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Inside a mad-made religion

Title: Inside a mad-made religion
Date: Thursday, 12 July 2007
Publisher: The Australian
Author: Hedley Thomas
Main source: theaustralian.news.com.au

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BY his own admission, Lafayette Ron Hubbard, whose impenetrably obscure writings about thetans would evolve over a half-century into the multi-billon-dollar celebrity-speckled commercial business known as the Church of Scientology, was mad. "There is an interview I have where they ask Ron Hubbard, 'Are you mad?', and he says: 'Yes, I am,"' says Raphael Aron, director of Australia's Cult Counselling Centre. "He saw his madness as a quality and as thinking outside the square." In 1999, when Aron wrote Cults: Too ... [Read the rest at theaustralian.news.com.au]