Tuesday, June 12, 2007
posted by PabloPabla at 9:38 am

Actually, I had finished typing out my post and was re-reading it prior to publishing it. It was pretty easy to finish that post as the topic was something which I had heard about. Not the history, of course.

The opportunity was to write about a certain drug rehab programme by Narconon Stone Hawk. I believe I may have written about them before but I can't be absolutely sure. So, after finishing, I was running through the last sentence of my post when somebody's name rang a bell. Apparently, this drug rehab programme is based and inspired by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Further searches made by me showed that the drug rehab programme at Narconon Stone Hawk is drug free and based upon some Scientology teachings.

Now, I can't possibly be writing and endorsing about that programme. My belief as a Christian much differs from the religion of Scientology and I cannot be possibly acting positively in writing about the Scientology-based drug rehab programme with the chance that someone out there might be influenced by my writing and decided to attend the drug rehab and be exposed to something which I do not subscribe to. My belief tells me to rely on God for He is my Creator. Scientology does not prescribe to that.

And for that reason, I deleted the whole post and turned down the $15 post.



At 10:15 am, Blogger Paris

Commendable! I wonder how many people out there have done paid posts that go against their beliefs just for the greater Money god?


At 11:36 am, Anonymous Adino

It's great that you are taking a stand. I'm sure God will bless you in multiples. I guess you have encouraged me to be more selective of the sponsored posts I'm writing as well, and not be focused solely on the $$.


At 1:54 pm, Blogger Wuching

whoa! i wrote that op also but didn't know it was scientology wan! but i dun care la coz money is money to me! hahahaha


At 2:03 pm, Blogger Ah Pek

I have no religious commitments, so I took it, wrote it and published it. Nobody reads it anyway!


At 2:34 pm, Blogger pablopabla

Paris : Well, while I am curious, it is not for me to judge their actions. I just need to be mindful of my own because I believe that each of us are to account for ourselves ;)

Adino : Actually, what we blog about reflects a lot about our true selves. One might put on a "character" for the sake of blogging but deep down, the very essence of that person would come to surface.

Wuching : Sometimes good to do some research on the opps available ;)

Ah Pek : Wham bam! Nobody cares anyway. Wuahahahahaha!!!


At 7:05 pm, Blogger Markk

Good thing you realized where you were heading. If it works against your conscience then don't do it. Like the Press folks used to say: If in doubt, leave out. Anyways, most people don't read payperpost items as Ah Pek put it. The same stuff we see them virtually on most blogs. Unless you can really cook up a delicious dish!


At 1:18 pm, Anonymous giddy tiger

Gawsh..I did not see that when I did this post a long time ago...Scientology is definitely not something I want to endorse.