Lecture: The Most Basic Rock of All
Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1958, 7 August
Document title: The Most Basic Rock of All
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Twentieth American Advanced Clinical Course
Location: Washington, DC
Document ID: 20ACC-31
Description: Hubbard discusses a history of the early Christian church.
Christianity was something that first saluted the common man. And if we look at our immediate forebears that were busy putting their necks in a noose by signing the Declaration of Independence, and think of them as originators or authors, we had better look at the early Christian church when it first came in toward Rome. Boy, they were more commie than commies. There they believed in the common man. They overthrew a whole empire by simply saying – by simply saying that men had souls and should be treated something better than animals and that nobody should own them. They tried to free people.
And then they gave that a big pitch, particularly when Alexander the IV, Lucrezia Borgia’s, Cesare Borgia’s uncle, came in and made a big business out of the Roman Catholic Church. Wasn’t really a big business up to that time but he made a big business out of it; it’s been a big business ever since.
He enhanced his riches a great deal by the use… I don’t know what she used, it was arsenic or something of that sort, but they kept marrying Lucrezia off to some new millionaire and then bumping him off and inheriting his dough. That’s the sad and
horrible story of it reduced to its most tabloid simplicity.
Hubbard, L. R. (1958, 7 August). The Most Basic Rock of All. Twentieth American Advanced Clinical Course, (20ACC-31). Lecture conducted from Washington, DC.