Scientology And Me

July 31, 2008

Scientology Celebrity Center: Online Hate Crime Conference Confronts the Internet Safety and Security

Filed under: Scientology,Scientology Today — Louanne @ 3:14 am
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Scientology Today reported already in June 2008:

Over 100 law enforcement and government officials, clergy and educators attended an interfaith conference in May at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood to address the growing problem of Internet hate crime and to see how they can work together to improve Internet safety and security.

Over 100 law enforcement and government officials, clergy and educators attended an interfaith conference in May at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood to address the growing problem of Internet hate crime and to see how they can work together to improve Internet safety and security (left).

A panel of leading experts shared their insights, professional experience and concern over how the Internet and advanced cell phones are used to perpetrate civil rights abuses, hate crimes, terrorism, fraud, identity theft, sex slavery, terrorism and pedophilia.

Internet technologists explained how the Internet is structured and used as the base for attack and as shelter to maintain anonymity, while millions of users are vulnerable at any given moment when logged on. Even big business and governments constantly battle with intruders attempting “break in” to steal money, assets, or valuable information.
Bishop Ted Frazier, President of the Faith-Based Coalition of the San Francisco Bay Area and guest speaker, stated, “I am shocked and dismayed at the types, severity and volume of crime and intolerance found online. This information is too valuable to sit on. We have to go state-wide with this, get every clergy council involved, become united, teach our communities these things.”

The roster of notable speakers included Deputy Chief LAPD Michael Downing, who spoke about the encroachment of hate crime and terrorism on the Internet. Brad Dacus, the President of the Pacific Justice Institute posed and answered the question: Is religious freedom on thin ice? While he noted with considerable accuracy that religious institutions are under attack online, he also articulated the need for solidarity amongst all faiths to pull through and that conferences such as these are one of the mechanisms to do so. He punched home the principle that “a crime against one religion is a crime against all religions” so all religions should stand together against hate and intolerance.

Detective Chris Keeling of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept Gang & Hate Crimes Investigation Unit gave an in-depth view into how kids access far more information on the Internet than their parents or teachers would approve of, and how these secrets are masked, leaving the door open to danger from on-line predators.

Information technology specialists Mr. Andrew Duggan, President & CEO of Dynamic Energy Capital Inc, Mr. Ryan Sherstobitoff of Panda Security and Mr. Bob Lotter the CEO of eAgency, each articulated the risks and dangers inherent in the digital communications revolution, exploited by online criminal hackers, pedophiles, the 12-billion dollar sex slave industry and modern terrorist cells operating via secret networks, and they gave suggestions for solutions to these crimes.

In closing, four prominent clergy took the podium to express the power of solidarity when faiths join together as a cohesive whole. Dr. Edward Nasioki of the World Missionary Fellowship, Ms. Shazia Kamal of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and Bishop Ted Frazier of the Faith-Based Coalition of the San Francisco Bay area each articulated in their own special way the importance of a spiritual resolution to these evils. And the conference was closed by the indomitable Rev. Cecil (Chip) L. Murray, who offered a fitting prayer of strength, hope and love. Rev. Murray expressed what most attendees felt—that the conference gave “a superb lift to the faith-based community” and that much was accomplished.

Mr. Bob Adams, Vice President of the Church of Scientology International, which co-sponsored the event, said, “I am really pleased with the outcome, the enthusiastic response to the lessons provided by these experts. The Interfaith community came together in harmony and learned something that we can apply immediately to improve this vital problem.”

July 28, 2008

Scientology speaker at Africa Day celebration in Copenhagen

Copenhagen – This year’s Africa Day celebration in Copenhagen marked the inauguration of the “Right to Play Cup,” a human rights soccer championship co-organized by the Danish African Soccer Academy (DASAC) and Youth for Human Rights Denmark”. DASAC is the creation of former professional soccer player Hamid Faiz Junior and the event sought to encourage young African children in the city to become involved in sports, not drugs and crime.

The main attraction of the day was a soccer tournament, pitting the Star Team (Stjerneholdet), former professional athletes including past members of the national soccer team, against a team of African players.

The event raised funds to help build a playing field and school for a soccer academy Mr. Faiz runs for 300 street children in Malindi, Kenya.

The Copenhagen Football Association (KBU) invited all Copenhagen soccer clubs to attend and donate equipment for the Malindi, Kenya project. Among the well-known artists who provided entertainment for the day were the My Gospel Girls Youth Choir and Charles Kinga and the Reggaelution

The “Right to Play” cup gets its name from a phrase coined by Youth for Human Rights International to summarize the concept of article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A video clip about this right, which appears on the Youth for Human Rights International web site, inspired this competition.

The Director of Public Affairs of the Church of Scientology of Denmark was one of the speakers at the event. She said “We support the Youth for Human Rights education campaign because human rights is a priority in our religion. Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, placed so much importance on human rights that he made it the first point in the Creed of the Church of Scientology: ‘We of the Church believe that all men of whatever race, color, or creed were created with equal rights.’ We are committed to seeing that all young people can be proud of who they are and accomplish their dreams.”

July 18, 2008

Church of Scientology in Europe: The “VMs”

Scientology Volunteer Ministers, or “VMs”, were present during the Euro Cup 2008 in Austria. Now the local VMs they got their own center in Vienna.

July 16, 2008

Dianetics, L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology: Basic Information

Filed under: Dianetics,L. Ron Hubbard,Scientology — DocuMick @ 7:58 pm
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For anyone interested there is an index for basic information on Dianetics, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology here: Scientology Index.

Information about the ecclesiastical leader of Scientology, David Miscavige, can be found on the website of the Religious Technology Center: http://www.rtc.org/david-miscavige.htm

July 15, 2008

L. Ron Hubbard’s Study Technology

Filed under: L. Ron Hubbard,Scientology FAQ — Louanne @ 2:55 am
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Found on “My Scientology Blog”:

Here is a wonderful story from HELP Miami of a “problem” child who jumped three grades in four weeks.

Summer school has been in session for just four weeks and in that time H.E.L.P. Miami has done what 10 years of schooling could not for one of our students… we got a him to learn. (And oh my DOG…it was sooo simple!) I met this 10th-grader in June. He had failed the grade, which was just another loss in a chain of educational upsets. When he was younger, he was labeled and medicated against his will and his academics and attitude got worse. So here is this hopeless teenager in my office being “ordered” to summer school and not very happy about his situation. When I asked him and his mother why he was put on medication their answer was that he was “bored in school.” (Can you imagine…a 10-year-old boy…bored…in school…being the basis of a “mental disorder”?) I probably should be put in a straight jacket with my viewpoint on modern education! Anyway, the boy has struggled and struggled and now is being held back because he failed a class. He tested out around 5th grade in most of his subjects and was put on a study program addressing grammar and English (the class he failed). The end of his first week in summer school, he came into my office and said that he FINALLY understood Shakespeare! The second week he cleared up misunderstandings in grammar and handled a few things in math as well. This week he retested and has gone up three full grade levels in reading and language arts! He says he is learning…ACTUALLY learning! And get this…he is having fun! OH MY DOG! A STUDENT LEARNING SOMETHING AT SCHOOL…THAT’S CRAZY!!! Anyway, he is happy and so is his mother!

July 10, 2008

Inside a Church of Scientology

A new video on the Church of Scientology Video Channel: Inside a Church of Scientology!


The Scientology Video Channel and it’s YouTube counterpart have about 100 video clips covering all areas of Scientology and Dianetics activities all over the world, as well as activities supported by the Church of Scientology and information about the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard.

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