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Offline ethercat

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The Calendar and how to get events added to it
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:44 »
Reaching for the Tipping Point has a calendar now! 

You should see a link on the forum menu above, or you can use this link: Reaching For the Tipping Point Calendar.

There are so many things going on with Narconon right now, we can't remember when everything that we don't want to miss is happening.  Hopefully, the calendar will help everyone with that, including our visitors who are not registered members.

If you have an announcement or event you would like to have added to the calendar, post a message in this forum, and we can link your post to a date on the calendar.  You need to include in your post:
  • Date of event, including time if appropriate
  • Timespan of event (how long, a day, a week, a month?)
  • What the event is about
If these things are not included, your post will be moved to another appropriate forum.

An event can span as little as one day, or as much as 31 days, and be scheduled as far out at 2020.  Hopefully, we will have defeated Narconon before then.   -0=| 

The earliest year is set to 1950, so historical Narconon events can also be added, and the calendar can actually be used as a Narconon timeline, if someone wants to add historic events, such as William Benitez conceiving of Narconon, the opening of Chilocco, etc. 

Narconon deaths are included as holidays so they can be shown every year on the anniversary date, and we can remember those unfortunate events as we work to stop more from happening.

Holidays and Events will be shown both on the calendar and at the bottom of the forum index, on the "Upcoming Calendar" section, starting 14 days in advance.

Comments and questions are welcome.
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Re: The Calendar and how to get events added to it
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 14:43 »
Cross posting this handy list (originally from Wikipedia) of "holidays" from WWP. I haven't verified any of these.

  • February 22: Celebrity Day

    This is a major holiday for Scientology's many Celebrity Centres, highlighting their achievements and celebrating their existence. The date is specifically the anniversary of the opening of the Celebrity Centre International in Los Angeles in 1970, which, in the Church's words, is "dedicated to the rehabilitation of the culture through art".

  • March 13: L. Ron Hubbard's birthday

    A very important holiday in Scientology.[1][2]

  • March 24: Student Day

    This holiday celebrates the commencement of the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course in 1961.

  • April 20: L. Ron Hubbard Exhibition Day

    According to the Church's official website, this day is "to celebrate the opening in 1991 of the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition in Hollywood, California. Featuring impressive audiovisual displays on the life and accomplishments of L. Ron Hubbard, the exhibition is visited by thousands of Scientologists and non-Scientologists annually."

  • May 9: Anniversary of Dianetics

    Hubbard's book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health hit store shelves on this day in 1950. Another very important holiday in Scientology.[1][2]

  • May 25: Integrity Day

    A day of contemplation of Hubbard's 1965 study on Scientology Ethics.

  • June 6: Maiden Voyage Anniversary

    The church describes this holiday thus: "Each year the annual Maiden Voyage event, commemorating the anniversary of New OT VIII, has come to be one of the most important gatherings of dedicated Scientologists and an opportunity for senior Church officials to meet and work directly with these parishioners to advance their religion. Scientologists who attend this annual spiritual cruise become “OT Ambassadors” and initiate programs to help Scientologists all over the world advance the aims of Scientology and to reach the top of the Bridge at New OT VIII."[2][3]

  • June 18: Academy Day

    A celebration of Hubbard's Study Tech.

  • August 12: Sea Org Day

    Sea Org Day is a special event for all Sea Organization members, with rank and rating promotion ceremonies. It has been alleged by former members that recreational Sea Org Day events are mandatory: one ex-Scientologist claims "the one day a year you are supposed to get the day off, you are made to go on a bus to the beach, be there for roll call, participate in group games, etc."

  • September 4: Clear Day

    Clear Day marks the inauguration of Hubbard's Clearing Course, which debuted in 1965.

        2nd Sunday in September: Auditor's Day

    A day of special recognition and acknowledgment for Scientology/Dianetics auditors. This occasion has also been popular with anti-Scientology protestors, as an opportunity to reach students.

  • October 7: IAS Anniversary

    From the Church's site: "Held at a different host city each year, members of the IAS gather to commemorate the founding of the IAS and to rededicate themselves to its aims. The annual IAS freedom awards are presented. This event coincides with the annual convention of IAS delegates."[2]

  • November 27: Publications Day

    A commemoration of the day "Publications Worldwide" opened at Saint Hill Manor in 1967.

  • December 7: Flag Land Base Day

    Celebrates the opening of the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida in 1975.

  • December 30: Freedom Day

    According to the Church, this day celebrates the official recognition in 1974 of the Church of Scientology in the United States.

  • December 31: New Year's Eve

    This is the only secular and non-Hubbard-based observance on the official Scientology calendar, which states "This event welcomes in the new year with a review of accomplishments over the previous year and a look forward to the upcoming year and plans for further reach into new areas of society with L. Ron Hubbard’s technology. Stellar accomplishments of Scientology parishioners helping new people to move up The Bridge to Total Freedom are acknowledged."

Additionally, many more anniversaries of notable events in Scientology history are remembered. Examples include

  • January 25(Criminon day), marking the 1970 founding of the Criminon program,
  • January 28 which celebrates the founding of the Church in New Zealand,
  • February 19 (Narconon Day), marking the 1966 founding of Narconon,[4]
  • March 31, the anniversary of the founding of the Church of Scientology Vienna in 1971
  • September 25, which marks the 1980 opening of the first Scientology and Dianetics College in Tel Aviv, Israel, where the concept is presented as a College, not a church.

Another poster added this:
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Most of these are fake, invented because religions are supposed to have holidays.

The 5 holidays that are really observed are L. Ron Hubbard's birthday, the Anniversary of Dianetics (to a small degree), the Maiden Voyage Anniversary, the IAS Anniversary and New Years. But the events are held locally a week or two after the date, even New Years.



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Re: The Calendar and how to get events added to it
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 12:44 »
Thanks, Snippy.  I added Narconon Day and Criminon Day, since they fit the forum's subject of front groups, but I didn't add all the scientology fake holidays.   ;)

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