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INTRODUCTION
THE RELIGION OF SCIENTOLOGY
THE GUARANTOR OF SCIENTOLOGY’S FUTURE
MR. DAVID MISCAVIGE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER
  INTERNATIONAL SCIENTOLOGY EVENTS
OPENINGS OF NEW IDEAL CHURCHES OF SCIENTOLOGY
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MATTERS OF RTC CONCERN
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Mr. David Miscavige Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center Inaugural Address for the Grand Opening of the New Church of Scientology of New York

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.

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.

Which returns me to the events of three years ago, and the atrocities of September 11th. It was a “wake-up call” for all of us. The curtain came down, exposing the fragile state of the world we live in. While others would respond with war and military action, we recognized terrorism as but a symptom of what really ails man. By the same token, the urgency of our mission had never been clearer. More bluntly, the demand for our solutions had never been greater. People were asking for help and it was time for us to answer.

And so we come full circle to New York, and a movement you “inspired” — which now spans the globe. I am, of course, speaking of our Scientology Volunteer Ministers. Today, they are internationally known, and recognized, for what has been described as “spiritual first aid”. To that end they are ready and organized to respond to any disaster — man-made or by force of nature.

That story began right here, at Ground Zero, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. With a city, indeed a nation, stunned into a state of shock, it was right here — at this location — you mobilized to bring help so desperately needed. And it was whatever was needed.