L. Ron Hubbard Day 2019 is on Wednesday, March 13, 2019: Was Joseph Smith the L. Ron Hubbard of his day -- only hornier?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 is L. Ron Hubbard Day 2019.
Yes he was. At least however he came up with a religion with some resemblance to Christianity, teaching values and such. Scientology is a total ripoff for the feeble minded, out to get as much money as the brainwashed victims will give them. Hubbard should have stuck to writing science fiction, he was pretty good at that.
Goog or Bad info on L. Ron Hubbard?
He produced a load of crappy novels, and created a dangerous cult that first made him millions then drove him insane, as well as being a fugitive.
Here are some more quotes from hubbard:
"THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM." L Ron Hubbard "Technique 88"
"If there will be a long-term threat, you are to immediately evaluate and originate a black PR campaign to destroy the person's repute and to discredit them so thoroughly that they will be ostracized."-L. Ron Hubbard, "Handling Hostile Contacts / Dead Agenting
He visited the east twice to visit his dad in a military base...(no wanderings with wise men into the mountains I'm afraid).
"After graduating from Woodward School for Boys in 1930, he enrolled at The George Washington University, where he took a course in civil engineering. However, his grades were consistently poor and university records show that he attended for only two years, was on academic probation, failed in physics, and dropped out in 1931. One of his classes for one year of the course was on "atomic and molecular phenomena"; on the basis of this, he later claimed to have been a "nuclear physicist", though his records showed that he only scored an F in this class."
He then wrote some science fiction novels.
"His 1938 manuscript "Excalibur" contained many concepts and ideas that later turned up in Scientology."
He was deemed "unsatisfactory for any assignment" by the Navy in December 1941, Subsequently, he was given command of the harbor protection vessel USS YP-422, based in Boston, Massachusetts. Then he was rated again by the navy, "not temperamentally fitted for independent command.".
Later he trained as in anti-submarine warfare, and was given command of a vessel.
"his crew detected what he believed to be two Japanese submarines near the mouth of the Columbia River. They spent the next three days bombarding the area with depth charges, after which Hubbard claimed at least one Japanese submarine had been sunk. A subsequent investigation by the US Navy concluded Hubbard's vessel had in fact been attacking a "known magnetic deposit" on the seabed, and postwar casualty assessments found no Japanese submarines had been anywhere near the Columbia River at the time."
"Shortly after reaching San Diego, Hubbard ordered his crew to practice their gunnery by shelling one of the Coronado Islands, a small Mexican archipelago off the northwest coast of Baja California, in the belief it was uninhabited and belonged to the United States. Neither assumption was correct. The Mexican government complained and following a brief investigation, Hubbard was relieved of command with a sharp letter of admonition."
"Most of Hubbard's wartime service was spent ashore in the continental United States. He was mustered out of the active service list in late 1945, and continued to draw disability pay for arthritis, bursitis, and conjunctivitis for years afterwards, long after he claimed to have discovered the secret of how to cure these ailments. In June 1947 the Navy attempted to promote him to Lieutenant Commander, but Hubbard appears not to have learned of this and so never accepted it; consequently he remained a Lieutenant. He resigned his commission in 1950."
"The following document was produced as a result of a request made under the Freedom of Information Act - for which, ironically, the Church of Scientology had campaigned vigorously. It provides a concise summary of L. Ron Hubbard's naval career, showing that in his 4 years and 7 months of active duty, he spent only 4½ months actually aboard a ship; he spent more time in training than at sea. It also shows that he was entitled to only four medals, three of which were awarded to all US service personnel during the war and the fourth of which was awarded to all personnel in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre."
You can see a more detailed look at his military history here:
Then came the dangerous cult of scientology, born through his book Dianetics published in May 1950. He then created the Church of Scientology and proceeded to dupe, fool and rob people of their money, while making them believe they were improving and also helping the planet.
You can find more info on scientology & Ron.L Hubbard on this website:
Or here read a book all about Ron, his life and his achievements.
Was Scientology really created from the book by L. Ron Hubbard?
No. The books and lectures are a record of specfic research and discoveries made by L.Ron Hubbard concerning the nature of the human spirit they were written and produced to communicate these discoveries. The books themselves did not create Scientology, they are merely a means of recording and communicating the subject to others.
Here’s a factual description for you (From a Scientologist):
Scientology is a new religion. It is an applied religious philosophy. By “applied” is meant that it is for use in life and living. You actually use it in your day to day life to change and improve existing conditions. It is a practical religion.
All religions if you study them have a basic philosophy, but they also have certain dogma, rituals and observances and a certain faith or belief is required. There is nothing wrong with this , but Scientology is not that kind of religion. It acknowledges the principle of God or the Supreme Being but does not try to define or describe this principle, leaving it up to the individual.
It is also not a messianic religion. This means there is no worship of prophets or messiahs or gods. It is not belief or faith based. In Scientology a truth is true for you according to your own observation and experience .
The dictionary definition that applies:
Religion: The spiritual or emotional attitude of one who recognises the existence of superhuman power or powers.
The most basic principle of Scientology is that YOU are your own immortal soul, that this is not a thing you have but what YOU actually are.
Scientology believes or considers that Man is basically good. This is different from many religions that promote that he his natively evil or bad unless “made” good.
The whole purpose of Scientology knowledge application and procedure is to increase an individual’s understanding and awareness of himself as a spiritual being and to rehabilitate his native abilities and potential.
When you do this the sphere and zones of his positive influence increase and move outward into his life , his family and friends, his groups and Mankind of which he is part .
How this result is achieved is the “technology” of Scientology, which was developed by L Ron Hubbard from discoveries he made after extensive research into the field of the mind and the human spirit.
Some of this knowledge was already existing in the sacred lore of ancient texts like the Veda or Vedic Hymns going back 10,000 years. New and additional discoveries were made about the nature of the human spirit and fully recorded and codified .
Scientology’s closest spiritual ties with any other religion are with Orthodox (Hinayana ) Buddhism with which it shares an historical lineage. But even here the relationship is based mainly on friendship and the recognition of the being as a spirit rather than any organizational ties.
L.Ron Hubbard published 18 basic books from 1950 to 1955 to fully communicate the basic principles of Scientology, the path of his research and the technology that he developed from this.
He completed all his research before his death in 1986 and left all his materials and copyrights to the Church of Scientology’s Religious Technology Centre along with most of his personal estate when he died.
The Church of Scientology is currently established iand operating internationally in over 160 countries world wide. However it is still a new religion, less than 55 years old.
The true story of Scientology as a religion goes like this:
1. A philosopher developes a philosophy about life and death.
2. People find it interesting.
3. People find it works.
4. People pass it along to others.
5. It grows.
This is just an overview.
L.Ron Hubbard explained fully the theology and technologies of Scientology in more than 500,000 pages of writings, including dozens of books and over 3,000 tape recorded public lectures. So it’s not possible to fully answer your question on this forum, but I hope this helps.
You can also go to www.scientology.org for a much more comprhensive description of this religion.