|Lecture: Lower Levels of Auditing|
|Ron the Liar|
Hubbard says it is healthy that the public has a false picture of Scientologists. He advocates telling "acceptable truths" to people.
I knew we had it made when a Saturday Evening Post article began to paint us as a “dangerous people.” There’s just a thread going through that of the Scientologist is a sort of a violent fellow. There’s this - just this hint coming up. That’s very healthy. That’s very, very healthy. Because every time a group or movement has been recognized as totally peaceful, everybody has shot them right down like dogs.
I gave you an example of that in one lecture, one day. Jewish people. Poor people. No more peaceful people on Earth. And look what’s happened to them. So it’s not unhealthy to be thought of that way. But it was interesting that this fellow, without any evidence, could come to these conclusions and so forth. We’re not dangerous people. Nobody’s just trying to paint it this, but to paint the individual Scientologist as a dangerous or violent person in any way, shape or form is about as far as you can get from truth.
But for the public to tend to believe that or for an individual to start to believe that or a Scientologist start to be fought in some particular line is not an unhealthy sign. That’s a very good sign. It means that you’re not that introverted.
But our materials - our materials are very prone to lay a great deal of truth out in front of people. Well, it puts you on a withhold not to do so, so there is no slightest reason under the sun to do so. Lay out the truth, but provide the road.
And that road is provided by having levels of acceptable truths or realities that an individual can attain - attainable realities.
No, the route - the route only demands this. It only demands this of you. It does not matter what you tell people, it does not matter what you show people, it does not matter to what degree you momentarily or temporarily overwhelm a public. That is not the final point. The final point is whether or not you provide for them a gradient scale of acceptable wins and acceptable realities, by which they can progress to a higher state and a better understanding.
— L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 17 March 1964: Lower Levels of Auditing
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