posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 12:06 PM
In 1950, his book "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" was published...
In 1951, Hubbard formed the religious 'philosophy' of Scientology
The "Founding Church of Scientology" was opened (Wash. DC)
It seems L Ron Hubbard presented people with information to 'believe'
(or not believe)
--I've always preferred thinking--
...but that ?Legend? of 'starting a religion- on a bar bet'...
IF that is indeed the case-> It took a long and serpentine road to actualization,
and from my experience a 5 year bar bet wouldn't wash.
PS: Robert A Heinleins' "Stranger in a Strange Land
also spawned movements and religious overtones... Do You GROK
'I would never undertake to be a 'Prophet',
handing out neatly packaged answers to lazy minds, [...] anyone
who takes that
book as answers is cheating himself. It is
an invitation to think- not to believe'