A new round of questions? Go ahead!

Hi there,

and thanks for visiting this blog! I put it up to give you the opportunity to ask questions, about Scientology, Scientologists and whatever you feel is related to that. If you are here to make statements or raise a fuss, you are violating the only rule this blog has. So please, don’t to it.

– Louanne

This is an old thread. The new one is here: https://scientologymyths.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/got-questions-try-this/

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Freedom Magazine

…. got their site brushed up. Great content and lots of it, finally! If you don’t want to spend a lot of time looking through the many pages of the new issue of Freedom Magazine online, go download the PDF here or on Scientology Myths.

Nice long and nicer little articles like this one about human rights:

Human Rights

Central to Scientology beliefs is a conviction that all humankind is entitled to inalienable rights. So it is that for more than 50 years Scientologists have championed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Today, the Church of Scientology sponsors the largest non-governmental information campaign to make the Universal Declaration of Human Rights known the world over.

The Church’s human rights initiative sponsors groups and activities and provides its materials to individuals, groups and government agencies in 82 nations. This includes:

  • What are Human Rights? booklets educate youth and adults on the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in terms anyone can understand.
  • A study guide, activities manual and educator’s classroom kit give teachers, human rights groups and governments effective tools to educate youth and adults on their human rights.
  • An accompanying documentary video, The Story of Human Rights complements the PSAs, booklets and educator materials as a further tool to bring about a universal awareness and respect for human rights.

Overview of results:

  • Since 2006, more than 1.6 billion people have viewed the Human Rights PSAs on 3,553 stations in 16 languages across 73 nations.
  • The Human Rights World Tour has traveled 174,000 miles throughout 45 nations, reaching over 11 million people.
  • Over 1.5 million human rights publications containing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have been distributed to human rights groups, educators and individuals.
  • Over 500,000 people have visited the United for Human Rights (www.humanrights.com) and Youth for Human Rights (www.youthforhumanrights.org) Internet sites in the last three years.
  • More than 380,000 human rights information mailings have been sent to human rights groups and government agencies.
  • More than 200,000 people have signed the Human Rights Petition urging governments to adopt reforms in human rights and to give the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the force of law

Other stories are covering some creepy journalists of the St. Petersburg Times. But the stories about David Miscavige take the price.

In short, go get the magazine! It helps to get an idea about Scientology, and could answer a couple of questions.

– Louanne

Is the website and blog “neutral”?

# Comment by John S on February 16, 2008 9:11 pm

Why don’t you tell people that you are a Scientology and that the information is not fact, but your opinion?

My second question, again in relation to the quote above, is: If your goal is to answer questions neutrally, why do you not link to other sites with neutral information on the topic?

Answer:

A comment on my “neutrality”, if something like this exists at all. As a Scientologist I have experience with Scientology and can talk about it, find out things and know where to look for answers if I don’t have them right there. If it’s an opinion I say “In my opinion”. If it’s a newspaper article I say “In the article of …”. And for a court document I say “In the decision by the blah court..”. There are plenty of sites about Scientology on the internet. If you want to find negative, one-sided information, well, that’s easy. Go to Clambake and get all confused, if you want. Go to Wikipedia which is swarmed by the same guys who put up negative websites and just a remote outlet for them and add some “reference” in there, if you like. Freedom of Speech! But I got some Freedom of Speech too, like anyone else. And I say, post, put online what I find out and what I think. And if I put my opinion you can see that it is my opinion, it’s not falsely declared as a “fact” or “everybody knows” type of statement. Test me.

I am a Scientologist. That has never been a secret. The facts are marked facts and opinion is marked opinion. Most if not all websites about Scientology on the internet represent the ideas and purposes of their creators. The official Scientology websites want to inform you about how the Church works and what Scientology is. If that is done well or not has nothing to do with it. All anti-Scientology websites are set up by one person, usually with an axe to grind against Scientology. None of them is strictly neutral. It is the beauty of the internet that you can find everything, fanatic data sources, moderate data sources, sources of vicious and false data, balanced data sources, it’s all there. And now it is your responsibility to inform yourself thoroughly and make up your own mind. I can only give you a new side of the story and be as open as possible. You decide and you eat it if your decision was wrong.

– Lou

Free Speech on Scientology Myths

# Comment by hostile on February 16, 2008 8:34 pm

why can’t we post our own topics on this forum? does that limit our free speech on this page?

Answer:

This blog has a specific purpose and that is that it takes questions about Scientology and posts answers to it. If you want to post on a forum on Scientology or have discussions about it, go to the many message boards or newsgroups for that purpose. Any ideas for other solutions are welcome. But spare me empty phrases about free speech. Because free speech works both ways.

– Lu

  • What is this blog?

    I am running a website, ScientologyMyths.info which deals with critical questions about Scientology.
    So naturally I am into finding answers to the questions that are constantly being asked all over the internet about Scientology, Scientologists, the Church, L. Ron Hubbard and the Church's leader, David Miscavige. I want to find answers from independent sources, not only Church of Scientology owned sites or anti-Scientology hate sites. So what's left? Court documents, photos and other reliable sources. Help me find stuff and ask whatever you want. Thanks!

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