|Lecture: The Fact of Clearing|
|Hubbard vs. Christianity|
Hubbard says Christianity is based exclusively on appealing to the Christ spirit of man. Compares this to the application of a repetitive Scientology process that appeals to the basic self, soul or being of the person. Identifies the Christ spirit with "basic man."
Well I think there are certain things that you can appeal to in men, definitely certain things that you can appeal to in men which make them more or less revert to their basic selves. They take off their coats, in other words. That’s a very thin principle; it has occasionally worked, and there’s one religion which is based exclusively on that principle. That if you can reach the soul or being of a person, just p-panng. When he becomes well, you’ve got it made. That religion, I don’t know if you’ve heard of them or not, it’s called Christianity (chuckle). All you have to do is appeal to, as some of their various organizations have said, the Christ spirit of man. Oh, I don’t know about the Christ spirit, but if you appeal to the basic man, why you get somewhere. And sometimes you have to appeal, and appeal, and appeal, and appeal (laughing) and after you’ve duplicated the auditing question enough times, you’ve gotten there. Quite amusing. Quite amusing to look over, look over the number of struggles we have had to find out the few things we have to know.
— L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 4 July 1958: The Fact of Clearing
Basic man or basic personality is the Clear. (Ref. DMSMH).
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