’s Legacy

Mike Rinder’s Legacy

The simple truth is that Mike Rinder makes his living fomenting bigotry and hate against the group whose standards he failed...

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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 Truth About Mariette Lindstein Is a Lot More Interesting

The Truth About Mariette Lindstein Is a Lot More Interesting

A violent, unstable and self-confessed liar and kleptomaniac, Lindstein joined the Scientology religious order thirty-some...

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Is “Tolerance” in Hollywood a Myth? Ask a Scientologist

Tolerance

August 20, 2020

Is “Tolerance” in Hollywood a Myth? Ask a Scientologist

Imagine you’re Hollywood. You’re not like everyone else. You’re passionate about your causes; about injustice and the...

READ MORE
Disney: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on A&E

Disney: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on A&E

The loss in viewership, attributed to A&E’s cancellation of its police show, Live PD, exposed a suppurating inoperable tumor...

READ MORE
Who Are the People Who Trash Religion, Anyway?

Who Are the People Who Trash Religion, Anyway?

A brief glance through the Renaissance reveals so many examples of art and architecture created in honor of and inspired by...

READ MORE
Woke Beyond Repair: Where Cancel Culture Falls Short

Media & Ethics

July 22, 2020

Woke Beyond Repair: Where Cancel Culture Falls Short

We’re living in strange times. As a virus sweeps through the world, people’s stress level has reached a boiling point,...

READ MORE
The Real Divide in America, and Where We Go From Here

The Real Divide in America, and Where We Go From Here

It sometimes takes an extraordinary amount of courage and patience—and maybe even what some would call grace—to allow...

READ MORE
Does Religious Freedom Have a Place in the Death Chamber?

Religious Freedom

July 7, 2020

Does Religious Freedom Have a Place in the Death Chamber?

Watching a condemned person die by hanging was once a public spectacle. Today, that is not the case—there is no entrance...

READ MORE
Your Right to “Say Anything” May Be Wrong

Tolerance

June 24, 2020

Your Right to “Say Anything” May Be Wrong

Do people have prejudices? Unfortunately, absolutely. Do we have the right to broadcast our personal prejudices to others,...

READ MORE
Ken Chitwood: A Voice for Religious Literacy

Religious Literacy

June 19, 2020

Ken Chitwood: A Voice for Religious Literacy

As I dug deeper into his website I discovered a 28-minute video clip of a talk he gave several years ago at the Messiah Lutheran...

READ MORE
Lights! Camera! Death!—A&E’s Role in Ending the Life of Javier Ambler

Media & Ethics

June 12, 2020

Lights! Camera! Death!—A&E’s Role in Ending the Life of Javier Ambler

Juvenal, the ancient Roman poet, had a phrase for it: “Bread and circuses.” By that he meant keep the rabble distracted...

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE
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,...

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE
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.

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE
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...

READ MORE

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