Terra Cognita has some new thoughts…
L. Ron Hubbard and Family
I came across this quote in a recent Scientology promo piece:
“A family is simply a group for the purpose of sexual pleasure and the rearing of children and mutual economic advantages amongst ourselves. You know, it’s a small group. Therefore, we have this actual group. The race wouldn’t be anywhere without the family.”
— L. Ron Hubbard, Classic Lecture, On the Second Dynamic—Sex, Children & the Family (6 April 1955).
It boggles my mind that LRH:
One: Defined the family as “…simply a group for the purpose of sexual pleasure and the rearing of children and mutual economic advantages…”
Two: Scientologists accept these words as truth.
And three: The organization is promoting this quote as an example of LRH’s supreme wisdom.
Wow. Wow. Wow.
Take away the part about “the rearing of children,” and he might as well have been talking about a brothel. On second thought, knowing what I now know about the man, we should leave that phrase right where it is and get those little bastards working to bring in new clients.
“What’s love got to do, got to do with it…”
I never considered that families were formed “simply” as a means of pleasuring oneself sexually, rearing children, and fostering economic advantage. I always imagined that quaint concepts such as play, creativity, common interests, help, friendship, romance, and love were part of the equation.
I always imagined that with families came feelings and emotional impact. If you don’t think so, talk to someone who’s lost a loved one. Ask them if their deceased parent, spouse, or child was simply a means for sexual pleasure and economic advantage.
I love my family.
Still not Declared,