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L. Ron Hubbard ~~ completely insane?

Every time I hear something about this man, I am even more shocked that anyone would choose to follow his religion.


Asked by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Apr. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't think he's insane, it's the people who follow him who are insane. He's a science fiction writer for Pete's sake! It's like following a religion created by Isaac Asimov or Stephen King or Aldous Huxley or C.S. Lewis or H. P. Lovecraft...

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • And as a Jew I am shocked that people think that Jesus Christ would be okay with anyone creating a religion based on him when he was, in gact, teaching people about praying only to the Hebrew God and having no false idols and not worshiping anyone BUT the Hebrew God. Jesus was a Jew and he would be appalled that a religion was created worshiping him. But, people have the freedom to believe whatever they do and I don't judge. I have an opinion but I don't walk around telling Christians that they are wrong for what they believe and that they should be following Judaism.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • fact not gact

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • *shrug* I feel that way about every religion.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • Anon :15- Interesting, isn't it!

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:18 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • In another section, there is a question about Suri Cruise being on a bottle at age 4, and I'm thinking it's probably to drink Hubbard's "formula" -- 15 ounces of barley water 10 ounces of homogenized milk 3 ounces of corn syrup

    There are thousands of things that make him crazy, but here is just one example:

    Breast feeding babies may have a nostalgic background, particularly to a Freudian oriented medico, but real breast milk again is usually a poor ration. Modern mothers smoke and sometimes drink. Smoking makes the milk very musty. Anyway, a nervous modern mother just can't deliver the right ration. Maybe it's the pace of the times or the breed, but there are few modern Guernsey-type mothers. So even without drinking or smoking, one should forget breast feeding.

     A PP has it right - the CRAZIER people are the ones who follow him. Ignore everything rational, as well as all ACTUAL doctors.


    Answer by DusterMommy at 12:28 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • He was a science fiction writer who died in 1986. He came up with a self-help system called "Dianetics". How it all blew up into Scientology, I have no clue.

    Answer by Dlp11494 at 12:52 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • Dlp, it didn't "blow up into Scientology", Hubbard and his colleagues incorporated the Church of Scientology in December 1953, 33 years before his death.


    Answer by DusterMommy at 12:59 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • I had the experience of going to a few Scientology sessions when I dated a Scientologist. While they have some interesting theories and understable logic, I failed to get sucked in and ended up withdrawing myself from going any further.

    Answer by Happypancake at 1:15 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • I think he was a genius for a cult leader. It's his followers who are completely insane!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Apr. 13, 2010