Scientology is not a religion but can one believe Hubbard’s claim that he was an anti Christ?
Catholic Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen may have proven that Hubbard was telling the truth.
Brilliant both spiritually and intellectually, Sheen held two hard earned doctorates; one in Philosophy and the other in Sacred Theology.
Doctorates that were, unlike those claimed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, real.
In light of the struggles facing the Catholic Church today, Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s words during his conference The Devil and the Diabolical showed a prophetic gift.
During this lecture, as Sheen discussed the three temptations of Christ he predicted that in the coming years The Church would also face the same temptation; the idea that theology is politics.
“…But in any case, it was the third temptation of Our Blessed Lord not to be concerned with the Divine but to be concerned only with the social and political order.”
Fulton Sheen expounded on this theme, the politicizing and secularism of the Spiritual, in more than one of his conferences. Sheen’s descriptions showed prescient insight into what was coming for The Church; a devolution from the spiritual to the worldly.
His words also reached further into society, predicting the erasure of the line between religion and cult.
In a sermon given in 1947, a mere 3 years before the publishing of Dianetics, Fulton J. Sheen said, “The second great truth to which the signs of the times portend is that we are definitely at the end of a non-religious era of civilization, which regarded religion as an addendum to life, a pious extra, a morale-builder for the individual but of no social relevance, an ambulance that took care of the wrecks of the social order until science reached a point where there would be no more wrecks; which called on God only as a defender of national ideals, or as a silent partner whose name was used by the firm to give respectability but who had nothing to say about how the business should be run.”
The end era to which Sheen referred had no stop date.
Given that the description so eerily encompasses the very essence of Scientology one might rightly assume that such an era is still slogging along towards its natural conclusion. Scientology’s membership is in the decline, it’s popularity wanes as it’s truth becomes harder and harder to hide.
L. Ron Hubbard took upon himself the mantle of an anti Christ.
“No doubt you are familiar with the Revelations section of the Bible where various events are predicted. Also mentioned is a brief period of time in which the arch-enemy of Christ, referred to as the anti-Christ, will reign and his opinions will have sway … this anti-Christ represents the forces of Lucifer (literally, the ‘light-bearer’ or ‘light-bringer’), Lucifer being a mythical representation of the forces of enlightenment…. My mission could be said to fulfill the Biblical promise represented by this brief anti-Christ period. — L. Ron Hubbard, Student Briefing, OT VIII Series I
Archbishop Sheen noted that the image of a horned demon, red skinned and pointy tailed was not how Satan would appear to the world.
“…and certainly no devil we have ever seen in picture books could deceive even the elect. How will he come in this new age to win followers to his religion?”
Sheen answers this with 12 identifying characteristics.
• He will come disguised as the Great Humanitarian; he will talk peace, prosperity, and plenty, not as means to lead us to God, but as ends in themselves.
• He will write books on the new idea of God to suit the way people live. [He will] induce faith in astrology so as to make not the will but the stars responsible for our sins.
• He will explain guilt away psychologically as repressed sex, make men shrink in shame if their fellowmen say they are not broadminded and liberal.
• He will identify tolerance with indifference to right and wrong.
• He will foster more divorces under the disguise that another partner is “vital.” He will increase love for love and decrease love for persons.
• He will invoke religion to destroy religion.
• He will even speak of Christ and say that he was the greatest man who ever lived.
• His mission, he will say, will be to liberate men from the servitudes of superstition and Fascism, which he will never define.
• In the midst of all his seeming love for humanity and his glib talk of freedom and equality, he will have one great secret which he will tell to no one; he will not believe in God. And because his religion will be brotherhood without the fatherhood of God, he will deceive even the elect.
• He will set up a counter-Church, which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will be the mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the Church as the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, he will induce modern man, in his loneliness and frustration, to hunger more and more for membership in his community that will give man enlargement of purpose, without any need of personal amendment and without the admission of personal guilt. These are days in which the devil has been given a particularly long rope.
L. Ron Hubbard pathologically lied about every aspect of his life, but when held against this framework one thing cannot be ignored; his self-proclaimed anti Christ mission was real.
Even if his “church” is not.
15 thoughts on “Did Hubbard, For Once In His Life, Tell The Truth?”
It is proven that the “venerable” Fulton J Sheen worked to make the Catholic Church a safe haven for pedophiles. You are blinded by your Catholic tribalism.
What’s next? A tribute to Torquemada?
Wow. Once again you beautifully display your lack of information and ignorance. You quote one statement without the rest of the context. You firmly announce here that Sheen “worked to make the Catholic Church a safe haven for pedophiles”. There is NO evidence that your statement is true. In fact, it’s laughably hypocritical that you choose to cite Matano at all. This is the same Bishop who, when faced with dozens of lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct by priests, promptly filed for bankruptcy to circumvent the victims receiving justice.
“In 2006, Matano’s diocese was one of just two in America to have been found in violation of the US bishops weak and vague national abuse policy because Matano refused to ensure that adequate abuse prevention training was provided to all his staff, as the policy requires.”
“For eight years, he refused to list Vermont’s predator priests on his website or house and supervise them, two simple, proven abuse prevention steps that we asked him to take.”
Before Rochester Bishop Salvatore Matano was in Providence, Rhode Island. As head of the state’s Roman Catholic diocese since 2005, Mantano, according to court documents, helped a Rhode Island priest accused of fondling boys find another parish assignment.
As for Venerable Fulton Sheen; “Some have claimed that Sheen gave Guli an assignment in the Diocese of Rochester, despite the 1963 allegation against him, Kruse said, and that Bishop Matano was concerned the NY attorney general would identify this issue in any report or announcement. But Kruse said that Sheen never assigned Guli to ministry, and reiterated in his op-ed that the case was thoroughly vetted and “Sheen did nothing wrong.”
Kruse also mentioned the case of another former priest, John Gormley, who abused youth in 1969 and whom Sheen immediately removed from ministry when the abuse was reported. Gormley later left the priesthood and again, Kruse says, it was determined that “Sheen did nothing wrong.”
Finally, your claim of protecting pedophiles is also off the mark. There is no allegation against Sheen that includes children.
Sheen was in an administrative position in an organization that institutionalized pedophilia – the Catholic Church. That global criminal conspiracy is only now being prosecuted by law enforcement in a few states. Already multiple convictions have been obtained, 100s of millions have been paid to its victims, and there will be many more. And you, Stefani, will continue to support and defend them.
Sheen certainly never exposed or denounced this institutionalized pedophilia, and certainly knew about it from his position. The idea that you would take the word of any Catholic priest who was part of this global, institutionalized criminal conspiracy says all we need to know about you and your blind loyalty to an organization that has seen dozens, if not hundreds, of its criminal pedophiles and rapists employees sent to prison.
Unbelievable that you would spend any of your time crusading against any other organization than your own. But that’s a Catholic for you – fanatical crusaders (literally) on every belief system not their own: To the point of hundreds of years of torturing and killing and burning them alive.
With this much evil in your own Church, you have NO moral standing to speak about anyone else.
What’s that log in your own eye, Stephani?
Coming from a lonely, angry, jealous little man who is unable to take a stand against Scientology and it’s abuses but instead attacks everyone except for the cult.
Interesting that you presume to attack me for NOT “crusading” against Catholicism all while at the exact same time you attack Mike Rinder FOR crusading against Scientology. No one does enough for you, no one meets your expectations. We all fall short no matter what we do.
Evil is as much the working against those who at least try and create change for good as it is in doing nothing at all; both things you do with alacrity.
At least I stand for something and am not banal and cowardly.
There was a time when your empty, jealous bullying made me angry but now all I really feel is pity. Your insecure insistence on right fighting with no foundation succeeds only in driving everyone around you away. You don’t operate from a place of altruism but rather from unaddressed rage, insecurity and ignorance. You don’t care about either the issues plaguing the Catholic Church OR those of Scientology. How do you, up there on your pedestal, know that I am NOT speaking against the corruption in the leadership of the Church? Once again you presume to judgment and once again you are wrong. What defends your moral standing Allen? Is your sanctity such that you have the right to pick up that first stone? You lash out blindly with no goal other than to attack, never defend. Poor angry, jealous Allen.
Hey mate, long time no see. Firstly the Catholic Church has worked on dealing with a past issues. It owned what had happened – with punishment and payment. Knowledgement is the difference between catholics and Scientologist. While Catholic people have been allowed to question and challenge there churches without repercussions – Scientologist don’t have the same rights. Scientology is under fire and questions about abuses and rape are being spoken about daily. You hide behind and defend an ideology That dismisses you and like many other late cut you off after taking your money. Stef in all her writings has thought and consideration to all. So to try and say she is defending pedos. When you yourself protects and defends an organisation who has had its hand in rape, Paedophilia and even sadly to cause of many to take there lives. Clean hands is required before you make such a silly comment
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It is your arrogant self-righteousness which makes you so blind, and easily manipulated by the biggest criminal in Scientology besides David Miscavige, Mike Rinder.
You probably know nothing about these likely Scientology murders made to look like suicides because you only do and think what you’re told:
Mike Rinder has distracted you away from these, and you simply do what he tells you to do so he’ll put you on a podcast or retweet your tweets, or heaven of all heavens, Leah Remini acknowledges your duped & demonic subservience. You are presently a mushroom, Stefani. Kept in the dark and fed bullshit. A trained seal who barks and claps to get her next sardine.
I don’t think you’ll ever wake up and see what they’re doing to you.
You stayed in the Catholic Church, one of the most evil and criminal organizations in human history, and you still defend them to this day – even after knowing about their institutionalized criminality on a WAY bigger scale than Scientology’s ever was. That says everything about your courage, your intelligence, your integrity, and your easily manipulated blind fanaticism.
Wake up, Stefani. You are being used by the biggest criminals in Scientology history, while you also remain loyal to and defend the criminal pedophiles, rapists and persecutors of the Catholic Church.
Deception is all around you. And because of your pride and egoic need for status, you can see none of it.
Always attack, never defend. Go back under your dark, quiet rock, Allen. You know nothing of faith, nothing of charity and nothing of me. There are thousands of good, faithful, outraged Catholics who are standing up and speaking out. Thousands of us who rally together to protest the corruption and support the good priests who have been sidelined by corrupt, evil bishops. I “stay” because Catholicism is NOT the leadership. My spirituality, a concept you know nothing of, transcends the politicized, sinful men who hold the power. I am loyal to GOD. Again something you know nothing of. Neither God nor loyalty. I am one of many in the Church who are angry and saddened by the betrayal of those Shepherds who are supposed to be leading us towards holiness. There must be an accounting, both in this life and in the next for the evil done in God’s name. I, like so many, intend to remain faithful to the doctrine, Sacraments and beliefs that are stronger than the corruption. Unlike Scientology my faith is based upon Truth and I will not abandon God because of the evil actions of men.
You know nothing of faith and certainly nothing of me. You presume to make sweeping declarations as though you know, but you know nothing. No one tells me what to do. Mike Rinder has never once told me what to do, say or write. Just because no one wants to jump on your campaign of hate and rage doesn’t make you right. You aren’t. You presume to attack my faith based upon your own complete lack thereof. Maybe if you turned to God in humility and prayer you might begin to heal and grow. But no. You are way too superior to consider such an act of trust and surrender. You can call me all the names you’d like. However it neither defines me nor harms me. So you do you, Allen. Name call, troll, bully all you like. That’s on you. Not me.
You are lost to rage and self imposed blindness and only true courage and strength and a willingness to be honest with yourself will ever begin to free you. You don’t have that strength. Instead you lash out, wallow in your conspiracies and alienate.
I’m leaving this public so that all can see your insecurities and character. Frankly your attack on my faith, when you have never been a proponent for change in the Catholic Church before, smacks of nothing more than a personal attack based upon my religious beliefs. (To say nothing of the name calling.)Though par for the course your current tirade has nothing to do with Scientology or any type of positive change. You just wanted to attack and be nasty. Good for you. At least you are consistent.
This comm line is finished as far as I’m concerned, make sure you get the last word.
Say their names, Stefani.
Ignoring and distracting away from these likely Scientology murders made to look like suicides is what proves you’re a fraud.
Alonzo, you’re – as usual – ignorant, short-sighted, and just plain wrong. It is sad that you continue to point fingers at everyone else, but the criminal cult of scientology. You’re an apologist for evil. Crawl back in your hole and stay there.
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Hi Annie –
Maybe you didn’t read those three names. Do you know who they are?
Kyle Brennan was found dead from a 357 magnum in his Scientologist father’s apartment. Kyle’s father is Tom Brennan, Denise Miscavige’s personal assistant. Denise Miscavige is David Miscavige’s twin sister. 14 pieces of evidence were wiped clean of blood and fingerprints at the crime scene.
Do you not know who Kyle Brennan was? His death was ruled a suicide even tho multiple law enforcement personnel said none of the evidence points to suicide.
Ken Ogger was found at the bottom of his mother’s pool with his wrists tied together with wire, and a concrete block tied to his ankles. He was a major “squirrel” who had written and published a version of the whole Scientology Bridge in laymen’s terms to get around their copyrights. His death was ruled a suicide.
Flo Barnett was David Miscavige’s mother in law. Her body was found with 3 bullet wounds to her chest and one to her head, with a rifle. Her death was ruled a suicide.
These are highly likely scientology murders made to look like suicide which quite seem to implicate David Miscavige directly.
How am I protecting the Church of Scientology, exactly?
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You sound jealous of Stefani’s well written and impeccably researched blog.
Your Whataboutism is pathetic.
Stay in therapy. It’s doing wonders.
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Omg, Algonzo, stop being a troll…..
He can’t. That’s all he’s got. Because he’s not in Leah and Mike’s circle and he never will be this is what he has left. Find anything he can on them and find anybody who will join him in being a bully and a troll ~ He is so jealous ~ it’s so obvious.
Alanzo do you think that Stefani would print one word without seriously doing her due diligence? Without vetting everything that she speaks of? Stefani IS in their circle. They love her♥️
Some thing you will never obtain.
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