A New Years’ Ode to Religious Freedom
One of my personal goals in 2018 has been to speak out, loudly and as often as necessary, to protect my religion, Scientology, and my family and friends who join me in that faith. It’s become pretty clear to me that there are a few people, including some influential ones, who would love nothing more than to take away my freedom to practice my religion.
Discrimination Is Not Native
I gained some of the most valuable lessons of my life. I learned that people are decent. They are friendly. They care about others and without prompting will do what they can to help. They do not natively discriminate because of race, color, religion, age, sex or any of the other myriad ways currently touted.
Faith, Freedom and One’s Fellow Man
After seven hours of a passionate but civil public dialogue, more than 170 Americans came together to decide the future of their community. They went for openness, inclusion and religious freedom, granting approval for a new mosque to be built in suburban Virginia.
Finding Common Ground—The American Experiment
The answer to every problem that exists between people or groups is always, always more communication and attempts at understanding, no matter how challenging or even hopeless the odds of a true, productive dialogue seem.
Happy Birthday USA. Let’s Make This Work.
I sang it in school. I sang it at home. I sang it in the car while riding with my parents. And I must say, in all honesty that at age 6 I had no clue what it meant.
Religious Freedom—The History You Don’t Know
Until the mid-1300s, witchcraft and magic had been quietly accepted as part of the mystic melting pot that was Europe. That now changed. Early inquisitions in France targeted witches as the source of the catastrophes.
We Are Religion
Cultures rise and fall, governments come and go, but religion remains a constant influence. Under all the verbiage of such things as laws and governments lie spiritual motivations and goals.
What America’s 50,000 Monuments Tell Us About Ourselves
Achievements in science, peace, brotherhood, religion, the arts—those things which bring us together—are conspicuous in their non-memorialization.
With Liberty and Justice for All
We talked as he cut my hair and I discovered that he’d only been living in the U.S. for 18 months. I asked what he thought of the U.S. and without any hesitation he said, “This is the greatest country in the world.”
CarGurus—The Golden Rule Applies to You Too
I am writing to ask you to carefully reconsider your sponsorship of A&E’s Leah Remini show, Scientology and the Aftermath. As a Scientologist of more than forty years, I am deeply offended by it.