Skip to comments.L. Ron Hubbard was born 100 years ago today (vanity)
Posted on 03/13/2011 8:46:01 AM PDT by Borges
All I could find in the media was PR garbage issued by his 'church' which I didn't think was worth posting. But it's still a good time to ponder this strange Sci-Fi cult.
Here is a fairly objective bio
Stan Marsh from South Park is hundred years old who knew LOL!
Elron’s 15 minutes are clearly up.
Ron the “War Hero”
Maybe now we can get John Travolta and Tom Cruise out of the closet.
No. He dropped his body in order to continue his spiritual research into areas that are too intense for a body to survive. </True Believer>
Objective? It was probably written by Tom Cruise.
Back about 1950 Elron made the statement that a true achievement would be to fabricate a world class religion. In this he would seem to have been successful. How he did it remains a mystery. Anyone who has had an initial contact with Scientology and is reasonably normal must pick up on the inherent strangeness of them. I lived in California in the mid-70’s and attended Scientology outreach session along with other pseudoreligions such as EST and Ekancar also had. The Scientologists were by far the best organized and the wierdest. I just wanted to get out as quickly as possible.
Hubbard wrote grade B pulp science fiction and hundreds of thousands of stupid people accepted it as their religion;it just shows how gullible and desperate some people are to find solace and how cynical are those like Hubbard and others who promote false religions.
I have the proud distinction of having read all ten volumes of “Mission Earth.” OK....it ain’t exactly great literature, but it did help kill a nice chunk of uncomfortable time for me.
Anyone else read it all? Anyone else think that Vol. 10 was written by someone other than L Ron?
It is widely believed that the creation of Scientology was the result of a bar bet between L. Ron Hubbard and Robert A. Heinlein. The story says L. Ron Hubbard dared that he could create a religion all by himself. According to Scientology critic Lindsay this is "definitely not true", no such bet was ever made, it would have been "uncharacteristic of Heinlein" to make such a bet, and "there's no supporting evidence". However, several of Heinlein's autobiographical pieces, as well as biographical pieces written by his wife, claim repeatedly that the bet did indeed occur.--Bar Bet