Among independent Scientology’s most influential promoters are such luminaries as former “hard core” top level Scientologists Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder. Their belief is that Scientology is a belief system that, at its core, is still a legitimate and viable philosophical and religious entity. That they have personal axes to grind with the current chief scoundrel of Scientology, David Miscavige, is not a secret. They are now on a quest to reform Hubbard’s “teachings” from outside the camp, a task which continues to attract followers as the hinges on the back door of official Scientology are quickly wearing out.
Hanging out a sign the says “Under New Management” on a company that continues to produce an inferior product isn’t saying much. The ultimate relevance of any so-called religious movement rises and falls on the honesty, integrity and credibility of its founder. You can package L. Ron Hubbard any way you want … but truth is not going to be on the list of ingredients. That Hubbard was well read, well informed and charismatic is not in question. That he had great difficulty with the truth about himself and the ideas he copied from others and fabricated on his own is reasonably well documented. The sanitized version of Hubbard’s life as recorded by “official” Scientology archives presents a character clearly impossible to believe in … a man of unparalleled wisdom and integrity – a veritable Super Hero of sorts.
The public record is replete with documentation that shows that this little emperor indeed is dressed only in his underwear. For the whole story on L. Ron Hubbard, we highly recommend Russell Miller’s book, BARE-FACED MESSIAH. This revealing look at the real Ron Hubbard should be part of any library where there’s an interest in the world of Scientology.
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