It's easy to find people who say that we can never know L Ron Hubbard's intentions. He can be criticized for having created one of the most abusive mind control cults ever devised, yes, but "we can never really know whether he intended to do that or not".
I've never been able to understand this argument.
If you observe a person at a free-throw line during a basketball game, staring at the hoop and concentrating, taking aim, and then intently throwing the ball at it - you can clearly see that his intention is to make a basket.
If you observe another person who is standing next to the person taking aim,
who is contr-postulating about another person's that is about to throw the ball,and not just cont'postulating,but physicaly prevents him from throwing the ball...That what it's all about. LRH had good intentions. But he got PTSness.
And you know this how exactly? Are you a mind-reader? Did you get an "A" in ESP in college? Are you of one of many delusional sorts who can "be in another's space and KNOW them inside and out"?
Hubbard's mind, but anyone can easily observe what went in and surely what CAME OUT from him (his creations in the real world). He created one of the most insidious machines of thought control and mental manipulation ever invented on this planet. Stalin would be proud! THAT is "Ron's Legacy".
From what I've read she's been his son...
Oh, well, I only brought that up in the context of your question.
I mean, one might have some insight to the intentions of one's own father, right?
Maybe yes, and maybe no. People, even very close relatives, wouldn't necessarily REALLY KNOW what was going on in the mind of a person like Hubbard.
hehehe, let me give you a bit of a hard time here.
Not in the physical realm, certainly.
First argument. But what if there is a spiritual realm? Truly. What if all the thoughts are recorded somewhere? What if somebody can have a good hint?
What if, what if, what if, what if . . . . . :confused2:
What does a "spiritual realm" have to do with "all thoughts are recorded somewhere? What are you talking about? The Akashic Records?????
If a frog had wings it would have to jump around bumping its ass all day. But it DOESN'T. There are an infinite infinite number of possible "ifs". Who cares?
Second argument. I agree with Alanzo, yes Stalin had "great" intentions so did Adolf... look at their results. The pattern is very similar, a beatiful onion cover, with a very, very sick, inner core. Can´t we establish parallels?
Quite simply all you can ever do is INFER based on another person's actions. His private mental state remains private.
What parallels are you talking about? Define them. Explain it.
I reiterate, you have NO FUCKING IDEA what went on in the mind of Stalin. You can PRETEND that you do, and possibly even convince a few people, but all you are doing is playing games of "logical extrapolation". Again, I do NOT agree with Alanzo on the second point. Intentions are invisible, just like all things "mental". You can "infer mental things", and ASSUME that you are doing it well and correctly, but I suspect most of this type belief is hallucinatory. Of course, everyone can have a different theory about "what Hubbard was REALLY doing", and "what he REALLY was", and on and on. Just so much endless speculation.
Just watch Tommy Davis. Or David Miscavige. THEY are products of the Hubbard's creation. Just observe consistent Church of Scientology behavior. Who needs to be concerned with "intentions" when the BEHAVIOR is so horribly weird and strange.