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Bare-Faced Messiah

 

Book About Scientology Founder Finally Allowed To Be Published

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Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

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A book Scientologists have kept off the shelves of American book stores for 27 years that alleges church founder L. Ron Hubbard was a fantasist with a predilection for bizarre sexual rituals, is finally set to be published.

Written by British journalist Russell Miller in 1986, ‘Bare-Faced Messiah’ cuts a swath through the many myths the Scientologist chief built up around himself and exposes him as a charismatic charmer, and one who targeted celebrity devotees.

Miller alleges that Hubbard lied about his service in World War II, and that instead of the millions of members the church claims to have, it only counts around 25,000 people as followers.  And there’s much more than that.

‘Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard’ was published around the globe, but two years of litigation and censorship from Scientologists have held up the book’s publication in the United States.

Now finally, it has been printed by Silvertail Books with a newly written introduction from Miller, a prize-winning journalist, researcher, and the author of eight previous books.

The biography goes right back to the start of Hubbard’s life in Montana, where Hubbard said he grew up breaking wild horses on his grandfather’s ranch.

However, Miller claims that Hubbard’s grandfather was a ‘small-time veterinarian who supplemented his income renting out horses and buggies from a livery barn.’

Hubbard also claimed to have traveled Asia intensively, where he developed
his love of philosophy and mysticism after spending time with holy men who thought him to be wildly precocious.  However, all Miller could find was evidence of two trips to Asia as a teenager while his father was stationed in Guam.

Hubbard’s early writings with Scientology– after his mediocre stint at writing science fiction– claimed that he was one of the United States’ first nuclear physicists and also held a medical degree.

Miller discovered during the course of his biography that Hubbard failed the one class he took in nuclear physics– and dropped out of George Washington University after his sophomore year and never got a degree.

 But not all of Miller’s research was to debunk the man behind the legend…

 

An excerpt, you can read the full article in the UK Mail here.

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SeaArrrgh II – Protesting the Cult of scientology – June 13 & 20, 2009 – from TheDonzerlyLight on Vimeo.

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One Response to “Bare-Faced Messiah”

  1. Dobie Gillis says:

    Liked the post, article & vid. Important stuff to know. As a former follower looking to be Clear I can say it’s not all its cracked up to be. what you report is true and more. Everyone should look into Scientology and be very,very cautious. I know, I was there. But not anymore. Found my way out. thank goodness.

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