well you can't prove hubbard was a con man by me as i was never conned by him
i was challenged to examine his work and i did
i bought courses which were delivered as advertised and i received benefit which has continued to be of use for more than forty years
i refer all christians reading here to the ninth of the ten commandments and stae i am not going to bear any false witness against the man and i suggest serious christians hould consider whethr they might be accepting as true false witness against l ron hubbard as true
i also refer christians to his parting address, Mission Earth, which has a strong elegantly understated underlying theme and constitutes ron's confession
the piece is ron's fictionalized autobiography and though it overflows with gross pulp fictio flaws, it is also magnificently deft in it's virtues. begin by understanding he uses as a literary device thre alter egos; heller, gris and penwell...
you are hilarious commander. that you feel you were not conned is evidence that you were conned. uh, once i grew up i finally realized that everything he ever wrote was bad. horrible writer with stupid ideas. yes he could plagerize with the best of them, but the last time i tried to read any of his crap he came off as THIS IS THE WAY IT IS, and proceded to muddy the waters so that i couldn't understand it and moreover didn't want to understand it.
i get much more satisfaction reading what the founders of our great nation wrote.
For the record I do not think Hubbard was a con man.
And whether he was or wasn't is irrelevant.
It is impossible to know what a person's intentions really are.
I think Scientology is a deceptive pop-psychology cult.
But I think they are true believers, not con men.
The Anabaptist Jacques