Category Scientology Religion

The Truth—and Lies—About Scientology

Scientology Religion

January 2, 2018

The Truth—and Lies—About Scientology

When I was eighteen, I was working the cash register of the family grocery store when a gentleman walked in holding a brown...

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What I Tell My Friends When Scientology Is Libeled

Scientology Religion

January 2, 2018

What I Tell My Friends When Scientology Is Libeled

In 1633, Galileo was tried and found guilty of heresy and confined to house arrest for the remainder of his life for correctly...

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What It’s Like Being a Scientology Dad

Scientology Religion

December 30, 2017

What It’s Like Being a Scientology Dad

I have the most awesome kid in the world. I know every parent thinks that, but in my case I have empirical evidence to support...

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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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STAND’s Annual Year-End Reception: A Meeting of Minds

Scientology Religion

December 17, 2017

STAND’s Annual Year-End Reception: A Meeting of Minds

Once I began to study Scientology, one of the things that kept me coming back was the people I’ve been privileged to associate...

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Giving Thanks Grateful to be a Scientologist

Scientology Religion

November 22, 2017

Giving Thanks Grateful to be a Scientologist

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Some of my earliest memories are of my extended family gathering...

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Why My Staff Don’t Believe I’m a Scientologist

Scientology Religion

November 12, 2017

Why My Staff Don’t Believe I’m a Scientologist

When asked, or if it just comes up, I tell all my co-workers and associates I am a Scientologist. The funny thing is, they...

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How Scientology Saved My Life

Scientology Religion

November 1, 2017

How Scientology Saved My Life

It was July 1977. Gold was selling for $161.10 per ounce, Dodgers players Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke had just invented the...

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Why Scientologists Oppose Psychiatry

Scientology Religion

October 30, 2017

Why Scientologists Oppose Psychiatry

In 1975, just as Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed at Oregon State Hospital, I became...

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Life After Death—What Scientology Did for Me

Scientology Religion

October 16, 2017

Life After Death—What Scientology Did for Me

It became apparent she was fighting for life, not for herself, but so her family would not have to suffer her death. Realizing...

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My Scientology Mom, Who Talks to Strangers and Helps Indiscriminately

Scientology Religion

September 30, 2017

My Scientology Mom, Who Talks to Strangers and Helps Indiscriminately

I honestly don’t know how she does it. It takes commitment to be on call the way she is. It takes commitment to travel away...

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The “Secret” Practice of Scientology

Scientology Religion

September 26, 2017

The “Secret” Practice of Scientology

He was hoping for some weird, juicy secret stuff from an insider but I had to disappoint him. Nothing there to tell. After...

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Surviving Irma Together­—A Scientologist’s View from the Ground

Scientology Religion

September 18, 2017

Surviving Irma Together­—A Scientologist’s View from the Ground

While that contribution ended up playing out in the media, the behind-the-scenes I saw was more personal. It was the way the...

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A Scientologist’s Response to “Critics”

Scientology Religion

September 17, 2017

A Scientologist’s Response to “Critics”

Journalists always seem to get their panties in a wad, downright insulted that Scientologists, when asked to “respond to...

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What Scientology Is, to Me

Scientology Religion

September 14, 2017

What Scientology Is, to Me

For me, Scientology is about endless possibility and hope. It’s about daring to aim for the top of the mountain and the...

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Church of Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge—Beacon of Light and Hope on the Mississippi

Scientology Religion

August 8, 2017

Church of Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge—Beacon of Light and Hope on the Mississippi

This building of this Mission represents years of dedication by me and many others. It is an aesthetic space worthy of the...

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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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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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Know What You’re Objecting To

Know What You’re Objecting To

It’s fine if you object, but at least know what it is you’re objecting to. As a Scientologist of 36 years, I’ve read...

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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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Why Our New Church of Scientology of the Valley Makes Me Proud

Why Our New Church of Scientology of the Valley Makes Me Proud

Have you ever been proud of some special achievement in your life? Perhaps it was something you did on your own, or perhaps...

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