Today is L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday.
Born in Tilden, Nebraska on 13 March 1911, this may be the only consistently true statement he made about himself.
I cannot think of a better occasion to recommend yet again, reading Russell Miller’s excellent, unauthorized biography of Hubbard, Bare-Faced Messiah.
Hubbard was always talking about “truth” and how important it is. His life was fictionalized by him for his own gain. Almost every aspect of it.
Miller’s thoroughly researched and documented account will put the lies to rest about Hubbard’s life once and for all.
What could be a greater birthday gift than spreading the truth — because Ron made clear only truth will set you free.
Creepy Cult Escapee says
You know what?
I would very much prefer to celebrate his “Death Day” instead of his “Birth Day”.
Noting his “Death Day” would keep the idea alive that this cult is a dangerous criminal organization and something that people should warn their friends and families about. Warn them to never consider joining this creepy cult. It will only bring you harm and financial ruin. It will never bring you any happiness – unless you get a few days worth of happiness at the very beginning.
Be sure to tell people there is lots of good help available for people who find themselves trapped in this horrible creepy trap.
You will need help to escape from this terrible trap. Get yourself that help and get yourself out of this terrible creepy cult.
Just ask anyone who has ever been a member of this cult and they will tell you how to escape.
Get out before it causes you some terrible harm.
Lady PTS-In waiting says
If the truth sets you free. Scientology’s natural enemy would be the truth. They make shackles, forged from lies. It’s sad, that some many people not only became victims to those shackles but learned to love them.
A very unhappy birthday to the King of Lies.
Thankfully he will never “come back” but be remembered by the world, forever as a fraud.
The cult that he started, is at it’s last days. Soon to follow him into nothing.
The mission failed and always will.
Agreed. Best book, if one’s only going to read one book, on Hubbard, read this one.
Miller gives the all time refutation of L. Ron Hubbard’s life.
And the word “Messiah” was so on the mark, especially with the “Messiah Surveys” which Nancy Many talked firsthand about, in her book, “My Billion Year Contract.”
And the Hubbard written “One Was Stubborn” science fiction 1940 story features a Guru who enlightens almost all earthlings, save the one guy who was stubborn. Hubbard uses the word “messiah” in this fiction story. And then later, as Nancy Many firsthand tells, Hubbard wishes to find out if “Messiah” will fly in the public’s mind as a term to refer to Hubbard.
Miller calls Hubbard a charlatan.
Best book if one’s only going to read one book on Scientology.
I read this blog most days and find a lot of the information fascinating. I finally bought Russell Miller’s book a couple of weeks ago and I have to say it is the most insane thing I’ve ever read. I am now glued to this book until I finish it. Anyone who follows scientology’s shenanigans needs to read this book. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
Scott H says
Bare-Faced Messiah was the very first book I read after being introduced to Scientology’s Narconon program that some of my patients had unsuccessfully tried (I’m a drug and alcohol counselor by trade). To say I was astonished is the understatement of the decade. Just as Narconon is based on entirely fictional “science” so is Hubbard’s “life history” and the level of deception of his made up accomplishments is astonishing. The Hubs has nothing on Walter Mitty and it’s difficult to believe -to me at least- that so many people believed this utter tripe without question.
Los Angeles Anonymous says
The Southcoast Narconon location in Clearwater is particularly bad. Some of the websites that rate and review rehab centers have some very scathing reviews for it. That location is often used to try and recruit staff from its own “patients” while in treatment. Split up families and try force religious conversion. You could argue they are a different kind of conversion therapy center. A prominent Scientology family that is “mostly” public and have pseudo celebrity children, recently had a domestic violence incidence with a knife, followed by a felony charge in Pinellas County for the son’s wife. Of course immediately the wife is followed by and follows the Southcoast location on IG. The father-in law does as well. I guess when your daughter in law is so terrified of your son, she has to wield a knife at him in their kitchen. Then your son breaks the “rules”, calls the police and presses charges against her…violating church policy and committing a high crime. It’s Narconon to the rescue to make it right again. By likely sending HER. The son of course had already did Narconon several years earlier and went on to stalking allegations and domestic violence, to a different partner than the current wife. So clearly…the program works wonders. After costing a fortune and insurance doesn’t cover them. The family is known to be a dedicated fundraiser for the church, so they did a gofund me for the son that is still up six years later, asking for 20,000 for a “program” for him. Without ever revealing WHICH rehab it was. The only people that donated were some very well known Scientology names. Their semi famous daughter and more famous son-in law. Even one person named in the Danny Masterson case for intimidating one of the victims, donated. So small world there, I suppose. It’s so terrifying that people aren’t getting the actual help they need and it’s resulting in incidences with deadly weapons inside these Scientology families. The son’s semi-famous sister was arrested on a plane a few years back for domestic violence against her “more famous” husband. Unfortunately he knew the rules and didn’t file charges against her. TMZ covered the story back then. First thing she did was call her father, not a lawyer while still being filmed in custody. Yeah nothing odd about that either. At least not when you are a member of the church. She ended up blaming alcohol for the whole time she incident and claimed she didn’t remember what she did. Problem with that narrative, is while in custody she bashed herself in the face, via the handcuffs the air Marshall had placed on her. Trying frame either her husband or the air Marshall for excessive force. I’ve seen a lot of drunk people with addictions in my time but I have never seen anyone with enough presence of thought to not only speak clearly, trying to negotiate their release from custody, frame someone for self inflicted injuries, call their father and blame their husband for why they got arrested. A mixture of he pulled it in on himself thinking and he’s a suppressive person who caused this to happen. Actually had the nerve to say he “put her” in the situation in the recordings. It’s sad but those two are still together and often talk about how “sober” they are now. Just moved back to Clearwater though from LA. So everyone knows what that means. It’s a matter of time before this family makes headlines again. Narconon isn’t going to fix the inter generational violence in the 2nd gen adult children. They need real help and likely won’t ever get it. The family is pretty manipulative all around and runs a little scam company that likely funnels donations to the church. The worst part about the recent arrest in the family is that the 2nd gen son and his latest wife just had a baby within the last year. So whole incident happened with an infant in the house. They have been married less than a year and it’s his third child, with a third woman. She’s ten years younger, half his weight/size and works in early childcare in the Clearwater area. So I’m not surprised she would have sought a weapon against a man twice her size with anger issues. Would love to know why the Clearwater police with his record arrested her and just took his word for it. He’s now requested the prosecutor not continue with the case and asked to be able to have contact with her again. Oddly enough to judge denied his request for communication with the wife, even though he’s the “victim” and filed a motion with the court recently. The only thing I could think is that the same judge that handled his first divorce has moved to felony court and might see his domestic violence and stalking injunctions with child number 2’s mother. She also was a decade younger but NOT a Scientologist. So has tried to fight back. He’s a vet tech in the area and really shouldn’t be around people let alone animals. The family over all is just famous enough to milk money out of it and keep great connections with huge names in the organization but small enough that I doubt anyone reading this is aware. I worry one day something is going to happen and a lot more people will beware for sure. A recipe for disaster within the whole family. That saunas and vitamins aren’t going to fix. Two out of three second gen kids, with addiction and violence. The third marrying into a even more connected family. The third generation grand children already being prepared for a career in entertainment when the 2nd gens failed to become household names. The patriarch of the family is known to have called his own grand children , his “silver lining playbook”. Likely this story isn’t over and Narconon absolutely is extending these dynamics.