Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1952, 18 February
Document title: The Code Of Honor
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Hubbard College
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Document ID: 5202C18B
Description: In this discussion about his Code of Honor, Hubbard gives an example about backsliding in Catholic doctrine.
Never withdraw allegiance once granted.
That comes under Postulate Processing. If you grant allegiance, you make a postulate that you are going to have allegiance to this group or this entity or this god. And immediately afterwards, perhaps, you say, “Well, I’m not going to.” You see, it is ten times as bad to be a backslider as never to have been, because the person who never was and never did make the postulate, of course, isn’t trying to overcome a postulate. But the person who says “I am now a true son of the church,” who, a few years later all of a sudden discovers that he is not a true son of the church and he doesn’t want to have anything to do with the church anymore, he really goes to the devil. The only thing that is making him go to the devil is that he postulated that he was. You see? So it is much worse to be a backslider than never to have been at all. That is good Catholic doctrine, by the way.1
Hubbard, L. R. (1952, 18 February). The Code Of Honor. Hubbard College, (5202C18B). Lecture conducted from Wichita, Kansas.
- Cf. Scientology’s SP doctrine and practice of fair game. ↩