Yes, you are correct on all points you make above. The guys and gals that got in in the '50's and early '60's were a rather special bunch. It is sad that Hubbard did not match them in good intent, but instead was promoting a con based on humankind's long, long standing wish to know the truths of our existence.I've moved on from Scn. I think a lot of curious, brave souls have gotten involved in scn for all the good reasons. They were people that would dare go against social norms, in search of answers to life's most enigmatic and unanswered questions. I think some of the bravest people in the world have gotten involved. But I moved on as a great many of you have done.
And welcome, Julie!