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L. Ron Hubbard


L. Ron Hubbard was keenly aware of this situation in 1980 when he observed that our modern world lacked a code of morals befitting our fast-paced, high-tech, pragmatic society. Old values had been broken but not replaced, and many people were left to flounder on rapidly shifting sands of societal change. Moreover, the moral codes of ages past were religiously based and demanded faith that few could muster in this era of waning church attendance.

Even as he continued with his religious researches, Mr. Hubbard always endeavored to bring solutions to the world from a purely humanitarian perspective. And in this instance, quite separate from his religious works — the Scientology religion already had a moral and ethics code — he saw the need for a nonreligious moral code.

That moral code he wrote is The Way to Happiness. It is the first moral code based wholly on common sense, and the only one entirely nonreligious in nature. It carries no other appeal than to the good sense of the individual man or woman, boy or girl who reads it.


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