Not at all. The rest of your post simply did not merit a reply.
Oh, I discuss many things. Most of my posts show it. But when I get asked silly questions like this one of yours here then I either flip a stupid answer back to it or I ignore it altogether.
Hey dear woman.
Sounds like a fascinating series. Interesting observations you make about love and humility being the qualities that tended to influence the behaviour of the characters for the better. It's got me thinking here. What is strength and what is weakness?
There is a strong tendency to want to "wall up", to put in place self-protective avoidance and denial. Vulnerability feels unsafe and insecure. And vulnerability is often perceived by others as weakness, pathetic and other devaluing terms. Vulnerability tends to allow the cruel to act out their own inability to be truly vulnerable - the ego trips and power trips get unleashed and demand power and control over others. That's how I view Hubbard. A man on a huge ego trip, grabbing as much power and control as he could to ease his own inner emptiness. It failed him, badly, because he died a sad, sick, lonely old man, with only servants in attendance to attend to his needs. No family were there to hold his hand or wipe his brow. All that false power, stolen control - and stashed money - did not bring him anything close to that which every human deeply desires. To feel loved, to belong. It was all so plastic, so contrived, so meaningless.
His delusions, inflicted on so many others, brought him the opposite of what a "life well lived" tends to bring. I don't think the pursuit of freedom and the "magic" tricks people engage in during that seeking, brings much love. I could be very wrong. Maybe Hubbard was as happy as a pig in mud, dying alone like he did.
I need coffee.
It's not creepy at all you are trying to convince ex-cultists by using goal post moving Calvinball that the cult they escaped from is beneficial. Nope, not creepy at all.The fact that this nonsense gets such wide agreement here on this board shows how little these writers understand of the subject they condemn.
I'll just leave it at that, before I get accused of calling you of being sheep.
Do what works for you. If you make gains, why then you've made gains. If not, then not.