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.