Church of Scientology Policy Outlawing “Joking & Degrading”

For a man who insisted his literary swan song “Mission Earth” was a masterwork of satirical genius – skewering such undoubtedly worthy targets as psychiatrists, industrialists, and homosexuals – L. Ron Hubbard had a surprisingly thin skin when he himself became the subject of other people’s laughter. The following article from Jeffrey Augustine’s excellent blog, the Scientology Money Project, reveals Mr. Hubbard’s exact thoughts on why anyone would feel the need to make fun of him or his work. To summarize, such “jokers and degraders” are one of three things: evil, under the influence of evil, or insane.

One can only imagine Hubbard’s reaction to Saturday Night Live’s “Neurotology” song and video. Whether the producers, writers, cast and crew of SNL are evil or insane, I leave up to your judgment.

Read on for a fascinating glimpse into the paranoid and petulant mind of L. Ron Hubbard, in all of his passive voice glory.

The Scientology Money Project

Saturday Night Live has just done a magnificent parody of the Church of Scientology and its 1990’s promotional video We Stand Tall.

What must the Church of Scientology think?

I can tell you what the Church thinks: L. Ron Hubbard had absolutely no sense of humor and hated what he called “Joking & Degrading.” Hubbard formalized this into a policy outlawing Joking & Degrading (J&D) in the Church of Scientology.

One of the first things Scientology does to a person is to outlaw and destroy their sense of humor. As Hubbard wrote in KSW:

The whole agonized future of this planet, every man, woman and child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology.

This is a deadly serious activity. And if we miss getting out of the trap now, we may…

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One thought on “Church of Scientology Policy Outlawing “Joking & Degrading”

  1. It is amazing that Hubbard managed to produce those awful novels (with a lot of help from poor Vaughn Young) which have passages in that would have made even Burroughs cringe (the ring of boys joined at the hip with their bums pointing out for instance). And this is the man who complained about ‘degraded novels’…

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