Even in 2018, Scientology is still selling L. Ron Hubbard like he had the universe figured out - 2018-01-04
It's true that church leader David Miscavige has made a lot of changes to Scientology over the 30-plus years that he's been in charge. But some things never change. We were struck by that thought when one of our helpers sent over the latest copy of Source magazine, which is intended to get Scientologists excited about spending a boatload of money to come to Clearwater, Florida for expensive courses there.
We want to highlight a few things in the magazine — Meghan Fialkoff gets her star turn! — but in particular, we were fascinated by something we usually gloss over that is in every magazine Scientology puts out of whatever type: The obligatory L. Ron Hubbard excerpt.
In the back of every church publication, you're going to find a slice of Hubbard wisdom taken from some lecture he gave 50 or 60 years ago, and this issue of Source is no different. But this one really struck us, for some reason. Scientology has been under siege like never before, what with Leah Remini having so much success at the A&E network, for example. But you have to credit Scientology with sticking to its guns on this one — even as Scientology is hurting, they're still promoting Hubbard's ludicrous notions about space and planets and the universe, and that you, as a thetan, are entirely responsible for the physical universe around you and that Scientology's "technology" will ultimately allow you to create whole universes on your own.