London: New Church in the Center of the English-speaking World
London: New Church in the Center
of the English-speaking World
Sunday, October 22, 2006
The grand lobby of the new Church of Scientology London and the Public Information Center where visitors are always welcome.
The United Kingdom’s Church of Scientology stands on Queen Victoria Street in the cultural epicenter of London. Its October 2006 opening drew better than 3,000 Scientologists, London citizens and dignitaries from all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Those on hand to expressly welcome the Church included human rights and civic leaders, a Police Chief Superintendent and a London City Alderman—all of whom had partnered with Scientologists in one capacity or another. But what amounts to the definitive statement of what this London Church of Scientology represented were these words from Chairman of the Board, Mr. David Miscavige:
“No one goes free until everyone goes free. Because anyone’s suffering can pin you down—especially as one draws ever closer to realizing the basic goodness, greatness and caring inherent in every immortal spiritual being.
“So you ask what you can do with a Central Church of Scientology such as this one? Well, I invite you to wait till that ribbon comes down, then step inside and take a good, hard look for yourselves.
“And as you do so, I want you to remember what LRH himself wrote in the wake of forming the first Scientology Organization in this city—and I quote:
‘Our goal, with what we have, cannot be less than our knowledge demands.’”
Thus now stands an Ideal Church of Scientology at the heart of the English-speaking world.