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The introduction to the book 'L Ron Hubbard - A Profile' begins with the words:
There are only two tests of a life well lived L Ron Hubbard once remarked: Did one do as intended? And were people glad one lived?

That book presents one set of answers to these two questions. The answers that fit in very well with the PR (public relations) angle that the Church of Scientology operates according to. Unless you know, and understand this PR angle, and can therefore see it in use, you may actually fail to see the truth. The Church of Scientology is not about presenting the truth. It is about putting on a face, or a facade, that it believes will obscure the truth. Call it what you will - bait and switch, misdirection, hypnotism, brain washing, mind control. If you can see through the tools used by the Church of Scientology, you stand a better chance of seeing exactly what is going on. And why.

To understand the Church of Scientology, we have to understand its founder - L Ron Hubbard. It is his creation. It is therefore his greatest representative in the world around us.

If you were to read the book 'L Ron Hubbard - A Profile' at face value, you would most likely come away with the feeling that here is a great man. Perhaps a greatly misunderstood man. He achieved so much. And, it would appear, out of the goodness of his heart. How blessed are we, that we could all benefit from his endeavors.

However, if you were to dig just a little deeper than the authors PR presentation, you would actually see that we are in fact dealing with one of planet Earth's greatest con men.

So, let us answer for ourselves, truthfully, these two questions. We know what the Church of Scientology, being the representatives of L Ron Hubbard in this day and age, have to say about it. You can read the book 'L Ron Hubbard - A Profile', or see the Church's websites, or even speak to a Scientologist. You will come away knowing how wonderful L Ron Hubbard was. Well, at least you will come away knowing they believe this. But is it the truth?

Did L Ron Hubbard do as intended?

Did L Ron Hubbard do as he intended to do? What, in actual fact did he intend to do? To answer this fully we need to look at what L Ron Hubbard actually achieved in his lifetime.

L Ron Hubbard once stated 'I have high hopes of smashing my name into history so violently that it will take a legendary form.' Having discovered, as he believed, the one motivating force behind all life, which is to survive, L Ron Hubbard believed it to be his destiny and his responsibility to do so more than anyone else. He was on a quest to survive, and that would require the immortality of the name L Ron Hubbard. He wanted the concept, or the idea, of the man to survive long after his body was gone.

A large part of the function of the Church of Scientology today is the forwarding of the image of L Ron Hubbard, with the PR departments of the church overseeing the task of the name of L Ron Hubbard being made known, and being well received.

Basically, L Ron Hubbard set as his mission 'survival', and it would appear that he was willing to go to great lengths to achieve this goal.

The Church of Scientology

My experience of L Ron Hubbard started with the book Dianetics. Having read the book and decided to try some auditing, I visited the nearest place where this was available. This happened to be the Church of Scientology in Melbourne. This was the hook that got me in, and before too long I was a Scientologist. But what did it mean to be a Scientologist? Well my answer would have been 'to practice the Scientology principles as presented by L Ron Hubbard', and especially to help people with them. But as it turns out, I was not aware of all of the principles and teachings presented by L Ron Hubbard. I was operating off of very limited knowledge of this religion which I now found myself a part of.

I refer, in part, to the Xenu story, which is found in OTIII. The Church still refuses to admit this as being a part of their teachings. In other words the Church lies. About this. About many things. But remember that the Church of Scientology is the creation of L Ron Hubbard. They have not, and do not, operate in a manner separate to his declared wishes.

Today we have an organisation that has as one of its central pillars the attainment of money. L Ron Hubbard taught his followers to 'Make money. Make more money. Make other people produce so as to make more money.' He also stated that the 'the only reason orgs exist is to sell and deliver materials and service to the public and get in public to sell and deliver to.' The actions of a business, certainly. But a religion? But is Scientology a religion? Not according to L Ron Hubbard - 'Scientology...is not a religion.' (L. Ron Hubbard, CREATION OF HUMAN ABILITY, 1954, p. 251).

Ultimately, Scientology is the extension of L Ron Hubbard's ego. His intention was survival. Through the Church he has attempted to achieve this. Scientologists devote their lives to him and his will. If he said a thing is so, then it is that way. Ultimately as a Scientologist one gets to the point where if their own knowingness about something contradicts what LRH had to say then one simply ignores what they know and proceeds with the indoctrinated point of view. To do otherwise is to only dabble in Scientology.

One is told in the Church, because this is what LRH taught, that what is true is what is true for you. But one is also told that if you do not understand something that LRH teaches (in other words, it isn't true for you) you in actual fact have a 'misunderstood word'. It isn't because the teaching is wrong. It is because you do not understand.

This is the trap of Scientology, and ultimately, the trap of L Ron Hubbard. You approach these subjects believing that they can help you better yourself. They convince you they can. Yet you do all the changing to fit the ready made packaged identity they have in store for you, called Scientologist. If you held onto your ability to think critically about the subject, you would see what was really happening, because as LRH himself said, 'The only way you can control people is to lie to them. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them.' L. Ron Hubbard, "Off the Time Track," lecture of June 1952, excerpted in JOURNAL OF SCIENTOLOGY issue 18-G

In Dianetics, he first introduced us to the concept of Clear. 'A Clear is a being who no longer has his own reactive mind, and therefore suffers none of the ill effects the reactive mind can cause. The Clear has no engrams which, when restimulated, throw out the correctness of his computations by entering hidden and false data.' Yet not one has ever been created. Still L Ron Hubbard continued with research into levels of awareness even higher than Clear. Levels referred to as the OT levels. This he defined as 'knowing and willing cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and time (MEST).' No one with these capabilities has yet to be created by the Church of Scientology.

LRH devoted his life to a subject that does not appear to work. And he expects his followers to do the same. 'When somebody enrolls, consider he or she has joined up for the duration of the universe - never permit an 'open-minded' approach... If they enrolled, they're aboard, and if they're aboard they're here on the same terms as the rest of us - win or die in the attempt. Never let them be half minded about being Scientologists... When Mrs. Pattycake comes to us to be taught, turn that wandering doubt in her eye into a fixed, dedicated glare. The proper instruction attitude is, 'We'd rather have you dead than incapable.''

So what did L Ron Hubbard set out to achieve with his life. What were his intentions? In his own words, 'I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is.'

As for the second question, are people glad he lived. There would be many who are. There are many Scientologists in this world, although nowhere near as many as the Church states officially. But those closest to him knew the real LRH. And what Scientology really is. His own son had this to say, 'What a lot of people don't realize is that Scientology is black magic that is just spread out over a long time period. To perform black magic generally takes a few hours or, at most, a few weeks. But in Scientology it's stretched out over a lifetime, and so you don't see it. Black magic is the inner core of Scientology, and it is probably the only part of Scientology that really works. Also, you've got to realize that my father did not worship Satan. He thought he was Satan.'

L. Ronald Hubbard Jr (aka Ronald Edward DeWolf) also had this to say, 'My father only knew how to do one thing; that was destroy them [people who oppose him]', and 'I can say flat that 99 percent of what my father wrote about his own life is false.'

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