Someone sent me this recent Facebook post from Mace Kingsley.
It highlights one of the more sinister aspects of scientology: the enormous amount of false — often harmful and sometimes dangerous — information Hubbard spewed forth about children.
The above is just a sampling, and it’s pretty horrific. Children’s “overts” are the problem and they should be getting married and given jobs at age 14. College is a bad idea, because it “puts a delay on marriage…”
What a crackpot.
And you only have to look at HIS life to see just how worthy his opinions and advice are.
He abandoned is first two children (Katie and Ron Jnr/Nibs). Nibs eventually came back into his life in adulthood, but soon split from him claiming abuse. His third child, Alexis, a result of the marriage he “never had” to Sarah fare no better. Though he dedicated Science of Survival to her (he kidnapped her and took her to Cuba while he was writing the book), when her mother filed for divorce, he claimed she was a Russian spy and Alexis was “not his child.” He had four children with Mary Sue. Quentin committed suicide, many assume it was because he was gay (that he was gay is not an assumption) and this upset his father (I guess this was his “overts”?). His two youngest fled the Sea Org. Only one remains loyal to him — Diana. Not much of a track record to offer expertise on raising children.
And as for college, he began making disparaging comments about tertiary education after he flunked out of George Washington University — though it didn’t stop him claiming he was variously an “engineer,” a “nuclear physicist” and for some time called himself “Dr. Hubbard.”
What is so harmful about this stuff is that scientologists take it to heart. In their minds, EVERYTHING Hubbard wrote is true. It is wisdom from on high. So much so, that even something as derisible as this passage, is repeated and regurgitated as if it is incredibly important for everyone in the world to know about.
The “experts” on handling children at Mace Kingsley are only experts in what Ron says. They don’t really know anything — including the science about the development of children, their emotions and brains.
Claiming children should be married and have jobs at 14 is a hang-over from the days of the industrial revolution. But scientologists believe it’s timeless wisdom.
The saddest part about this is the innocent children who are impacted.