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"The Way To Happiness"
Scientology's version of the ten commandmendsThese are the guidelines set forth in The Way To Happiness, a book by L. Ron Hubbard about Ethics in general.
And this is the comment by Bob Lobsinger from the Newkirk Herald Journal. (Originally posted to alt.religion.scientology by Tilman Hausherr.)
- Take Care of Yourself
- Be Temperate
- Don't Be Promiscuous
- Love and Help Children
- Honor and Help Your Parents
- Set a Good Example
- Seek to Live with the Truth
- Do Not Murder
- Don't Do Anything Illegal
- Support a Government Designed and Run for All the People
- Do Not Harm a Person of Good Will
- Safeguard and Improve Your Environment
- Do Not Steal
- Be Worthy of Trust
- Fulfill Your Obligations
- Be Industrious
- Be Competent
- Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others
- Try Not to Do Things to Others that You Would Not Like Them to Do to You
- Try to Treat Others As You Would Want Them to Treat You
- Flourish and Prosper
God, it appears, didn't do it right.
It took the omnipotent and very late Operating Thetan L. Ron Hubbub to get the 10 Commandments written up proper for us aberrated humans.
Only there are 19 of 'em instead of 10.
That's something God would have known if He'd only consulted with L-Boy a bit sooner and not been in such a hurry to get them written in stone.
But you know better, now.
If you subscribe to the esteemed journal from our south, you now know that "The Way To Happiness" has been plotted out for you by his eminence, LRH, and delivered to you in booklet form, courtesy of Narconon-Chilocco.
Forget your upbringing and your traditional values.
They are all figments of your aberrated human condition. Only L. Ron Hubbub knows the way to your salvation.
In its simplistic manner, "The Way To Happiness" looks suspiciously like it has been crudely translated from stone tablets found near Mount Sinai, without giving credit to the Original Author. Hubbard, instead, wants all the credit for guiding the world's morality.
"The Way To Happiness" is produced by The Way To Happiness Foundation, a sub-structure of the cult of Scientology. It is distributed by The Concerned Businessmen's Association Of America, another substructure of the cult of Scientology. (which incidentally, is the outfit that first seduced our Indian tribes to Clearwater, Florida, where they were sold the bill of bads known as Narconon, which is yet another substructure of the cult of Scientology) It is published by a Scientology controlled firm called Bridge Publications, Inc., whose sole purpose is the promulgation of the works of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology and self-proclaimed Source of all true wisdom and knowledge in the universe.
And all of it is designed to get you to go "up the Bridge to Total Freedom." "The Way To Happiness" is an innocuous piece of prose. Had there not been a much earlier version, written on Greater Authority and in a more consolidated form - there might have even been a need for such a document.
We refer Mr. Hubbard to section 13 of his little booklet. "Do not Steal." He tells us that stealing is an admission that one can not come by something honestly. Or that one is suffering from a flash of insanity. It's one or the other, he tells us.
From which was he suffering when he hit upon the unscrupulous idea of taking credit for a paraphrased version of the Ten Commandments?
From which was he suffering when he hit upon the idea of taking credit for Abreaction Therapy (a part of Dianetics that works), when that type of treatment was fully described years earlier (1923) in the book "Mneme" by Richard Simon?
From which was he suffering when he hit upon the idea of taking credit for the science of General Semantics (the study of differentiation, another pan that works) which was formulated in 1933 by noted Polish mathematician Count Alfred Korzybski and expounded upon in his book "Science and Sanity"?
From which was he suffering when he hit upon the idea of rehashing and incorporating into his "technology" some of the strange and Occult works of Aleister Crowley (who signed himself "The Beast 666), and other practitioners of "Black Magick"?
Plagiarism, according to an old journalistic wit, is stealing from one source. Research, on the other hand, is stealing from many sources.
In this regard, and this regard alone, Elron appears to have been a true "researcher."
It's time for your lesson on the way to get happy. Today we will discuss Chapter 9, "Don't Do Anything Illegal." So go dig your little book out of the trash and study along with the rest of us.
The Father of World Morality, who wrote the book, tells us that an illegal act is an act which can result in retribution by the state and courts.
Like, for instance, infiltrating government and private offices to steal documents and inserting disinformation in particular files.
Those are illegal acts.
As he prepared to sentence the top Scientology Guardian's Officer and wife of the "Source" of the Way to Happiness for her part in instigating and carrying out such schemes, US District Judge Charles R. Ritchey told Mrs. L. Ron (Mary Sue) Hubbard that "we have a precious system of government in the United States... For anyone to use the benefits of those laws or to seek under the guise of those laws to destroy the very foundation of the government is totally wrong and cannot be condoned by any responsible citizen." She got 5 years and $10,000 in fines.
Nine Scientologists were convicted, including none other than a Scientology Guardian's Office deputy named Henning Heldt.
Henning Heldt is also one of the three original founding directors of Narconon.
The other two are Scientology "Reverend" Arthur Maren, who has seen his own troubles with the law, and William Benitez, who was already in jail when he was lured into Scientology. All three signatures are clearly visible on the original incorporation papers dated 16 May, 1970, and filed with the Secretary of the State of California on 20 May, 1970.
Mrs. Hubbard's husband, that omnipotent Operating Thetan of the highest order, most knowledgeable and aware person on the planet... or in the universe for that matter... didn't know any of this illegal stuff was going on.
"I learned about it like everyone else, after the fact and could only shake my head in dismay..." he is quoted as saying with a naivete that seems inappropriate to his OT status.
Elron was, in fact, labelled an "Unindicted Co-Conspirator" by the FBI.
This is the type of person we are to entrust with our morality? With our mental health? With our eternity?
Put the book back in the trash.
The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard is published in North America by Bridge Publications, Inc. and in the rest of the world by New Era Publications, Inc. The cover design is (c) ABLE International. Click on the cover to learn more about The Way to Happiness which is, dependent on the country, either non-religious (e.g. in the U.S.) or religious (e.g. in Germany) literature.