Lecture: What's Wrong With This Universe: A Working Package For Auditor
Hubbard vs. Christianity
Hubbard says the facsimiles of a psycho are 180 degrees wrong and is mistaking the past identities in those facsimiles as his own. Describes the "Christ game" and Christ implant. Talks about the relationship between insanity and religious implants.
What is knowingness composed of? It’s composed of having anchor points and being able to handle and combine energy. That’s all known.. knowingness consists of really. It’s.. if you can do that then you have the capability of knowing, which is to say, computing anything that has to do with a universe. Now if you can do those things, you see, the data which we have here.. look, all of the data we have is MEST universe data. There’s datum after datum after datum and they’re all MEST universe data just as though they were important.
It doesn’t really matter a tinker’s doggone where this preclear has been transported to from one place to another; it does not matter a bit how much MEST universe space he has lost. It doesn’t matter how many identities have been taken away from him, really, in this universe; that is of no consequence. But a psycho, all of a sudden, is faced with some terrible problem in this life and he starts to look for the answer and he starts to look, God help him, in his facsimiles, and the second he starts to look for the answer to some all-pervasive problem about knowingness, the wrong place to look is facsimiles because the energy in them is rigged backwards. It is zong, 180 degree wrong. So uh.. the fellow starts looking through this and of course he knows less and he knows less and he knows less. What is he finding out from these? He’s finding out past identities, but these identities were not his identity.
His identity is solely and only his own beingness high on the tone scale, that identity which he assigns to himself is his individualism; that’s his individualism. Uh.. he is actually has to be robbed of his individualism to become John Jones, which is an identity.
So uh.. that’s all the identity the fellow’s ever going to have and he just hasn’t made up his mind to it. Uh.. but he still thinks that it was more important to have been assigned an identity; you get preclears coming around and saying, uh.. "I was uh.. Noah," or.. or.. or something of this sort, "and I have these terrible crimes upon my back, yap yap." It will.. so what, so what? You’ll find, by the way, another manifestation is preclears will shift identities and borrow facsimiles like mad. There’s what they call the Christ game and that game has been played and played and played and played - honest to Pete, these cards are just so thin. They’ve been laid down amongst the coffee cups and so forth of a whole universe.
You’ll find out thousands of years before the year one A.D. Earth, you will have facsimiles and dolls made up like Christ. Fac One a million years ago is occasionally rigged with Christ and the Devil and an angel. It’s a fascinating thing, it’s an old game.
Here on Earth there was undoubtedly a Christ. Well, one of the reasons he was.. he swept in so suddenly uh.. and.. and he would go forward so hard is he had a good assist back of him in terms of an implant.
All right. Now he.. you’ll find preclears, and this is a little problem that will come up with you. You’ll find preclears all of a sudden are Christ. You will actually find a preclear will go all the way through with a crown of thorns and every other darn thing. Just look for an overt act against Christ, and it solves itself.
What they’ve done is picked up an implant phrase and done a mock-up on it. They can do it.. they can do this. They pick up some kind of an implant or some kind of a terrible upset or a conviction of some sort or another, and then they’ll go ahead and, my lord, they’ll carry that cross clear up to the top of Golgotha and get themselves nailed on it, and uh.. very few of them go to the point of getting the.. the uh.. gall bladder stuffed in their mouth or something like that - little Christian niceties - uh.. but uh.. they.. they.. they will be just about as good as this as they know about Christ. They’ll add no new data to the situation.
This is an overt act against religion, and the person has been made guilty in terms of some religious cult, and so on and the only reason that could ever happen to him is because at some time or another he has deserted a group which was a high ethical group and after that he can become prey to other things.
Man’s degradation always stems from his first desertion or breakage of, really, the Code of Honor. He breaks the Code of Honor and after that he starts downhill and he gets worse, and worse, and worse, and worse, because his trust in himself is worse and therefore he can’t trust what his own space is or his own energy is or anything else.
So this is a completely wild picture when you look at Man’s location in the MEST universe and what he has or has not been through. The picture is just incredibly wild. And you start to search through facsimiles to set this picture to rights, all you’re going to find is the track of agreements which lead him to finally agree to be what he is right now. Now you’ll be able to map that, but as far as his identities being shifted in space, being shifted in time, all of these things - of no importance. The dickens with it.
And you.. if your poor.. if your poor psycho can only realize this, brother, it doesn’t amount to two whoops and a collar button what you’ve done, where you’ve been, who you’ve butchered, how many crosses you lugged to Golgotha, oh, that.. that’s really vicious. You go down an.. an insane asylum corridor and you see these religious implants are just leaping, it’s something in the order - it’s at least one out of three inmates in any asylum are spinning on religion. Why? God occupies all space. That’s all you have to convince a guy and he’s dead. That’s right, that’s all God’s space and any space which you occupy will be God’s. Oh, brother, just look at that as an operation. The guy can’t throw out any anchor points of his own without getting God into that space. And he’ll spin like a.. like a spinning mouse if he finally gets this down the line.
— L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 9 December 1952: What's Wrong With This Universe: A Working Package For Auditor
Hubbard vs. Christianity
Hubbard discusses an experiment undertaken by someone who decided to "bring about the confederation of two completely opposite polarities."
Says the hardest thing a liberator faces is that a large percentage of the people he's trying to liberate is trying desparately to remain slaves; provides his own attitude about this idea and contrasts it with a Christian idea about bringing someone back into the flock.
You know, a guy came in one day who had a lot of.. had.. oh, he’d just been ennuied, just so bored with existence, all of his existence. Very conservative and so on. I saw him a few days later, and this guy looked like he was a.. he looks like a.. a quarter horse, or a.. or a short distance runner. Panting, big bright terrific look in his eye and so forth, and he was... I said, "What’s happened to you?
He said, "Well, there wasn’t anything worth doing, so I made up something to be worth doing." "All right, well what was that?" "I won’t tell you what it is, because..." It’s very amusing!
And he’d thought up that one and then thought he could do something else simultaneously, so he was working on each one part-time. And boy, keeping those two straight was more than he could possibly keep track of, and he was really going all out. He was going to bring about the confederation of two completely impossible opposite polarities. And merge them. And he was proceeding to do so. And then one of these days you’ll see a very strange circumstance happen
in some department or other. You’ll see a lot of 'em happening.
Now you call this interfering with peoples lives. Piffle! What lives? Now you’ll find out there’s a certain number of people that go for broke. And there’s a s.. lot of then say, "Oh, boy! Gee! These beautiful, beautiful slave chains! Gee! Oh, now nice! Nice, nice, big chains around my neck and my ankles," and so forth.
The hardest thing for any liberator to face is the fact that a large percentage of the people he was trying to free wanted desperately to be slaves. And it’s broken the heart of every liberator to date. To date! Hardly any exception. A man’d have to be awfully stupid not to see that. But he would be pretty dull if he didn’t see this too: Sure, sure, but. the guys he didn’t liberate were worth liberating.
Why.. why try to get these allnesses? That’s typical MEST universe. "We have to do it a hundred percent -- I used to fall into those traps too. Uh.. "We have to do it all, we have to do it a hundred percent."
The Christian goes about it in the opposite direction. He says, "The one that goes away from the flock and we had to bring back was worth all the rest." Flow he’s just obeying the laws of flows, don’t you see? The guy walks away, so he’s got to be had back. That’s not clever! Uh.. as an insane thing. But sure!
Uh.. another fellow’d take a refuge in this.. if he sees this happen, all of a sudden says, "Well, maybe fate decided it. Maybe it was all for the best, and maybe fate decided it."
Your fate! There is no other fate but thou! That’s true! And so you say, "I’m going to free all and every..." No you’re not! Unless you were willing to become all and every, and then be yourself free. That’s the way to do it. Why bother? No randomity!
So pick up what you can get as freedom, and then if the other thing is too much in the road still, it’s still got all them thar slaves in it, and those fellows that are saying, "Oh, boy, gimme..gimme that MEST, gimme those chains. Let me haul on the bottom of this tombstone so I get it good and heavy so I’ll never be able to crawl again out from under it." Let 'em stay there!
The hell with them! That’s their hard luck! And the other thing is.. the other thing is, there’s the guys that go for broke and the slave who wants his chains. You can always use a slave. Gives randomity. They never do anything for you, they always pull you down. Gives you randomity.
You know, in every Roman triumph they had a slave drifting along, trotting along back of the.. the.. the great victor’s chariot. He came home in triumph, he’d just conquered the Basques, or the Lion’s Club, or something of the sort, and they always had somebody, a slave, standing there telling him he was just mortal after all. He was just mortal after all. You can’t control everything. That’s right. In every one of those triumphs they had that guy behind the victor.
Well, that’s fine, that’s fine, uh.. that’s what a slave does, essentially. He’s saying, "Look! You can’t make god out of everybody. You can’t do it. I’m proving it. Look at me!" Uh.. and he gives you randomity as a result. So why worry about those things? Why worry about those things? It is a game. It is not serious!
— L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 12 December 1952: Games/Goals
Lecture: SOP: Spacation (Cont'd)
Hubbard vs. Christianity
Hubbard discusses how to break psychotic cases by getting the person to locate things. Recommends setting up religious statuettes in insane asylums; says the Virgin Mary is a remake of the Egyptian Isis.
If a person doesn’t want to have a psychotic around him, if he’s afraid to have a psychotic around him, he won’t take possession of a psychotic long enough to break the case. That’s very obvious to you now at this stage of the game in your training. If he’s busy running away, he’ll make the person more psychotic.
And as far as Step Seven is concerned, we’ve still.. we’re still.. we.. we - by the way, I was using this process 18 months ago. This is not a new process, “Where is the light switch? Can you remember me? Who else do you remember around here? Where’s the wall?” Now we can just modify it and we know why that process works. Been using this process for a long time. Didn’t quite.. too well aware of why it worked. Well, it’s Q-1 is why it works.
Get the guy to locate things.
Now we can do it a little bit better, but we’re still doing the same process. Get him to locate.. get him to locate that wall. “Find that wall. Find that anchor point. Where is it? Find that anchor point. Find that one. Find that wall. Find that light switch. What’s the realest thing in this room to you?”
The guy all of a sudden looks around for a long time and he finally says, “That bedpost. What do you know! The bedpost is real!” He’d go over to it and tap it lovingly.
Now if you had a small statue, a statuette, or any aesthetic article - a real, good aesthetic article - a picture, something very aesthetic, and you were to go into an insane asylum with that thing and set it up, you would show these people and they would see for the first time something that
was really real to them. That’s what aesthetics do for people - it’s real. And would you just drop it at that, and say, “Okay. Sit there and look at the Virgin Mary” or whatever it is? You’d never show her, by the way. Get a nude, if anything. Virgin Mary, all those statues, are remade statues of Isis.
You still find them in catacombs, by the way, and it says on the top of the base, it says “The Madonna” and turn them over real quick and look at the clay on the bottom of them and you’ll see the Egyptian symbol of Isis. They just imported Isis and Horus who was found in the bulrushes as a child. They took those statues and that became the early Christian statuettes. Very amusing.
Uh.. so some aesthetic item which has no real religious connection. But it.. it suddenly gives them a reality. They can see it. They know it isn’t going to hurt them because aesthetics ordinarily are not force. If you’ll notice, the whole race sort of is on a tacit consent about making anything forceful really beautiful. They.. they.. they.. they play off the majority of the items which they manufacture which are destructive and they make them ugly, not beautiful.
— L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 15 December 1952: SOP: Spacation (Cont’d)
Hubbard vs. Christianity
In this purposefully "rambling" lecture, Hubbard uses Christianity to illustrate his scale and "dwindling spiral" of Desire-Enforce-Inhibit. Describes the seven hells, the magic number of seven; introduces Aleister Crowley's religious ideas and "level of worship," characterizes the current state of religion relative to his DEI scale.
Now to some degree (this is the second afternoon lecture uh.. December the 11th) - to some degree you may find some of the data I give you - uh.. unless you take a look at the way it’s being oriented - somewhat rambling. Well, maybe it is rambling. Uh.. but uh.. actually, I’m
demonstrating something to you - we keep picking up things and then orienting them back to a point. In other words, we’re demonstrating data, a central data and its evaluation against many other data. And we just keep picking that up and bringing it back in.
And we start talking about running regular things. Well, we show how that swings back in again.
Uh.. having to have and not having to have is, of course, a form of agreement. And we keep swinging back into agreement which we undo with mock-ups - simple isn’t it? Having to have, and trying to avoid having to have - it’s a very funny thing that this works out so.. so easily. This speaks of, first, a cultivated desire: The person had to have a desire in some direction or another in order to go down tone scale. The thetan was picked up way up tone scale and Desire, and uh.. so forth, is way up tone scale. So we come down tone scale a little bit on Desire.
Then when his desire paled, somebody of course, had to enforce it to keep it going. That brought him down tone scale a little further. And when he’d enforced it to a point where it was IMPOSSIBLE to do without it, then you inhibit it so the guy can’t have it.
And that’s any item or thought or belief.
Let’s take a thought on this line - let’s take Chrstianity - that’s a handy example. Lot of people know something about Christianity. There are a few still left in the society who do. And uh.. the uh.. we get Desire at the top. Yes, sir, sure enough, you tell somebody, "Life immortal - this is the route to life immortal. Here we go." And of course, everybody knew that there was a route to life immortal. They knew that instinctively and many other religions before Christianity had gotten into beautiful condition by selling Immortality. I almost called it, "Pie in the sky" but I - that’s a Communist term and I don’t want to be partisan.
Uh.. the war of ideas and ideologies is a fascinating war. All right? Here we have, then, immortality and they rig it out aesthetically - give it good value that’s all. Here it is a nice aesthetic. You desire to have immortality.
Now, then the next step is - you go through this ritual, you get immortality. That’s good. The next step is, down the line from that, that it’s very, very good - little stronger salesmanship - and uh.. by the time the guy has bought this, he then buys the next step down the scale which is, "And if you don’t buy pie in the sky" - pardon me - "immortality uh.. if you don’t buy this, we’re going to send you to hell. And hell’s a terrible place." And you know hell was really - really interesting at first. It was just "Hell."
By the way, do you know what the first Hell was? Everybody hoped, but thoroughly, all through the civilized world, that Rome, the corrupt prostitute of all nations, would roast in its tracks. And they hoped because of the volcanic action of Italy, that one day the ground would suddenly go "Burp!" and a roaring sea of lava would eat up Palatine Hill and the rest of Rome. This was the slave master of the world, and they wanted Rome to turn into a sea of lava. And at first when they talked about Hell, they weren’t talking about any personal Hell, they were talking about fire would occur. And they were trying to sell everybody on the basis of the disappearance of Rome. This was really - a bunch of press agents probably got - I’ve got a friend that says, "You know," he said, "I finally figured out how all this happened. There was a bunch of the boys got together in Rome and uh.. they worked this all out - something like a bunch of hot advertising men or something - press boys - and they worked this all out and they sold it in an effort to undo and bring down in a crash the Roman Empire." And it sure went in that direction. Of course, he’s just joking. (It’s all true, in actual fact.)
And uh.. when uh.. when uh.. they got uh.. Rome all burned up and in flames, they thought, then they’d all be in fine shape. Well, that was the level of salesmanship at that time. It had dropped down from a good, aesthetic, beautiful desire, down to a desire that had to do with pain directed toward a certain object (Rome) mixed up.
Now, people still weren’t buying pie in the sky the way they ought to buy pie in the sky, so the next step down was, "You know we’ve been a little bit..." Uh.. by the way, they.. in Nero’s time a bunch of criminals set fire to Rome and uh.. this ambition was almost realized. And then they all blamed it on Nero. And uh.. said - attributed it to the sympathetic vibrations of his violin strings or something. And uh.. we got uh.. pie in the sky as a glut commodity. You know there hadn’t been - they first expected, you know, just heaven to suddenly open up in this lifetime and there they’d be - there they’d be, right there. Oh, no. That wasn’t what happened, so they finally were saying it was after death that this took place. Oh, bunch lot less people started buying it.
So they said, "We’ve gotta make this commodity salable," so they turned it into currency and enforced it with bayonets.. - but spiritual bayonets. They said, "The hell of which we spoke is an actual hell, and you have your choice between going to that hell or going to heaven after death. And it all depends on whether or not you were a good boy before you died. And we can reach you after you’re dead - which is a temporal justice of kinds that uh.. we enjoy." All right, next step then - people didn’t buy that worth a damn. A lot of people rushed in and uh.. they had to make it a little bit better. And do you know, before they got through, they had seven hells?
Once in a while you’ll pick up this magic number "7" on the track. It’s a prime number and therefore interesting to mathematicians. And there were seven this and seven that and seven stars and seven something or other. And there are seven hells.
Now very often you will find some preclear who is doing a bad spin on religion on account of religious implants, and you’ll find these confounded seven hells sitting there. And they’ve forgotten they ever heard of Dante’s Inferno and the Seven Hells - they’ve forgotten this utterly. There was a hell of ice and a hell of fire and a hell of something or other, and I don’t know what all the hells were but it’s an interesting study in sadism.
But uh.. that was enforcement. We’ve gotten down tone scale to enforcement, you see. And then they came down tone scale, finally got to a point where nobody was believing that but it took an awful long time for that curve to fall. And that curve finally fell at its lowest ebb of enforcement on earth - I mean, the heaviest ebb was the hands of the Grand Inquisition of Spain under an infamous dope by the name of Torquemada whose life I have read in a book bound in human skin - how fitting.
Now Torquemada, Grand Inquisition - boy, they couldn’t be convinced that people weren’t convinced about these seven hells. Nobody’d ever come back and told them about ‘em. Uh.. they.. they couldn’t be interested too much in pie in the sky; they got much more interested in action here on earth and a lot of other things. And so the autodafé really was a convincer. They’d put ‘em on a stake and they’d put the.. put the stakes around them.
The only.. the only crime was whether or not you accepted Church Doctrine. And a man could become a heretic for carrying his prayer book backwards. It was just getting to a level of idiocy on enforcement. Anything you did that was even vaguely to the disinterest of uh.. the Church was greeted by an autodafé.
British seamen uh.. caught in a.. in port or something like that, arrested, "Oh, uh.. you don’t believe in God exactly the way you’re supposed to, therefore you’re an heretic" - what do you know? They burned ‘em, just like that - that was all. Put ‘em against the stake.
They had hell of fire then which was personal, highly personalized hell. And there it was. They had brought it down to an enforcement and their havingness of it had become so scarce that it was no longer an idea; it was an actuality which was an enforced actuality and so on. That was the grand tide of enforcement of the Christian Church.
And, what do you know? After that they got down tone scale to inhibition. They inhibited your having God unless - that was about the punishment level, that they inhibited you having God unless.. you had to think a pure thought, or you had to spit pure spit or something of the sort. And uh.. you.. you were - there you were, and you couldn’t have God unless you were a pure soul and you wouldn’t know anything about it at all, and you had to have God at a price of, oh, I don’t know, 30 talents in some cases.
Recently some dame uh.. some babe uh.. pardon me. I.. I keep classifying her correctly. Uh.. some "lady" uh.. paid His.. His.. His uh.. Royal - uh pardon me, uh.. His uh.. I don’t know. What do you call the guy? Oh, yeah. His.. His uh.. uh.. Pope Pius? Pope Pius, that’s right. Paid him a million bucks-dollars cash to ratify her divorce properly. I mean, it had all been granted by states and bishops and everything else, but she finally had to pay him a billion bucks-dollars to knock it out.
But inhibition.. inhibition, it’s got scarce. The mercy of God became very costly. It became more and more costly and more and more costly, more and more costly until it isn’t available at all now. You know, practically outside of one or two guys like Pope Pius, and I suppose there’s some whirling dervish up in the middle of the Stygian wastes or some place that you could go in and give ‘em a quick buck and they would say, "All right, we’ll give you a God -- there you are, signed receipt." And it would be about the level.
Christianity has gotten to the point where it’s terrible scarce. You wouldn’t think so with all the churches you’ve got around, but I was talking about Christianity.
Now people have run many other things into this field. They have run practically every way you could think of to do something or be something or act some other way into this level. And you can get all sorts of things from a church now - anything but God.
You can get basketball, bridge, bowling alleys, dances, bazaars - almost anything you want to. But don’t go in and ask for a hat full of God, because they haven’t got it to sell. It’s got an inhibition and then scarcity, but if they gave you any God it wouldn’t be the idea, the spiritual idea at all. It would be a piece of MEST. You can buy God - you can go down and buy a cross - and it’s MEST. It’s all solid now.
Isn’t that interesting? Where we have Desire, Enforce and Inhibit and out through the bottom. And you have a dying, if not dead, religion. One whole nation swallowed in blood to get rid of it and bought another slave master much worse: Soviet Russia. Uh.. other nations have a level of tolerance and fortunately never abandoned that thing which Rome abandoned.
Rome died the day it denied itself. The principle of self-denial is a very interesting principle. The fellow starts buckling up the day he says he didn’t say it, when he did. You know, he keeps saying.. he keeps disowning, disowning his acts, disowning his acts, no responsibility, less and less responsibility and he’s gone.
And Rome was founded on the secure foundation of religious freedom. All races could worship anything they wanted to worship. And on that basis it thrived and it absorbed any country because Roman law was superior to any other law there was. There was more fairness, better courts and better protection under the cloak of Rome than in any other governmental system on earth at that time. And people were even happy to have a Roman rule in preference to tyrants, fascists - something of the sort.
Romans were tough. They didn’t mince about things, but they had law and a province or a newly acquired country could, in time, become fully accredited so that they would have Roman citizenship which was right to right under law.
And people actually would surrender up to Rome on this bait: justice. And she became powerful under this. She became powerful under it because she respected man, she respected the right that man should have, including the right of religious freedom.
By the way, that is a very, very relative term. You, for instance, today sit here with a constitution which guarantees religious freedom but, by golly, what would happen to you if you started to worship Baal? Man! How that would ring in the tabloids. If you started to worship Lucifer, if you started to worship any of the various gods...
One fellow, Aleister Crowley uh.. picked up a level of religious worship which is very interesting - oh boy! The press played hockey with his head for his whole lifetime. The Great Beast - 666. He just had another level of religious worship.
Yes, sir. You’re free to worship everything under the Constitution so long as it’s Christian. Don’t become Mohammedan. Nobody will come around and shoot you because you’re a Mohammedan, but don’t try to start Mohammedan churches. You’ll be discouraged very definitely.
As such, the freedom which man is guaranteed in the English-speaking world today is really not as wide as the freedom which he had as a Roman.
‘Course, part of that freedom was if he got too badly off and too far into debt and unable to protect himself and if his friends all deserted him, he could be sold into slavery. Or soldiers taken in combat could be sold into slavery. They did not take these soldiers in combat and put them in a stockade and make them work for farmers (there’s no slavery in the modern world). Uh.. there’s no slave camps in Russia. Slavery’s dead. Uh.. what they do is.. is.. is.. is they get these fellows on a want and an inhibit and - in.. on an enforce and inhibit cycle and say, "You get your Saturday paycheck if you worship at the right time clock." That’s the God of the modern society: The time clock. He has a face the same shape as the dollar.
And uh.. your society in Rome, then, suddenly denied itself. There was a race which was teaching certain doctrines - Christians, unwanted uh.. unwanted gentiles, came into the Hebrew countryside and studied that religion and took it back out into the world. And uh.. the people in those areas around Jerusalem and so on, didn’t have a pioneer spirit with this world.. with this, they disowned these people, but these people still went out and preached this. And it had an interesting ingredient in it that no other religion up to the time had had in it. And Rome was unable to understand this. And that ingredient was hate. It’s perfectly all right, it.. it.. it.. it’s uh.. another thing to have in a religion. It’s neither bad nor good. These people were not trying to do a messianic job on the rest of the world, but gentiles used to come in there, and they’d join the church and then they’d go back to other places and start beating the drum for this new religion. That was before Christ.
And then this legend of Christ came along and people really started to beat the drum. Again, the Hebrew races and out she went - Ha-wham! And people went mad on this. They spun, they went up and down the pole like a.. so many firemen at a five-alarm fire. They were.. beautiful condition. They’d rush into Roman Courts and say, "Okay, here I am! Excuse me!" The Roman judge would say, "Well, really! Now after all. Can’t we just take this under advisement?" And they kept getting justice and they didn’t want justice; they wanted blood, death and murder. They wanted to be a martyr!
Oh, that’s a fascinating chapter and Rome finally said, "We’re so damn tired of this that hereinafter aforesaid Christianity is not going to be accepted by the Roman Empire," and what do you know - crash! Down came the Roman Empire - denied itself. It denied its principles and freedom and had begun to inhibit something. It had inhibited.. inhibited God in one respect or another and down she went.
Interesting, it... You know that empire still kept going for another 800 years under various guises, but it certainly went up and down after a while. In the year five hundred and something A.D., the total population of Rome consisted of two wolves walking in the ruins of the Forum. Right back, the cycle had turned all the way.
And we had this, then, as a descending spiral. And the reason I’m punching all this stuff up, I’m demonstrating something on a national, or Third Dynamic, level. It came back to this lineup: Here you had a philosophy injected which first entered with a desire, became an enforcement and an inhibition, it died. And the first time there gets to be a heavy inhibition in any line, a thing dies because that inhibition level is, itself, death. This tells you, then, your preclear starts in this way. First dynamic, second, third, and forth - doesn’t matter where you pick him up. Here you’re looking at him.
You know that your preclears were a part of this whole picture? This dwindling spiral of religious freedom became part of the woof and warp of the life of most preclears, who actually followed through that period.
And now today they’re left with, then.. there’s just the ashes. There’s.. there’s nothing more sterile today than.. than religion. It is dull, just dull beyond dull. It can’t be had - it’s too scarce.
You could go around any place you wanted to and set up a soap box or something of the sort, and start giving people God, and you’d survive. Evangelists do that on about the cheapest.. cheapest guitar, git-fiddle level imaginable. They get over the radio and everything else. They’re just perfectly willing to give somebody God. And.. and.. by the.. the communication lines that are set up are just fabulous. And yet this isn’t general at all; this is not a religious revival. This is the last flick-flack sparks of the fakir who is picking up at the pitch stand something that was once very grand.
I have no partiality with regard to religion. Anybody who wants to sell pie in the sky or hot air needs no license to survive from me.
Hubbard, L. R. (1952, 11 December). The DEI Scale. Philadelphia Doctorate Course, (PDC35). Lecture conducted from Philadelphia, PA.