What It’s Like Aboard the Freewinds
I distinctly remember the first time I set foot inside a Church of Scientology. I was immediately struck by how friendly and communicative everyone was, not just with me in particular but person to person throughout the organization.
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 under the care of a psychiatrist or MD, and how it felt like they became completely different people while they were on them.
Where Do Americans Find Meaning in Life?
In 2017, the Pew Research Center surveyed Americans to find out what it is that makes their lives meaningful. Not surprisingly, spending time with family was the first thing those surveyed said brought meaning to their lives. The second? Religion.
Where Is God in Our Violent, Unpredictable World?
The question of how an all-loving and all-powerful God could allow things like this shooting to happen is one of the fundamental existential questions I wrestled with as a young person many times.
Who Are Scientologists, Anyway?
First, the diversity—people from all countries, races, languages, ages and professions. It was fascinating. Individuals from all over the world, all walks of life and every stage of life were sharing very personal stories of what their religion meant to them and each story was as unique as the person telling it.
Why Religion Is Healthy
Religious people live longer. There’s plenty of scientific evidence to support that statement, and if you click on the link you can read about several.
Why Religion Matters Now More Than Ever
More than ever in these tumultuous times, Man needs knowledge of his own spirituality and a higher state to reach for as a goal.
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 a Scientologist in Portland. Kesey’s book and the film that followed it have perhaps done more than any other works of art to dramatize the brutality and horror of psychiatry and its tools.
Why Spirituality Matters in America
At the time, 97 percent of Americans believed in God. By 2014, that number had shrunk to 63 percent. Does that mean Americans are abandoning spirituality? The answer is a resounding “no.”
20/20’s bigoted show on Scientology
This piece represents an open attack against a set of beliefs millions hold as true. I was happily and successfully brought up as a Scientologist and know many more have too.