Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1953, 14 October
Document title: Randomity, Control and Prediction, Part 1
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: First American Advanced Clinical Course
Location: Camden, New Jersey
Document ID: 1ACC-14
Description: Hubbard says he doesn't think God wants to talk with him, and God wouldn't want to hear what Hubbard would have to say to him.
The circuit case asks you consistently and continually, “Why did God make this universe? What was the cause of this universe? Why was it made?”
Well, we’re coming close enough to it when we say cause and effect and attention.
Why? Because these things are observable, terrifically observable. Does there have to be a reason for attention? No, there doesn’t have to be any reason of any kind at all for attention of any kind.
Now, if you don’t think this is true, did you ever hear of a false arrest? Of course, the reason in there for the arrest is the fact that somebody has made a mistake. But actually, when we talk about an arrest, what is the reason behind an arrest? It is the impulse of life to duplicate and copy and it is the police impulse – reductio ad absurdum – of life imitating the MEST universe “having to stop something.” That’s all. There’s reason behind it – yes, stop.
So, we’re very up close to the surface on reasons when we go into things like start, stop and change. And when we say, “What is the purpose behind all this?” well, you just can say “communication” and you’re all set.
And this might sound very wise and a circuit case can go off and figure-figure-figure and he’ll come up with the right answer which is the fact that it’s communication, even within his definition.
A religionist can come in on this and he can say suddenly, “Why, yes! Well, how wise! How wise! That’s true. Because you see – you see, it was set up so that God could communicate with each and every one of us. Isn’t that wonderful?” And he can play beautiful sadness and sweetness and light on this and he’s quite happy with it. The truth of the matter is, there’s not this much reason in it.
I don’t think God wants to communicate with anybody myself I’m – some people I know, and so forth – I know some of the things I have to say – I don’t think he would want to communicate with me. I know an awful lot of people that, boy, he’d run if he thought he had to communicate with them.
Hubbard, L. R. (1953, 14 October). Randomity, Control and Prediction, Part 1. First American Advanced Clinical Course, (1ACC-14). Lecture conducted in Camden, New Jersey.