I heard there will be some surpise Scientology celebrities attending the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology of Berlin.
The whole grand opening is so exciting.
First of all, to have David Miscavige go to an event, you know it's a really special occasion.
Then, from what I understand there are going to be representatives from every Scientology church on earth attending seminars at this new church.
Then to have celebrities show up as well will lend it an even further air of celebration.
But I think the thing I like best about it is it signals a new era for Scientology in Germany. Right in the heart of the capital city. For years, Scientologists had to really fight for the right to practice their religion in Germany. Over the years, with court decision after court decision affirming Scientology to be a religion in Germany and with years of surveillance by the German version of the FBI finding absolutely no wrong-doing of any kind by any Scientology church of Scientologist in the country, to the point where the investigations have been dropped in nearly every German state, the opening of this church really feels like a new beginning of cooperation between the German government and the Scientology religion.
And another reason I find it so exciting is that Germany is such a productive nation, and has come so far in the past 60 years. Berlin suffered more in the post-WWII era than most other areas of the country, and 18 years after the fall of the Wall is still scrambling to catch up with the rest of the country.
I know that the social betterment programs and administrative technology the church has to offer can do so much to help those who are restore Berlin to the status it had before the War.