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More Scientology news is here: You won’t believe how fast this planet is being cleared!

 
Our thanks to reader Rasha for getting us the latest issue of “International Scientology News,” which once again provides an inspiring look into the amazing things ecclesiastical leader David Miscavige is accomplishing for the Church of Scientology around the world.

How can you not be impressed with numbers like these, for example, which show that Scientology’s goal to clear the planet is just around the corner…

 

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122 Million books and lectures in the hands of public

Every 90 minutes another person attains the state of Clear

Every 90 seconds a Golden Age of Knowledge course is completed

Every 60 seconds someone completes an Academy training course

13 times the number of OTs made since the Golden Age of Tech Phase II for OTs

Every 4 minutes someone learns how to audit another on Book One

4.2 million square feet of Ideal Org spaces worldwide

 
Wow! It’s almost as if it might someday be possible to run into a Scientologist on the street, or spot a few cars parked outside an Ideal Org one of these days. This organization is simply on fire!

Once again, Miscavige is boasting about the church getting official recognition in Mexico. It would be nice to hear from a journo in Mexico City who might be interested in checking this…

 

 
Naturally, this issue of the magazine also gushed about the opening of new Ideal Orgs around the world in 2017, and it’s pretty obvious that Miscavige is particularly proud of all the expansion going on in Ireland.

With so much pushback coming from the locals there, and from Ireland’s feisty press (you paying attention, US media?), we thought our readers there might get a kick out of the magazine’s full article about the recent opening of an Ideal Org in Dublin…

 

A land of knights, kings, monks and poets, Ireland has always been a place where myth and magic easily took root. It’s no surprise then that great literature, art, and architecture sprang from every corner of the country, igniting ideas and inspiring minds the world over. At the center of it all, there has always been Dublin, the beating pulse of the Emerald Isle.

Over its 1,000 years of history, Dublin has forged a unique identity, and on October 14th, this City of Literature wrote a defining new page in its history when a new Church of Scientology and Community Centre had its debut.

It was an especially historic and profound day for Irish Scientologists who had traveled from points all over the country to witness the dedication. For there is more than half a century of Scientology legacy in Dublin, dating from the time when LRH opened offices right on Merrion Square — a legacy that was renewed one year ago when a National Affairs Office opened in that same square.

On this breezy October day, a crowd of more than 1,000 came to celebrate a new beginning on the 6.8-acre grounds of the Church of Scientology and Community Centre in South Dublin.

The festivities began outside the expansive building, bedecked in the colors of the Irish flag.

Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center, Mr. David Miscavige took the stage to thunderous applause. Against a backdrop that incorporated the Celtic knot, Scientology symbols and a depiction of the Cliffs of Moher, he said, “Let us now officially dedicate this Church, this Community Centre and this day, in the spirit of these words from our Founder: ‘A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights.'” And with that the giant ribbon fell and the crowd buzzed with excitement as it surged through the doors and into the 1,000-seat auditorium.

There, the celebration continued with a rousing performance that captured the joyful Irish spirit that embodied the day. Musicians playing traditional instruments including fiddle and flute and the accordion kept pace with Irish step dancers who had the crowd cheering and clapping in time.

Next, an impressive lineup of Irish VIPs representing community and civic organizations from Dublin and throughout Ireland took to the stage to express appreciation for this landmark achievement.

First to the dais was Ms. Nicola Keating, Anti-Drug Activist. She spoke passionately about the Foundation for a Drug-Free World being a “change-maker” in the battle against drugs in Ireland and the enthusiasm of the volunteers disseminating the information.

When it was her turn to speak, Ms. Amina Moustafa Keogh, Human Rights Program Director, referenced the human rights materials provided by the Church to 3,000 students, saying, “What you’re doing is a godsend.” And it was a heartfelt moment when award-winning poet and translator Philip Cummings said that Scientology was “helping to keep alive the soul of Ireland,” when commenting on the massive project to translate 10 million words of Scientology materials into the Irish language.

To the cheers of the crowd, Mr. Miscavige described Ireland as a place that “taught Mankind equality and how to live with dignity in the absence thereof. And, you taught us there is no commodity so precious as beauty, for which you stand. All of which is why we’re proud to stand by you, as we open this new Church of Scientology and Community Centre of Dublin.”

In addition to the courses and services offered here, the expansive new facility represents a place where people of all religions, races and backgrounds can come together in the spirit of elevating humanity, healing society and nurturing community. Reflecting this broad-based appeal, Mr. Miscavige remarked, “If it poses a problem to living, Ireland will find a solution in the principles of Scientology.”

The crowd gave an Irish roar of approval that was only topped when he closed with a reference to the Celts of old saying, “Just as it was with their Celtic revival, so it is with what lies within these walls — Scientology does not presume to teach you anything, it merely reminds you of who you once were, for the wisdom was yours in the first place, and the truth remains within you.”

 
And we also couldn’t help enjoying the way Miscavige continues to tease the hell out of his membership with hints about the upcoming television cable channel. Take a look at how the magazine ends on a cliffhanger…

 

 
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Jonny Jacobsen’s data project begins to take shape

You remember that the Bunker helped British journalist Jonny Jacobsen launch his new project, measuring Scientology’s claims about its growth in membership. Well, he’s started to release his findings with a piece at Medium. We enjoyed this graph, which Jonny put together based on claims made in official church publications…

 

 
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Make your plans now!

 

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,999 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 145 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,208 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 1,982 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,756 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,102 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,596 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,636 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,348 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 874 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,963 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,103 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,423 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,398 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 754 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,056 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,162 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,565 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,437 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,019 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,524 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,768 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,877 days.

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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on January 19, 2018 at 07:00

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