Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Today is L. Ron Hubbard's Birthday!

Today is the birthday of American author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard (1911-86).

He was quite a guy! He has all this to his name!:
  • He is the world's most translated author with his works now available in 71 languages
  • He is the world's most published author with over 500 written works and 3,000 recorded lectures. (Both records certified by Guinness World Records in October 2006)
  • He is one of the greats of the Golden Age of science fiction. He was equally prolific as an author of western, adventure, romance and mystery
  • He authored the world's biggest selling self-help book, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health"
  • He is the founder of Scientology, the applied religious philosophy that now has millions of followers in 160 countries, including many well known names such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley
  • Programs using Mr. Hubbard's discoveries in drug rehabilitation are five times more effective than any other similar program
  • His breakthroughs in the field of learning and literacy are used in more than 500 centers and have been incorporated into whole educational systems, with dramatic increases in student achievement
  • His program for criminal reform, which produces a greater than 80 percent reduction in recidivism, is used in more than 2,000 prisons and penal institutions internationally
  • The distribution of Mr. Hubbard's common sense moral code, The Way to Happiness, has statistically reversed declining moral trends across entire communities
  • He developed a system of business administration (management technology) which is now used in thousands of companies world-wide
  • Hundreds of United States Mayors and Governors proclaim March 13 as "L. Ron Hubbard Day" and Parks and Streets have been named after him in his honour e.g. L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles
  • There is a permanent exhibition dedicated to his life and work in Los Angeles

The Church of Scientology International recently released a digitally restored version of the exclusive 1966 filmed interview, An Introduction to Scientology, in which Mr. Hubbard explains why he dedicated his life to this work and answers the most commonly asked questions: "What is Scientology?" "Why is it a religion?" "How do people benefit from it?" The DVD is available from any Scientology church and can be ordered online at http://www.scientology.org/interview

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Cumbria Train Crash: Scientology Volunteer Ministers applaud Emergency Services and Kendal’s ASDA Supermarket!

Scientology Volunteer Ministers dispatched from Manchester and Edinburgh to the Cumbrian crash scene have applauded the police and other emergency crews who worked through the night and the following two days.

The 20 Volunteer Ministers arrived on the scene late on Friday night, available to give whatever help was needed. Due to fast and efficient work by the emergency crews, there were no walking injured or crash survivors at the site - they had all been transported to hospitals or to their destinations - so the main help that was needed was for the emergency staff at the scene, many of whom worked through the night after working a full day shift.

The Volunteer Ministers therefore provided food, drinks and a change of clothing as well as their trademark Scientology “Assists” to help relieve stress and weariness to tired emergency service personnel.

One team of Volunteer Ministers went to the local ASDA branch in Kendal to purchase some supplies. The manager there insisted on the team taking food, drinks and cloths that filled six trolleys, all courtesy of ASDA. These were very well received by exhausted and hungry emergency crews!
One senior police official on duty at the crash scene had worked with the Volunteer Ministers after the London underground bombings in 2005, so an immediate working relationship was established.

Coordinator of the Volunteer Minister team, Victoria May, said, “The police and emergency crews were fantastic – very efficient and just getting the job done. It was a pleasure to be able to help make their job a bit easier. We are also extremely grateful to ASDA Kendal, who really did come to the rescue when we needed loads of supplies.”

In the words of L. Ron Hubbard, whose practical methods the Scientology Volunteer Ministers are trained in:

“A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well.”

Please contact Graeme Wilson on 01342 318 229 or 07950 968 351 or g.wilson@scientology.org.uk www.scientology.org.uk