Category Scientology Religion

Reflecting on a Decade Writing About My Religion

Scientology Religion

September 18, 2020

Reflecting on a Decade Writing About My Religion

Ten years ago, I was a new daddy. With a year-old daughter and my wife and I expecting our second, I was simultaneously in...

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What’s It Like To Have a Scientologist Parent? According To My 12-Year-Old, “Absolutely Amazing”

Scientology Religion

September 3, 2020

What’s It Like To Have a Scientologist Parent? According To My 12-Year-Old, “Absolutely Amazing”

Being a mom is my very favorite job. Full disclosure: I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a mom. I love my work and did not know...

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Portrait of a True Leader: David Miscavige

Scientology Religion

September 2, 2020

Portrait of a True Leader: David Miscavige

One can spot a true leader miles away. Their certainty of ability, humbleness in accomplishment and compassion for the whole...

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Scientology vs. Science Fiction

Scientology Religion

August 29, 2020

Scientology vs. Science Fiction

I was born in the South. There’s a kind of running joke about how someone in the South can insult you so politely you’re...

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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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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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Setting High-Schoolers Straight on Scientology

Setting High-Schoolers Straight on Scientology

I never heard about Scientology when I was in high school. Most likely because news didn’t travel so fast back when I was...

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Don’t Scientologists Believe in Mental Illness?

Scientology Religion

January 25, 2020

Don’t Scientologists Believe in Mental Illness?

The thing that Scientologists take issue with is the lack of science behind so much of the psychiatric community’s categorizations...

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New Year’s Resolutions Fail: Scientology Can Help

Scientology Religion

January 21, 2020

New Year’s Resolutions Fail: Scientology Can Help

Sometimes the bar isn’t set very high, like the year my son said that his primary objective for the next 12 months was to...

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Why Does Scientology Keep Its Upper-Level Teachings “Secret”?

Scientology Religion

December 5, 2019

Why Does Scientology Keep Its Upper-Level Teachings “Secret”?

When I heard about the “OT levels” I was curious why much of it was kept confidential. Over time, I answered my own question....

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Why We Don’t “Believe” In Scientology

Scientology Religion

November 20, 2019

Why We Don’t “Believe” In Scientology

Recently, I've found myself fielding numerous questions about what Scientologists “believe,” so I'm going to address the...

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If You Find Yourself Stuck in a Motel in a Thunderstorm

Scientology Religion

October 25, 2019

If You Find Yourself Stuck in a Motel in a Thunderstorm

My wife and I recently had a free weekend and decided to drive to the coast. But as we traveled west, dark clouds rolled in,...

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How Does It Feel to Be a Scientologist?

Scientology Religion

October 10, 2019

How Does It Feel to Be a Scientologist?

Since I have been a Scientologist for over 20 years, I feel I’m very qualified to answer this question. I’ll answer it...

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How and Why I Became a Scientologist

Scientology Religion

August 30, 2019

How and Why I Became a Scientologist

Fellow says, ‘What is the reason for life?’ Oddly enough, the apparent answer to the thing... if he wants a very finite,...

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I Left Scientology as a Teen: Here’s Why I Came Back

I Left Scientology as a Teen: Here’s Why I Came Back

In the end, I gave the “live life one day at a time and just do what makes you happy” thing a try. By the age of 23, I...

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The Scientology “Mystery” Solved

Scientology Religion

January 27, 2019

The Scientology “Mystery” Solved

I have often seen confusion arise in the minds of people who hear snippets of the theatrical, artificial media version of...

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What’s the Deal With Scientology and Psychiatry?

Scientology Religion

January 15, 2019

What’s the Deal With Scientology and Psychiatry?

I thought back to close family members and friends who had spent time taking antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs...

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The Type That Rages Against Scientology

Scientology Religion

January 15, 2019

The Type That Rages Against Scientology

“This is classic,” I thought. This guy was the poster child for the usual type of person who rages against Scientology....

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Peace on Earth, Protecting Goodwill for All

Scientology Religion

December 30, 2018

Peace on Earth, Protecting Goodwill for All

The day after Thanksgiving 2018, I suffered a heart attack and was rushed through triple bypass surgery. My wife is helping...

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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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What Scientologists Are REALLY Up To

What Scientologists Are REALLY Up To

While I have been Jewish all my life, for the last 12 years I have added Scientology to my religious resumé. In practicing...

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Is Man Just Another Animal? Part 2: Loss of Spirituality and Increase of Dementia

Is Man Just Another Animal? Part 2: Loss of Spirituality and Increase of Dementia

The immortality of the soul is certainly a crucial and integral part of the belief systems of most if not all religions. And...

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