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  •  With L. Ron Hubbard, you get both! (12+ / 0-)

    Except that they don't tell you that the origin of your religion is Hubbard thinking that over 75 million years ago, space aliens who looked like John Travolta flew billions of Thetans over to Earth on DC-8's, strapped them to volcanoes, and blew them up with H-bombs until you've already given the Scientologists $100,000 or so.

    That, or until you watch that episode of South Park.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sun May 12, 2013 at 01:01:03 PM PDT

    •  Hubbard was a con artist (13+ / 0-)

      and a mediocre, cliche-happy science fiction author.

      Today's trivia becomes tomorrow's sacrament.

      by Troubadour on Sun May 12, 2013 at 01:03:28 PM PDT

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      •  From my research (4+ / 0-)
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        Troubadour, ferg, Aunt Pat, RiveroftheWest

        L Ron Hubbard had a total mental breakdown due in part to his service in WWII. He was a genius, but veterans' mental health services were, well, inadequate. He tried to put himself back together. He became functional, but remained delusional. Add in a great talent for hucksterism and, well, we know what happened. Tragic all the way through.

        Peace

        Zen is "infinite respect for all things past; infinite service to all things present; infinite responsibility for all things future."--Huston Smith's Zen Master

        by Ree Zen on Sun May 12, 2013 at 02:10:31 PM PDT

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      •  Con artist? BS you better believe that shit bro-- (2+ / 0-)
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        raboof, Troubadour

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