Thanks for saving me, Mr. Nobody, I do appreciate that, but you are a little late. I already had my aha moment just prior to my first post here on ESMB in July, 2012.
Just because I state something like I think Hubbard believed his own shit, doesn't me I do. LOL
There is just something I can't put my finger on, when I listened to the Chuck Beatty interview posted in the comments section on Tony O blog's that has Chris Shelton OP video, the Chuck video bought up thoughts since Chuck states there are thousands of Hubbards advices people haven't read. I dunno, for Hubbard to write and lecture so much, one has to think he believed his own shit, even if delusional. :confused2:
I know this question has been discussed b/4 as well.
Hubbard must have known his shit to the core. All his lies, deceptions and whatnot. Otherwise he would not have been able to keep his lies and his "belief-set" consistent. Just like all the despicable fake "faith healers" out there, he lived off his ability to create the illusion of being a true believer in his listeners.
I don't even believe he really wanted to commit suicide with that "high-voltage-E-meter" he wanted to be built for him.
He had a few things in common with above-mentioned "faith healers": An incredibly huge amount of "self-centrism" and an insatiable love for money and power. That's all there is to it, as far as I can see.
In fact, I'd still have to see at least one shred of evidence of Hubbard doing something not entirely self-serving. Same goes for this despicable charlatan:
Hubbard, Hinn, or any other of these charlatans: They would not have been able or willing to do what they did, had they ever believed in any of their own words.