Bare-Faced Messiah : The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard

Bare-Faced Messiah : The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard

eBook - 2014
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New and updated edition of the classic exposé of the life of the founder of Scientology
Publisher: Silvertail Books,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781909269156
1909269158
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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PearlyBaker
Jun 12, 2016

Anyone that knows me can attest to the fact that I've lived a rather vigorous life. However, it seems tame, normal, humble, innocent and boring to compared to LRH. Hubbard was a childhood hero of mine thanks to Battlefield Earth which was somehow the second epic I read after The Lord of the Rings. I had no idea that he was more well known for starting a strange, sadistic and nefarious cult. And while most of us hide a demon or two behind the thin Facebook veneer we present to the public, Lafayette was a true monster whom FBI agents, judges and whole countries made sadistic Hitlerian comparisons. Many family and close friends swore that he had paranoid schizophrenia but I would guess it was more like schizoaffective. He definitely had delusions of grandeur, paranoia, pathological lying and wrote, talked, worked and did everything with intense mania. It is hard to tell though if he believed everything he fabricated including his biography, beliefs and philosophy or if he knew it was all a big scam to make money and increase his power. I feel any adult who knowingly buys into this or any cult gets what they deserve for being so naive and lazy. I do feel sorry though for the children raised in this and any cult who did not get a choice. Fortunately, unlike the Mormons, very few people actually buy into Dianetics. I'm kind of glad people do though and hope they all keep writing books about it because for some reason I don't know how to quit you, LRH.

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