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Letters: Founder misquoted

Title: Letters: Founder misquoted
Date: Thursday, 4 May 2000
Publisher: Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
Main source: suburbia.com.au

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I REFER to the Mercury (April 1) and the article "Friends friendly for top dollar" by John Michael Howson. Yet again the founder of Scientology, L Ron Hubbard, was misquoted: "If you want to become a millionaire, set up a religion." The actual author of this quote was George Orwell who wrote in a letter to his friend in 1938: "But I have always thought there might be a lot of cash in starting a new religion, and we'll talk it ... [Read the rest at suburbia.com.au]