Liar Liarâ€”Debts on Fire! (Marty Rathbun on Freedom Magazine)
I've recently been totally stressed out about personal debts. Mortgage, car, credit cards etc. I was searching online in the news about other people who have similar problems in hopes that it would make me feel better. The news always shows the worst side of things so I was optimistic. Freedom magazine had an article about some of the shocking debts that an ex-Scientologist racked upï¿½"Marty Rathbun is his name. Fortunately for the Church he was kicked out. Not for racking up debts but for being a criminal. I think he's in jail now or under various criminal charges.
Here's part of the Freedom magazine article. Thanks for cheering me up Freedom. Life can't get much worse than the pain this Rathbun guy must have to deal with:
Contrary to his public utterances to an uninformed media who know nothing about the Scientology religion or Church (and arenâ€™t expected to know, since they are the media and not part of the religion), Rathbun never served in an ecclesiastical management capacity. Rather, his entire Church career was in external affairs, responsible for legal matters.
Attached to that confession he listed the monetary costs:
Judgment $8 million.
Legal fees $7.5 million.
Thatâ€™s $15.5 million. In fact, his math is conservative, but for the sake of his amends, the $15.5 million of losses caused by him will be accepted. That he never came clean for 15 years, and the mental anguish this mystery caused others, is noted as incalculable damage.
Scientology in Mexico City—Letting People Know “Something CAN be done about it!”
Hundreds toured the Scientology Volunteer Ministers tent in the Iztacalco District of Mexico City.
The Scientology Volunteer Ministers of ITD (the Instituto
Tecnológico de Dianética) set up their big yellow tent in the Iztacalco
District of Mexico City, and hundreds of people learned why the
volunteers say, “something CAN be done about it.”
City and district officials helped cut the ribbon and were among the
first to tour through the exhibition, where they learned about the work
Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) do all over the world—from
Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tours that bring effective
solutions to third world countries and other remote areas, to the help
VMs bring in the wake of disaster.
Inside the tent an exhibition covers the application of Scientology
technology to improving life. From study technology to communication
skills, conflict resolution to relationship help, the displays show how
technology, developed by L. Ron Hubbard,
can be applied to improve virtually any condition in life. Right in
the tent, visitors can attend seminars or take courses in any of the 19
subjects covered in the Scientology Handbook.
The displays also cover the Scientology Volunteer Ministers
disaster relief teams. In the wake of manmade and natural
disasters—like Ground Zero after 9/11, California brush fires,
Australian bush fires or earthquakes—Scientology Volunteer Ministers
help serve the search and rescue teams and firefighters so they can
cope with the stress and carry on with their work. Hundreds of
Scientology Volunteer Ministers flew to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and
Thailand to help the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and
nearly a thousand VMs helped the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita
in 2005. In 2008 alone, Scientology Volunteer Ministers administered
one-on-one help at 23 separate disaster sites.
For those visiting the tent, demonstrations of Scientology Assists
were probably the most popular feature of the day. L. Ron Hubbard
developed a body of technology called “Assists”—applications of his
discoveries for the mental and spiritual aspects of a person’s physical
difficulties. These techniques are effective where tendency to disease
or injury exists or is being prolonged, or where unhappiness and worry
causes mental or physical upset.
Church of Scientology International Recognized as Anti-Drug Leader
The Church of Scientology International received a certificate of
recognition on November 21st from the California State Assembly
commending its "leadership and dedication in drug prevention and
education, including the production of 16 groundbreaking public service
films that are raising awareness of drug abuse internationally."
The Church of Scientology has
created a series of drug education films, brochures and flyers, which
it provides to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, a nonprofit
organization that promotes and distributes these drug information
materials internationally to government institutions, civic groups and
The newest and perhaps most engaging
element of this drug education campaign is a series of 16 anti-drug
public service films. Each film, produced by the Church of Scientology,
graphically illustrates the effects of commonly abused substances like
alcohol and prescription drugs, or illegal drugs such as meth, heroin,
cocaine, crack, marijuana and ecstasy. View one of the anti-drug ads on
the YouTube Church of Scientology Channel.
Filmed in an edgy style that talks to
young people, the public service films show the harsh reality of street
drugs and drug abuse. The goal is to impact youth about teenage drug
abuse and debunk common street drug hype such as "drugs will make you
cool," "you will not get hooked after the first hit," and "drugs will
help you party all night."
Four of the 16 public service films have already won an Addy Award,
which acknowledges exceptional advertisements, for excellence in
creativity and execution. The drug education campaign ads have also won
two Telly Awards, which honor outstanding television commercials and productions, in the Best Public Service Campaign category.
The efforts of California public officials
to reduce drug abuse is often overshadowed by news of cross-border drug
trafficking and the state's dubious distinction of leading the nation
in drug-related arrests. However, California is committed to tackling
the drug problem. According to the State of California Health and Human
Services Agency, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger channeled $3.7 million
into drug prevention and related programs for the state last year.
Any group or individual wanting to do
something effective about drug abuse is invited to order these films
and other educational materials online. For more information, go to www.drugfreeworld.org or contact the Community Drug Education Programs Coordinator for the Church of Scientology International, at 323-960-3500.
New Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center Opens in Vienna
Vienna—Austrian Scientologists are proud to announce the opening of a
new Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center in Vienna. Opened last
month, the Center was established to provide service to the community.
A festive announcement for the opening of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center in Vienna.
The Scientology Volunteer Ministers program (VMs) was established by Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard,
in 1976. Some 100,000 VMs in 120 nations helped more than 1.6 million
people in the last year alone, making the Scientology Volunteer
Ministers the largest independent relief organization on Earth.
With the motto, "Something CAN be done about it," Scientology Volunteer Ministers teams helped at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 in New York. They served in Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India after the 2004 South Asian tsunami.
In fact, in countries around the world, volunteer ministers are on hand
at forest or brush fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods or man-made
Not only have the Scientology Volunteer Ministers been awarded
citations for their relief work in 119 severe disasters, they also
provide disaster response training to police, fire fighters, medical
professionals, Red Cross and members of other volunteer organizations.
They specialize in restoring calm, organizing the resources available,
and providing maximum help to relief workers and victims of disaster.
The official opening of the new Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center in Vienna, Austria.
L. Ron Hubbard said, "A Volunteer Minister is
a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring
purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others." The
Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center in Vienna accomplishes this by
providing courses, workshops and seminars based on the Scientology
Handbook. They help people cope with any situation they may have in
their lives. Those wanting to salvage a relationship, help their children, improve performance at work, improve their ability to study , assist someone with a drug or alcohol problem or generally do better in life are invited to visit the Center and get the help they need.
In July 2007 all fundamental books and lectures of L. Ron Hubbard had been re-released in a high quality form. I got a set and very soon, had a great win, on page 14 of the Dianetics book (DMSMH), where Ron is talking about perceptions.
I have been Clear for many years. When I read again about the perceptions being the comm lines with the universe, a little bit of invalidation I had picked up from others blew off and I had a great resurgence in certainty that my perceptions are right! And that any invalidation of them has come from the cases of others! Another part of this was reading that "the actual computing ability of Man is never in error..." any person computes perfectly on the data stored and perceived. I never realized how profound this is!
Vor einigen Jahre verfasste L. Ron Hubbard den "Weg zum Glücklichsein", eine Sammlung von 21 Regeln für ein glückliches Leben. Einen Versuch wert, auf für solche, die nicht Mitglied von Scientology sind (der Weg zum Glücklichsein ist "nicht-religiös")! Auf Youtube wurden diese Regeln neuerdings verfilmt und sind online. Hier ist mein Lieblingsclip:
Scientologists Fill the "Birthday Closet" at Edelman's Children Court Center
The Churches of Scientology Women's Auxiliary presented the Edelman's
Children Court Center in Monterey Park with a cartload of toys to add
to their "Birthday Closet," a program that ensures that any child who
is in the court system on his or her birthday gets to celebrate it,
presents and all.
with a cartload of toys to add to their "Birthday Closet," a program
that ensures that all children at Edelman's on their birthdays get to
celebrate it, present and all. Janice Johnson, program manager for the
Juvenile Court Services Shelter Care Program, was happy to receive the
donation, and acknowledged its importance.
Janice Johnson, program manager for the
Juvenile Court Services Shelter Care Program, was happy to receive the
donation, and acknowledged its importance.
Auxiliary member Catherine Lepone of Los
Angeles headed up the project and delivered the toys. The donation
included dolls, basketballs, board games, trucks, teddy bears, card
games and cosmetics.
"Every child is special and should be
made to feel even more special on his or her birthday," said Ms.
Lepone. "Going through the court system is especially stressful, so if
a child has an easier time of it because of a birthday gift from us,
we've accomplished our goal."
L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Scientology religion,
once wrote, "A being is only as valuable as he can serve others."
Scientology churches are well-known leaders in community outreach and
social reform, including drug education, drug- and
criminal-rehabilitation and literacy programs and human rights