Scientology And Me

August 19, 2009

Meet A Scientologist Videos on Youtube

The Church of Scientology YouTube Channel is releasing 50 new “Meet a Scientologist” testimonial videos, featuring documentary video clips of Scientologists from various professional backgrounds, their stories about what Scientology is, and how practicing Scientology religious beliefs has impacted their lives.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ — The Church of Scientology International is launching a series of testimonial videos on its official YouTube Channel called “Meet a Scientologist,” which showcase the lives and careers of everyday Scientologists. YouTube users will be able to view 50 videos to start, with 100 more videos scheduled to follow in the upcoming months as part of the Church’s continuing efforts to expand its presence in the world’s largest online video community.

The “Meet a Scientologist” videos, which were shot on location, focus on individual Scientologists who explain how the religion has helped them, whether by teaching effective communication skills, learning to be confident in their abilities, or generally improving their life. Videos highlight members of Scientology from all over the world and all kinds of professions, including doctors, educators, inventors, athletes, actors, musicians, students, photographers, business owners and more.

These new videos are based on one of the core principles of the Scientology religion. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, discovered that understanding is composed of affinity, reality and communication. With the conviction that this applies to any aspect of life, the Church of Scientology seeks to increase understanding of Scientology and Scientologists by applying this principle to online video, while at the same time, providing information through personal stories.

A pioneer and leader in the online religious community, the Church of Scientology was the first religion to create its own official YouTube Video Channel in April 2008, with 82 broadcast-quality videos comprising nearly three hours of content in a unique video player. To date, it has been seen by over 2 million visitors. The Church of Scientology has also launched an online public information campaign with 30 and 60-second flash presentation conveying the essence of Scientology. These spots address the most fundamental questions people ask about life–questions for which Scientology has effective answers.

To watch the new “Meet a Scientologist” videos, visit the Scientology Video Channel on YouTube at video channel at http://www.youtube.com/ChurchofScientology.

August 10, 2009

The True Face of Scientology: Unparalleled Growth Since 2004

Source: Freedom Magazine

  • 8,071 Scientology Churches, Missions and groups in 165 nations, doubled since 2004
  • Total assets and property holdings of the Church of Scientology doubled since 2004
  • Church premises increased from 5.6 million square feet to more than 11 million square feet since 2004
  • 70 buildings acquired by the Church in the world’s major population centers since 2004
  • 401,003 square feet of construction of new premises completed in the first half of 2009
  • 500,000 square feet of Church premises currently under construction in Brussels, Rome, Tel Aviv, Quebec, Mexico City, Las Vegas and Washington, DC
  • Number of individuals completing Dianetics and Scientology counseling and courses doubled in the past two years
  • Total number of counseling hours doubled in the past decade
  • Total number of people newly introduced to Scientology and starting on training or counseling doubled in the past five years
  • L. Ron Hubbard awarded three Guinness World Records in the past three years:
    • Most published works by a single author: 1,084
    • Most audiobook titles on earth: 185
    • Most translated author in the world: 71 languages
  • 80 million L. Ron Hubbard books and lectures on Dianetics and Scientology distributed in the last decade, compared to 5.6 million in the prior decade
  • 60 million books and lectures distributed in the past two years—more than the combined total in the first 50 years of Dianetics and Scientology
  • The Church’s Bridge Publications in Los Angeles and New Era Publications in Copenhagen combined production capabilities increased 660 percent since 2007
  • Bridge Publications and New Era Publications established as the world’s largest all-digital, on-demand publishers, with combined capacity of 500,000 books per week (26 million per year) and 925,000 CDs per week (48 million per year)
  • 2.4 million L. Ron Hubbard Dianetics and Scientology books placed in 97,997 libraries in 155 countries since July 2007
  • 12.4 million online visitors from 234 countries viewed more than 23 million videos on the Scientology website in the past year

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