Category Archives: david miscavige

Scientology Opens New LA Church

The Church of Scientology of Los Angeles has actually been in the “big blue building” since about 1975 but this new renovation is outrageously beautiful and totally friendly.

Anyone interested in finding out about Scientology–you’ll find out here.

Anyone looking into starting with an introductory Scientology service–no better place on Earth to do it.

Anyone wanting to take advantage of the community programs of the Church–The Way to Happiness activities, anti-drug or human rights program, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers— you are in luck–it’s all here.

And now is the time to do it.  David Miscavige made it very clear that the Church is for everyone–and that is totally true–it’s built right into the floor plans with a third of the space dedicated to servicing people new to Scientology.

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Scientology Fundamentals

What a dapper fellow! Loved reading his win. He took this course at the Scientology Mission of SOMA in San Francisco, famous as the Scientology Mission opened by Dharma of Dharma and
Greg.M.S., a professional tango dancer, completed Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought Book Course. .
He said, “This has improved my knowledge and understanding of everyday living. And how to work with other people. I would recommend this course to anyone!”

Love it!

David Miscavige released these new books and lectures a little over a year ago. I’m having GREAT wins myself from studying them!  As a matter of fact, I’ve been spending all my spare time with my nose stuck to a book (vs. a blog).  There went my blogging time!

South Africa Weighs In for Scientology

Today’s story on the IOL.co.za web site is great news for Scientology and South African Scientologists:

A tax exemption has been awarded to the SA Church of Scientology by the SA Revenue Services (SARS), the Church said on Tuesday.

“We are ecstatic, this is a memorable and historic day for us as it provides us with an even better opportunity to serve our community and scientologists,” said President of the Church, Ryan Hogarth.

He said that SARS issued the Church with a certificate on Monday approving its status as a ‘Public Benefit Organisation’.

“This was after 42 years and 26 applications to the South African Revenue Service,” Hogarth said.

He said the approval followed similar recognition in countries such as Sweden, Germany, Spain, and New Zealand, as well the European Court of Human Rights.”

My two cents: Although South Africa was one of the earliest Scientology communities, it obviously couldn’t get recognized as a religion under the oppressive apartheid government. But since the rebirth of the new South Africa the Church has been working closely with civic and government groups as well as the private sector to help people all over the country, especially with their Volunteer Ministers program.

Several years ago Mr. David Miscavige dedicated the new Scientology church in Johannesburg and that launched a major expansion for the Church in that country and throughout Southern Africa.

Do You want to Pay for FDA Internal Problems?

Forbes announced today that the Food and Drug Administration is about to spend $1.5 million to train 2,000 staff to avoid the kind of fallout that occurred after the agency withdrew the Merck & Co. Inc.’s Vioxx. The painkiller was pulled from pharmacy shelves in 2004 after studies revealed patients using it were at higher risk of heart attack and stroke.

I personally object to spending $1.5 million of tax payer money on this, when simple solutions exist that are far less expensive.

For example, if every one of the 2000 employees simply got and read The Problems of Work by L. Ron Hubbard most if not all of the points to be covered by this program would be addressed.

Mr. David Miscavige released a brand new edition of this book–a perennial favorite. He also pointed out that although it is a simple book that can be used effectively to introduce people to the subject of Scientology and its application in life, it is also a compilation of the essential information to improve efficiency, reliability and happiness in the workplace.

Crime May Pay But at What Cost?

How outrageous is it that  83-year-old Texas oil tycoon Oscar Wyatt can settle and buy his way out of facing the full consequences of his crimes? And what is the real impact of what he did in the lives and survival potential of the people of that country?

According to Reuters, ” Aging Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt pleaded guilty to conspiracy on Monday in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal in which millions of dollars in kickbacks were paid to Saddam Hussein’s government to win oil contracts from Iraq.” And “Under terms of the deal, the other charges will be dropped and he will be sentenced to 18 to 24 months in prison on November 27, versus the maximum of 74 years if convicted on all five counts. He also agreed to forfeit $11 million.”

The purpose of the program and the significance of what he did is further described as follows:

“The program was established to help Saddam’s Iraq sell oil to buy humanitarian supplies while it was otherwise under U.N. sanctions due to its 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

“But a U.N.-commissioned inquiry headed by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker found the program was corrupted by 2,200 companies in 66 countries that paid $1.8 billion in kickbacks to Iraqi officials to win supply deals.”

So not only was he ripping us off buy he was aiding and abetting the regime.

How much did his actions influence, lead to or affect the US later declared an “un-war” against Iraq?

Said war has killed over 3800 US young American servicemen. According to Wikipedia, “The Iraq Body Count project (IBC) has documented 73,264 – 79,869 violent, non-combatant civilian deaths since the beginning of the war as of September 20, 2007and the Lancet project estimates the casualties to be about a million.

It is “cool” to dismiss morals as a corny thing that don’t really apply today, but if we, our leaders of industry, or family and friends, decided what we would do based on moral choices, how much impact could that have on our collective lives.

This summer David Miscavige announced a campaign Scientologists are sponsoring to help people realize that their own happiness is completely contingent on the morality of the choices they make in life.  Mr. Miscavige released a series of 21 public service announcements that are airing right now on TV stations across the US and in other parts of the world.  They make morality something that you can connect with.

If you are as sick as I am of reading after the fact about what people like Oscar Wyatt have done and if you recognize that this disease pervades our society, why don’t you do something about it. Go to The Way to Happiness web site and watch the videos online.  Upload the ones you like best to your blog and take a stand.  Let people know you think morality is cool, and that you want them to make the right choices in their lives too.

9/11 Six Years Later

On the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, I think of what L. Ron Hubbard wrote in Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health in 1950, 6 weeks before the official date of the beginning of the Korean War.

The lines of battle that were drawn at that time were between the US and her allies and Soviet Union and hers. At that time Mr. Hubbard stated,

“The farmer in Iowa has no quarrel with the storekeeper of Stalingrad. Those who say such quarrels exist lie.

“There are no international concerns which cannot be resolved by peaceable means, not in terms of supranational government, but in the terms of reason.”

Last year at the celebration of the anniversary of the International Association of Scientologists David Miscavige made much the same statement.

Well, six years after 9/11, I have no quarrel with the goat herd or farmer or oil well worker if Iraq and I feel nothing but the greatest sympathy for the people of this country.

Oxfam and the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Coordination Committee in Iraq have reported just last month in a paper, called “Rising to the Humanitarian Challenge in Iraq,” that the plight of the Iraqi people has not bettered but has worsened since US and other countries invaded the country.

“Eight million people are in urgent need of emergency aid; that figure includes over two million who are displaced within the country, and more than two million refugees. Many more are living in poverty, without basic services, and increasingly threatened by disease and malnutrition.”

So on this day of reflection and remembering I state I want to put an end to all war of Man against Man, and work together with my fellow man to battle our common enemies: ignorance, poverty, starvation and the elements.

Longterm Fatigue from Chemotherapy/Radiation

I don’t know why it took a formal study to find out that there is longterm fatigue following breast cancer treatments. All you would have to do is hang out an an oncologist’s office and ask the women who are waiting for their follow-up checkups.

How much do you think it cost for the “researchers” at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla to do their follow-up study? And who financed the research?

What women really need is not someone confirming that they feel like crap. They need something that will help them feel better.

I’ll tell you what I would tell anyone in this condition — do the Purification Rundown. It is enormously effective at getting rid of the toxins that lodge in the body. Not only that, it is effective at getting rid of the residual effects of radiations. And the effects of both can be and usually are very long-lasting.

But perhaps even more important is the increased emotional and spiritual wellbeing you experience from completing the rundown. It’s quite amazing. Who would have thought that having these kinds of drugs and toxins lodged in the body could lower your emotional tone and make you more subject to mental and emotional problems. But they do.

L. Ron Hubbard did extensive research into the relationship between the spiritual and the physical and the nature of the being and his/her purposes and goals in life. Fortunately for us he also fully documented his research and published books and recorded taped lectures so anyone can share the knowledge he gained.

The basic books and lectures of Dianetics and Scientology were released last month by David Miscavige at an international event in Clearwater, and Scientologists are avidly studying these works in 16 languages at all corners of the world. But they are great reading and listening for anyone who is searching for answers about themselves and their spirituality.

They are available for purchase online at http://bpi.thegoldenageofknowledge.net.