Maybe the worst thing about Scientology: It turns you into L. Ron Hubbard - 2016-08-23
We've been on the road for more than a week, and it was sure good to get home yesterday. Once again, our contributors and tipsters really came through for us so we could keep the blog going uninterrupted. And we want to thank Jon Atack, who knew we were traveling and was thoughtful enough to send us a bonus post for our homecoming.
JON: When I was a kid, ads for Charles Atlas's body-building courses were in almost every American comic. The ad read, "You too can have a body like mine." Perhaps Scientology should use a grinning picture of the Founder, Source and Commodore with the caption, "You too can have a mind like mine."
But do you really want a mind like Hubbard's? While a believer, I did not doubt that Hubbard was an ideal figure – the best possible human being. He would be kind, tolerant, patient, and resourceful. He would never lose his temper and always have an encouraging word. Rather like the father that none of us ever had (though I'm happy to say that my own dad was a thoroughly decent chap, if not the image of perfection).