Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1956, 1 November
Document title: Tone Scale (Autumn 1956)
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Organization Series
Location: Washington, DC
Document ID: Org Series-05
Description: In this lecture to organization staff, Hubbard discusses the early appeal of the Roman Catholic church in terms of its protection from bad spirits.
The main appeal that the Roman Catholic church had in its early inception — the main appeal that it had — was simply that it would protect you from bad spirits by exerting a certain amount of power over them. And the peasant bought this. Everybody bought this because they knew all about bad spirits. They knew that lately when they were exteriorized they didn’t intend anybody any good, so they could understand perfectly how nobody else would. That is the only way Catholicism got its grip on Europe. You can go back and examine the histories very carefully, but this is what it amounts to.
Now that nobody is worried about spirits at all we find the whole Catholic movement much paler in the world than it was once. They have to mock up a new enemy in order to really get along well.
Hubbard, L. R. (1956, 1 November). Tone Scale (Autumn 1956). Organization Series, (Org Series-05). Lecture conducted from Washington, DC.