THE TRUE STORY OF SCIENTOLOGY BY L. RON HUBBARD
Look what has to be done to the true story of Scientology in order to make it a news story by modern press standards. Conflict must be injected where there is none. Therefore the press has to dream up upset and conflict.
Let us take the first line. How does one make conflict out of it? No. 1, A philosopher develops a philosophy about life and death.
The Chaos Merchant has to inject one of several possible conflicts here: He is not a doctor of philosophy, they have to assert. They are never quite bold enough to say it is not a philosophy. But they can and do go on endlessly, as their purpose compels them, in an effort to invalidate the identity of the person developing it.
In actual fact, the developer of the philosophy was very well grounded in academic subjects and the humanities, probably better grounded in formal philosophy alone than teachers of philosophy in universities.
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