Clearing the Way

I watched the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief last night on HBO.

It is a compelling portrait of  where belief and total faith The Church of Scientology refused to participate in interviews, so their crying out about how the documentary does not interview active Scientologists rings hollow.

But the thing I found most startling?  L. Ron Hubbard was a liar and a con man…but not in the typical sense where he was conning others and laughing all the way to the bank.

Hubbard seems to have really bought into his own creation.  The evidence suggests that Hubbard bought his own bullshit hook line and sinker (to the point of believing he needed to destroy his body to rid himself of Thetans.  He even sought psychiatric help (that he never got) via the Veterans Administration.   So, he questioned his own sanity, and sought the help of a science he believed to be a great evil.  That is desperation folks.

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