Originally Posted by tymejumper
I believe it is a cult. I heard that Ron Hubbard started it as a bet saying anyone could create a religion and get people to follow it. So he did just that as a proof that there is no God.
Your information is correct,tymejumper. The grandfather of a dear friend of mine was in the bar when the bet was made--her grandfather took Hubbard up on his bet--unfortunately, Hubbard won.
I visited the LA and Pasadena "orgs" and they both had an empty office reserved for Hubbard should ever come back and pay a visit.
What are these people thinking? That he hitched a ride on Hale-Bopp with Heaven's Gate and plans to return? These people are crazy!!
I had a friend who tried to talk me into becoming Scientologist. I read Dianetics
and came to the conclusion that if Hubbard wasn't insane, he was a consummate con man.
I'm generally tolerant where religion is concerned, but the "Church" of Scientology needs to be shut down, the sooner the better. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening and tine soon.