Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Ron's Scientologists - 16 - Oct - 1965

The Bulletin, 16 Oct 1965, pp35, 37

Ron's Scientologists

"The Commies, the Socialists and the Catholics"


Lafayette Ronald Hubbard has not only visited the Van Allen Belt and Venus, he has been to heaven: "The first time I arrived the moment was dated at 43,891,832,611,177 years, 10 hours, 20 minutes and 40 seconds from 10.2 and a half p.m. daylight Greenwich time, May 9, 1963."

The implant was electronic by nature and arrival was by ship in the form of a doll body. The gates of heaven were, fortunately, open: "The gates of the first series are well done, well built. An avenue of statues of saints leads up to them. The gate pillars are surmounted by marble angels. The entering grounds are very well kept, laid out like bush gardens in Pasadena, so often seen in the movies. Aside from the implant boxes which lie across from each other on the walk there are other noises and sounds as though saints are defending and berating."

The Liberal-Country Party Government saw the force of his argument but was reluctant to let him take the initiative and decided to set up a Board of Inquiry into Scientology. The board was constituted and appointed in the person of Mr Kevin Anderson, QC, and it was confidently predicted by State Cabinet that the Labor thrust had been parried, and that the whole inquiry would be over and done within a couple of months.
Two years, 151 witnesses, and nearly 4 million words later, the Board has reported. At a cost of something more than £50,000, Mr Anderson has found that "Scientology is evil; its techniques evil; its practice a serious threat to the community medically, morally, and socially; its adherents sadly deluded and often mentally ill."
And Ron Hubbard? "... an American who now lives at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex, England, who falsely claims academic and other distinctions and whose sanity is gravely to be doubted."


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