reference: my last blog post, Miscavige Cancels Hubbard’s Dictionary, at https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/miscavige-cancels-hubbards-dictionary/
With inexorable promptitude (stolen phrase from a Hubbard Journal) Tony Ortega, editor in chief of the Village Voice, happened to run into an actor who was blown away (in a bad sense) by church of Scientology Celebrity Center International three years ago, post about it, and in the bargain verified in real time just about everything I wrote in the above referenced post this morning. Take for example this passage from Ortega’s recounting of the story of Philip Boyd:
Another time, he encountered the word “enturbulation” in a Hubbard book. “I tried to look it up and realized it was something Hubbard invented,” he says. (Hubbard used it to mean agitation or disruption.) Boyd asked a supervisor about it and says he was told, “Hubbard was highly educated, and used words that weren’t on this planet.” Boyd says he found that pretty ridiculous.
Please read the rest of the story – and tell me was I lying when I wrote?:
His thinking apparently goes something like this, the longer the runway the more time to squeeze every last dime out of the rube before he learns enough Scientology to realize what they are doing to the poor sap.
Hubbard wasn’t joking when he urged we get busy and start building a better bridge.