Scientology Information Campaign Drives Tenthousands to Scientology.org Website

Scientology Know Yourself, Know Life (http://www.scientology.org) ads, launched May 18th, by the Church of Scientology’s International office have been running in the US and Canada on MTV, Discovery, The Learning Channel, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, ESPN, Fox News and Fox Sports. The Know Yourself, Know Life ads have been driving tenthousands to the referenced website to find out about Scientology. The current Know Yourself Know Life ads will air daily until the end of 2009.
Additionally, the video channel website http://www.scientology.org features a new section called “Meet a Scientologist” with videos of 100 Scientologists from all walks of life – bus driver, artists, inventor, doctor, professionals, race car driver, equestrian, housewife, and others – in their life situations. Visitors can learn why these people chose Scientology as their religion.

The Church’s website explains that Scientology is an applied religious philosophy and features visual depictions of some of the Church’s core principles. The website also details four of The Church of Scientology’s worldwide campaigns – anti-drugs, human rights, volunteer ministers and The Way to Happiness (a common sense moral code) as well as data on the secular programs of Narconon and Applied Scholastics – programs that address drug addiction and literacy.

The word Scientology literally means “the study of truth.” It comes from the Latin word “scio” meaning “knowing in the fullest sense of the word” and the Greek word “logos” meaning “study of.” Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life.
The Scientology religious philosophy was founded by L. Ron Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard is a 3-time Guinness Book of World Records holder of the most published works by a single author, most audio book titles on Earth and most translated author.
The “Know Yourself Know Life” (http://www.scientology.org) ads are sponsored by the Church of Scientology which was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 by a group of Scientologists, and within a few year churches were formed across the country and around the world. Today there are 8,000 churches, missions and related organizations in 164 countries. For more information you can also visit http://www.whatisscientology.org.


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14 Comments

  1. # Comment by mark tomles on July 12, 2009 9:10 pm
    “I don’t doubt it to be true. Maybe it is, maybe not. I would, perhaps doubt the translated award, perhaps, since it’s something that could be trumped by throwing money at it- but it’s very possible for each. we have to keep in mind that the man was (at least at one time) a sci fi writer, and his sci fi titles are factored into this number.
    So, it’s not proven, but it is possible. Louanne- if you want to silence your critics, just find a source that is not on a CoS sponsored site OR a self-published press release. I’ve tried to help you out, but couldn’t find one. You got one?”

    Again, wrong forum. Mark/Gill, you missed again the purpose of this blog. Why don’t you check the webmaster of the Scientology sites? As much as I enjoy debating with you, I do neither have the time nor resources to go beyond the stated purpose of this blog.

    – L

  2. It’s a very simple solution, Mark (et al)
    Look at the code on the CoS website. They use Google Analytics. If they were to release that information, that would settle this debate once and for all.
    They won’t, but it would work.
    -Fallroot

  3. I don’t doubt it to be true. Maybe it is, maybe not. I would, perhaps doubt the translated award, perhaps, since it’s something that could be trumped by throwing money at it- but it’s very possible for each. we have to keep in mind that the man was (at least at one time) a sci fi writer, and his sci fi titles are factored into this number.
    So, it’s not proven, but it is possible.
    Louanne- if you want to silence your critics, just find a source that is not on a CoS sponsored site OR a self-published press release. I’ve tried to help you out, but couldn’t find one. You got one?

  4. Take a break and check out something funny: http://urdb.org/

  5. “unclear pix”? Did you check the right column of the page?

    http://www.lronhubbardbooks.co.uk/guinness_record.php

    I don’t believe that you picked up the yearbooks for 2005, 2006 and 2007 in the last 20 minutes. Pics or GTFO…

    The site has only a fraction of the book content (“Please note that the featured records on these pages are only a tiny percentage of the records on the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ records database”) and is pretty useless. Ok, I’ll make a big note to go to the library this week…

    – L

  6. picked up the book. it’s not there. visited thr gb site, it’s not there. only mention is a press relase u wrote and two sites owned by the cos? with unclear pix?
    still unverified.

  7. Just found another one, the actual certificates:

    http://www.lronhubbardbooks.co.uk/guinness_record.php

    – L

  8. Mark/BigDaddy,

    the Guinness book entry is self-evident (I mean, pick up one and you’ll see it). But I guess you prefer links, so here are more details.

    http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/view_press_release.php?rssID=20092
    http://www.scientologytoday.org/press/610120128592_scn-int.html (photos of the certificates).

    – L

  9. # Comment by BigDadda on July 12, 2009 11:01 am
    Louane-
    U say here dat “ads have been driving tenthousands to the referenced website to find out about Scientology”.
    How do u know this statistic? Do they release their web analytic records?
    Also, Mark, did u ever get an answer to this???”

    I saw visitor statistics passed around by the Church that showed visitors ranged of around 80,000 per day. You can also check Alexa.com for external reference:
    http://alexa.com/siteinfo/scientology.org .

    – L

  10. Louane-

    U say here dat “ads have been driving tenthousands to the referenced website to find out about Scientology”.

    How do u know this statistic? Do they release their web analytic records?

    Also, Mark, did u ever get an answer to this???

  11. @Pat-
    link not attached, please clarify.
    preference is to official site, rather than a site where the church controls the content.
    thanks!
    Mark

  12. Here you go. With pictures even!

    Pat

  13. Louanne-
    Could you please provide source dox for the world record? Like Hubbard says, I would like to see for myself.
    All that I can find are sites owned by the church or free press release sites. And I can’t find anything on the Guinness World Record website.
    Could you please point me in the right direction?
    Mark

  14. By the way, the TV clips and some others are here: http://www.youtube.com/thescientologyvideo


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