Lies Debunked: L. Ron Hubbard


Scientology's doublecross

Scientology's® Claims

From: Public Relations (
Subject: L. Ron Hubbard
Date: 1998/09/07

Contrary to what occurs with most men whose powers decline in their waning years, L. Ron Hubbard's final years were rich in creativity and production. Here is just a sampling of what he accomplished:

* He wrote Battlefield Earth, a New York Times and international bestseller. He actually exceeded his rate of production from the 1930s during the writing of this book.

* He wrote the 10 volume Mission Earth series -- 2 million words in all. Every one of those books was also a New York Times and international bestseller.

* He wrote the non-religious moral code, "The Way to Happiness".

* He wrote scripts for two major motion pictures for Hollywood.

* He composed three music albums, one of them certified gold.

* And, he continued his Scientology research, writing dozens of religious works and even scripted 10 instructional films.

Now, I ask anyone reading this posting -- if you wrote all of that in a period of a few years and if the works achieved a similar record of success, would you describe yourself as waning or over the hill?

Public Relations
Church of Scientology International

And now for the truth

Hell, I hardly know where to begin. Hubbard's pulp science fiction writings were certainly nothing to brag about and, given John Travolta's amusing fiasco in creating the embarrassing "Battlefield Earth" movie, one would think that the organization would not want to mention any of it.

Some of these claims are amazing fabrications which the criminal enterprise has been trying to sell people for decades. While anyone can "write scripts for motion pictures for Hollywood," the fact is that Hubbard never sold any such scripts to anyone for actual movie making. Hubbard liked to fancy himself a great motion picture director and filmer yet his megalomania and other mental problems are well known.

But what didn't the official spokesperson mention about L. Ron Hubbard?

Any comprehensive list of facts about Scientology's mad messiah L. Ron Hubbard which Scientology finds too embarrassing to mention would take up considerable time, space, and effort to compile and perhaps it's not really needed given the advent of the Internet which makes researching the true history of L. Ron Hubbard easy.

But to make a case in point, if at all possible try to find a copy of L. Ron Hubbard's amazingly bizarre writing called "A History of Man" which is subtitled, "A cold-blooded and factual account of your last sixty trillion years." Try to find a version which hasn't been heavily altered by the current crop of criminals running the scam these days. Much of what Hubbard wrote has been reworked by the Scientology organization to remove some of the massive embarrassments a great many of which are in "A History of Man." In a Fair Use extract, we find such Hubbard wisdom as the following:

"There was or is a spore method of procreation used by the clam. The spore was put on the inside of the lip and permitted to grow. Eventually it became large enough to become a clam on its own and would depart. There is a guardian-emotion on the part of the clam for these spores and a sadness on their departure. But there is more to the spore than this. The spore was like a barnacle. When the clam was cast ashore, these spores were still alive in the shell. The sun would kill the inner cells of the "barnacle" while the outer shell cells still lived. The dead inner cells would form a gas which, under the heat, would explode violently, to the agony of the living barnacle shell cells. This bursting was sudden and painful. These spores gave incidents which permitted the human teeth to have a pattern. The ancient bursting engrams are still dramatized by the teeth which, under stress, burst or feel like bursting. Running out some of these bursting incidents will take the ache out of a tooth rapidly."

All of Hubbard's writings consists of these types of disjointed, idiotic, often amusing claims, every one of which followers are told to believe completely. Scientology's spokesperson's comment about Hubbard's writings being "rich in creativity" is something of an under statement.


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