|Lecture: Communication Formula|
|Hubbard vs. Christianity|
Hubbard discusses the result of getting enough people to repent. Says Yahweh is the Christian God, who lives in a trunk with a leopard skin.
Lectures on the Christian God as a god of space; relates this idea to an inability of some people to exteriorize from their bodies, and to a deacon who gets a vision abd burns the belfry.
If you can get enough people to repent, repent, repent, and believe they are all sinful, and ask forgiveness, and et cetera, yap-yap, you see, if we – if we can run this in on somebody, he will recognize that he should have an effect. You get that? He should have punishment. He should have an effect his way. Ah, all they do is come along and get him to make up his mind you see, that he actually has created some effects. And now he ought to have one, or he’s going to get one, or Yahweh or somebody, who lives in a trunk with a leopard skin – that by the way is the Christian God..
I’m sorry to have to interject that statement but I’m always struck by this tremendous thing here of all of these – of all of these poor people going around not knowing anything about the anatomy of their own religion.
Ah, being rather – being rather interested in and somewhat practiced in the investigation of barbaric customs in minor societies here and there around the world, and having been more or less tuned up and alerted very early in my life, it is rather hard for me to assume a "part of" attitude toward my own society, you see? I was better educated in looking at other societies before I started living in this one.
And naturally, I come back and take a look at this one and it becomes very amusing, because you look at it along the same standards any anthropologist or ethnologist applies. You see we re a barbaric society; you see some of the darnedest things. We see, for instance, a revolt took place in the New Testament against the Old Testament, and now we publish both books in the same volume. See, the Old Testament was a red, raw revolt against the pardon – New Testament was a red, raw revolt against the Old Testament, and here we – same order of
magnitude. Boy, if you want something to fight itself, there certainly is a symbol.
And then although a lot of people will say carelessly “Well, God is everywhere,” remember that this was an idea which was introduced rather latterly in Christian religion. The God of which they speak, of whom they speak continually, is Yahweh. Lord knows how it’s pronounced because it is so secret that nobody really is supposed to be able to pronounce it, so they omitted all of the vowels in the word. And they spell it only with its consonants. So, Lord knows how this word is to be pronounced. But more agreed upon pronunciation amongst scholars so they can talk about it is “Yahweh.” An – and this is the Christian God. But he lives in a trunk with a leopard skin. That’s right, that’s – that is the full story on it. And we get
ourselves – you wonder where I’m going with this, and why I’m suddenly talking to you about this, you’ll see this in a minute. I’ll fool you. I’ll put a method here in our madness.
This fellow, you see, gets talked to on the basis, and talks to other people on the basis, that they really ought to have an effect because there’s some compensating, or some retaliatory force necessary to keep the universe nicely and neatly in balance, you see? Of course, sooner or later, they’re going to move Yahweh out of a trunk and put him in all space. Because what do you never get an effect from? What do you never get an effect from? – space. There’s no piece of space, no piece of space has ever smote you. It couldn’t. And so they start putting demons and devils in this space. But what’s very interesting? This is based upon the absolute truth of the matter. “Awareness of awareness units” can locate themselves utterly unseen in space. So we have this high truth. Now we go down to the fact that the fellow can never receive a motivator, you might say, from space. He can never receive a two-way communication from space, directly, he believes. Or, he himself has been in space delivering almost as space – quite invisible – delivering effects at people or things or other spaces, delivering an effect, you see? An effect, an effect, an effect, an effect. He can’t exteriorize out of this space all of a sudden.
Why can’t he exteriorize? Because he’s waiting for the answer out of the space, see? Let’s say you knew an awareness of awareness unit by the name of Joe. Let’s bring this down to common basics here. There isn’t a single human being, or actually even finally a dog or a cat or a cockroach, that cannot inhabit space totally invisibly. Not any single life form anywhere in this universe is exempt from being an invisible cause point trying to create an effect in space, you see? No form is.
All right. They keep doing this, they keep doing this, and then they wonder how they get stuck in this universe. Well, how do they get stuck in this universe? They keep waiting for an answer. You know the only way you’d get stuck would be to wait around, wouldn’t it? All right, supposing you start waiting around until it became obsessive, huh? Well, you’d naturally then be stuck somewhere, wouldn’t you.
So we wonder why somebody is in the physical universe here – as we call the “MEST” universe. And of course on their typically “only one” basis, the physicist and the chemist and the astronomers and so forth believe this is the only universe. They have even started calling galaxies of this universe island universes or other universes. They’re really fishing for it. Because it doesn’t happen to he the only universe there is by a long shot.
And yet people and things and life forms get in this universe, they cause effects, cause effects, cause effects and cause effects and wait for the answer, and cause an effect and wait for the answer, and cause an – and get no answer. And they wait and they wait and they wait. And then you pick them up sooner or later as a deacon in the church having visions about God coming down to them and giving them the word that they have to burn the belfry. You see how this would happen inevitably, hm?
— L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 9 December 1954: Communication Formula
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