I am asked about Scientology all the time. I enjoy talking about it, but my simple answer is: ‘It works.’ I encourage people to read a book and to observe whether it helps them better understand themselves and others. Scientology is actually a body of knowledge about how life operates, and a person can use that knowledge to improve any part of his life. It’s not a belief system. It’s something you can study and then observe for yourself whether it’s true or not. A Scientologist typically takes courses at the Church to learn how to deal with situations in his life, good or bad. Scientologists sometimes receive counseling to help them deal with important concerns about their lives, but what really identifies Scientologists is their application to the world around them of what they have learned and the abilities they have gained in their Church services. It’s not about faith, and it’s not just about learning; it’s all about doing.
I became active in Scientology in 1974. Personally, it has enabled me to not only achieve my goals as a programmer and business person, but to do that and still have time for family, extensive travel, volunteer work, writing and photography projects, learning new things (I took up skiing when I turned 43) and helping others. If you want to know more, I recommend that you read Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health or Self-Analysis, by L. Ron Hubbard. Or you can visit the Scientology web site, where there are loads of video clips and articles covering every aspect of Scientology. But the most entrancing resource of all is Scientology TV, broadcasting 24-by-7 what the media doesn’t tell you about our religion.