Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Scientologists Active in Anti Drug Campaign

Scientologists are very active in an anti-drug campaign to get the truth about drugs out to kids around the world.

Here's a good story on what Scientologists in Taiwan are doing, and how effective they've been in getting the message out:

The Scientologists of Taiwan have a real sense of urgency when it comes to arming young people with factual information about drugs. They know that drugs affect people not only physically, they harm them spiritually as well.

In the late 1960's, with drugs spreading like an epidemic through college campuses in the West, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard did extensive research into what causes people to start using drugs in the first place, and developed a whole array of technology to help the individual reverse the effect these substances have on spiritual progress and enlightenment.

The "Say No to Drugs" team is dedicated to helping youth avoid getting into the "drug trap." And for those who have already started to experiment with drugs, the volunteers work to convince these young people to quit now, before their lives are ruined.

A good, stable adult with love and tolerance in his heart is about the best therapy a child can have.~~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion

Monday, February 05, 2007

Raising a Child Successfully

Some of the most useful and successful data I have ever seen on handling children is in the Scientology Handbook chapter called Children. I have used it on my own child and achieved great results with it. Information on this is at www.scientologyhandbook.org.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Worried about Harry

According to the news, the last Harry Potter book is on sale for pre-orders and will be available on July 21st.

"The most recent book, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, the sixth in the series, broke UK records by selling 2,009,574 copies on its first day of release. Booksellers are predicting that the Deathly Hallows might yet outstrip that figure.

"It is ten years since the first book, Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, was published. Since then the series has gone on to sell 325 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 64 languages."

Without ruining it for anyone who hasn't read number 6 yet, I am really concerned about what JK is going to do with this book.

This story from Playfuls.com tells why:

Rowling's stories have darkened considerably since the first release, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,” and the author has said two characters will be killed off in Book 7.

"I don't always enjoy killing my characters. I didn't enjoy killing the character who died at the end of Book 6," Rowling said during a reading last summer at Radio City Music Hall, declining to name that person in case someone had yet to finish the book.

"I really didn't enjoy doing that, but I had been planning that for years so it wasn't quite as poignant as you might imagine. I'd already done my grieving when I actually came to write it."

I hope she was wise enough to realize the effect she is going to create on an entire generation if she kills off one of the three kids. It would be awful!