From our mission statement:
It is a fundamental of Scientology that communication is the universal solvent.
It is no secret that the Church and the entire subject of Scientology is in trouble.
When there is trouble the wrong thing to do is to shut down channels of communication and try to control the flow of information. Yet this has become standard practice within the Scientology community. We have become afraid to discuss or put forward dissenting opinion or to even mention negative (entheta) occurrences.
If our community is BACK IN COMM we can begin to positively address the very real problems of our group.
We have been and continue to be driven by this ideal of being in communication. We are “back” in comm because this community had been out of comm for a long time.
Regularly we get comm from people who have benefited just from the simple idea of reading differing views, open views, passionate views. This is quite in addition to the robust community of regular commenters.
We recognise that we have as well a growing international audience and their perspective and contribution has only added to the rich discussion we all enjoy so much.
It is therefore time to expand a little, or at least allow for some natural growth. We know that there are many stories to tell that will shed more light on the many facets of Scientology and it’s almost 60 year history in South Africa. And we want to tell as many of them as we can!
There are people who would like to contribute their stories and ideas beyond the comment section. Well, your time is here! We are now open to contributing writers.
Know a story that needs to be told? Itching to research a particular element of Scientology, it’s community or organisations? Write it and send it.
Rather than say “a correspondent sent us something interesting” we would like to have regular contributors writing under their own by lines. Of course these can be a nom de plume or your real name if you are feeling particularly rebellious.
Everyone is free to submit stories. We will take the hat of editors and will publish as many as we possibly can. The only thing we ask is that when submitting an article, you adhere to our moderation policy and that the stories are South African or which are relevant to South Africans such as our recent posting featuring Galactic Patrol or the article on Finding your way as an Independent Scientologist
This will also help grow this community. We want, as much as is humanly possible, for it to be owned (in the Scientological sense) by everyone.