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25 of the biggest lies told by L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology

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One of the Bunker’s great contributors, Jeffrey Augustine, has put together for us a list of the biggest whoppers told by Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and a couple of canards thrown around by the church itself. We think you’re going to enjoy the collection Jeffrey put together for us…

 
1. The lie: “I happen to be a nuclear physicist; I am not a psychologist nor a psychiatrist nor a medical doctor.” — L. Ron Hubbard, in the 1952 lecture “Dianetics: The Modern Miracle.” Also found transcribed in the Research and Discovery series, Vol. 3 page 470, and New Tech Volumes, Vol. 5 page 143.
The truth: Hubbard flunked both high school and college, leaving after his sophomore year at George Washington University during which he failed a course of “Molecular and Atomic Physics.”

2. The lie: Hubbard was a “blood brother” of the Blackfoot nation.
The truth: Blood brotherhood was not a practice of the Blackfoot.

3. The lie: Hubbard slept with bandits in Mongolia, and traveled to India and Tibet.
The truth: Hubbard never traveled to those countries.

4. The lie: Hubbard was a “pioneering barnstormer at the dawn of aviation in America.”
The truth: As Jon Atack points out, Hubbard flew gliders in the early 1930s, which doesn’t really put Hubbard there with the Wright Brothers (1903) or Charles Lindbergh, who crossed the Atlantic in 1927.

5. The lie: Hubbard’s 1940 adventures in Alaska led to the development of LORAN, a radio-based system for navigation.
The truth: Alfred Lee Loomis invented LORAN (Long Range Aid to Navigation) in the 1920s and 1930s at Tuxedo Park in the US. Hubbard was not even remotely qualified to do any serious electrical engineering.

6. The lie: Hubbard created the US Air Force.
The truth: In 1941, Hubbard was one of many people offering free advice to government officials about how the US should prepare for a war the country seemed sure to get involved in. On June 30, Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada wrote a letter to Hubbard telling him the he would, indeed, push for a bill to create a US Air Force. But ten days earlier, the US Army Air Corps had already changed its name to the US Army Air Force. The US Air Force, under the name we know today, came into existence later, in 1947.

7. The lie: Hubbard claimed to have been awarded 21 or 27 combat medals in World War II as a navy lieutenant.
The truth: Hubbard never served a single day in combat and was never awarded any combat medals.

8. The lie: Hubbard was wounded in combat and was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.
The truth: Hubbard’s US Navy service record shows that he never received Purple Hearts or a Bronze Star.

9. The lie: Hubbard was “returned home as the first American casualty of the war in the South Pacific.”
The truth: The US Naval Attache in Brisbane ordered Hubbard returned to the US for being meddlesome and quarrelsome.

10. The lie: Hubbard was a “commander of corvettes” in the North Atlantic.
The truth: Hubbard was assigned command of navy yard patrol vessel YP-422 in Boston Harbor. However, he was relieved of command before the vessel was commissioned after getting into an argument with the Commandant of the Navy Yard.

11. The lie: Hubbard fought German U-Boats in the North Atlantic.
The truth: No he didn’t.

12. The lie: Hubbard was machine-gunned in the back by Japanese soldiers on the Indonesian island of Java.
The truth: Not even close.

13. The lie: Hubbard escaped from Java with a fellow spy in a rubber raft and drifted 2,000 miles back to Australia.
The truth: As if.

14. The lie: Hubbard sank a Japanese submarine after a battle that lasted 35 hours.
The truth: He actually launched depth charges at a magnetic deposit on the ocean floor off the coast of Oregon.

15. The lie: At the end of the war, Hubbard had “an almost non-existent future” because he’d been “crippled and blinded.”
The truth: Hubbard was actually in good enough shape after a stay at the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland that instead of heading north to his wife and two children in Washington, he went south to Pasadena to join Jack Parsons in his Thelemic sex magick rituals. Hubbard promptly took Jack’s girlfriend Sara Northrup away from him and eventually married her — even though he was still married to his first wife, Polly.

16. The lie: In a lecture, Hubbard described English occultist Aleister Crowley as his “good friend.”
The truth: Hubbard never met or corresponded with Crowley. Reading about Hubbard in letters from Jack Parsons, Crowley wrote to a friend, “Apparently Parsons or Hubbard or somebody is producing a moonchild. I get fairly frantic when I contemplate the idiocy of these louts.”

17. The lie: Hubbard was actually participating in sex magick rites as an undercover spy from US Naval Intelligence, sent in to break up Black Magic in America.
The truth: There’s no evidence of this claim, which was put out by the Church of Scientology. Hubbard’s son Nibs confirmed years later that his father had a deep interest in the occult and sex magick.

18. The lie: Hubbard’s 1950 book Dianetics claims from the start that it was “a milestone for man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his invention of the wheel and the arch.”
The truth: 65 years later, Dianetics has failed to deliver on even its most basic claims.

19. The lie: In Dianetics, Hubbard said that following his counseling techniques, “Arthritis vanishes, myopia gets better, heart illness decreases, asthma disappears, stomachs function properly and the whole catalogue of illnesses goes away and stays away.”
The truth: With no proof that Dianetics and its successor, Scientology, cured anything, in 1971 Hubbard settled with the Food and Drug Administration by putting a label on all “E-meters” that it was not a tool for the diagnosis of any disease.

20. The lie: Dianetics promised the state of “Clear,” which would include “complete recall of everything which has ever happened to him or anything he has ever studied.”
The truth: When Hubbard introduced his first “Clear” in August 1950, she was unable to remember what she had eaten on certain days, or even the color of the tie Hubbard was wearing. Hubbard didn’t claim to produce another Clear until 1966.

21. The lie: “Dr.” L. Ron Hubbard earned a Ph.D. from Sequoia University.
The truth: Sequoia was a notorious diploma mill which awarded bogus degrees based on no coursework or exams.

22. The lie: “I never had a second wife.”
The truth: While married to his third wife, Mary Sue Whipp, Hubbard made this bizarre claim in 1968 to Granada Television about Sara Northrup, who he badly wanted to erase from his life.

23. The Lie: On January 27, 1986 Scientology attorney Earle Cooley told the assembled crowd of church members at the Hollywood Palladium that L. Ron Hubbard had been in perfect health on January 24 when he decided to drop his body in order to move on to do higher levels of spiritual research to which his physical body was an impediment.
The Truth: Hubbard was in very poor health at the end of his life. Hubbard had a stroke about a week before his death. Following this stroke, Dr. Gene Denk gave Hubbard intramuscular injections of Vistaril, a psychiatric medication. About a week later Hubbard died alone in his Bluebird motor home, located on his remote ranch.

24. The lie: A person can be a member of any religion and still be a Scientologist.
The truth: In its application for its 1993 tax exemption, the Church told the IRS: “Although there is no policy or Scriptural mandate expressly requiring Scientologists to renounce other religious beliefs or membership in other churches, as a practical matter Scientologists are expected to and do become fully devoted to Scientology to the exclusion of other faiths. As Scientologists, they are required to look only to Scientology Scriptures for the answers to the fundamental questions of their existence and to seek enlightenment only from Scientology. Thus, a Scientologist who grew up in the Jewish faith who continues formal membership in his synagogue and attends services with his family violates no Scientology policy or tenet. On the other hand, such a person is not permitted to mix the practice of his former faith into his practice and understanding of Scientology so as to alter orthodox Scientology in any way.”

25. The lie: Disconnection is a personal choice made by individual Scientologists.
The truth: No….It….Isn’t.

— Jeffrey Augustine

 
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Paulette Cooper and Scientology on CNN

Your proprietor, Paulette Cooper, Tory Christman, and Steven Hassan were on a CNN panel with Don Lemon last night. We think it could have gone better, but let us know what you think…

 

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on April 7, 2015 at 07:00

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  • Mymy88

    Oh wow! I was just looking at the screenshot Tony put up from last night’s interview. I think it’s funny that Tory is such a bubbly, kind, gracious, easy going, super friendly, super smart gal, with highly developed diplomacy skills, and a heart of gold; yet, when I look at her in the picture, it’s like she’s put her professional

    “get down to business and I mean business, no messing around, this is of the gravest importance, I know my stuff”

    face on… so don’t even.

    I’ve never seen that side of her before.

    Go Tory! Go everybody! I love watching Scientology getting ripped limb from limb. I was never like that before. It’s that monster, Davyboy Pusshavage. He just brings it out of me.

    • outraged

      Tory is the mascot of The Underground Bunker. :-}

      • Mymy88

        Oh cool! I didn’t know. Thanks. Awesome!

        • outraged

          oh no. I made that up. sounds perfect, right?

          • Mymy88

            Konk on your head! lol

      • Spackle Motion

        For fucks sake, Tory is much, much more than a mascot. She’s been instrumental to Tony and Tony is instrumental to her. I refuse to put this in sports terms, so here’s my analogy.

        Tory is the main clarinetist in an orchestra and Tony is the concert master. She’s not a side show, she’s integral.

        • outraged

          I…I…didn’t mean her contribution to the downfall of the cult.

          I was talking about her personality.

          she is all sunshine.

          She has been thru hell but is still rainbows and butterflies.
          It is all about love in the end and Tory gets that.

          • Tory Christman

            Thank you, outraged, very, very much! I actually do think we can give JT a second chance. If he called me today—trust me on this, and not as a fan…as someone who has been there…I would go get him and take him right over to Spanky’s where we would all PARTY. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Chee Chalker

      IMO, people like Tory and Chris Shelton are the biggest threat to the Co$ (and the biggest loss also). They are nice, normal and intelligent people. These are the members to whom the Co$ should be awarding medals, not fools like TC, JT, Cardones and Mappens. The Co$ should lock those ‘big beings’ in a closet. Miscavige has to continue to schmooze with the celebs and the whales in order to survive. Meanwhile, the decent people are opening their eyes and leaving.

      • Mymy88

        I agree Chee Chalker, because Tory Christman and Chris Shelton seem to be like the kind of people major executives of successful and revered corporations would give their eye teeth to hire. But naturally, Scientology (not all members – I’m speaking generally) sees them as yesterday’s garbage, and probably wishes they would be abducted by aliens, never to bee seen again.

        • Tory Christman

          LOL! Abducted by aliens…you’re probably right, Mymy88! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, again, for your very kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Mymy88

            You’re welcome and thank you for all those videos you made. They really helped me to get some kind of grasp on the complete crazy evil that swirls around that mess called the “cherch of Scientology”!

      • Tory Christman

        Thank you, Chee! I **greatly** appreciate what you said. I love Chris Shelton…and each time I hear him I think the same: they should have awarded HIM. They should not have lost ALL of these truly able people. Miscavige is the essence of greed, needing more $$$$ and more power, and TOTALLY MISSING THE BOAT. We’ll leave ya a life raft…actually, no I won’t. He can sink or swim…and hopefully he’s let out somewhere filled with sharks, real sharks. TICK TOCK, “dave” ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Chee Chalker

          You’re welcome Tory! When I first saw your videos I really did think ‘I’m so glad she’s not Scibot anymore because she is very likeable and probably could convince me that free will is alive and well in Scientology’.
          The difference between you and
          the creepy Anne Archer, snarling “Do I look brainwashed?? How dare you!” Or the not so lovely Kristie Alley, arrogantly demanding whether poor John Sweeney “Would you accuse a Jew of being in a cult?!?”
          You are always happy and polite.
          It must be your solid Midwesten Park Ridge roots! (I live next door in Chicago’s Norwood Park).
          The sad thing is I am sure there are still a lot of nice people trapped inside. Let’s hope the nice ones get out and the evil ones get what they deserve!

          • Tory Christman

            Fun! You live next door to Park Ridge, where I grew up ๐Ÿ™‚
            People write me all the time, now from other cults and abusive relationships.
            They were “Just watching your videos when I realized: OMG *I* am in a cult, too!”
            So people are getting free…more and more and more. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Tory Christman

      Funny, Mymy88! Yup—I goof around a lot, but I can kick ass when it’s needed, and when I do…it’s usually
      intense. I never know what I am going to do, it just sort of comes…but I’ve literally pulled off
      some a m a z i n g things with that skill.

      A few examples: I’ve walked through police lines, I used to drive into the TOP SECURITY ONLY POLICE ALLOWED IN HERE to sell jewelry. It was a combo of my friendliness and “Don’t F** with me pals”. ๐Ÿ™‚ My opening line was: “Hi. What are you getting your wife for____(Latest holiday or recent gift). Each time they’d say: “I don’t know!”And we were off. I’d leave with $1,000 usually…and happy cops. When “in” Scientology…I also did a lot. Too long to answer, but same kind of deal, different subject. Anyways..it’s there.

      Once I drove with Mark Ebner out to Gold, drove up to the guard and said: “I want my F** money back, I need to see DM”. He of course ordered me off the property…so I told Ebner to drive around to the Golf course. I walked in the club house with my best ‘ding bat blonde’ face on…and said: “Oh Hi! Do you have any trinkets I can buy? Like a key chain?” By the time I said “chain” they’d sent the security down to kick me out of the “Public Golf Course”. A man drove up (not a Scio) and Ebner started explaining this is owned by Scientology and “Look what they are doing to my friend”.

      The guy left. I doubt he ever came back. OH! And when the RPF was out there…I drove down their driveway to “Happy Valley” with 4 friends. We got to “DO NOT GO ANY FARTHER”. I said, “F*** THAT…We’re going!” As we drove up to the fence….their trucks started coming out. I peeled out.
      LOL Again….Scientology at it’s best. Think of the movie “Footloose” and the daughter of the Minister. That was pretty much me, only my Dad was a Celebrity, having played for the Chicago Cardinals (Quarterback) and then broadcast for NBC in the 60’s. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oooops, sorry this was so long. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Mymy88

        You looked like you were ready to take no prisoners! That was awesome!

  • Anonymous Confused Person

    The fact that this video makes me think of Scientology makes me sad.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhWUFXvaZjo

  • valshifter

    That CNN video was so good it could have gone for hrs with hundreds of questions to be answered by the best. very nice. Thanks to all for speaking out.

  • Tony:

    You were great on CNN. Very focused, calm and you smiled and made points succinctly. Especially when the point came up about “cults,” which you handled so deftly.

    Paulette made her historical role into a relevant example, which effectively explained that Scientology relentless stalking of its perceived enemies makes them different from other churches.

    Tory Christman made one of the most salient single points common in most destructive cults. That is, there is no legitimate reason to leave. People that leave are always wrong, negative and often vilified.

    It was great to see such an open and frank discussion about Scientology on CNN.

    Thanks for sharing the link online.

    • Tory Christman

      Oh thank you, Rick Alan Ross! I appreciate what you said about each person. I thought Tony was
      truly fabulous! He looked *great* and he sounded even better.

      Paulette: The same: Looked great, is always an honor to be with her. Plus I thought she made a huge point
      about the Net ruining Scientology.

      I appreciate your kind words about what I said and about how people leave. So true: Always vilified.

      Also, Steve Hassan pointed out Tony’s Blog, which I was happy he got that in, and his new book.
      Paulette’s book, too! That people can read it on-line for free…great to know. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • You, Tony and Paulette Cooper were great, but Steve barely responded to questions, rudely interrupted people and mostly talked about himself. He didn’t say much specifically relevant to Scientology, which was the whole purpose of the interview.

        But the three of you, responded to questions specifically and effectively. You were focused, polite and informative.

        • Guest

          ttt

        • Tory Christman

          Thank you, Rick….unfortunately it was a matter of too little time, too many people and a format (and interviewer) that were not the best. (oh, and CNN person told me: “Just jump in”…so my guess is that was told to each person, adding to the mixture, too). Oh well: It was 4 SPs on CNN…and that in itself is history making. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • You are being very kind to Steve Hassan.

            But you were great.

            • Tory Christman

              Thanks, Rick. Due to the lack of time, I hardly felt great…but I appreciate your very kind words! At least we each got something in, and each one different.

            • Yes.

              You made the excellent point that Scientology, unlike mainstream religious groups, doesn’t allow for any legitimate to leave.

              Tony made several points. The one I thought was pivotal is that Scientology keeps its basic beliefs secret and therefore when people get in initially they have no idea what they are really making a commitment about. This means that the Scientology recruit is not allowed to make a fully informed choice. This is again unlike mainstream religious groups that don’t hide their basic beliefs from potential new recruits.

              Ms. Cooper made that point, that unlike mainstream religions, Scientology relentlessly harasses its perceived enemies as an article of faith, which Tony reinforced. Then Ms. Cooper explained how she is a historical example of Scientology’s “fair game” policy of persecution.

              Again, Steve Hassan made no specific points about Scientology other than lauding Ms. Cooper and Tony for their historical importance in the effort to expose the group. Besides doing that Hassan used his time to talk about himself and his work. This is what he does in most interviews. If the show had been a taped documentary series much of this would have been cut and not seen.

              It would have been better for the purpose of educating the public about Scientology for you to have more time and Hassan talk less. You have much more specific knowledge and people want to more about Scientology from an inside perspective.

  • K Eastvold

    I love this! Going Clear ALSO inspired me to write! “What Going Clear Didn’t Tell You: The Terrors of the David Miscavige Family” I really hope you guys like it and find it helps in educating the public or just anyone who wants to know more after such a great introduction: http://hollywoodanalystblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-family-of-david-miscavige-what.html

    I really hope you guys love it and find it entertaining. I know I’m new here, but I’m not new to writing. (And thanks for the link to the CNN video – been looking for it like crazy!!!)

  • Violet

    It must have been so hard to narrow it down to just 25 lies. There are so many.

    • richelieu jr

      Harder would ahve een to find 25 tings he said that were true.

      If you don’t count things like ‘Hello’ and ‘I am fine thanks” (instead of saying– “Are you kdding? Can you see this Cyst? It won’t shut up! Aways giving me orgers, and the guilt! The endless guilt.. Nearly as strong as the need to get found out- but then– then…!!

      How am I -? i am sick! So sick! I am a very, very sick– I wanna say ‘man’, but that ship sailed a long time ago.. Let’s say, for man I am in a bad way, but for a pile of shit 6ft high, I’m only a little worse than average…”), then I think you wojld b hard-pressed to find 25 things of any importance he ever said that were actually TRUE*.

      (*Current Scilons and recent exes, as well as each and every ‘Indie’ may need ot look up this word in a real non-Scilon dictionary. One without the four-letter- word “LRH” on the side. There seems to be a major MU on the topic for a great many of you.)

  • Verve

    #26- There is no “Hole.”
    #26- Body Thetans are real
    #27- The “Whole Tract (track?)” of infinite lives
    #28- Xenu, et al. were real

    #29- ‘Homo Novis’ is something more than just a icky smelling perfume.
    etc.
    etc.
    etc…..

  • Gabreya Bradley

    Tony, I thought you, Paulette, Tory, and Steven were great in that CNN interview. I just wish it was another interviewer with a more open mind and less constriction instead of that guy because it seems like something isn’t quite right with him. Anyway, you all made some excellent points. Y’all should be proud of yourselves. Scientology is getting to a point where it’s becoming weaker and perhaps even less intimidating now that more people and networks like HBO are speaking out against it. I think what’s left is for the IRS to finally come to their senses and revoke Scientology’s immunity to paying taxes. Let’s hope and pray.

    • Tory Christman

      Thank you, Gabreya ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Gabreya Bradley

        You’re very welcome, Tory. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • demitrious

    I wish they would have brought up the money angle in Scientology as an example of how it’s different from other religions ๐Ÿ™

    • Tory Christman

      Not enough time, demitrious.

      • demitrious

        Yes, thank you. Well, the host did a poor job of managing the discussion, which didn’t allow the guests to know when they could talk and when they were cutting someone off. But thanks for your part and for the reply!

  • PoorHouseLessTweeter

    Did he or anyone in the cult ever tell the truth?

  • Tony Ortega

    ..

  • Bob Crouch

    I don’t know what Don Lemon’s problem is. But he was clearly out of his depth. Why in the world he would include a d-list “scholar” like Reza Aslan who knows nothing about scientology to rant about “cults” (as useless as that discussion is to begin with), I will never know. It’s also awfully dishonest for that dude to discuss Christianity having allegedly started out as a cult, and then conveniently forgetting the roots of Islam. Aslan sounds like as much of a cultist as scn! What a douche!

  • Ronn S.

    You all three looked good and sounded fine under the circumstances – interuptive as it was. I don’t know who this other clown though.

  • Here’s a lengthy quote from a Wiki article about part of LRH’s involvement with Black Magick and Satanic rites;

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    Occult involvement in Pasadena

    Hubbard’s life underwent a turbulent period immediately after the war. According to his own account, he “was abandoned by family and friends as a supposedly hopeless cripple and a probable burden upon them for the rest of my days”.[112] His daughter Katherine presented a rather different version: his wife had refused to uproot their children from their home in Bremerton, Washington, to join him in California. Their marriage was by now in terminal difficulties and he chose to stay in California.[113]

    In August 1945 Hubbard moved into the Pasadena mansion of John “Jack” Whiteside Parsons. A leading rocket propulsion researcher at the California Institute of Technology and a founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Parsons led a double life as an avid occultist and Thelemite, follower of the English ceremonial magician Aleister Crowley and leader of a lodge of Crowley’s magical order, Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO).[9][114] He let rooms in the house only to tenants who he specified should be “atheists and those of a Bohemian disposition”.[115]

    Hubbard befriended Parsons and soon became sexually involved with Parsons’s 21-year-old girlfriend, Sara “Betty” Northrup.[116] Despite this Parsons was very impressed with Hubbard and reported to Crowley:

    [Hubbard] is a gentleman; he has red hair, green eyes, is honest and intelligent, and we have become great friends. He moved in with me about two months ago, and although Betty and I are still friendly, she has transferred her sexual affection to Ron. Although he has no formal training in Magick, he has an extraordinary amount of experience and understanding in the field. From some of his experiences I deduced that he is in direct touch with some higher intelligence, possibly his Guardian Angel. He describes his Angel as a beautiful winged woman with red hair whom he calls the Empress and who has guided him through his life and saved him many times. He is the most Thelemic person I have ever met and is in complete accord with our own principles.[117]

    Parsons and Hubbard collaborated on the “Babalon Working”, a sex magic ritual intended to summon an incarnation of Babalon, the supreme Thelemite Goddess. It was undertaken over several nights in February and March 1946 in order to summon an “elemental” who would participate in further sex magic.[118] As Richard Metzger describes it,

    Parsons used his “magical wand” to whip up a vortex of energy so the elemental would be summoned. Translated into plain English, Parsons jerked off in the name of spiritual advancement whilst Hubbard (referred to as “The Scribe” in the diary of the event) scanned the astral plane for signs and visions.[119]

    The “elemental” arrived a few days later in the form of Marjorie Cameron, who agreed to participate in Parsons’ rites.[118] Soon afterwards, Parsons, Hubbard and Sara agreed to set up a business partnership, “Allied Enterprises”, in which they invested nearly their entire savingsโ€”the vast majority contributed by Parsons. The plan was for Hubbard and Sara to buy yachts in Miami and sail them to the West Coast to sell for a profit. Hubbard had a different idea; he wrote to the U.S. Navy requesting permission to leave the country “to visit Central & South America & China” for the purposes of “collecting writing material”โ€”in other words, undertaking a world cruise.[120] Aleister Crowley strongly criticized Parsons’s actions, writing: “Suspect Ron playing confidence trickโ€”Jack Parsons weak foolโ€”obvious victim prowling swindlers.” Parsons attempted to recover his money by obtaining an injunction to prevent Hubbard and Sara leaving the country or disposing of the remnants of his assets.[121] They attempted to sail anyway but were forced back to port by a storm. A week later, Allied Enterprises was dissolved. Parsons received only a $2,900 promissory note from Hubbard and returned home “shattered”. He had to sell his mansion to developers soon afterwards to recoup his losses.[122]

    Hubbard’s fellow writers were well aware of what had happened between him and Parsons. L. Sprague de Camp wrote to Isaac Asimov on August 27, 1946, to tell him:

    The more complete story of Hubbard is that he is now in Fla. living on his yacht with a man-eating tigress named Betty-alias-Sarah, another of the same kind … He will probably soon thereafter arrive in these parts with Betty-Sarah, broke, working the poor-wounded-veteran racket for all its worth, and looking for another easy mark. Don’t say you haven’t been warned. Bob [Robert Heinlein] thinks Ron went to pieces morally as a result of the war. I think that’s fertilizer, that he always was that way, but when he wanted to conciliate or get something from somebody he could put on a good charm act. What the war did was to wear him down to where he no longer bothers with the act.[123]
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    See Wikpedia for more;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Ron_Hubbard#Occult_involvement_in_Pasadena

    Dave

  • These two Senators are already publicly against the Cult. First is : Senator Ron Wyden asked the IRS to look into the Cults Tax Exempt Status. Here is the letter he wrote : http://tonyortega.org/2014/05/08/oregon-senator-ron-wyden-asks-irs-for-scientology-review/ 2nd Nick Xenophon publicly called it a”Criminal Organization” : http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/scientology-cult-is-a-criminal-organisation-20091117-ikoc.html Since there are already two in our corner I suggest mentioning their names in your letter to your Congressman and also
    write your Senator mentioning those names as well. They may call one of them on
    the phone and tell others about it too.

    • Tony Ortega

      We love Xenophon, but he’s an Australian senator so maybe not effective mentioning him in a letter to the IRS.

  • Here is the LR Hubtard Policy titled Religion…..Shows that he was doing it for PR purposes only.

  • Alex De Valera

    The only question for me is: when is the IRS going to do something about this? To hear the words “scriptures” monastic order” “parishioners” in connection to Scientology is simply revolting and by the way Hubbard himself never used those terms. Scientology per Hubbard has to do with science and technology. There is no faith just certitude that the tech works because you you were indoctrinated and misguided to think so and because you had some wins in the rigged casino before losing every penny, every sparkle of energy, every moment of your free time and incidentally also your health and your family. To sleep to die … Perchance to dream.

  • Ben Gozzi

    Scum.

    (Hi Tom Cruise ! – you too!!!! )

  • Tobias Jacobsen

    Where is the proof of this is lies, like everyone could just had wrote this down, where is the facts. where is the research of this information coming from ? ask yourself this before you believe in anything, instead of just being naive and stupid and believe in everything you read. rumors and fake facts controls the world CNN just for an example…