Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology of New York

Last year Mr. David Miscavige spoke at the grand opening of the Church of Scientology of New York. Referring to the humanitarian work of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers of New York City, whose assistance at Ground Zero is now legiondary, he said the following:

New York is the greatest city on earth.Yet even that doesn't say it all. Rather, this one is special for another reason. Because, what we are bringing to New York Scientologists today, with this new church, is what you inspired across the rest of the world three years ago. In fact, it can be said in a single phrase that now drives a global movement bringing hope and salvation to millions, world over.

For in the darkest of times and worst of places, you stood tall amongst it all, as a shining beacon of light, proclaiming in action that: SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT.

Mr. Miscavige went on to say:

Also inherent in Scientology itself is that one take responsibility, not only for himself, but the world at large.

So yes, as we look out across the world, we can speak of international conflict, of economic instability, and yes, of terrorism. But if we do my friends, let's not speak in terms of those problems. Let's speak in terms of solutions. Solutions for that which can solve every one of them.

For the conditions we face today are but symptoms of the real disease behind cultural decline.

A society is comprised of individuals. And if solutions are what we seek then let’s revitalize the individual himself.