All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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English religious studies scholar, journalist and broadcaster.
«Then on Monday night, 27 January 1986, Earle
Cooley, Chief Counsel for the Church of Scientology, and Heber
Jentzsch, President of the Church of Scientology International,
made their fateful announcement. Hubbard was 'officially' dead.
They explained that he had left the bulk of his multi-million
dollar estate to the Church of Scientology. They revealed that
his body had been cremated and its ashes scattered. No post
mortem had been carried out, and although the coroner of San
Luis Obispo County had received blood specimens and
fingerprints, speculation inevitably arose that Hubbard did not
die in January 1986 but had been dead for over two years. During
the past six years since he had disappeared immense changes had
taken place in the leadership of the organization he founded.
During that time his followers were encouraged to believe that
he was still keeping a watchful eye on matters from his secret
retreat, now revealed to have been a ranch near San Luis Obispo,
150 miles north west of Los Angeles. His followers continued to
act as if he were still alive. He was away studying for another
book, they said. He was entitled to his privacy, they argued,
when asked why he did not come out of seclusion to answer the
charges made against him. He was no longer in charge of
Scientology, they protested, and could not be brought to court
to justify some of the malpractices of those who were.
«The current minister is Rev Stewart Lamont
B.Sc, B.D.(Hons) who was educated at Grove Academy, Broughty
Ferry and the University of St Andrews where he was a Hockey
blue, Convener of Debates, and President of the Union(1969-70)
and served on the University Court from 1970-82.